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Calcium Citrate Overview

NOW Food's bestselling Calcium Citrate offers a lot more than just calcium citrate but falls a bit short of being a complete bone formula since it lacks vitamin K and boron. It does have the other critical nutrients for bone health, though. Magnesium at 300 mg per 2 tablet dose, from a combination of highly absorbable magnesium aspartate and not-so absorbable magnesium oxide. Trace elements zinc, copper and manganese are all in the desirable amino acid chelated form. Vitamin D is an important inclusion in any calcium formula, very safe, and very inexpensive from a manufacturing standpoint. Experts are recommending 1000-2000 IU a day for most people. Multis might provide 50-400 at the most. In light of that, NOW Calcium Citrate's 100 IU of vitamin D seems like a woefully small dose.

Most multivitamins cannot supply the the full days supply of minerals in one dose, since calcium and magnesium alone require 3-4 tablets. Instead, they provide some calcium and magnesium and people use products like NOW's Calcium Citrate as a mineral booster to close the gaps. The few nutrients that it lacks in terms of bone health vitamin K and boron, are already supplied by most multis.

Calcium Citrate Description from Now
Calcium Citrate is a readily digested and absorbed form of Calcium. The trace minerals and Vitamin D are added because of their essential role in bone metabolism.*

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 tabs
Servings Per Container: 125
Ingredient Amount % Daily Value**
Vitamin D 100IU 25
Calcium 600mg 60
Magnesium 300mg 75
Zinc 15mg 100
Copper 1mg 50
Manganese 5mg 250
** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
† Daily Value not established.

Manufacturer's Directions
As a dietary supplement, take 2 tablets 1 to 2 times daily, preferably with meals.

California Prop 65 Warnings
WARNING: Consuming this product can expose you to chemicals including lead which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.