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Calcigard Plus Vitamin D 250mg 90 Tablets

by Douglas Laboratories

  • • 90 servings
$11.90

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Calcigard 250 is a specially acidified, rapidly dissolving formula designed to improve absorption and bioavailability of calcium. Tablets may be swallowed or dissolved in water or other suitable liquid.

Amni Calcigard 250 tablets, provided by Douglas

Laboratories, provide 250 mg of elemental calcium from

calcium citrate. Calcigard 250 is available with and without

added vitamin D. Calcigard 250 tablets are formulated to

disintegrate within 15 minutes or less following ingestion.

Each batch of Calcigard 250 is certified by independent

laboratory assay to be free of lead and other toxic heavy

metals.

The adult human body contains approximately 1,200 g of

calcium, of which about 99% is present in the skeleton.

Bone is constantly turning over, through a continuous

process of formation and resorption. In children and

adolescents, the rate of formation of bone mineral

predominates over the rate of resorption. In later life,

resorption predominates over formation. Therefore, in

normal aging, there is a gradual loss of bone.

The remaining 1% of total body calcium is found in the soft

tissues and plays important roles in such vital functions as

nerve conduction, muscle contraction, blood clotting,

membrane permeability, and hormonal signaling. Blood

calcium levels are carefully maintained within very narrow

limits by the interplay of several hormones (1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol,

parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, estrogen,

and testosterone) which control calcium absorption and

excretion, as well as bone metabolism. Levels of soft tissue

calcium are maintained at the expense of bone calcium in the

face of inadequate calcium intake or absorption.

Intestinal calcium absorption is generally higher in children

than in adults and ranges from 15 to 75% of ingested

calcium. Adequate vitamin D status is necessary for normal

calcium absorption.

Osteoporosis afflicts a large proportion of the elderly in

developed countries. Caucasian and Asian women typically

have low peak bone densities, and therefore, are at the

greatest risk of developing osteoporosis. It is generally

accepted that obtaining enough dietary calcium throughout

life can significantly decrease the risk of developing

osteoporosis. Among other factors, such as regular exercise,

gender and race, calcium supplementation during childhood

and aldolescence appears to be a prerequisite for maintaining adequate bone density later in life. But even elderly

osteoporotic patients can benefit significantly from

supplementation with dietary calcium.

Calcigard 250 provides calcium citrate which is a highly

available source of dietary calcium. It is more completely

absorbed than common calcium sources such as calcium

carbonate. Calcium citrate is also better tolerated than most

forms of calcium. Calcigard 250 does not give rise to

intestinal gas production (due to release of carbon dioxide),

bloating or constipation as is often experienced with other

calcium preparations.

Vitamin D (optional ingredient) is a key regulatory hormone

for calcium and bone metabolism. Adequate vitamin D

intake is important for ensuring normal calcium absorption

and maintaining proper calcium plasma levels. People living

in southern regions of the U.S. can derive significant

amounts of vitamin D from sunlight dependent synthesis in

the skin during the summer, whereas people in the northern

states have to rely more on foods and supplements for

adequate vitamin D status. This is why Calcigard 250 is

available both with and without vitamin D.

Serving Size

1 tablet, 90 servings per container

Other Ingredients

Silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, and modified cellulose gum.

Suggested Use

One to four tablets daily as a dietary supplement, or as directed by a physician. Take with food. Individuals who have difficulty swallowing tablets may dissolve Calcigard 250 tablets in a glass of water or other suitable beverages.

Does Not Contain

yeast; corn; wheat; soya; sugar or other sweeteners; artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

Warnings/Cautions

SIDE EFFECTS Calcigard 250 is generally safe and well tolerated. Excessive dietary calcium, i.e., intakes of 2,000 mg and more, may produce constipation and has no known further benefit to bone health. PRECAUTIONS As with any calcium supplement, caution should be exercised in individuals with hypercalcemia, serious renal insufficiency, or a history of urinary stone formation. No adverse effects have been reported following administration of Calcigard 250 at the recommended levels.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size is 1 tablet
Amount Per Serving%DV
Vitamin D350IU*
Calcium250mg*
*Daily Value (DV) not established.

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