Calcium is the most common mineral found in the body, accounting for about 2% of the body’s total weight. The majority of calcium (99%) resides in your teeth and bones and the remainder is found in nerve cells, blood, body tissue and other body fluids. Long associated with the growth and maintenance of bones and teeth, calcium is also essential for the clotting of blood and transmission of nerve impulses. Calcium is also needed for our muscles to function and to release hormones, including insulin. According the the USDA 75% of Americans are not meeting the daily calcium requirement.
Calcium is the major mineral that helps strengthen bones – children and teenagers especially need adequate calcium in their diets as the pre-teen and teen years are when they maximize the calcium storage in their bones helping to prevent problems later in life involving a reduction in the amount of bone mass. This is true because peak bone mass and calcium content of the skeleton is reduce during the teen years. Teens, specially girls, are at greater risk for developing weakened bones and having disabling injuries later in life. Bone calcium begins to decrease in young adulthood, and progressive loss of bone calcium occurs as we age, particularly in women. Adequate dietary calcium can help minimize this loss. A diet high in calcium appears to encourage the body to burn more fat and cuts the amount of new fat laid down by the body.
Estimates show that roughly 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant. People who are lactose intolerant cannot digest lactose, a natural sugar found in milk and dairy products; therefore may not be consuming enough dairy products for their calcium needs. For individuals who either cannot tolerate lactose or do not like dairy products, calcium supplements may be an option. The most effective is calcium citrate because it dissolves easily in the stomach and is absorbed efficiently.
Forever Calcium is an ultra-dense calcium Citrate formula that supplys your body with 100% of the daily recommended dietary intake (RDI) of calcium. Blended with a hint of vanilla flavour the daily serving of Forever Calcium contains 1000mg of calcium combined with vitamin D and magnesium – two elements that are essential for maximizing calcium absorption. 2 Forever calcium tablets with breakfast, and two with dinner is an easy, effective way to ensure you are getting the calcium you need for the promotion of good bone health.
Contents: 90 Tablets
Suggested use: 3 – 4 tablets per day with water as a dietary supplement