Pregnant? Make sure you get enough calcium


When you’re pregnant, your baby will need calcium in order to build strong bones and teeth. Calcium will also help your baby grow a healthy heart, nerves and muscles, as well as develop a normal heart rhythm and blood-clotting abilities. Calcium can also reduce the risk of hypertension and preeclampsia and if you don’t get enough calcium in your diet when you’re pregnant, your baby will draw it from your bones, which may impair your own health. Approximately 99 per cent of calcium and magnesium in the body is in the skeletal system.

NRF CalMag Fizzy with added Vitamin D is a lime flavoured, effervescent tablet easily absorbed by the body. One tablet daily, dissolved in a glass of water, allows for fast and gentle absorption and is suitable for pregnancy and the most sensitive digestive system.

Calcium is vital in building and maintaining strong, healthy bones, nails and teeth, but if taken on its own, it may be insufficient because the body can have difficulty with its absorption. That’s why NRF CalMag Fizzy contains Vitamin D which helps with the absorption of calcium. Calcium also may assist in treating other health problems such as headaches, migraines, depression, stress, anxiety, sore muscles, muscle spasms, heat exhaustion, IBS, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

The Magnesium in NRF CalMag helps with improving bone mass and assists in maintaining bone density. If one has a Magnesium deficiency, this may cause stress, anxiety, fatigue and muscle cramps.

During pregnancy it is important to add both these minerals to a diet – remembering that it isn’t how much calcium one takes, but how it is taken.

NRF CalMag Fizzy tablets are ideal before, during and after. It is safe for diabetics and for those who have a compromised immune system.

*Please note that if taking chronic or other medication, it is wise to check with your medical practitioner for guidance before taking any supplement.

NRF CalMag Fizzy is available from Dis-Chem and independent pharmacies for around R55.