Thompson's Calcifort supplies Calcium in the preferred, more readily absorbable Citrate form, boosted to high potency with Calcium Carbonate. Calcium Citrate does not require high stomach acidity for maximum absorption. Thus, the inclusion of Calcium Citrate makes Calcifort a highly bioavailable Calcium supplement suitable for people of all ages. The daily dosage of Calcifort supplies 90% of the recommended intake of this essential mineral. Another benefit of Calcium Citrate is that it reduces the crystallisation of Calcium salts that can develop into kidney stones.
Calcifort includes a range of synergistic nutrients to maximise bioavailability. Magnesium and Vitamin D enhance Calcium absorption, Zinc is included for its role in preventing bone loss, while the trace elements, Silica and Manganese are necessary for normal skeletal development.
Nutrition surveys show that many New Zealanders, particularly women, consume diets that fall short of supplying the recommended Calcium intake (800 mg per day for adults). A good accumulation of Calcium in the bones in the early stages of life is the best prevention of age-related bone loss and fractures. Studies show, however, that in post-menopausal women supplemental Calcium can slow bone loss, with the degree of reduction being sufficient to potentially reduce fracture risk over time.
Low dietary levels of Calcium increase the risk of high blood pressure. Severe deficiency can lead to abnormal heartbeat, dementia and convulsions. As we age the risk of deficiency escalates because of decreased absorption due to lowered stomach acidity.