The citrate forms of some minerals are often absorbed more efficiently than are the commonly used carbonate and sulfate forms. The greater bioavailability of the mineral citrates is most dramatically observed in individuals whose gastric acid secretion is impaired and who therefore lack the acidity to efficiently break down the non-citrate mineral salts. Citrate itself is a common intermediary metabolite; it is readily absorbed and metabolized, and is a chelating (mineral transporting) agent. Citrate minerals are minerals that are combined with citric acid and as a result, are better absorbed. Our citric acid is not derived from citrus; it is synthetically produced from plant sources giving it exceptionally low allergy potential.
We suggest taking mineral citrates between meals. Mineral citrates should be avoided if aluminum containing antacids or other aluminum containing drugs are used. Citric acid may increase mineral absorption, including aluminum.
Calcium is an important macromineral for all the organs. Supplementation of the diet with calcium is an important factor for maintaining bone density. Calcium is removed from bone to replenish bodily stores that can become deficient during times of stress and when calcium is not supplied from food sources in sufficient amounts. Calcium in the citrate form is shown to be better absorbed in individuals with hypochlorhydria. Every batch is tested to ensure the absence of heavy metals and other contaminants. Ingredients:
Formula (#70230) Each capsule contains:
Calcium (as Calcium Citrate) 150 mg.
Other ingredients:Magnesium stearate. Servings:
As a dietary supplement, 1 to 3 capsules daily between meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Calcium is better absorbed when taken in repeated doses throughout the day. When taking calcium supplements, consideration should be given to supplementing also with magnesium. Caution:
Keep out of reach of children. Best refrigerated or stored in a cool place.
Contraindicated with use of aluminum containing drugs. Disclaimer:
The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.