Calcium Complete is a comprehensive formulation of a well-absorbed form of calcium, combined with additional nutrients that are required for bone strength. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. It is vital for developing and maintaining strong and healthy bones and teeth. Calcium also plays an important role in maintaining connective tissue and promoting muscle contraction and nerve function.
Contains Calcium Citrate
Calcium Citrate requires less stomach acid for absorption and is better utilised in the body than the calcium carbonate form. Calcium Citrate is beneficial for those with low stomach acid such as elderly people. Hydroxyapatite is also used in this formula because it closely resembles the calcium that is found in bones and teeth.
Calcium Complete contains Vitamin K2, Boron, and Vitamin D. These are full spectrum cofactors for strong and healthy bone tissue. When your diet is deficient in bone minerals such as calcium, the body will access these mineral store from your bones for use throughout your body. If these minerals aren't being replaced, it can cause little holes in the bones, which may lead to osteoporosis. Supplementing bone minerals and additional nutrients required for bone formation, may assist in improving the strength of your bones and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Contains Vitamin D3
Vitamin D3 is the more active and absorbable form of Vitamin D and is broken down into Calcitriol in the body. Calcitriol is a steroid hormone that helps to regulate calcium levels for bone mineralisation. Vitamin D is vital for calcium absorption and is a commonly deficient nutrient in people across the world.
Calcium Complete contains Manganese, Copper and Zinc which are cofactors for collagen production. Healthy collagen production is required for strong bones and is also vital for the strength and flexibility of joints, ligaments and other connective tissue.
Factors that may increase your need for Calcium Supplementation include:
- Crohn's Disease
- Older age
- Coeliac Disease
- Bone breaks or fractures
- High blood pressure
- Muscle or ligament injuries
Adults: Take 1 to 4 tablets per day, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Cautions & Contraindications
- Some people become constipated while taking calcium supplements, especially if they contain calcium carbonate. Constipation may be minimised by increasing your water consumption and fibre intake.
- Calcium may interfere with the absorption of the osteoporosis drug Alendronate (Fosamax), therefore they should be taken two hours apart. Taking calcium with thiazide diuretics may increase the risk of excessively high blood calcium levels.
- Consult your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.
- Vitamin K should be avoided in those taking the drug Warfarin.