Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D3
(Mfg Disc 6/26/13 ts)-Replacement upc 737870165330
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body where it is primarily found in bones and teeth. In bone formation, calcium forms
crystals that provide strength to maturing bone. Peak bone mass is usually achieved when people are in their 20s.
Calcium is needed for more than just healthy bones. It is also important for muscle contraction, blood vessel contraction and
expansion, the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and sending messages through the nervous system. A meta-analysis of 56
clinical trials demonstrated a significant impact on heart health resulting from increasing calcium intake by 1000 to 2000
mg/day.11 In addition, recent evidence suggests that increased intake of calcium may help to maintain optimal weight as well.12-
CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS AND YOUR BONES
Calcium is an essential mineral that is often inadequately supplied, inefficiently absorbed, or excreted faster than it is being
assimilated.61 The citrate salt of calcium has been documented to be well absorbed and utilized by the body.7-10 This is the form
many doctors and nutritionists recommend. Calcium citrate dissolves easily even if one doesn’t have much stomach acid. Many
people naturally produce less acid as they age, so calcium citrate is a good choice for older adults. Also critically important is the
addition of vitamin D3 which stimulates calcium absorption and promotes healthy bone density.62 However, as people age, they
often lose the ability to make vitamin D3.63
BENEFITS OF CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS
Calcium and other minerals are best not taken with fiber, because fiber can interfere with their absorption.1-5 There is evidence
that calcium from supplements and dairy foods may inhibit iron absorption, although it has been very difficult to distinguish
between the effects of calcium on iron absorption versus other inhibitory factors, such as phytate.27 Therefore, if you are iron
deficient, it may be best to avoid taking calcium with meals.28
Calcium supplements should always be taken with a full glass of water, juice, or other liquid to enhance solubility.29 If calciumcontaining
formulas are taken only once daily, they may be best taken in the evening.30
Serving Size 1 capsule
Servings Per Container 300
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin D3 100 IU
Calcium (as calcium citrate) 200 mg
Other ingredients: gelatin, magnesium stearate, sucrose, corn starch, dl-alpha tocopherol, stearic acid.
Contains soybeans. Contains corn.
This product contains NO milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, or
rice. Contains NO artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Dosage and Use
Take one to seven capsules daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Check the calcium content of other supplements you are taking to determine how much additional calcium should be