Bone mass naturally declines with age, and 55 percent of men and 78 percent of women aged 20 and over fail to get the recommended amount of calcium. Patient One Calcium Citrate supplies a highly absorbable and bioavailable form of calcium for optimal support of bone health, peak bone mineralization and overall skeletal strength.
Calcium citrate also promotes nerve transmission, muscle relaxation and colon health. Patient One Calcium Citrate includes 400 IU of vitamin D3 to enhance calcium absorption and utilization, optimizing bone health benefits and supporting peak bone mass at all stages of life.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, predominantly found in the bones and teeth. It is essential for multiple body functions including healthy bones, muscle contraction, blood vessel contraction and expansion, the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and sending messages through the nervous system. Calcium is a vital mineral that is often poorly supplied, ineffectively absorbed, or excreted faster than it is being assimilated.(7)
Each day, calcium is lost through skin, nails, hair, sweat, urine and feces, and the human body cannot produce new calcium.(2) Calcium deficiency often leads to the loss of bone mass (Osteoporosis). Loss of bone starts in women at the time of menopause and in men at about age 55 and leads to an increase in fracture rates in both sexes.(1) Patient One presents calcium in its citrate form, the form generally preferred and recommended by healthcare providers because the citrate salt of calcium has been documented to be well absorbed and utilized by the body. (3-6)
Patient One combines calcium citrate with cholecalciferol, a highly absorbable and bioavailable form of vitamin D, for enhanced nutritional benefits for the skeletal, cardiovascular and immune systems. The addition of vitamin D3 is also important because it stimulates calcium absorption and promotes healthy bone density.(16) Vitamin D3 is most noted for optimizing calcium bioavailability, thereby promoting peak bone mass and bone strength.
Vitamin D levels decline with age. 75% of Americans fail to reach recommended daily vitamin D intake, which doubles between ages 51 and 70, and triples over age 71 – making vitamin D supplementation increasingly important as we age. D3’s ability to promote normal cell growth and metabolism provides additional benefits for cardiovascular, breast, colon, prostate and immune system health.