What is Calcium ?
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, which contains
approximately 1.2 Kg, 99% of which is stored in bones and teeth, with
the remaining 1% present in the blood and other bodily tissues. The
skeleton acts as a reservoir for calcium; if the intake of calcium is
insufficient, bones become depleted in calcium. Dietary sources of
calcium include dairy products, fish and some green vegetables. Oxalic
acid, which is found in some green vegetables like spinach, is a potent
inhibitor of calcium absorption. The body is best equipped to absorb
calcium and build up bone tissues up to the age of 35, after which bone
density is lost at a rate of approximately 0.3% per year (1% in
post-menopausal women). Calcium cannot be absorbed without vitamin D,
which is made in the skin in response to sunlight (vitamin D levels
decline with age, and a daily intake of 200-400 IU/day is required) Many
adults receive just half the amount of calcium they require from the
diet each day.
Protecting the skeleton
From early childhood until adolescence, our bones gain strength as a natural
part of our development. Younger people (30‑35 years) have what you might call a
bone density equilibrium. The amount of bone which is continually lost is built
up again, leaving the bone strength unchanged. But around the age of 35, our
bones start deteriorating. In the beginning, both men and women lose about 0.3%
of their bone density every year, but women soon take over. In addition to their
age related loss, women lose 0.6% of their bone density after menopause.
Who needs calcium supplements?
Younger women who need extra calcium to build strong bones often get less
calcium than the recommended amount due to the fact that they eat very little.
Smoking, drinking, medicine, underweight and lack of physical exercise increases
the need for calcium additionally. A healthy diet is always a good way to get
plenty of calcium plus the other nutrients that are important for building and
maintaining a strong bone mass, but in many cases a supplement is a good
investment. Bio‑Calcium is also available as Bio‑ Calcium + D, a preparation
that contains the three mineral that are needed for building strong bones.
It appears a sufficiently high calcium intake in the early years of a woman 's
life may help build strong bones. Younger women should therefore make sure they
take enough calcium
Because you rely on strong bones throughout your life Calcium is
a vital mineral that adds strength to the hone. 99% of the body’s calcium is
stored in the skeleton.
Scientific studies have shown that a high calcium intake in the
early years of life strengthens a woman’s hones, which is a physical advantage
when hormones trigger the natural loss of hone density later in life.
Bio-Calcium is intended for those who wish to provide their hones
with the recommended amount of calcium and other important nutrients such as
vitamin D and K, which are important for effective absorption and utilisation
About Pharma-Nord Bio-Calcium
Each tablet of Pharma-Nord Bio-Calcium contains 500mg of calcium (as calcium
malate and calcium carbonate), in an easily absorbable form with a high % of
In addition, each tablet contains 5 microgm of vitamin D3, which promotes
calcium absorption from the small intestine, and 35 microgm of vitamin K which
stimulates the formation of bone tissue. Pharma- Nord recommends 1-2
tablets/day. Pharma-Nord Bio-Calcium is produced under Danish pharmaceutical
After menopause women lose close to 1% of their bone density a year, In most
cases, demineralized bones cannot be rebuilt, not even by using minerals or
hormones. However, the combination of calcium, vitamins and minerals in Bio‑
Calcium + D3 + K offers good protection against loss of bone density.
Are there adverse effects from taking Calcium?
A daily calcium intake as high as 2500mg/day appears to be safe with no general
adverse effects reported. Higher daily calcium intakes may cause
gastrointestinal disturbance, interfere with the absorption of zinc, iron and
magnesium, and lead to the formation of kidney stones in susceptible
individuals. Patients with thyroid or kidney disease should take calcium
supplements with caution. Calcium supplements may interfere with the action of
the calcium channel blocking drug Verapamil.