Designs for Health Calcium Malate Chelate 250mg 120c combines two unique forms of calcium for exceptional absorption and utilization. Calcium glycinate chelate provides calcium that is fully chelated to glycine for superior absorption, while the calcium in di-calcium malate is bound to malic acid for excellent absorption and support of energy production in the Krebs cycle. The recommended dosage of two capsules yields 500 mg of elemental calcium along with 100 IU of vitamin D.
True chelates are not only absorbed better than calcium salts, but they are retained better in body tissue such as bone. Chelated calcium is better tolerated than non-bound calcium salts as they do not cause the milk-alkali syndrome which can cause stomach upset and kidney problems. Also, the ligands the minerals are chelated to is important as the chelated compound will remain chelated throughout the gut and into the bloodstream. Mineral salts from non-true chelates break apart far sooner, usually in the stomach, leaving the body with the extra compound to deal with. Ionic minerals interfere with the absorption of other minerals including phosphorus and iron whereas chelated minerals do not. Also, vitamin D is added which helps to resorb calcium that otherwise would be excreted.
Serving Size: 2 tablets
Servings Per Container: 60
Ingredients per serving (2 tablets):
Calcium (di-calcium malate, bis-glycinate chelate) 500 mg
Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) 100 IU
Microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose, magnesium stearate, stearic acid.
Take two to four tablets per day with meals or as directed by your health care practioner.
Certificates of analysis available for raw materials and finished product.
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Designs For Health
By providing comprehensive support through a extensive product line, ongoing clinical education, and practice development programs, Designs For Health is able to maximize the potential for successful patient treatment outcomes. Since 1989, Designs for Health has been the health care professional's trusted source for research-backed nutritional products of superior quality.
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