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Calcium-Glycinate

Calcium Glycinate

Calcium is one of the most important minerals and is essential for building and maintaining healthy bones. Calcium is also essential for proper functioning of the brain, heart and muscles. Calcium plays an important role in lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, fat absorption, gum disease and insomnia. Women lose an average of 15% of their bone mass during menopause, therefore calcium supplementation is essential. Calcium glycinate is the most bioavailable and most soluble form of supplemental calcium. It is 180% better absorbed than calcium citrate and 21% better absorbed than calcium citrate-malate. Vitamin D3 is required for optimal absorption of calcium. Boron plays an important role in mineral metabolism, by preventing calcium loss and bone demineralisation.

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Indications

Supports healthy bones and teeth and helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

Product Composition

Each tablet contains the following active ingredients:

Calcium glycinate (amino acid chelate)
supplying 150 mg elemental calcium
750mg
Vitamin D3 500IU
Boron 500µg
Vitamin K2 30µg

Inactive ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, isomalt, flexicoat, copovidone, magnesium silicate and magnesium stearate.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation supports the maintenance of bone mass and integrity by increasing bone mineral density. Boron plays a role in mineral metabolism and appears to support hyper-absorption of calcium.

Dosage Directions

Adults:
Take 1 tablet twice daily, or 2 tablets once daily after breakfast.
Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.

Product Warnings

Do not use this product if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy. Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a healthcare practitioner. This medicine has not been evaluated by the Medicines Control Council. This medicine is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Health supplements are intended only to complement health or supplement the diet.

Individuals taking anticoagulants should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use.

Side Effects

Side effects may include nausea, constipation, flatulence and gastrointestinal discomfort.

Contraindications

There are no known contraindications.

Interactions

Vitamin K antagonises the effects of oral anticoagulants such as warfarin. INR levels should be carefully monitored in individuals taking anticoagulants such as warfarin.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Safe for use during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.

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