Why it's Good
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This supplement also includes magnesium and calcium to build strong bones and resist fractures. Whether you live an active lifestyle, are looking to maintain quality of life as you age, or just want to support healthy bone density and strength, Calcium is the right supplement for your needs.
Formulated with Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3 is needed to maintain calcium levels for healthy bones. This necessary vitamin increases the body’s absorption of calcium and limits calcium loss. However many people are deficient in vitamin D3. Vitamin K2 also promotes healthy bones.
Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Brown Rice Flour, Vitamin K2, Rice Hull Concentrate, Zinc, Vitamin D3, Sodium BorateView Nutritional Information
Gluten, Lactose or Dairy, Artificial Colours, Fillers, Binders, Preservatives, Wheat, Added Sugar, Added Salt, Yeast, Maize, Eggs, Crustaceans, Fish, Soybeans, Sweeteners
This product is not designed to replace a varied and balanced diet. Do not exceed stated dose. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication, please consult your doctor before use. Do not use if the sachet has been opened. Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
Our Honest Opinion
There is evidence to suggest that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer a bone fracture after the age of 50. A diet containing the necessary vitamins and minerals should be an important pillar of any bone-health program. It’s well known for its benefits for bone mineral density, however calcium’s effects depend heavily on the actions of several other minerals and vitamins including vitamin D3, vitamin K2, magnesium and zinc.
Calcium is needed for the normal maintenance of bones
Bone is living, growing tissue made mostly of collagen, a protein that provides a soft framework for bones, and calcium phosphate, a mineral that adds strength and hardens the framework. More than 99% of the body’s calcium is contained in the bones and teeth. Normal healthy bones are an important part of maintaining the general health of the human body, and for proper bone health, it’s important to consume adequate calcium.
Vitamin D is needed to maintain bones
A number of studies have highlighted the key role of vitamin D in maintaining normal bone health and calcium metabolism. Although we make vitamin D in the skin from exposure to sunlight, vitamin D deficiency among the population is common, most probably due to the northern latitude of the UK. Food sources of vitamin D are limited, especially amongst vegans. Vitamin D supplementation has been shown to decrease the risk of bone fracture.
Magnesium contributes to the normal health of bones
Several studies have shown that when magnesium is restricted in the diet, the risk of osteoporosis increases. Bones of people deficient in magnesium are brittle and fragile, which increases the risk of fracture. About 60% of magnesium is stored in the bone: it’s essential to all living cells (including bone cells) and is required for calcium transport and metabolism.
Vitamin K2 delivers bone and cardiovascular benefits
Vitamin K2 has been shown to be more active than vitamin K1 in maintaining bone health. Vitamin K2 plays an important role in keeping calcium in the bones and out of the arteries, reducing the risk of arterial calcification. Vitamin K2 is the most biologically active form of vitamin K, but food sources are extremely limited as it is produced by bacteria and almost exclusively found in fermented soy, known as natto.