A rich source of Calcium plus beneficial vitamins and minerals which can assist in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis by increasing bone density. It helps maintain healthy connective tissue, bones and teeth, membrane integrity, muscle contraction and vascular tone. Women’s Calcium requirements are increased following menopause.
- Strong Healthy Bones
- Gentle on the Stomach
- Gluten and Dairy Free
Adults & children: Take 1 tablet, twice daily with food (morning & evening).
For best absorption do not consume more than 500 mg of Calcium at any one time. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.
Cautions & Interactions
For best absorption, it is recommended to take Calcium supplements 2 hours before or after taking iron supplements.
Some people who take Calcium supplements complain about constipation. The best way to prevent constipation is to eat more fibre in your diet from fruits, vegetables, and whole grain products, as well as to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water each day. Also, Calcium interferes with the body’s ability to use certain antibiotics. Do not take Calcium supplements (or eat calcium-rich foods) at the same time as antibiotics. Vitamin D is contraindicated in those who have hypercalcemia and those with evidence of Vitamin D toxicity. Dosages of up to 60 mcg rarely cause adverse effects; however, dosages of over 100 mcg may cause hypercalcemia.
High Calcium intakes consumed on a regular basis may be harmful. It is important to get your daily recommended Calcium and not to consume more than 2500 milligrams of Calcium per day. The adverse effects of excessive Calcium intake may include high blood Calcium levels, kidney stone formation and kidney complications.
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not exceed the upper tolerable limit of 3200IU (80 mcg) of Vitamin D.