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Calcium is an important mineral for proper bone health, but also plays key roles in nerve and muscle function, and blood clotting. Our Calcium Citrate is a superior form of calcium over calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate needs stomach acid to be absorbed in the body, whereas calcium citrate does not have this requirement, making it more easily digested and absorbed.*
Calcium is stored primarily in the bones and teeth, though a crucial amount is contained in the blood. During the bone mineralization process calcium combines with phosphate to form calcium phosphate, a major mineral component that adds strength and structure to bones. The body regulates the amount of calcium in the blood to ensure that enough is available to carry out its necessary functions. When calcium intake is low and the body is unable to maintain sufficient blood levels of calcium, the body will take the mineral from bones. If this process is prolonged over time, bones may become weak, brittle and porous, leaving bones more susceptible to fractures.*
To maximize calcium absorption, adequate intake of Vitamin D is needed. Vitamin D accelerates the absorption of calcium from the digestive tract, which makes calcium available to perform its various functions throughout the body. *
Blood levels of calcium influence contraction and relaxation of muscles, including the heart muscles. Low blood calcium can cause muscle irritation, often in the back and legs, in the form of cramps.*
Calcium intake is also an important factor in blood clotting. Working with Vitamin K and a protein called fibrinogen, calcium helps in the blood coagulation process to stop blood loss from damaged blood vessels.*
Related Article: Minerals Guide
As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you have ulcers, gallstones or are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care provider prior to taking this product. The use of this supplement is not intended to treat any disease, and does not claim to cure or prevent any disease.
Interaction with Medication and Other Supplements
If you are taking medications, you should check with your physician or pharmacist prior to using our products. You can also get drug interaction information from one of the many sites on the internet. Search for: Interaction with Medications, Supplements.
Note Regarding Children
Please do personal research and consult with your health care professional before giving any supplements to children. Suggested use is typically designed for adults and may be higher than you would give to a child.
Consult with Your Healthcare Professional
Please do not use the directions as a substitute for the advice from your health care professional. We are not responsible or liable for any actions or diagnosis made by you based on the instructions. We encourage you to consult with your health care professional, do personal research, and check all our ingredients against a reference book before consuming this product.
*Disclaimer Notice: Our statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. Please note that reference to Dr. Clark protocols or production methods does not imply that our products can be proven to be any better than other similar products when using US government approved science. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please read full disclaimer here.
Calcium (from Calcium Citrate), Gelatin (Bovine) Capsules
Adults and children 12 or more years of age, take up to 5 capsules 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with meals, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Note: Calcium may interfere with iron absorption. Take calcium and iron supplements at different times of the day. Consider taking this product in combination with Magnesium and Vitamin D.
Store at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.