Are you getting enough calcium?


Magnesium Magnesium helps the body maintain normal level of calcium, as well as potassium, phosphorus, adrenaline and insulin. It has also been shown to support the normal transport of calcium inside cells.

Vitamin K2 This vitamin helps the body get calcium in the right place (e.g, into the bones structures instead of the arterial vessel walls). This helps vitamin K2, along with calcium, maintain the body’s bone mass and promote elasticity of blood vessels.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, and supports the production of several proteins involved in calcium absorption and storage. Studies have also shown the combination of calcium and vitamin D to have other benefits, including:

  • Lower risk by type 2 diabetes in pre-diabetics

  • Promoting strong hard bones

  • Regulation of the immune system

  • Support of healthy body weight

RECOMMENDED INTAKE OF CALCIUM

10,000,000 of US adults suffer from osteoporosis, 80% of those are women.

In females, bone loss has three phases:

PHASE 1: Between 30 to 35 years of age bone loss continues at a rate of 0.75% to 1% per year until menopause.

PHASE 2: From menopause until about 5 years after menopause, the rate of bone loss increases to 2% and 3% per year because of the decrease in estrogen production.

PHASE 3: The rate of bone loss is approximately 1% per year during the final phase. Thus, women may lose, on average, about 53% of their peak bone mass by the age of 80 years.

Calcium is important for women of all ages. Studies have shown that complementing a diet with a calcium supplement for women can be beneficial for pregnant women, lactating women, and elderly women. In addition, calcium has been shown to help ease the comfort of PMS, while also supporting a healthy pregnancy and fetal development.

But it's not just women who need a calcium supplement. Every adult looking to support their overall well-being - from skeletal health to cardiovascular health to muscle health and everything in between - needs to ensure they are receiving a good source of calcium.

MILK

8 oz. = 300 mg

If you are lactose intolerant or simply prefer a different alternative, try enriched soymilk or almond milk. Other non-dairy sources of calcium are white beans, broccoli, molasses, oatmeal, salmon, sardines, dried figs, leafy greens, orange juice, tofu, plant-based milks and fortified cereals.

YOGURT

8 oz. Plain = 400 mg

Yogurt offers a good source of protein and probiotics. When selecting yogurts, please make sure to check the sugar content and keep it under 7 grams. Low fat, plain Greek yogurt is a good choice.