Our calcium is derived from mined calcium hydroxide. The calcium is then chelated with a variety of amino acids to create a highly bioavailable calcium complex. To enhance absorption, we included Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) which is known to stimulate DNA to produce "transport proteins".
For a slow release, we bind the calcium in a fiber tablet - the Controlled Delivery System. The tablet dissolves over a longer period and prevents gastroinestinal distress. The calcium ascorbate or Vitamin C is buffered to ensure that it is gentle on your digestive system.
We only offer products proven necessary for good health. We formulate proprietary blends, and guarantee them to be manufactured of the highest quality.
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While calcium's bone-protective benefits have been long-established, calcium's obesity-protective benefit has only recently been identified. For the past decade, studies have established that... Read more>>
|2 Tablets||Amt /Tablet||% Daily Value|
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)
Other ingredients: Stearic acid, calcium stearate, hydroxypropyl cellulose
This test applies to calcium carbonate tablets, an inexpensive form of calcium. This do-it-yourself test is inapplicable to our calcium chelates. We assure solubility by conducting pilot dissolution tests prior to production. Any dissolution problems are detected early, sometimes delaying production. However, we consider this a small sacrifice for continuing our legacy of high quality nutritional supplements.
No. While bone meal contains absorbable forms of calcium, bone meal also contains high amounts of lead and phosphorous. Notwithstanding the dangers of lead, supplemental phosphorous is unnecessary, since the average American diet contains high amounts of phosphorous.
Oyster shell contains calcium carbonate which contains a highly concentrated amount of calcium. However, oyster shell also contains high amounts of lead.
Dolomite contains calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. Unfortunately, magnesium carbonate is not a very bioavailable form of magnesium.
Our calcium hydroxide contains the least amount of lead contamination available. More FAQs>>
A large percentage of people aged 50 or older, particularly women, have osteoporosis. Canadian researchers found that 19 percent of women (and 3% of men) aged 50 years and older have osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and 34 million have low bone mass.
The prevalence of inadequate intake of calcium and vitamin D is relatively high. Based on 2004 dietary and supplement intake among 10,879 Canadian respondents aged 50 and older, 45% to 69% had inadequate intake of calcium, and 54% to 66% had inadequate intake of vitamin D.
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicates women in the U.S. consume an average of 833 milligrams of calcium daily as compared to the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of 1,200 mg daily. Similarly, women aged 50 and older consume only 176 IU of vitamin D as compared to 600 IU of the U.S. RDA for vitamin D. Read more>>
Use calcium for osteoporosis (weak bones due to low bone density), rickets (softening of children's bones), and osteomalacia (a softening of bones involving pain). Women use calcium for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), leg cramps in pregnancy, high blood pressure in pregnancy (pre-eclampsia), and reducing the risk of colon and rectal cancers. Others use calcium for complications after intestinal bypass surgery, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Lyme disease, to reduce high fluoride levels in children, and to reduce high lead levels.
Calcium can interact with many prescription medications (e.g., Quinolone and Tetracycline antibiotics, Bisphosphonates, Calcipotriene (Dovonex), Digoxin (Lanoxin), Diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac), Levothyroxine, Sotalol (Betapace), Verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and Water Pills. The effects can be minimized by taking calcium at a different time - but always inform and consult with your physician when taking calcium.
An Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is the average daily dietary intake level sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all (97-98 percent) healthy individuals in a group.
|9-13 years||1,300 mg||1,300 mg|
|14-18 years||1,300 mg||1,300 mg||1,300 mg|
|19-30 years||1,000 mg||1,000 mg||1,000 mg|
|31-50 years||1,000 mg||1,000 mg||1,000 mg|
|51-70 years||1,000 mg||1,200 mg|
|>70 years||1,200 mg||1,200 mg|
Source: Dietary Reference Intakes: Recommended Dietary Allowances and Adequate Intakes, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academies
|Milk and Milk Products||Legumes|
|Low-fat yogurt 1 cup||415 mg||Tofu 1 cup||310 mg|
|Chedder cheese 1 oz||205 mg||Cooked beans 1 cup||100 mg|
|Cottage cheese 1 cup||140 mg||Lima beans 1 cup||80 mg|
|Meats and Fish||Vegetables|
|Sardines, with bone 3 oz||325 mg||Collard greens 1 cup||220 mg|
|Canned Salmon with bone 3 oz||181 mg||Spinach, cooked 1 cup||180 mg|
|Broccoli 1 cup||140 mg|
Only a few nonmilk foods contain calcium, and substantially less calcium is absorbed from these foods than from milk. For example, due to the difference in the bioavailability of calcium, the average amount of calcium absorbed from spinach is 5%, compared to an average of 28% from milk.
Symptoms of calcium deficiency are not readily apparent. Your body ensures the availability of calcium for blood coagulation, nerve impulses, and muscle contractions by controlling blood calcium levels. When dietary calcium is inadequate, your body steals the bone's calcium - but it takes years for a loss of calcium from bones to jeopardize your health.