Calcium mineral blend. 90 capsules
We use the two most highly-absorbable forms of calcium in CONNECT: calcium citrate and hydroxyapatite.
The importance of calcium on preventing osteoporosis is undeniable. Yet, calcium does not work alone in creating strong, healthy bones. Although calcium is a major constituent of bone, the whole bone matrix is composed of a variety of other minerals including phosphorus and magnesium, trace elements, proteins, collagen, and glycosaminoglycans. Calcium and phosphorus occur in bone in a 2 to 1 ratio predominantly as crystalline structures called hydroxyapatite.
A Better Form of Calcium:
The physiological balance and structure of the hydroxyapatite minerals along with the presence of the organic constituents in bone caused researchers to speculate that it might be appropriate to use an extract of whole bone as a more beneficial form of supplemental calcium. Subsequent research conducted in Britain over a ten-year period showed that was indeed the case.
Microcrystalline calcium hydroxyapatite compound (MCHC), and extract of young bovine bone, was found to be an extremely bioavailable form of calcium. The superiority of MCHC compared to traditional forms of calcium was shown in a number of controlled calcium balance and calcium absorption studies. The whole bone extract was exceptionally well- absorbed, producing more prolonged positive balance than soluble calcium salts such as calcium gluconate. MCHC was uniquely found to not only prevent further loss of bone, but to restore its mineral content. It was also surprisingly well- tolerated. Unlike calcium carbonate, the bone extract did not produce carbon dioxide to interfere with digestion.
A Wise Choice for Those at Risk of Osteoporosis:
Microcrystalline calcium hydroxyapatite compound has numerous advantages over other forms of calcium making it a favorite of those who wish to supplement calcium as part of an overall approach to the prevention of osteoporosis. It is exceptionally well-absorbed and tolerated, and unlike other calcium supplements, MCHC provides physiological amounts of bone matrix components making it a comprehensive bone support supplement.
Calcium Supplements: Which is Best?
The importance of adequate calcium for skeletal health throughout the life cycle, not just after menopause has been affirmed by many journals. But how much calcium do you need, and which calcium supplement should you choose if one is necessary?
Ideally, the best way to get calcium is through your diet. But the diets of most Americans supply only 450 to 550 mg of calcium daily – well below the recommended daily allowance of 800 mg. And, to reach the level of up to 1,500 mg daily recommended for most menopausal women, calcium supplements are often necessary.
There are several factors to consider when choosing the calcium supplement best for you: the amount of elemental calcium in a specific supplement; how readily it will dissolve; its absorbability (how much calcium will actually enter your bloodstream); possible side effects; and of course, its cost.
Absorbability is Key. Although some sources of calcium are absorbed better than others, inadequate information exists to compare them all and determine if one is always best. Calcium carbonate is a good source of calcium as long as adequate stomach acid or acid foods are present. But most people absorb calcium better from calcium citrate than from carbonate because it is soluble in water. The citrate form is also considered safer and better tolerated. And, as an animal- free source, it is often preferred by vegetarians. Hydroxyapatite, the form of calcium which occurs naturally in bone, is also a readily available source of calcium and is often the choice for those at risk of osteoporosis.
That is why in our new CONNECT Calcium product we use the two most highly absorbable forms!
Rebuild Bones with the two most effective forms of calcium 2 – 6 per day (DO NOT TAKE within 4 hours of any thyroid hormone/medication)