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Calcium Citrate - 8 oz.
 
  • Supports Bone Health
  • Highly Bioavailable Calcium
  • 100% Pure
  • Vegetarian Product

Calcium Citrate is an optimal calcium supplement formulated to exacting specifications.  Our calcium is complexed with citric acid for enhanced solubility and contains no other ingredients.

Calcium is the chief supportive element in bones and teeth. Calcium salts make up about 70 percent of bone by weight and give your bone its strength and rigidity.

Almost all of the calcium in the human body is held in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1 percent of calcium circulates in the bloodstream, where it performs a variety of important functions. It helps to contract muscles and helps regulate the contractions of the heart. It plays a role in the transmission of nerve impulses and in blood clotting.

Calcium is involved in the stimulation of contractions of the uterus during childbirth and in milk production. It also regulates the secretion of various hormones and aids in the functioning of various enzymes within the body. Since vitamin C is important for so many necessary bodily functions, taking a liquid mulitvitamin that is rich in vitamin C is advised.

When we take Calcium, it absorbed in the small intestine and passes from there either into the bloodstream or ultimately into the bones. The most efficient absorption of calcium is dependent on the presence of vitamin D in the body, which is a key ingredient in the various hormones that enable calcium to pass from the digestive system into the blood or bones.

Similarly, there are optimal ratios of phosphorus to the amount of calcium consumed that permit calcium to be more completely utilized. Hormonal secretions of the parathyroid and thyroid glands (parathyroid hormone and calcitonin, respectively) also help maintain calcium equilibrium in the blood.

These regulatory mechanisms help to prevent a deficiency in calcium from developing in the bloodstream. When such a deficiency does develop, parathyroid hormone acts to transfer calcium from the bones in order to maintain the mineral's all-important presence in the bloodstream. This of course strips your bones of their calcium and in turn weakens your bones, making them more brittle and subject to breaking.

NOW has been selling powdered supplements since 1968 because of their distinct advantages.  The powdered form is 100% pure, and free of fillers and preservatives, much lower in cost, easy to digest and can be taken in desired potencies.  Powdered vitamins and minerals are truly the best way to take supplements.
 

 
Nutrition Info
 
 
Serving Size 1 Level Teaspoon (3.0 g) -Servings Per Container 75
 
 Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calcium (from Calcium Citrate)  700 mg   70% 
 
 


   
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Serving Size: 1 Level Teaspoon (3.0 g)
 
Servings Per Container:  75

Suggested Usage:  As a dietary supplement, take 1 level teaspoon daily, preferably with meals.  For best results, blend into "pulpy" type juices such as tomato or orange juice.  Consider taking this product in combinatioin with these NOW® products: Magnesium, OsteoBoron™, Vitamin D and Zinc.

Other Ingredients:  None
 
Contains no:  sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.  Vegetarian/Vegan Product.

 Item#: 1240
Manufacturer SKU: 733739012401

 
 
 
 

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