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% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) 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.
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:
- Bone mineral content tends to be lower in women than in men
- Dietary calcium intake may decrease with age
- The rate of bone loss accelerates at menopause
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|
|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|
|Based on the Department of Health Committee on the|
Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition policy 1998.
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.
The calcium in Osteocare® has always been balanced with magnesium. We believe that, based on a wealth of international published research, calcium should always be supplied with vitamin D and balanced with meaningful levels of magnesium, as the magnesium to calcium ratio in the body is vital. Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance, normal muscle function and of course the maintenance of normal bones.
Synergistic high strength calcium tablets, with magnesium, zinc & vitamin D3
|Nutritional Information||Average per 2 tablets||% EC NRV*|
|Vitamin D (as D3 400 IU)||10 µg||200|
|*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value, µg = microgram|
mg = milligram, IU = International Units, †United States Pharmacopeia
TWO TABLETS PER DAY WITH A MAIN MEAL. Swallow with water or a cold drink. Not to be chewed. Do not exceed the recommended intake. Osteocare can be continued for as long as required and can be taken with other products in the Vitabiotics range.
Suitable for vegetarians
No salt or yeast
Osteocare is not tested on animals
As with other food supplements, seek professional advice before using if you suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients. Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.
Always read the product directions before use. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other food supplements seek professional advice before using if you suffer from food allergies, and consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, or if on medication. Vitamin supplements are not intended to treat or prevent any disease. Food supplements must not replace a balanced and varied diet, and a healthy lifestyle.