About Calcium Citrate
- Calcium citrate is a superior form of calcium supplementation - Calcium bonded with natural citric acid.
- The solubility of citric acid generally works well for all ages especially the elderly, those with gastrointestinal diseases and post-menopausal women.
- This is because the elderly & post-menopausal women normally have low stomach secretion, which needed for calcium absorption.
- The formula set at pH5.8 -- the optimum pH for calcium absorption.
- The citrate form also protect against calcium stones forming.
Factors that can help Calcium Absorption:
1. Vitamin D
- Calcium cannot be absorbed without sufficient vitamin D as it helps absorption from the intestines. Absorption os dependent on getting adequate levels of active vitamin D.
- Magnesium keeps calcium dissolved in the blood. With the proper balance/ ratio of Calcium to Magnesium - 2:1, it helps the body absorb and metabolise calcium.
3. Other Minerals
- Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Boron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin and folic acid are also needed to dtrengthen bones.
- Silica that can be found in the horsetail herb "locks" the Calcium in the bones
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This information is provided for education purposes only. It should not be used to substitute medical diagnosis.
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