Taking a multivitamin and eating a well-balanced diet is a great start to a healthy lifestyle, but you still may not be getting adequate levels of calcium to keep your bones healthy.
Caltrate is the perfect addition to your multivitamin. Caltrate is also ideal for pregnant and nursing women who need as much as 1200 – 1500 mg of calcium daily, but already get adequate levels of vitamin D from a prenatal vitamin. Caltrate contains 600 mg of calcium and is the convenient way to get the calcium you need every day.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our body. It plays major roles in our bodies, most importantly strengthening bones and teeth. Inadequate intake of calcium may lead to early bone loss, resulting in fractures in the elderly. In recent years, this problem has caught up with younger generations due to due insufficient intake and sedentary lifestyle.
In addition to strengthening our bone and teeth, calcium is also significant in other areas of our health too, including growth, weight management, maintaining normal nerve cell, muscle, heart and blood clotting functions, enzymatic functions, warding off PMS.
⏩ Health benefits of calcium:
✅ Prevention of Osteoporosis An adequate intake of calcium, together with appropriate amount of vitamin D can help to increase bone mass in both growing children and adults. Interestingly, a research published in 2005 in the Journal of Medical Association Thailand found that post-menopausal women who took calcium supplements before bed had lower levels of bone loss compared to women who took the supplements after breakfast or dinner. This could be explained that the rate of absorption was probably higher when we sleep.
✅ Maintenance of normal cellular functions Calcium is needed in some of our essential body functions, such as maintaining normal cellular health and functions of our nerve tissues, heart, muscle, blood clotting functions and metabolism.
✅ Weight loss Calcium is essential in metabolic processes. Some researches suggest that calcium may prevent weight gain by increasing the rate of burning of stored fat.
✅ Prevention of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) Dr. S. Thys-Jacobs, an endocrinologist stated that women who do not get enough supplementation of calcium and vitamin D from diet are more likely to suffer from PMS. This is due to the hormones that regulate calcium react negatively with oestrogen and progesterone and lead to trigger of PMS.
✅ Cancer prevention Research has found that adequate intake of calcium may help to prevent colorectal, ovarian and breast cancers. However, it is not recommended to take large amount of calcium supplement to prevent cancer
⏩ Adult Dosage: One or two tablets daily with food or as recommended by a physician. Tablet may be broken in half for convenience. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.