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Biocalth®

Biocalth is a unique Calcium L-Threonate supplement. Available in this 30 tablet tub or an enhanced value 90 tablet tub.

Benefits of Calcium?

Calcium contributes to:

  • Maintenance of normal bones
  • Normal muscle function
  • Maintenance of normal teeth
  • Process of cell division and specialisation
  • Energy yielding metabolism (help turn food into energy)

Did you know calcium is the most abundant mineral in our bodies?

Calcium is one of the main minerals required for maintenance of normanl bones and an appropriate supply to bone is essential at all stages of life. Adults need 700mg of calcium every day. You should be able to get all the calcium you need by eating a varied and balanced diet (i), however Biocalth can help you with calcium intake. You can talk to your doctor and a Registered Dietitian if you have concerns about your bone health or calcium intake. BioCalth is unique because it is the only product that contains Calcium L-threonate.

British Dietetic Association states that bones are made of protein fibres filled in with calcium and other minerals to create a hard structure. Bones are always changing in response to our lifestyle. During early adulthood they develop their strength but from our mid-30s onwards our bones start to lose calcium slowly (ii).

It is very important that we make sure we have enough calcium and other minerals for the maintenance of healthy and normal bones. A bone-friendly diet and lifestyle is useful at any age to strengthen bones. Daily weight-bearing exercise can strengthen lower bones. Walking and running, or just shifting weight from one foot to another while standing for a bus are examples of weight bearing exercise (iii).

Foods Containing Calcium

  • Dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt contribute to our calcium intake however these products also contain fats and saturated fats. You can try reduced fat and low fat versions if you want to reduce your saturated fat intake. Cottage cheese is a great low fat source of calcium
  • Fish with bones such as sardines and pilchards
  • Fortified products such as soya, rice and almond milk and other fortified dairy product
  • Green leafy vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage and okra
  • Soya beans
  • Tofu
  • Brazil nuts and almonds

For more information on bone health you can visit the following websites:

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/strongbones.aspx
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/Calcium.aspx
https://www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/osteoporosis.pdf

References

(i)  http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/Calcium.aspx
      http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/strongbones.aspx
(ii) https://www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/osteoporosis.pdf
(iii)https://www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/osteoporosis.pdf

 

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