Calcium carbonate, the chemical compound contained in this supplement, consists of calcium, carbon and oxygen. The main source of this compound are marine organisms such as corals, crustaceans and molluscs that use it as a building ingredient of their shells or skeletons. The prototypical shell is usually a protective structure of a mollusc. Calcium carbonate contained in OSTEO COMPLETE comes from specially prepared seashells. Vitamin D helps in the proper absorption and usage of calcium and phosphorus, helps to maintain the right level calcium in blood.
Calcium carbonate is often prescribed as a supplement for those whose diet doesn’t contains calcium, the most abundant mineral in our bodies and one of the most important. Low calcium level can be harmful for the functioning of the body, just as exhausting the calcium stocks in your skeleton. However, many people are able to balance the calcium level by carefully planned diet.
Many people take calcium supplements in hope of strengthening their bones. The human body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Over 99% of calcium in our body is stored in bones and teeth. In bloodstream it is used to send nerve signals, to release hormones such as insulin and to regulate muscle and blood vessels contractility. If calcium is not supplied in the recommended amount, the body will source it from its skeleton and teeth to use it somewhere else thus weakening the bones.
When calcium intake is insufficient, your body will remove it from your bones, making them weak and fragile. This may cause osteoporosis. As women are more in danger of osteoporosis, many doctors suggest them to take calcium supplements, especially after reaching menopause. That’s why mature women more often take calcium supplements.
Taking calcium supplements can help to prevent the loss of bone density for women after menopause. Women lose bone mass after menopause due to loss estrogen. Luckily, supplements can help. OSTEO COMPLETE can also help to lose fat and effectively support weight loss process. Studies show that people who regularly take supplements containing the optimum dose of calcium and vitamin D can lose more fat on a low calorie diet.
Take 1 tablet once per day. Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.
This dietary supplement should not be used as a substitute to a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. It is important to maintain a balanced and varied diet, as well as healthy lifestyle. The product should not be used by breastfeeding and pregnant women.
Taking dietary supplements containing calcium may influence the way your body processes certain medications, including antibiotics and iron. Calcium may interact with iron, zinc and magnesium – their absorption decreases.
If you have deficiency of any of those minerals, but taking calcium supplements is also recommended, then it is best to take them between meals. This way calcium is less prone to inhibit the absorption of zinc, iron and magnesium that are contained in the meal.