What it is
Calcium is one of the most important minerals and is essential for building and maintaining healthy bones. Calcium is also essential for proper functioning of the brain, heart and muscles. Calcium plays an important role in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, fat absorption, gum disease and insomnia. Women lose an average of 15% of their bone mass during menopause, therefore calcium supplementation is essential. Calcium glycinate is the most bioavailable and most soluble form of supplemental calcium. It is 180% better absorbed than calcium citrate and 21% better absorbed than calcium citrate-malate. Vitamin D3 is required for optimal absorption of calcium. Boron plays an important role in mineral metabolism, by preventing calcium loss and bone demineralisation.
What it does
Calcium is an essential mineral for building and maintaining healthy bones and teeth. Adequate calcium as part of a healthy diet and physical activity may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life. Women lose a large percentage of their bone mass during menopause, therefore adequate calcium intake is essential. Calcium glycinate is the most bioavailable and soluble form of supplemental calcium. Vitamin D3 is required for optimal absorption of calcium. Boron plays an important role in mineral metabolism, thereby reducing calcium loss.
The bone and teeth account for 99% of the calcium in the body in the form of hydroxyapatite. Calcium is also present in blood, extracellular fluid, muscle, and other tissues. It is essential for nerve transmission, muscle contraction, vascular contraction, vasodilation, glandular secretion, cell membrane and capillary permeability, enzyme reactions, respiration, renal function, and blood coagulation. It also plays a role in neurotransmitter and hormone release and storage, uptake and binding of amino acids, cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) absorption, and gastrin secretion. Calcium in bone is a reserve source of calcium that can be mobilized to maintain extracellular calcium concentrations. Vitamin D enhances the efficiency of the intestinal absorption of calcium, primarily in the duodenum and jejunum, and phosphorus, particularly in the jejunum and ileum. Boron is believed to play a role in mineral metabolism, with effects on calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D.
How to Use
Adults and children over 8 years of age: Take 1 tablet twice daily, or 2 tablets once daily (preferably after breakfast), or as recommended by your health care provider. Children 4-8 years of age: Take 1 tablet once daily, or as recommended by your health care provider. Calcium should be consumed with meals in order to be absorbed more effectively.
Each tablet contains the following as active ingredients:
(which supplies 150mg bioavailable elemental calcium)
Inactive ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, isomalt, magnesium stearate (vegetarian-flow agent), magnesium silicate, copovidone.
Warnings, Side Effects, Contraindications, Product Interactions and Special Precautions:
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