- Bone Health & Calcium: Plant vs. Rock?
Many people think that all calcium supplements are created equal. The truth is that the most common form of calcium supplement today is derived from limestone or rock. We don’t eat rocks as part of our balanced diet, so why would we choose to supplement our bone health nutritional needs with limestone?
Our bodies understand and seek whole food sources of nutrition. That’s why New Chapter formulated Bone Strength Take Care with a whole-food plant source of calcium, magnesium, and other important trace minerals.
The calcium complex in Bone Strength Take Care is derived from a specific plant form called Lithothamnion Calcareum, sustainably harvested from pristine shores along the Icelandic coastline. Much like organic vegetables, this sea plant is allowed to mature naturally and then sustainably harvested to deliver its optimal nutritional value.
Calcium must be completely dissolved in order to be absorbed. The plant-based calcium found in Bone Strength Take Care grows in a honeycomb structure and is extremely porous, which dramatically increases the calcium’s surface area. Stomach acid can then come into greater contact with the calcium, making it easy to dissolve. Calcium carbonate sourced from limestone has a much smaller, rocky surface area and is more difficult to dissolve.
- The Calcium Paradox: Concerns with Heart Health
According to the National Institutes of Health, many people don’t get enough calcium from their diet, suggesting supplementation as an alternative to meet their daily required intake. Despite this dietary deficit, emerging research suggests that isolated calcium supplementation can increase cardiovascular risk.
Calcium supplementation alone is risky because calcium requires other nutrients to be properly utilized. The “calcium paradox” holds that without adequate Vitamin K, calcium will not be deposited in the bones where it is required for maintaining bone strength, but rather in the arteries and soft tissues where it can cause stiffening. It is therefore crucial that an effective bone health supplement be formulated with the necessary nutrients and minerals to ensure the optimal utilization of calcium.
New Chapter Bone Strength Take Care Features:
- The Whole-Food Difference
Calcium must be completely dissolved in order to be absorbed. Bone Strength Take Care is different. Plant-sourced, it delivers whole-food calcium, magnesium and 72 other trace minerals in a natural honey comb structure with an open surface area that is easy to digest and utlize. Calcium carbonate sourced from limestone has a much smaller, rocky surface area and is more difficult to dissolve.
- Sustainabily Sourced
The calcium complex in Bone Strength Take Care is derived from a natural plant form called Lithothamnion, sustainably harvested from pristine shores along the Icelandic coastline. Much like organic vegetables, this sea plant is allowed to mature naturally and then sustainably harvested to deliver its optimal nutritional value.
- Whole-Food Calcium
While most calcium supplements are derived from rocks, plant-sourced Bone Strength Take Care Tiny Tabs delivers bone-strengthening calcium your body recognizes as food.
- Bone-Health Complex
Provides key nutrients—including Whole-Food Vitamin D3—that help the body effectively utilize calcium, promote bone creation, and foster optimal bone health.
- Bones Not Arteries
Formulated with TargetCal®, featuring Natural Vitamin K2, which directs calcium to the bones, where you need it, and keeps it out of the arteries where you don’t. Promotes Joint Health Our whole-food calcium, magnesium and 72 trace mineral complex has also been shown to promote joint health, flexibility, and movement.
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