When it comes to your bone health, calcium is your go-to supplement. And you wouldn’t be alone — nearly 43% of supplement users take a calcium product. It’s a smart idea, because after the age of 30 our bone mass naturally begins to decline.
Watch this video to discover the benefits of USANA’s Active Calcium with Senior Scientist John Bosse.
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Make No Bones About It: Calcium is Crucial for Skeletal Health
Our bones are not static; rather they are constantly remodeling themselves. Aside from the skeleton’s main function providing structure and stability to our body (which would otherwise be a big blobby mess), it basically acts like a calcium ATM machine.
If calcium is needed elsewhere in the body, hormones will take it from bone if there isn’t enough coming in from the diet. Too many withdrawals without enough deposits and your calcium account will be overdrawn — weakening the bones and possibly leading to fractures or even osteoporosis.
Calcium is one of the main components needed for building bone. Most adults should get at least 1,200 mg from food and/or supplements every day in order to keep their calcium balance in the black.
USANA’s Active Calcium provides 800 mg per day to support a healthy diet that includes calcium-rich foods and your Essentials. Our product contains a mixture of calcium carbonate and calcium citrate to give you the best delivery of elemental calcium without resorting to ginormous “horse” pills.
For best absorption, Active Calcium should be taken with meals.
Calcium is Not Enough — Other Key Players for Bone Support
Calcium is not the only mineral needed for building bone, however, and that’s where Active Calcium establishes itself as a superior choice — not only does it provide an optimal amount of calcium, it also is formulated with a blend of additional nutrients that complement each other to provide the best absorption and effectiveness:
Vitamin D — promotes calcium absorption/utilization and enables normal mineralization of bone. It supports bone growth and bone remodeling. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Studies have shown vitamin D to support bone health in the elderly and postmenopausal women.
Magnesium — has been shown to help slow bone turnover, which can reduce bone density loss. It is also needed to help calcium get into the bones instead of collecting in soft tissue.
Vitamin K — activates the proteins responsible for removing circulating calcium from the arteries and binding it to the bone, helping to support bone strength. Vitamin K deficiency has been linked to increased hip fracture risk in the elderly.
Boron — supports balanced levels of magnesium and phosphorus in the body, which help build and break down bone, respectively.
Silicon — is involved in bone formation and is thought to support collagen production, which is also needed for bone health.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.