Highly Absorbable Formula with Boron. Yeast Free. LifeTime Calcium Citrate 1000 with Magnesium and Boron is a highly absorbable form of Calcium which maximizes it effectiveness. This product includes Magnesium and Boron minerals well-known for bone building support to provide a complete formula for supporting bone health. Are a highly absorbable formula Include ingredients known for supporting bone health. Calcium citrate is the calcium salt of citric acid. It is commonly used as a food additive usually as a preservative but sometimes for flavor. In this sense it is similar to sodium citrate. Calcium citrate is also used as a water softener because the citrate ions can chelate unwanted metal ions. Calcium citrate is also found in some dietary calcium supplements Calcium makes up 21% of calcium citrate by weight. Why Do I Need Calcium? Bones grow rapidly during adolescence and teens need enough calcium to build strong bones and fight bone loss later in life. But many don't get the recommended daily amount of calcium. In addition people who smoke or drink soda caffeinated beverages or alcohol may get even less calcium because those substances interfere with the way the body absorbs and uses calcium. Bone calcium begins to decrease in young adulthood and people gradually lose bone density as they age — particularly women. Teens especially girls whose diets don't provide the nutrients to build bones to their maximum potential are at greater risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis which increases the risk of fractures from weakened bones. Calcium also plays an important role in muscle contraction transmitting messages through the nerves and the release of hormones. If people aren't getting enough calcium in their diet the body takes calcium from the bones to ensure normal cell function which can lead to weakened bones. If you got enough calcium and physical activity when you were a kid and continue to do so as a teen you'll enter your adult years with the strongest bones possible.
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