Osteocare Original is the UK's No.1 calcium 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 Original is suitable for vegans too and is officially approved by both the Vegan Society and the Vegetarian Society.
Improved formula now with vegan vitamin D3
This improved formula has been developed in line with the latest ‘Vitamin D and Bone Health’ guidelines (ROS, 2018) for regular maintenance intake, providing 25μg of vitamin D3*. Alongside magnesium, calcium, zinc, plus four additional supporting nutrients.
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.
Vitabiotics’ nutritional experts have formulated Osteocare Original with vitamin D3 derived from a natural vegan plant source (Algal).
Calcium plus co-factors
Osteocare Original provides 100% NRV (Nutrient Reference Value) of calcium carefully combined with co-factors including vitamin D, zinc and magnesium, all of which help to maintain normal bone health.
Calcium is important for everyone
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. The UK Department of Health recommends that everyone should consider taking a daily supplement containing vitamin D, particularly during autumn and winter.
Calcium is vital for older women
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
Have difficulty swallowing tablets?
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 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 breast-feeding, as well as during and after the menopause.
Calcium intake guidelines
The Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) 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.
Based on scientific research
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 30 years.
*average per 2 tablets
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professionals regarding any medical condition.