Updated: Jun 14, 2021
Even our four-legged friends benefit from calcium and magnesium. And that makes perfect sense because they too have a nervous system with bones and muscles. We can’t extract a success story from them but their owners can report on the results:
A Dog in Pain: “I wanted to let you know that my little dog, Ben, a Maltese, was hurt the other day and last night was in so much pain that his body was stiff and bent oddly, especially his neck. I decided to give him some CalMag-C and in a short order he relaxed, climbed on my lap and went to sleep then off to bed for a good night’s sleep. This morning he became rigid again so another dose was given before leaving for work and he relaxed once more. How nice it is to be able to give him relief as his anxiety gets the best of him much of the time. Just wanted you to know.”
Epileptic Fits: “My Bassett male, Dopey, has always suffered from frequent epileptic fits and I was reluctant to put him on the permanent medication that the vet recommended. It didn’t help that the dogs insist on drinking the pool water and apparently the salt and chlorine content knocks the calcium and magnesium out.
I put the CalMag-C into the dogs’ drinking water and noticed a definite decrease in the attacks (once or twice a week to once every other month – maybe). Unfortunately, the dogs still insist on drinking the pool water when they can otherwise I am certain it would stop altogether. I stopped the CalMag-C at one stage and it had an immediate detrimental effect. I have also helped a friend with her dog and the dog hasn’t had an epileptic fit since taking CalMag-C.
My female dog is not prone to epilepsy but both of my dogs are extremely calm, healthy and happy dogs. They stay outside and have not had winter ailments or any other health issues. They produced a batch of 8 beautiful healthy pups and the only supplement the female had was CalMag-C and she fed them all beautifully. I can definitely recommend CalMag-C as a supplement for dogs, especially those with epilepsy.”
Pregnant cat: “OMG! I just put some (about 1/8th tsp) in a bowl on the floor (I just added hot then cold water to it) for my pregnant cat, right next to her normal water bowl, and she drank almost the whole thing! I’ve never seen a not-thirsty cat go after a bowl of water like that before :-O Obviously there is something in there she must need that she isn’t getting from her cat food!”
Katrina N, MS
Calcium Needs Magnesium
In order for your body to utilize calcium, it needs to be accompanied by its partner, magnesium, in a balanced ratio of two parts calcium to one part magnesium. Calcium contracts your muscles while magnesium relaxes them and that’s a simple explanation of what these two minerals do.
Calcium and Magnesium Need Vitamin C
As both calcium and magnesium are alkaline, they need some kind of acid before they can be absorbed. Failing to have this combination can lead to increased deficiencies of calcium and/or magnesium or the calcium depositing in joints (arthritis) or kidneys (stones). You can use apple cider vinegar too but vitamin C is usually a more practical and better-tasting solution for most.
Why Instant CalMag-C Works
Instant CalMag-C has been formulated in a 2:1 blend of calcium gluconate and magnesium carbonate with vitamin C to adjust the pH so your body can actually absorb the calcium and magnesium. Instant CalMag-C is ready for absorption the minute you make it. It’s almost as if it has been pre-digested.
It is made with boiling water and this is very important as calcium particles are large and the chemical reaction created by dissolving the powder with boiling water breaks them down into smaller, absorbable ones. That’s why it absorbs so rapidly into your body and you can feel the difference, literally in minutes.
Disclaimer: Please note that we are not veterinary doctors. Should your animal have any illness or disease, please refer to your veterinary practitioner for the advice. The only advice we give is purely educational but we do recommend that you find yourself a practitioner who understands nutrition in relation to disease.