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The science of good bone structure
The number one calcium supplement in the UK, Osteocare® has been formulated by leading doctors and pharmacists. The well-balanced formula provides a rich source of calcium with co-factors to help maintain strong bones and teeth, as well as the health of the heart, muscles, and nerves. The formula includes the full-recommended daily allowances of calcium and magnesium, which play a vital role in bone development, along with vitamin D and zinc.
With vitamin D (in the preferred D3 form) and zinc
Vitamin D contributes to normal bone growth and development by helping the bones absorb calcium. It is also responsible for bone mineralization and producing the hormones which maintain healthy levels of calcium and phosphorus levels in the bones and bloodstream.
Osteocare contains the preferred D3 form of Vitamin D. Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is the form of vitamin D that is produced by the action of sunlight (UVB ultraviolet radiation) on a cholesterol-like molecule present in the skin. D3 is the preferred form of vitamin D because it is the specific form made in the human body and therefore more effective than D2 which is found in some supplements .
Osteocare also contains zinc to help in the constant regeneration of bone and to help maintain healthy muscles and nerves.
Calcium is important for everyone
Ensuring an adequate intake of calcium is vital for men and women of all ages, as evidence suggests that healthy practices early in life, including the adequate consumption of calcium and trace elements, contribute to greater bone strength and optimal bone mineralisation. Peak bone mass, obtained during childhood and adolescent growth is known to be of major importance in maintaining the strength and integrity of bones later in life.
Calcium is vital for older women
Both sexes lose bone mass during their lifetime but after the menopause women usually lose bone mass much faster than men.
Postmenopausal women have an increased risk of bone loss for three reasons:
(1) bone mineral content tends to be lower in women than in men;
(2) dietary calcium intake may decrease with age, and
(3) the rate of bone loss accelerates at menopause. From 1.5 years before menopause to 1.5 years after menopause, spine bone mineral density decreases by 2.5% per year, compared with a premenopausal loss rate of 0.13% per year.