Fast paced life has left no time for proper diet in our lives. NOW Food’s Calcium and Magnesium Softgels are one such dietary supplement, which has become a vital part of daily lives of many. NOW Foods Claims that these softgels supports bone health as it comes with Vitamin D and Zinc. It is also GMP Quality Assured.

NOW Calcium & Magnesium Softgels contains Vitamin D, Calcium, magnesium and Zink in a balanced amount and provides the user with a perfect mix of vital minerals. It is said to support bone health and a user can have strong bones and teeth, healthy enzymatic activity after using these dietary supplements. It also provides antioxidant support to keep your system in shape. It is easily absorbed in the system too.

It is advised to have 3 softgels daily as dietary supplement. It should be preferably taken with food. A serving of 3 softgels contain 600 IU of Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) (from Lanolin), 1.0 g of Calcium (from Calcium Carbonate & Citrate), 500 mg of Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide & Citrate) and 10 mg of Zinc (from Zinc Oxide). It also contains other inactive ingredients such as gelatin, glycerin, calcium carbonate, water, rice bran oil, yellow beeswax and soy lecithin. It is free from sugar, salt and gluten.

Recently NOW Foods has voluntarily recalled these Calcium and Magnesium Softgels due to overage of vitamin D3. It had 30-40,000 IU per 3 softgels serving whereas label reads 600 IU per 3 softgels serving. Recommended daily allowance of this Vitamin is 1,000 IU.

Some users may not have side effects, but overage of Vitamin D could cause weakness, fatigue, sleepiness, headache, loss of appetite, dry mouth, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, ringing in the ears, trouble walking, skin eruptions, muscle pain, bone pain, runny nose, itching, increased frequency of urination, thirst and irritability. It could also lead to hypercalcemia (high levels of calcium), azotemia (high levels of nitrogen) and anemia (decreased blood cells). Though most side effects are expected to be temporary and get over by time.

Users of these softgels were asked to stop its use and get full refund by returning it to the medicine shop, where they bought it. They were asked to consult a doctor to know that if they have suffered side effects due to these dietary supplements. Meanwhile NOW Foods is revising its quality procedures and manufacturing checks for these Softgels.