The Most Highly Efficient Osteo-protector Combination Available!
Nature’s Gift Calcium Complex with Boron is a very special blend of Calcium and Boron, along with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-12, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc and Vitamin B6. This synergistic combination of ingredients works together to enhance bone strength and provide for the maximum absorption of Calcium for the bones. For anyone concerned with maintaining peak Calcium levels for total protection, Nature’s Gift Calcium Complex with Boron is an excellent choice.
More than 25 million Americans, 20 million of them women, suffer from osteoporosis. But experts emphasize that osteoporosis is completely preventable. Exercise, a proper diet, and supplementation, plus early detection and awareness are preventive measures that can save bones from bad breaks.
Because not all calcium supplements are created equal, you’ll be better protected with our Calcium Complex, a powerful blend of all ingredients necessary to enhance absorption and utilisation.
Nature’s Gift Calcium Complex :
Supplies 10 essential nutrients for maximum bone strength.
Supplied in an easy to swallow natural, soft gelatin capsule.
Is 100% milk-free.
Is fortified with one of the latest nutritional breakthroughs… Boron.
Contains chelated forms of minerals which not only enhance the absorption, they also act as chelating agents to remove unwanted toxic from the body.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Calcium
Understanding the Benefits of Calcium
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, with approximately 99% deposited in the bones and teeth. From tots to teens, to active adults and the elderly, proper calcium intake is essential for the growth and maintenance of strong bones, and teeth. Calcium deficiencies begin with nervousness, muscle cramps, or numbness in the arms and legs.
Prolonged deficiencies can result in bone disorders, such as rickets in children, and osteoporosis in adults. Osteoporosis is directly related to inadequate intake of calcium over a long period of time, resulting in decalcification of the bones as calcium is withdrawn to meet other body needs and never completely replaced.
Are All Calcium Supplements Alike?
The nutritional and medical fields have clearly established the need for additional calcium supplements to the diet. Now the question comes up as to what type of calcium supplement you should take to get the greatest benefits possible?
Many nutritional factors can enhance the absorption and utilization of calcium in the body, depending on your present diet, supplement regime, and the benefit you are seeking. For example, if you are seeking a formula to build and strengthen the bones, along with calcium you also need a proper balance of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Zinc, whether it be from foods or supplements.
When concentrating on the heart and other muscles, calcium and magnesium ratios are critically important. Additional supplements of vitamin D will aid in the absorption of calcium through the gastrointestinal tract.
The next step after determining what combination or formula you are seeking would be to determine what form of chelated calcium would be best for you. In order to do this, you must first understand what a mineral chelate is and how one differs from another.
The word chelation is derived from the Greek word “chele”, which means claw. Therefore, chelated calcium is bound or held (as if by a claw) to another substance. All forms of calcium exist either as an inorganic mineral salt or as a chelate, bound to another substance. It is this other substance, whether it be an inorganic salt or an organic chelating agent which determines how efficiently the calcium will be absorbed and utilized in the body.
Inorganic Mineral Salts vs Organic Chelates
A cheaper form of calcium is the inorganic type. Examples of inorganic calcium are Calcium Sulfate, Calcium Phosphate, and Calcium Carbonate.
The above are called inorganic forms because the calcium is bound to an inorganic salt.
Inorganic Form = Mineral + Inorganic Salt
Calcium Sulfate = Calcium + Sulfate Radical
Calcium Carbonate = Calcium + Carbon Dioxide + H2O
Calcium Phosphate = Calcium + Phosphate Radical
The inorganic forms of calcium are the same as the calcium found in dolomite, bone meal, and oyster shell. The problem with all forms of inorganic calcium is that they offer a very low absorption rate in the area of about 5-10% and therefore do not offer results. The cheap brands of inorganic calcium products sold in the drug store or supermarket may appear to offer you more potency for your money, when in fact, you are getting an ineffective formula without the desired results.
Organic Calcium Chelates
With the understanding of inorganic calcium offers very little absorption, new developments in organic chelates which are much more readily absorbed through the intestinal walls, have become increasingly popular. Examples of organic calcium chelates are : Calcium Gluconate, Calcium Lactate, Calcium Citrate, Calcium Amino Acide Chelate, Calcium Ascorbate, and Calcium Aspartate.
The above recalled organic chelates because the calcium is bound to an organic substance.
Organic Chelated Form = Mineral + Organic Transporting Agent
Calcium Amino Acid Chelate = Calcium + Amino Acids
Calcium Ascorbate = Calcium + Ascorbic Acid
Calcium Gluconate = Calcium + Gluconic Acid
Calcium Citrate = Calcium + Citric Acid
Calcium Aspartate = Calcium + Aspartic Acid
Calcium Lactate = Calcium + Lactic Acid
Organic calcium chelates are present in plant food, and manufactured in the body. In the case of plant foods as the plant grows it absorbs the inorganic calcium from the soil and transforms it into an organic chelate so that it can become easily absorbed into the body. In making available supplements of organic calcium chelates we use the same theory.
We start off with an inorganic calcium salt such as Calcium Sulfate.
The calcium is seperate from the sulfate molecule in a special organic solution.
The organic chelating agent we choose to use (in this example we will use amino acids “AA”) is added to the solution.
The organic chelating agents have natural affinity to the calcium, and form a strong bond.
The sulfate molecule is now precipitated and filtered out with the solution leaving only pure organic Amino Acid Chelated Calcium.
The same concept is used in creating an ascorbate, or any other type of organic mineral chelate.
A very common question asked is what is the source of calcium in your calcium amino acid chelate, and as you can see the source is actually irrelevant because the end result is a pure organic calcium chelate containing only calcium and the organic transporting agent.
Organic chelated calcium offers substantially higher absorption rates over the poor 5-10% absorption offered by inorganic calcium. Each person’s biochemistry is different and will result in a variation of absorption levels, however the following chart demonstrates the approximate absorption levels of the organic forms of chelated calcium.
Organic Form of chelated calcium | Absorption Rate
Calcium Gluconate | 25-30%
Calcium Lactate | 30-35%
Calcium Citrate | 30-35%
Calcium Amino Acid Chelate | 65-80%
Calcium Lysinate | 75-80%
Calcium Ascorbate | 85%
Calcium Aspartate | 85%
Calcium Methoinate | 80-90%
Now that you have a more complete understanding of the benefits of calcium, the absorption and the different forms of chelated calcium available, how can you translate this information and determine which calcium supplement is right for your special needs?
Helpful Tips on how to Interpret The Labeling of Calcium Formulations
The elemental amount of calcium refers to the exact weight or potency of calcium a formula provides. ( The same is true for all other minerals).
Some labels clearly list the elemental weight, and are therefore simple to understand.
Example A : Elemental Calcium … 250mg
(Equivalent to 1,111 mg. Calcium Amino Acid Chelate)
In Example A, you are receiving 250mg of actual calcium and 1,111 mg, refers to the combined weight of the calcium and amino acids.
If the label does not clearly list the elemental amount, you must now have a further understanding of interpreting the label information.
Example B : Calcium (Gluconate) … 1,000 mg
Example C : Calcium Gluconate … 1,000 mg
At first glance, Example B & C appear to be the same formula…
THEY ARE NOT! When the chelating agent (in Example B, gluconate) appears in parenthesis, it represents the “source” of the calcium supplied in the formula. The potency of 1,000 mg listed, is the actual amount of elemental calcium you are receiving is only a small percentage of the potency listed. In Example C, you would actually be receiving only 9.3% or 93 mg of actual calcium.
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