Why take calcium?
Calcium is critical for bone & joint health, and also aids in normal muscle and nerve function, blood clotting, cellular health, and the release of certain hormones. Calcium is even required for a normal heartbeat.
If blood calcium levels are low due to dietary intake, calcium is taken from our bones and used by the body—which can affect bone strength. Replacing lost calcium on a daily basis is essential to maintaining normal calcium levels in bones. Bone Strength Take Care actually provides 3-in-1 benefits.
When should I take calcium supplements?
Loss of bone density typically starts after age 30—for both men and women—and can lead to a condition called osteoporosis—characterized by thin, weak bones prone to fracture. You can start taking care of your bone strength at any age.
To keep your bones strong over the years:
- Stay active with weight-bearing exercises, shown to help prevent osteoporosis.
- Eat well as your regular diet provides some of the recommended calcium for adults.
- Supplement with care. The right plant calcium supplement complements the calcium you get from food—without over delivering. Calcium is important, but excess doses are not recommended.
Are calcium supplements OK for heart health?
Yes, if you’re taking a heart-healthy calcium supplement like Bone Strength Take Care that’s formulated with Vitamin K2 to maintain artery health.* Our plant calcium also supports cardiovascular health with Vitamin D3 (according to emerging studies).*
How can calcium be sustainable?
New Chapter sources Red Marine Algae (Lithothamnion) that grows wild along the coast of Iceland. It is allowed to mature naturally, then sustainably harvested from its marine habitat. Young, living plants are left untouched to preserve the coastal ecosystem. No limestone, no pesticides, and no animal bone. Just pure, plant ingredients that deliver bone-strengthening calcium your body can recognize as food.
What is chelated Magnesium (Magnesium bisglycinate)?
Chelated Magnesium has been bonded with an amino acid to improve solubility and absorption. We use high-quality, lab-tested TRAACS (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System) Magnesium that is bound with glycine to form Magnesium bisglycinate. How does it work? While typical Magnesium powder molecules pull water from the GI tract and pass through the digestive system with a laxative effect, Magnesium bisglycinate is well absorbed and highly bioavailable to the body, with low risk of GI effects. Check out Women’s Magnesium Powder and Active Magnesium Powder for our formulas with Magnesium bisglycinate.