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Science

Calcium

Calcium is very important to your body and your bones. It is so important in fact, the your body has many ways of controlling the calcium level in your bloodstream, just to make sure that it always stays within a very narrow range.

Calcium is a very important mineral for your body. It takes part in and helps to control many actions that take place in your body.

Calcium is kept in three main areas in your body. The first is inside your cells, where they help your body to make your muscles work (including the heart muscle) and signal the start and stop of various actions inside the cells. The second is in circulating blood and in fluid outside of cells. About half of the calcium in these fluids is bound to proteins. This acts as a ready storage for calcium. The body can easily put more calcium into storage or take it out of storage by making more protein or by cutting the calcium loose from the protein. The third and largest store of calcium in your body is in your bones. Even in bones a small percentage is available to be quickly and easily exchanged with the fluids if more or less is needed. Some of the ways that your body has to control the calcium level in your blood include actions of absorption at your intestine, the calcium in your bones, and hormones that control actions in your kidneys. All these different ways to control calcium show how important calcium is to making your body work correctly.

Calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 are all important in the process of building and maintaining strong bones, and too much of one can be as bad, or worse, than not enough. It’s kind of like juggling, if one item is too heavy or too light it makes keeping everything in the air much more difficult.

The best amount of calcium is a total of about 1,000 mg from all sources, that means from your food plus all medical food and supplements you take.

There should be about twice as many calcium molecules as there are phosphorus molecules, and that is exactly what Fosteum PLUS gives you. You could take more, but with calcium more is not better. Too much calcium is bad because it can be deposited in your joints and arteries instead of in your bones. If it is deposited in your joints, it can produce joint pain, like with arthritis. If it’s deposited in your arteries, it can produce blockage over time causing a heart attack or stroke.

Calcium is also absorbed best when it is taken in smaller doses throughout the day. So you consume calcium in the foods you eat and in two doses of Fosteum PLUS every day; that means your calcium is broken up into at least five doses. This, with the added compounds in Fosteum PLUS, means that the calcium you consume has the very best change of actually doing good (building strong bones and a healthy heart) instead of harm (blocked arteries and joint pain).

  • Why Fosteum Plus?
  • Why Medical Foods?
Why Fosteum Plus?
Fosteum PLUS is the only product available clinically proven to manage bone loss that offers calcium, phosphate and MK-7 in a single capsule along with genistein, citrated zinc bisglycinate and vitamin. Each ingredient is chosen for its specific action in helping to build quality bone.
Why Medical Foods?
Medical foods are an official Food and Drug Administration (FDA) category of products that must have therapeutic value based on recognized science. The name “medical foods” was chosen by the U.S. Congress. All medical foods must meet the distinctive dietary requirements of a particular disease.