Ionic Calcium is made from Calcium Chloride and is 27% Calcium, highly soluble in an acid PH solution and as a liquid with readily dissociated Calcium ions, highly bioavailable and are already in a suitable size and form to be transported to where they are required in the cells.
This product is ideally suited to young and old alike, for those that need an extra source of calcium and may have difficulty swallowing enough capsules to obtain adequate calcium, and for those who have sensitive stomachs as they may experience constipation or upset stomach with calcium capsule compounds.
Calcium is a crucial element in the human body. It is involved in
- the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth
- muscle function
- blood clotting
- the metabolism of energy from food
- the normal functioning of enzymes important for digestion
- cell division
The active absorption of calcium, through a transport mechanism in the duodenum and jejunum, is facilitated by vitamin D. Calcium is also absorbed through passive diffusion in the intestine. Because the active route is saturable, larger single doses of calcium will rely on passive diffusion.
Each dose provides just 1.8mg of calcium. This is a very low dose; the NRV for calcium is 800mg. So this supplement is ideal for accurately measured calcium supplementation. Calcium chloride is a soluble form of calcium.
Pregnant women will benefit from a higher calcium intake - the recommended intake is about 1,300mg. Infants and children require a lower intake of calcium; the recommended intake ranges from 240 mg per day for infants.
It is not recommended to exceed 1,500 mg daily calcium intake. High levels of calcium can lead to milk-alkali syndrome (MAS) and then to hypercalcaemia. Hypercalcaemia can cause lethargy, confusion and ultimately coma. People with renal failure or people taking diuretic medication are at increased risk of developing hypercalcaemia from high calcium intakes. It is also worth noting that higher doses of iron can inhibit iron absorption.
The body stores calcium - predominantly in the skeleton. Functional benefits of calcium supplementation will only be experienced if existing levels in the body are low.
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