It is formulated with you in mind: Easy to take- in easy to swallow softgel form. Swallowing technique - align softgel at the back of the tongue followed by some water.
For those with problem swallowing, make a small tear at one end of softgel and squeeze contents onto a teaspoon.
Fast release and absorption - the softgel coat dissolves rapidly in the stomach resulting in fast absorption of liquid calcium.
Single dosing - With a balanced diet including one to two glasses of milk a day, TWO capsules of Nature's Essentials Maxi-Cal liquid calcium with vitamin D provides 600mg of liquid calcium and 50 iu of Vitamin D3.
Vitamin D3 plays an important role in the uptake of calcium into the bones. In the tropics, there is no need for excessive intake of this fat-soluble vitamin as (i) it is produced by our body from sunlight, (ii) it is toxic in mega doses.
Osteoporosis is the thinning and weakening of the bones, resulting in brittle bones that fracture easily. It can be manifested as constant aching in the legs or in the back that does not easily go away even with strong pain killers. Commonly described as rheumatism or 'wind', these are not easily detectable by X-ray. This condition can affect anyone and is prevalent in woman of menopausal age as the blood level of estrogen declines. Research has shown that most woman from teenage years (18 years old) will benefit from calcium supplementation and is essential as they approach 30 years old. Adequate calcium intake results in less risk of osteoporosis at a later age.
The daily requirement for calcium (elemental) is:
Infants, 6-12 months : 150mg
Children, 1-2 years : 300mg
Children, 3-12 years : 600 to 900mg
Adults : 1000 to 1200mg
Pregnant, Breastfeeding mothers : 1500mg
Menopausal women : 1500mg