Citracal Maximum combines calcium citrate + Vitamin D3.
Can be taken with or without food
Highly soluble form of calcium
Gentle on the digestive system
Calcium is an essential mineral needed for bone health. In fact, most of the calcium in our bodies is stored in the bones and teeth. It’s just as important as any other product in your age-defying beauty regimen.
Even though our bodies need calcium, we don’t produce the mineral. We get it from the foods we eat every day. Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough calcium.
Getting enough calcium along with Vitamin D is important for supporting bone health throughout your lifetime, but especially during childhood, while the bones are still growing. It’s also essential during the senior years, when bones start to break down faster than they can be rebuilt. Older bones may become more brittle and easily fractured – a condition called osteoporosis.1
To get the recommended amount of calcium, it is a good idea to make sure foods high in calcium are part of your diet. These include low-fat dairy products such as low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheeses, as well as calcium-fortified orange juice.
If it is difficult for you to get enough calcium through diet, it may make sense for you to take a supplement, such as a Citracal product.
The amount of calcium you require depends on your age and sex. Here is a breakdown of what you need on a daily basis:2
1 National Osteoporosis Foundation. 2 Institute of Medicine, 2010.
We suggest you check with your doctor or pharmacist to advise you if Citracal combined with your vitamin regimen will exceed the upper level of calcium intake. The tolerable upper intake of calcium is 2,000 mg per day.‡
‡Institute of Medicine.
In addition to calcium, Vitamin D is needed for bone health*. Your body requires it to absorb calcium. Women and men up to 70 years of age need 15 mcg (600 IU) Vitamin D daily. After age 70, this increases to 20 mcg (800 IU) Vitamin D per day.
There are three ways to get Vitamin D: sunlight, food, and supplements. Because of the risk of skin cancer and the use of sunscreen, which limits your body’s ability to make the vitamin, most people rely on food and supplements to get their Vitamin D. And since it is difficult getting all your Vitamin D from food alone, many people may need to take supplements.
Not getting enough calcium throughout life may lead to a disease called osteoporosis. This is a condition where your bones become fragile and break easily. The most common bones affected include the hip, backbone (spine), and wrist. Many people don’t realize they have osteoporosis until after they break a bone, which means that their bones had been losing strength for years.§
§National Osteoporosis Foundation, Jan 2017.
- Have a family history of broken bones or osteoporosis
- Have broken a bone while an adult
- Had surgery to remove their ovaries before their periods stopped
- Had early menopause
- Have not gotten enough calcium throughout their lives
- Are consistently inactive
- Used certain medicines for a long time
- Have a small body frame
Approximately ten million Americans have osteoporosis. The disease mostly affects White and Asian women, but others are vulnerable as well, including men. Women with the greatest risk include those who:
Can I take a Citracal product with my medications?
Prior to taking a Citracal product with medications, we recommend that you speak with a health care professional.
What if I have medical conditions?
Your health care provider is in the best position to make this decision with you as he/she will know your personal needs. Prior to taking a Citracal product, we recommend that you speak with a health care professional regarding your specific condition.
Will my medications block the absorption of Citracal products?
Check with your doctor or pharmacist. They will be able to advise you if your medication will block the absorption of a Citracal product.
Can I take a Citracal product during pregnancy?
As with any dietary supplement, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, contact your doctor before using a Citracal product.
Can I take Citracal products with a multivitamin?
We suggest you check with your doctor or pharmacist to advise you if a Citracal product combined with your vitamin regimen will exceed the upper level of calcium intake. Total calcium intake should be no more than 2000 mg/day.
Why do Citracal products contain Vitamin D?
Vitamin D helps the body absorb and use calcium more effectively.
Do Citracal products contain gluten?
We do not add any gluten to our products. However, we cannot guarantee that they are 100% gluten free.