Calcium: Good for Bones & Teeth
Calcium is probably best known for supporting bone and tooth health. In fact, most of the calcium in our bodies is stored in the bones and teeth.
Getting adequate amount of calcium is important for supporting bone health throughout your lifetime, but especially during childhood, while the bones are still growing. It's also essential during the senior years, when bones start to break down faster than they can be rebuilt. Older bones become more brittle and easily fractured -- a condition called osteoporosis. *
Why take Citracal®?
- Can be taken with or without food
- Highly soluble form of calcium
- Gentle on the digestive system
- May be more appropriate with decreased stomach acid
How much calcium do I need?
This is a quick guide to help you determine how much calcium (in milligrams) you should be getting daily:
Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium Recommended
- Life Stage Group -- Dietary Allowance mg/day:
• Birth to 6 Months -- 200
• 7 Months to 1 year -- 260
• 1 to 3 years -- 700
• 4 to 8 years -- 1,000
• 9 to 18 years -- 1,300
• 19 to 50 years -- 1,000
• Males (51 to 70 years) -- 1,000
• Females (51 to 70 years) -- 1,200
• >70 years old -- 1,200
• Pregnant/Lactating women (14 to 19 years) -- 1,300
• Pregnant/Lactating women (19 to 50 years) -- 1,000
Can I take Citracal® with a multivitamin?
We suggest you check with your doctor or pharmacist to advise you if Citracal® combined with your vitamin regimen will exceed the upper limits of calcium intake. There is no additional benefit of taking more than 2,000 mg per day.
Why does Citracal® contain vitamin D?
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium.
*Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Adults: Take 1 serving (2 caplets) twice daily with or without food or as recommended by your physician, pharmacist or health care professional.
Serving Size: 2 Caplets
Servings Per Container: 140
Amount Per Serving - % Daily Value:
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) 500 IU - 125%, Calcium (elemental) 630 mg - 63%.
Calcium Citrate, Polyethylene Glycol, Croscarmellose Sodium; Less Than 2% Of: Hydroxypropyl Methylcelluose, Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Stearate, Oligofructose Enriched Inulin, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Titanium Dioxide (color), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol).
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
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