Two of the most common forms of calcium supplements are calcium carbonate and Calcium citrate. According to the National Institutes of Health, calcium carbonate is inexpensive and is best absorbed when taken with meals. Calcium citrate may be more costly, but dosing is more flexible.
Calcium citrate can be taken any time of day, with or without food, because it’s absorbed equally well on an empty or full stomach.
Calcium plays a very important role in the body. It is necessary for normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscle, and bone. If there is not enough calcium in the blood, then the body will take calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones. Having the right amount of calcium is important for building and keeping strong bones.
Calcium Citrate used to treat conditions caused by low calcium levels such as Bone loss (osteoporosis), Weak bones (osteomalacia /rickets), Decreased activity of the parathyroid gland (hypoparathyroidism), Certain muscle disease (latent tetany).
It may also be used in certain patients to make sure they are getting enough calcium (e.g., women who are pregnant, nursing, or postmenopausal, people taking certain medications such as phenytoin, phenobarbital, or prednisone).
1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol, or 1alpha,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 abbreviated as 1α,25-(OH)2D3 or simply 1,25(OH)2D. Calcitriol increases the level of calcium (Ca2+) in the blood.
- Promoting absorption of dietary calcium from the gastrointestinal tract
- Increasing renal tubular reabsorption of calcium, thus reducing the loss of calcium in the urine
- Stimulating release of calcium from bone
Zinc is a trace elements that is chemically similar to magnesium. It is essential for many body function including immune system, reproduction, growth & development and neurological roles. Zinc acts as a co factors for enzymes that are involved in protein and nucleic acid synthesis and is known to play an important role in bone remodeling cycle. Where it is involve as a cofactor for proteins involve in deposition and reabsorption of the bone matrix, plays a regulatory role and is involved in structure of bone itself.
Magnesium is another essential mineral that plays a role in more than 300 biochemical reactions in every organ in the body, including regulation of calcium levels. Adequate levels of magnesium are needed, along with vitamin D, for calcium to be absorbed and used properly. Magnesium is found in many whole foods, including whole grains, nuts and leafy green vegetables, but anyone who eats lots of processed foods and not enough whole foods may not get enough of this mineral.
- Packaging : 10*10 Soft Gelatin Capsule- Blister pack
- Composition : Calcium Citrate -500 mg, Calcitriol – 0.25 mcg, Magnesium-55mg, Zinc – 12mg
- Category : Health Supplement
- Uses : Post menopausal Osteoporosis, Age-related Osteoporosis, Osteomalacia, Hypocalcaemia