Calcium Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite is a dietary supplement containing calcium, phosphorus, boron, bone matrix proteins, amino acids, and glycosaminoglycans in their natural forms and physiological ratios.
Approximately of 99% the calcium in our body is present in the skeleton. Bone is constantly undergoing a 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 present in the soft tissues, and plays important roles in such vital functions as nerve conduction, blood clotting, membrane permeability, and hormonal signaling. Blood calcium levels are carefully maintained within narrow limits by the interplay of several hormones (1,25-dihydroxy-cholecalciferol, parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, estrogen, testosterone), which control calcium absorption and excretion, as well as bone metabolism. Levels of soft tissue calcium are maintained at the expense of bone in the face of inadequate calcium intake or absorption.
It is generally accepted that obtaining enough dietary calcium throughout life can significantly improve bone health. Among other factors, such as regular exercise, gender, and race, calcium supplementation during childhood and adolescence appears to be a prerequisite for maintaining adequate bone density later in life. But even elderly patients may benefit significantly from supplementation with dietary calcium.
While calcium is important in bone formation, the other ingredients in Calcium Microcrystalline, such as boron and phosphorus, are also crucial in maintaining overall health of your skeletal system. Boron, for example positively affects the structure and strength of bone, and appears to be necessary for calcium and magnesium absorption, their adequate renal reabsorption, and their incorporation into the bone matrix.
Servings per container:
||250 mg elemental
||130 mg elemental
||2.5 mg elemental
|Other ingredients: Cellulose, vegetable stearate, and silica
|*From 2,000 mg Calcium Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite
Take 2 tablets, 2-3x/day between meals or as directed by your healthcare professional.