In an effort to provide the best quality products, we have made a Calcium Citramate formula change. Whereas it previously contained 160 mg of elemental calcium per capsule, it now contains 140 mg per capsule. The citrate and malate that the calcium is bound to for enhanced absorption over other forms of calcium take up a lot of room in the capsule. Since we do not use magnesium stearate, it was difficult to squeeze 160 mg of this well-absorbed form of calcium into our largest capsules. The attempts to do so often resulted in the capsules not locking properly and loose powder appearing in the bottle. This slight decrease should alleviate this problem.
the best-absorbed form of calcium on the market*
Calcium bound to citric acid and malic acid (citrate-malate) demonstrates six times the solubility of either citrate or malate alone. Several studies have shown increased absorption by the body of calcium from citrate-malate compared to carbonate (37-55 percent greater absorption in one study).* It is the only form of calcium found to actually enhance bone health when supplemented without vitamin D, vitamin K, or other bone-building nutrients.*
Several studies have indicated even relatively low amounts of this well-absorbed calcium chelate to be effective in supporting bone health.* One study of 11- and 12-year-old females given 500 mg calcium (as citrate-malate) or placebo for 18 months found the calcium group had significantly greater gains in lumbar spine bone mineral density and total body bone mineral density, and had gained an average of 24 grams of bone per year – the equivalent of an additional 1.3 percent of the skeleton each year.* Other studies have found similar results, particularly in prepubescent girls, indicating it is important to start "banking" bone early.*
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, adequate calcium throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet and physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.