Calcium - the key to bone health

Calcium is to our body, what bricks are to any building. By far the most abundant mineral in our body, calcium is vital in bone and teeth formation and preservation. With the rising adulteration of dairy products and the emergence of vegan diets, including sufficient quantities of Calcium in our diets has become difficult. This makes balanced supplementation necessary to build and maintain bone health. This blog discusses the key questions regarding calcium supplements and the benefits they offer.

Literally put, to stand. Our skeleton, and all the bones constituting it, requires Calcium, along with Vitamin D and Phosphorus, for its protection. Infants and children require Vitamin for bone development, especially because their bones are continuously growing in height, width, and density. For adults, retaining bone mass and joint health is impossible without Calcium, and reducing the risk of osteoporosis. In addition to our bones, the contraction and dilation of our blood vessels and muscles, the sending of nerve signals in our bloodstream, and the release of insulin all rely on calcium.

Our bodies do not naturally produce Calcium. But the good news is that Calcium is found in a variety of foods including dairy products (cheese, milk, yogurt), green leafy vegetables (broccoli, spinach, parsley, peas, etc.), fish, fruit juices, and soy products. It is important to know that Calcium cannot be absorbed without Vitamin D, which is why sunlight exposure and Vitamin D-rich foods such as egg yolk, cereals, and oily fish (sardine, salmon). The Swisse Ultiboost Calcium + Vitamin D takes care of your daily Calcium and Vitamin D requirement, promoting increased Calcium absorption by your bones and helps in improving muscle strength and function.

However, an increasing number of individuals facing dietary restrictions in the form of lactose intolerance, or those suffering from digestive or bowel problems, encounter trouble absorbing calcium. Even individuals with a high protein or sodium intake, such as gym-goers, suffer from calcium deficiency since the absorption of protein and sodium results in the excretion of calcium. If you suffer from lactose intolerance or have a vegan diet, the easily digestible Swisse Ultiboost Vegan Calcium + Vitamin D fulfils your Calcium demands and is perfectly incorporable in vegan diets. The supplement contains Lichen Cladonia rangiferina, the most advanced source of Vitamin D, derived from organic plant-based algae, and is free from toxins and adulterated ingredients.

Combining bone health nutrients, instead of consuming a single nutrient supplement, has the best effect on both muscle and bone function. The Swisse Ultiboost Magnesium, Calcium + D3 boost energy production, immune response and metabolic reactions, along with bone muscle health. Calcium works with Magnesium to cause contraction & relaxation of muscles. Vitamin D & Magnesium helps with Calcium absorption.

As is the case with all nutrient and mineral supplements, consumption should always be paired with caution. According to the recommendations of healthcare professionals, all Swisse Calcium tablets are to be taken once a day.

However, special care is advised to pregnant and lactating women, as well as patients of hypercalcemia and those suffering from kidney stones. Though not scientifically definitive, excessive Calcium supplementation and consumption can lead to an advanced risk of prostate cancer and heart disease. Therefore, it is to be kept in mind that you do not exceed the medically advised limit and consult your healthcare professional before supplementation.