Which Calcium Is Right for You?

By Courtney Hammond

The body contains more calcium than it does any other mineral. Calcium is vital to the health and strength of bones, teeth and muscles. Calcium also plays an essential role in blood clotting, nerve conduction and many cellular functions.  Studies show that calcium supplementation can help protect your healthy bones.

Calcium Absorption
How much calcium you ingest is not as important as how much calcium you absorb. Calcium is notoriously difficult to absorb. That’s why it is important to know what things may affect the calcium you absorb and to choose a calcium supplement that optimizes absorption. Factors in calcium absorption:

  • Age. Children absorb up to 60 percent of dietary calcium. By young adulthood, absorption rates drop to 20–40 percent. Adult absorption rates can be even lower.
  • Calcium salts. Supplemental calcium comes in the form of calcium salts, such as calcium phosphate, calcium lactate, etc. Calcium salts have different absorption rates. For example, calcium lactate is about 32 percent absorbed while calcium citrate is approximately 30 percent absorbed. By combining a number of different calcium salts in a supplement, absorption can be optimized.
  • Magnesium. Calcium depends on magnesium for proper assimilation in the body. The ideal ratio of magnesium to calcium is 1:2.  A 1:1 ratio may be helpful for those with special magnesium needs, such as mature women.
  • Vitamin D. Vitamin D enhances calcium absorption.
  • pH balance. Optimal pH balance increases calcium absorption.
  • Pregnancy/Lactation. These periods of greater nutritional needs are also accompanied with significantly greater absorption of all nutrients.
Recommended Dietary Intake for Calcium
RDI for infants (0–1) 500–550 mg/day
RDI for children (1–10) 770 mg/day
RDI for young adults 957 mg/day for males, 864 mg/day for females
RDI for pregnancy/lactation 1,350 mg/day
RDI for adults (25–50) 800 mg/day
RDI for older adults (50+) 1,000 mg/day

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Each serving of Coral Calcium provides the body with 325 mg of readily available calcium, plus 163 mg of magnesium. We’ve also included montmorillonite clay, a full-spectrum trace mineral source that helps neutralize stomach acidity and absorb toxins from the digestive tract.
Many people—especially elderly men and women, middle-aged women, persons with a family history of osteoporosis and white and Asian women ages 11 to 35—can benefit from proper calcium intake. Scientific studies show that regular exercise and a healthy diet with adequate dietary minerals, such as those contained in Coral Calcium, can promote bone health. more..

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