Calcium is one of the most critical and abundant minerals in the body. Every cell in our body relies on this key nutrient. Calcium is known for its role in bone health and is especially essential for post-bariatric health. Calcium citrate is the only form of calcium recommended by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.See All Products
Below we've broken down the main functions of our Calcium Citrate w/Vit D and the benefits it can provide.
Calcium and vitamin D taken with a healthy diet and physical activity may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. This combination has also been shown to reduce the risk of falls in older adults.
Calcium and vitamin D have been shown to reduce blood pressure, assisting blood vessels to tighten and relax.
After bariatric surgery, UCSF Health recommends taking 1,200 to 2,000 mg each day in two to three divided dosages in the form of Calcium Citrate.
Calcium citrate is more easily absorbed, especially for those with reduced stomach acid. Our calcium citrate supplement contains vitamin D to help optimize calcium absorption and encourage bone function and maintenance.
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