Osteocare Original is the UK's no.1 bone health formula and has been scientifically developed on the basis of the very latest research to provide a rich source of calcium and co-factors including vitamin D which helps with the normal absorption of calcium by the body.
Osteocare 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 Original 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 Original formula is also available in a chewable tablet for those who have difficulty with swallowing tablets. Osteocare Chewable provides the same levels of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D and zinc which contribute to the maintenance of normal bone health. 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.|
|0-12 months (non-breast-fed infants only)||525 mg|
|1-3 years||350 mg|
|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|
The Osteocare formulation is based on the very latest international findings on the role of nutrients in normal bone health, as well as multiple large-scale scientific studies in the past 20 years.