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CALCIUM ABSORPTION IS THE KEY.

The Correct Formulation of Calcium is Important for Proper Absorption and Healthy Bones.

Our Guidelines:

  1. Dr Guy Abraham's study of Calcium/Magnesium supplements.
  2. 12 year Harvard University study of 77,761 nurses drinking milk
  3. Dr Betty Kamen Ph.D recommendations.
  4. Worldwide Calcium/Magnesium Ratio research.
  5. Added Hyaluronic Acid for joint lubrication.

ABSORPTION:

Calcium in liquid form means that a smaller amount of ingredients are able to achieve the same results as higher doses in tablet form.

COMPARISON OF CALCIUM CONTENT OF VARIOUS SUPPLEMENTS [119]

 

CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS COMPARISON
Type Calcium Chelate Comments
Carbonate
40%
60%
  • Cheapest source of calcium
  • May be malabsorbed by those with poor digestion.
  • Antacid effect, may interfere with digestion, cause gas.
Tricalcium
Phosphate
38%
62%
  • High calcium content.
  • Medium absorption
Hydroxyapatite
25%
75%
  • Well absorbed.
  • Bovine source.
  • Possiblity of Microcrystaline disease.
Citrate
21%
79%
  • Well absorbed.
  • Organic
  • Low calcium content
Lactate
13%
87%
  • Well absorbed.
  • Organic.
  • Very low calcium content.
Gluconate
9%
91%
  • Well absorbed.
  • Organic.
  • Very low calcium content.

 

Absorption from supplements is best in doses 500 mg or less because the percent of calcium absorbed decreases as the amount of calcium in the supplement increases {117,118}. Therefore, someone taking 1000 mg of calcium in a supplement should take 500 mg twice a day instead of 1000 mg calcium at one time.

The two main forms of calcium found in supplements are carbonate and citrate. Calcium carbonate is the most common because it is inexpensive and convenient. The absorption of calcium citrate is similar to calcium carbonate. For instance, a calcium carbonate supplement contains 40% calcium while a calcium citrate supplement contains 21% calcium.

Calcium Citrate is the best absorbed supplemental form of calcium. It does not require extra stomach acid for absorption, hence we may take it anytime in a day, even on an empty stomach. Calcium citrate is a form of calcium used in the fortification of certain juices and is also well absorbed {116}. Other forms of calcium in supplements or fortified foods include calcium gluconate, lactate, and phosphate.

The amount of calcium your body obtains from various supplements depends on the amount of elemental calcium in the tablet. The amount of elemental calcium is the amount of calcium that is actually in the supplement. Calcium absorption also depends on the total amount of calcium consumed at one time and whether the calcium is taken with food or on an empty stomach.

WARNING: Discrepancies in labeling can be deceptive and make people believe they are getting more calcium than they think they are. Unless the ingredients are in brackets ( ) you are only getting a fraction of the ingredient,

e.g. Calcium Citrate 1000 mg is the same as Calcium (Citrate) 210 mg.

Without the brackets, it means that 1000 mg of calcium citrate is only 210 mg of calcium [21%]. The remaining 790 mg is citrate.

You are only getting 210 mg of calcium instead of 1000 mg of calcium!