Calcium being most abundant in the body is required for a lot of functions like
Vascular contraction and vasodilation
Bone tissue acts as a storehouse of calcium and maintains constant concentration of calcium in blood, muscle, and inter-cellular fluids. Foods sources of calcium include:
Milk, cheese, and yogurt
Leafy, green vegetables
Fishes like sardines and salmon
Chinese cabbage, kale, and broccoli.
Spinach provides low bio-availability of calcium
The amount of calcium varies as per age and other factors. Growing children and teenagers have a higher calcium requirement than adults. Older women need plenty of calcium stores to preventosteoporosis.
The two main forms of calcium in supplements are carbonate and citrate. Calcium carbonate appears to cause more side effects than calcium citrate.
Calcium carbonate is commonly available and is absorbed most efficiently when taken with food.
Calcium citrate is absorbed when taken with or without food. Calcium citrate is good for people with absorption disorders. Calcium citrate malate is a well-absorbed form of calcium found in some fortified juices.
Calcium absorption is highest in doses ≤500 mg. To alleviate side-effects, spread out the calcium dose throughout the day or take the supplement with meals. Factors that affect calcium absorption include:
Increased calcium intakes
Decrease in Vitamin D intake
Phytic acid and oxalic acid inhibits calcium absorption. Foods rich in oxalic acid are spinach, collard greens, sweet potatoes and beans. Foods high in phytic acid are whole grains, beans, seeds, nuts & soy isolates.
Vegetarians might absorb less calcium than omnivores
Vegans and ovo-vegetarians might not obtain sufficient calcium
FB Nutrition Calcium Nutrition Facts
1 serving = 1 tablet contains :
Energy 0.36 Kcal
Carbohydrate 0.09 g
Calcium Citrate Malate 1000 mg
Vitamin D3 5mcg
Boswellia 225 mg
Vitamin C 40mg
Vitamin K2-7 7.5 mcg
FB Nutrition Calcium Dosage
· Take 500mg Calcium dose twice a day, one in morning and second in the evening with meals.
FB Nutrition Calcium Storage
Keep the lid tightly closed. Store in a cool & dry place away from light.
FB Nutrition Calcium Warning
Some individuals who take calcium supplements might experience gastrointestinal side effects including gas, bloating, constipation, or a combination of these symptoms
Terms and Conditions
Vitamin Supplements have several uses and should be taken on the basis of nutrient deficiency. Results may vary depending upon the conditions.