2018 Sep 10th

Why Take a Calcium Supplement

Each year, osteoporosis (bone density loss) affects over 2 million Canadians. Known as the “Silent Thief”, osteoporosis can have serious consequences for those afflicted, leading to painful fractures, and potentially even fatalities in older adults. With no cure for the disease, preventative maintenance plays a vital role in ensuring the health and safety of our seniors. Below, we’ll discuss the benefits of calcium supplements, as well as a few ways to help protect your body from developing bone issues as you age.

What causes bone loss/What is Osteoporosis?

Despite being such a prevalent issue amongst adults, there tends to be some general confusion when the topic of osteoporosis is raised. Osteoporosis, or bone density loss, is a condition that affects the tissue found in our bones. The body is constantly replenishing cells, and does so by breaking down and replacing matter in a process called remodelling. In our younger years, the body is able to constantly absorb excess nutrients from the nutrition we consume, but as we age, this ability weakens, leaving us more vulnerable to the body’s natural cycle of remodelling. A typical adult reaches peak bone mass (or stores of calcium) by their mid-30’s, at which point the regeneration of your bone tissue slows down.

Osteoporosis occurs when the body is unable to replace bone tissue quickly enough to match the remodelling cycle. Without sufficient nutrients stored, the bones can become weaker, leading to the eventual risk of serious skeletal issues. What makes the loss of bone density so concerning is the fact that it can take months to years to manifest, at which point the underlying damage that was previously unnoticed can already be quite severe. Osteoporosis rates grow each year after age 55, with caucasian and asian women being most at risk to develop the disease.

How Can a Calcium Supplement Help?

On average, most adults need approximately 1,200 mg of calcium to help protect your bones. It can be hard to reach that amount purely by maintaining a regular diet, even with the introduction of calcium rich foods like dairy, and dark leafy vegetables. Calcium supplements make it easier to reach your daily requirements.

The EffectiCal® Difference

EffectiCal® is a patented and clinically tested calcium supplement designed to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis. Its specialized formula facilitates much higher absorption and utilization of calcium by the body than other leading products. EffectiCal® has been further optimized with highly absorbable zinc and magnesium, minerals that play key roles in the body’s immune function and support the growth of bones and teeth. When compared to other leading supplements, users experienced:

  • Less pain, gas and bloating
  • Less strain and improved bowel emptying
  • Less constipation
  • Less decrease in appetite

Discover how you can help protect yourself against the risk of osteoporosis with EffectiCal® today!

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