I borrowed this from Dr. Andrew Weil's website. Do you know which vitamin supplement he is describing here:
It is known mostly for its role in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth, but it is also required for proper functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous system. It plays a role in maintaining normal blood pressure, regulating blood clotting, and preventing cancers of the digestive tract. It is also associated with relieving mood swings, food cravings, and decreasing the pain, tenderness and bloating associated with premenstrual syndrome.
Sounds like a miracle vitamin, eh?
And how about the supplement that usually accompanies it?
It helps maintain muscles, nerves, and bones, and studies have shown that a diet rich in this supplement may help protect against metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that can lead to diabetes and heart disease. It promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism.
Have you guessed it yet? Calcium and Magnesium
You knew calcium was good for your bones and teeth, but what about that other stuff? Blood pressure? Reducing PMS symptoms? Preventing cancers? And combined with the benefits of magnesium - they are like the Dynamic Duo!