Calcium (500 mg) and vitamin D (100 UI) supplementation
Chewable tablets in milk caramel flavor with 500 mg calcium and 100 IU of vitamin D per tablet.
DOES NOT CONTAIN GLUTEN. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under three (3) years should only consume this product under guidance of nutritionist or doctor. Product dispensed from the obligation to register as DRC 27/10.
Calcium and Vitamin D
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. Its distribution is 99% in the bones and the rest can be found in blood, extracellular space and soft tissue cells. Calcium is essential for the formation and maintenance of bone matrix and growth and development of bones and teeth. It is considered an essential element, i.e. the body is unable to synthesize it, but can be acquired through daily intake of food containing it or by supplementation.
This vitamin, being liposoluble, is easily absorbed in the intestine. As well as calcium, vitamin D is also important for the bones. However, besides being obtained by feeding, this vitamin can also be synthesized by the body. Vitamin D obtained through diet is presented in two forms: D2 (calciferol), synthesized in plants from ergosterol precursor and D3 (cholecalciferol), from non-plant foods. Both suffer the same metabolization process to become active. Several factors can reduce vitamin D production by the skin, such as increased pigmentation, normal aging and insufficient exposure to sunlight. The major function of vitamin D is to maintain serum calcium and phosphate as well as assist in the absorption and retention of calcium in the body, helping the formation and maintenance of bones. Nutrition is one of the most important factors in the development and maintenance of bone mass. Adequate consumption of calcium and vitamin D from foods and supplements, is necessary to decrease the rate of bone loss, especially at a more advanced age.
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