Calcium Citramate by Thorne Research is a natural calcium supplement that contains calcium citrate-malate for supporting bone health.
- Calcium citrate-malate enhances bone health even when supplemented alone
- Significantly better absorbed than calcium carbonate
- Support for bone health
Calcium bound to citric acid and malic acid (citrate-malate) demonstrates six times the solubility of either citrate or malate alone. Several studies have shown increased absorption by the body of calcium from citrate-malate compared to carbonate (37-55 percent greater absorption in one study).* It is the only form of calcium found to actually enhance bone health when supplemented without vitamin D, vitamin K, or other bone-building nutrients.*
Several studies have indicated even relatively low amounts of this well-absorbed calcium chelate to be effective in supporting bone health.* One study of 11- and 12-year-old females given 500 mg calcium (as citrate-malate) or placebo for 18 months found the calcium group had significantly greater gains in lumbar spine bone mineral density and total body bone mineral density, and had gained an average of 24 grams of bone per year – the equivalent of an additional 1.3 percent of the skeleton each year.* Other studies have found similar results, particularly in prepubescent girls, indicating it is important to start "banking" bone early.*
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, adequate calcium throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet and physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life.
Each capsule contains:
Calcium (as Calcium Citrate-Malate) 140mg
Other Ingredients: hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide.
Contains NO: wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.
Adults: Take 1 capsule three times daily or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
If you are pregnant or nursing, please consult your healthcare professional before using this product. Keep out of the reach of children.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.
There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.