Nutralife Super Calcium Complete Bone Health Complex. High strength hydroxyapatite. May help prevent osteoporosis. A complete skeletal support formula that's even easier for your body to absorb. Calcium is well known for its role in healthy bone development and preventing osteoporosis, but scientific studies have shown that supporting nutrients (including vitamins D3 and K2, magnesium, manganese, natural silica and zinc) are just as critical. Combining the highly absorbable form of calcium hydroxyapatite with vitamins D3 and K2 and essential minerals. Each 1 tablet provides elemental calcium 250mg. 120 tablets.
Updated Formula. Now with K2
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. About 99% is deposited in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1% is involved in the soft tissues, intracellular fluids and blood. Calcium is used in the development and maintenance of bone structure and rigidity. It functions in the clotting process, nerve transmission and muscle stimulation, parathyroid hormone function and metabolism of Vitamin D.
The major function of calcium is to act in cooperation with phosphorus to build and maintain bones and teeth. Another important function is the storage of the mineral in the bones for use by the body. The calcium state of the bones is constantly fluctuating according to the diet and to the body's needs. It is essential for healthy blood and eases insomnia and its delicate messenger ions help regulate the heartbeat.
Along with calcium, magnesium is needed to properly maintain the cardiovascular system. In addition, calcium assists in the process of blood clotting and helps prevent the accumulation of too much acid or too much alkali in the blood. It also plays a part in secretion of hormones. It affects neurotransmitters, nerve transmission, muscle growth and muscle contraction. The mineral acts as a messenger from the cell surface to the inside of the cell and helps regulate the passage of nutrients in and out of the cell walls.
Calcium aids in the body's utilisation of iron and helps activate several digestive enzymes. Calcium absorption is very inefficient: Only 20 to 30% of ingested calcium is absorbed. Women after menopause frequently absorb as little as 7%. About 100 to 200 milligrams are filtered through the blood and excreted in the urine. Another 125 to 180 mg are excreted in the faeces. Some is lost in sweat but only when there is illness or extreme physical activity in dry, hot environments.
Absorption takes place in the duodenum and ceases in the lower part of the intestinal tract when food content becomes alkaline. It is more efficient to take calcium in smaller doses several times a day and at night before bedtime, which also promotes a sound sleep.
Calcium deficiencies are wide spread in human society with only 1/3 to 1/2 of the necessary requirements being consumed. One of the first signs of a deficiency is a nervous affliction called tetany, which is characterised by muscle cramps, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs.
Another deficiency ailment is osteoporosis, in which the bones become porous and fragile because calcium is withdrawn from the bones and other areas faster than it is deposited in them. All humans lose bone density starting between the ages of 30 and 40. Excessive bone loss affects over 20 million people, mostly women who are 45 and older. A good accumulation of calcium in the bones at early stags in life is the best prevention of age related bone loss and fractures.
A deficiency may be due to a lack of vitamin D or abnormal concentrations of hormones that regulate the availability from the bones to the blood, not to a dietary inadequacy. Low levels of calcium increase the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure. Calcium may counteract the effects of sodium in the development of hypertension. Severe deficiency can lead to abnormal heart beat, dementia and convulsions.
When there is not enough calcium absorbed in the body, the output of estrogen decreases. As is the case with postmenopausal women, older men are often deficient in calcium. Other people who may be at risk for deficiencies are those who use antacids that contain aluminium those who are alcohol drinkers those on diets that are low calorie, high protein, or high fibre those who are lactose intolerant those who use cortisone women who are pregnant and those who are basically inactive. Moderate cases of calcium deficiency may lead to cramps, joint pains, heart palpitations, increased cholesterol levels, slow pulse rates, insomnia, impaired growth, excessive irritability or nerves, muscle cramps, brittle nails, eczema and numbness of the arms and or legs.
Calcium is a natural tranquilliser and tends to calm the nerves - when taken 20-40 minutes before bedtime it promotes a deep sleep. The production of energy and the maintenance of the immune system benefit from calcium. By lowering cholesterol calcium is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders.
Calcium supplements up to 1500mg have lowered blood pressure in people with or without hypertension and are though to do so because of the condition of the smooth muscle that surrounds the blood vessels. In addition, calcium is a recognised aid for muscle cramps in the feet or legs. It also helps growing pains Arthritis, structural rigidity often caused by depletion of bone calcium, may be helped with regular supplements of calcium. Early supplementation may help prevent arthritis. Rheumatism may also be treated successfully with calcium therapy. Supplementation may help prevent bone fractures in postmenopausal women who already have osteoporosis.
The hormones involved are stimulated by the concentration of calcium ions in the blood. Problems of menopause such as nervousness, irritability, insomnia and headaches have been overcome with administration of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. Prevention of premenstrual tension and menstrual cramps has been shown. Other symptoms related to a calcium deficiency are arthritis, back ache, cramps, bone pain, high blood pressure, lead toxicity or exposure, menopausal women, menstrual cramps, osteoporosis, psychiatric disorders, nerve transmission, blood clotting, bone and tooth formation, muscle contraction, hormone secretion, brittle fingernails, agitation, cognitive impairment, convulsions, eczema, heart palpitations, hyperactivity, hypertension, insomnia, irritability, laryngospasm, limb numbness, muscle cramps, periodontal disease, rickets, stunted growth, tetany, tooth decay.
Each Tablet provides: Hydroxyapatite (StimuCal) 481mg, Equiv. Calcium 125mg, Calcium (as citrate tetrahydrate) 125mg. Total Calcium 250mg. Cofactors: Magnesium (as oxide heavy) 125mg, Manganese (as amino acid chelate) 1mg, Zinc (as gluconate) 500mcg, Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone 7) 6mcg, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol 6.2mcg) 248IU, herbal Extracts equivalent to dry: Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) stem 50mg. Tableting aids, colouring. Formulated without gluten, wheat, dairy products, egg, artificial sweeteners or preservatives.
Adults: Take 1 to 4 tablets daily before meals, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Store in a cool dry place below 30 C. Keep out of reach of children.
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