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Osteocare Chewable contains the preferred D3 form of Vitamin D. Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is the form of vitamin D that is produced by the skin on exposure to sunlight. D3 is the preferred form of vitamin D because it is the specific form made in the human body and therefore more effective than D2 which is found in some supplements.
Osteocare Chewable provides 100% NRV (Nutrient Reference Value) of calcium carefully combined with co-factors including vitamin D, zinc and magnesium which help to maintain normal bone health.
Ensuring an adequate intake of calcium is vital for men and women of all ages, as evidence suggests that healthy practices early in life, including the adequate consumption of calcium and trace elements, contribute to normal bone health and optimal bone mineralisation. Peak bone mass, obtained during childhood and adolescent growth is known to be of major importance in maintaining bones later in life. The UK Department of Health recommends that people aged 65 years and over should take a daily supplement of 10mcg of vitamin D.
Both sexes lose bone mass during their lifetime but after the menopause women usually lose bone mass much faster than men.
Postmenopausal women have an increased risk of bone loss for three reasons:
This Chewable formula is ideal for those who have difficulty with swallowing tablets. Getting enough calcium is especially important for men and women over 50, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and during and after the menopause.
The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) recommends the following guidelines for calcium intake
|Age||Suggested daily calcium intake|
|Based on the Department of Health Committee on the Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition policy 1998.|
|4-6 years||450 mg|
|7-10 years||550 mg|
|11-18 years boys/girls||1000 / 800 mg|
|19+ years||700 mg|
|Pregnant woman||700 mg|
|Breastfeeding woman||700 + 550 mg|