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Thorne Research, Dicalcium Malate, 120 Capsules

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  • Brand: Thorne Research
  • Package Quantity: 120 Count
  • Weight: 0.41 lbs
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    Description

    • Dietary Supplement
    • Bone Support
    • Foundational
    • Gluten Free

    A concentrated calcium supplement for individuals most at risk for calcium inadequacy.

    DiCalcium Malate contains DimaCal, which is optimally absorbed and is more concentrated than other calcium forms, providing more calcium per capsule.

    Research indicates that a large proportion of the U.S. adult population does not consume the 1,300 mg of calcium the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends for daily dietary intake. Individuals who are at the most risk for calcium inadequacy because of decreased intake, disordered metabolism, decreased absorption, increased loss, or increased need include peri- and postmenopausal women, vegans, individuals who take certain prescription and OTC medications, and those with a vitamin D deficiency (because vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption). Thorne’s DiCalcium Malate (DimaCal), with 250 mg per capsule, is more concentrated than other forms of calcium (such as calcium carbonate), and is absorbed significantly better than calcium carbonate.

    DiCalcium Malate consists of one molecule of malic acid that is bound to two molecules of calcium, which results in a compound that is 29-percent calcium – compared to calcium citrate, which is 19-percent calcium – thus resulting in more elemental calcium per capsule.

    Those individuals most at risk for inadequate calcium intake are:

    • Peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women
    • Women with irregular menstruation, particularly women in which this is due to prolonged athletic activity or strenuous military service
    • Individuals on a dairy-free diet
    • Vegetarians and vegans, because their diets are higher in plant-derived phytates and oxalates that inhibit calcium absorption
    • Pregnant women, particularly women with a history of gestational hypertension
    • Individuals on prescription and OTC medications such as antacids (H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors) that can inhibit absorption, or glucocorticoids such as prednisone that can increase calcium loss
    • Individuals with a vitamin D deficiency – because vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption

    Suggested Use

    Take 1 capsule two times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

    Other Ingredients

    Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, microcrystalline cellulose, medium chain triglyceride oil.

    Warnings

    Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

    If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

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    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: One Capsule
     One Capsule Contains:%Daily Value
    Calcium (as DimaCal DiCalcium Malate) †250 mg19%
    Daily Value (DV)
    †This product uses DimaCal DiCalcium Malate.
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