2 tablets daily, unless otherwise advised.
Do not exceed the recommended daily dosage.
The tablets can be chewed or swallowed whole.
A healthy lifestyle and a varied balanced diet are important for maintaining good health.
Dark, dry and at room temperature.
Keep out of reach of young children.
Dietary supplements should not replace a varied diet.
Bio-Calcium+D3 are tablets with the active nutrients Calcium and vitamin D who are involved in the maintenance of normal bone tissue. The calcium is ionised in the stomach, and absorbed in the intestine with help from the vitamin D3. The tablets have a fresh peppermint flavor and can be chewed or swallowed whole. Each tablet contributes with 400 mg of calcium and 5 micrograms of vitamin D.
Calcium is an element and also the most abundant mineral in the human body. The most prominent function of calcium is its need in the maintenance of normal teeth and bones. Bone tissue also functions as the body's calcium storage facility. If the body gets too little calcium, it breaks down calcium from bone tissue to cover its needs.
The percent of the body's calcium which is not channeled into teeth and bones supports different body functions. For instance, calcium contributes to:
The bones consist of living tissue that is constantly being replaced. The bone-forming cells are called osteoblasts and the bone-degrading cells are called osteoclasts. As bone tissue also functions as the body's calcium storage facility., it is particularly important that we absorb sufficient calcium in the bones. If the body gets too little calcium, the osteoclasts are activated which breaks down bone tissue to cover the body's need for calcium.
Children increase their bone mass because the osteoblasts are more active than osteoclasts up to the point where the bones reach their maximum mass, which is usually around 35 years. After that the degradation of bone tissue exceed the amount being build-up. For men, this represents a net loss of bone mass about 0.5% per year and for women around 1% per year.
An active lifestyle also helps to prevent bone loss.
As shown in the following illustration, women are more exposed to bone tissue loss than men. Research shows that women who are treated with estrogen are not necessarily in less need of calcium.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is available in several forms, of which D2 and D3 are the most important. D3 is the form of vitamin D that is absorbed most easily in the body. Vitamin D is in fact a pro-vitamin, as we are able to synthesize it in our skin when we get exposed to sufficient amounts of sunshine. However, at latitudes similar to Scandinavia the Sun is only high enough in the sky for us to produce vitamin D from may to september. Vitamin D is necessary for the body to metabolize calcium and for the function of bones and muscles.
In recent years, science has focused on our need for vitamin D. Health authorities recommend Vitamin D supplements to children, pregnant women, dark-skinned children/adults, veiled women (and others who wear garments that cover most of the body), and to individuals who rarely or never get exposed to sunlight. In addition, nursing home residents and people over the age of 70 are advised to take vitamin D as a means of protection against brittle bones.
Calcium with vitamin D is necessary for normal bone formation in children.
The EU Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind the product's content of Calcium and Vitamin D and has acknowledged the following statements:>
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