Results may vary from person to person.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM), which sets the U.S. government’s official nutrient guidelines, recommends children should get a minimum of this much calcium and magnesium per day:
- Ages 1-3: 500 milligrams calcium, 65 milligrams magnesium
- Ages 4-8: 800 milligrams calcium, 110 milligrams of magnesium
- Ages 9-18: 1,300 milligrams calcium, 350 milligrams of magnesium
CalMax® Kids includes a 3:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium and contains no artificial colors, sweeteners or chemicals. CalMax® Kids is a unique beverage powder formulated for kids and each serving provides:
- 500 mg vitamin C
- 70 mg magnesium
- 225 mg calcium
Parents have long been advised to ensure that their children are consuming enough calcium to build strong bones. Soon, they also may be urged to make sure their kids eat salmon, almonds and other foods high in magnesium — another nutrient that may play an important role in bone health, according to a recent study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS).
“Lots of nutrients are key for children to have healthy bones. One of these appears to be magnesium,” said lead author Steven A. Abrams MD, FAAP, professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “Calcium is important, but, except for those children and adolescents with very low intakes, may not be more important than magnesium”
Researchers recruited 63 healthy children ages 4 to 8 years old who were not taking any multivitamins or minerals to participate in the study. Children were hospitalized overnight twice so their calcium and magnesium levels could be measured. Results showed that the amounts of magnesium consumed and absorbed were key predictors of how much bone children had.
CalMax® Kids is a unique beverage powder formulated for childrem with essential calcium, magnesium and vitamin C. CalMax® Kids includes a 3:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium and contains no artificial colors, sweeteners or chemicals