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Caltrate for Your Bones. Helps You Build Stronger, Healthier Bones Every Day

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CALTRATE HELPS SUPPORT BONE HEALTH

Calcium is the main building block of bones and also plays a role in supporting essential body functions throughout your life.

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  • 1. HORMONES¹

    PLAYS A ROLE IN STIMULATING HORMONE SECRETIONS

    Calcium plays a critical role in hormone secretions. Our calcium levels are maintained under tight regulation. In the blood, hormones regulate this balance. If calcium levels are low or high, hormones are secreted or suppressed.

  • 2. TEETH¹

    PLAYS A ROLE IN MAINTAINING HEALTHY TEETH

    Calcium helps build and maintain healthy, strong teeth. Both baby and adult teeth need calcium to grow and develop.

  • 3. MUSCLES¹

    PLAYS A ROLE IN MUSCLE CONTRACTION

    Thanks to the role calcium plays in the muscle contraction process, with adequate calcium, through stimulation, your muscle fibres are able to contract properly when stimulated. This includes cardiac muscle. This important role for calcium helps explain why the body takes calcium from the bone when dietary intake levels fall short.

  • 4. NERVES²

    PLAYS A ROLE IN SENDING NERVE IMPULSES

    Calcium facilitates the transmission of messages through the nervous system, transmitting impulses so nerve fibers can share information.

  • 5. ENZYMES³

    PLAYS A ROLE IN ACTIVATING ENZYMES

    Calcium is needed to serve as a chemical signal for biological functions in the body such as activating enzymes vital to enabling your blood to clot properly.

  • 6. BLOOD CLOTTING¹

    PLAYS A ROLE IN THE BLOOD-CLOTTING PROCESS

    Calcium plays an important role in the blood-clotting process, and our bodies need calcium to support this process.

Most of the calcium we consume is stored in our bones; the more we have earlier in life, the more we can borrow when our bodies need it later in life.

A healthy diet with adequate calcium and performing regular, weight-bearing exercise are important ways to help maintain healthy bones and assist in the prevention of osteoporosis.

References: 

    1.Edwards, S.L. (2005) Maintaining calcium balance: physiology and implications. Nursing Times; 101: 19, 58–61.
    2.Miller, RJ. (1987). Multiple Calcium channel and neuronal function. Science, Vol 23; 46-52
    3.Bootman&Lipp (2001). Calcium signalling and regulation of cell function. Encyclopaedia of life sciences 2001