The Importance of Calcium
- Calcium is a vital mineral that is essential for developing and maintaining strong and healthy bones.
- Calcium cannot be produced by the body so it must come from our diet.
- Less than half Australian adults get their daily recommended intake of calcium(Osteoporosis Australia).
- Each Caltrate Bone Health tablet provides up to 60% of your recommended daily intake(NHMRC 2006).
The Importance of Vitamin D
- Vitamin D helps optimise the absorption of calcium, helping to build and maintain healthy bones.
- Each Caltrate Bone Health tablet provides more than the recommended adequate intake of vitamin D for Australians under the age of 70 years.
Caltrate Bone Health
Caltrate Bone Health is a high potency calcium supplement providing 600mg of elemental calcium in each tablet with 500IU of vitamin D to help optimes the absorption of calcium in your body. Caltrate Bone Health is made from calcium carbonate, the most concentrated form of calcium available. Caltrate Bone Health helps prevent and treat osteoporosis.
Calcium and Vitamin D are essential for your bone health and help support mobility.
Promotes strong, healthy bones.
Helps optimise calcium absorption.
Caltrate Bone Health contains calcium for bone strength and Vitamin D to help optimise calcium absorption. Taken every day, Caltrate Bone Health will help keep your bones strong and healthy so you can keep moving.
The Facts About Osteoporosis
What is Osteoporosis?
- A disease that causes bones to become brittle & porous, increasing the risk of a fracture.
- Osteoporotic fractures can lead to a severe loss of independence, impacting on quality of life.
- It is often called the 'Silent Disease' as the progress is gradual, without visible symptoms.
- Most people don't realise they have osteoporosis until they suffer a fracture.
Who is at Risk?
- 1 in 3 Australian women over the age of 45 will develop osteoporosis(Adapted from ABS 2007 Population Data and The Burden of Brittle Bones Study, 2007).
- 1 in 3 Australian men over the age of 60 will suffer an osteoporotic fracture(Adapted from ABS 2007 Population Data and The Burden of Brittle Bones Study, 2007).
- Women are at a greater risk as calcium loss from bone accelerates after menopause(NHMRC 2006).
Prevention is Better Than Cure
Essential steps to help reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis include:
- Adequate levels of calcium in your diet, every day
- Adequate levels of vitamin D
- Regular weight-bearing exercises such as walking or jogging
Caltrate Bone Health helps prevent and treat osteoporosis by providing high levels of calcium and vitamin D. We should aim to maintain healthy bones throughout life to help fight osteoporosis.