Lifestream Natural Calcium Powder 100g

Our most popular and bio available Calcium supplement.

Calcium is also used by almost every cell in the body including the heart and nerves and is necessary for muscle contraction and for the development and maintenance of bone structure. Calcium is an important component of a healthy diet. Although we imagine our bones are permanent, they are actually being constantly renewed throughout our life and replaced with new bone tissue.  In fact, our entire skeleton is renewed approximately every seven years!

If we do not consume enough calcium in our diet, our body takes the necessary calcium from our bones to use for other essential functions. This can result in brittle or porous bones, broken bones, low bone density and weakness - especially in later life.

To ensure we maintain excellent bone health, it is essential we receive sufficient quantities of calcium every day. It is even more important to ensure that the body can utilise and absorb the calcium it is given. Natural food-complexed calcium may be the most suitable form of calcium for long-term use.  Usually good sources of minerals are obtained from natural plant and vegetable foods however calcium content is high in only a select number of foods.

 

 Daily calcium requirements

Age group and gender

RDI Calcium

mg/day

Children

1-3 yr 500
4-8 yr 700

Boys/Girls

9-13 yr 1000-1300
14-18 yr 1300
     Men

19-70 yr

1000
>70 yr 1300

Women

19-50 yr 1000
>51 yr 1300

Pregnancy &

Breastfeeding

14-18 yr 1300
19-50 yr 1000
   

 Who needs more Calcium?

  • It can be difficult to obtain sufficient calcium in the diet if you do not eat plenty of dairy or other calcium containing products (sardines, tofu). So anyone who does not eat dairy products or who has a dairy allergy may require calcium supplementation.  
  • Athletes and pregnant and breastfeeding women require more calcium.
  • Smokers and those who drink excessively are at risk of not absorbing sufficient calcium from their diet so they may require extra calcium.
  • Peri and post menopausal women require more calcium because their estrogen levels are dropping and this reduces the body's ability to build bone.
  • Also, those who are thin or have a small frame don't have a very large internal supply of calcium and may require extra calcium.
  • Excessive protein or salt intake in the diet may lead to low bone density and weakness and therefore people with a high protein diet or those eating salty, processed foods may require extra calcium.

 

What is Lifestream NaturalCalcium made from?

Lifestream Natural Calcium is produced from a certified organic sea vegetable called Lithothamnium calcareum and demonstrates advanced bioavailability1. Lifestream Natural Calcium contains 32-34% elemental calcium and other important co-factor minerals including boron, magnesium, zinc, copper, iodine and sulphur.

 

The Benefits of taking Lifestream Natural Calcium:

§The only calcium supplement that is Certified Organic and a genuine natural food

§Helps to build strong healthy bones and nails

§Helps to support bone density and strength as you age

§Supports skeletal strength and posture of the spine

§Strengthens and builds strong healthy teeth

§Lessens the physical and emotional experience of PMS

§Good bioavailability and well absorbed by the body

§100% dairy-free, G.E. free, animal free, vegetarian and gluten free

§Contains other necessary minerals including magnesium, zinc, boron, selenium

§Contains NO hydroxyapatite (crushed cow bone) and no animal products.

§Contains NO preservatives or synthetic additives

§Available in easy-to-swallow capsules or powder

§Not synthetically produced or made from chalk

§A complete and natural calcium food

 

The most important aspect when taking calcium is the bioavailability of the calcium. Calcium digestibility, solubilisation, absorption and organ uptake and release are important metabolic events when considering calcium bioavailability.

 

Is Lifestream Natural Calcium well absorbed by the body?

Yes. This is due to 3 unique aspects: 

  1. Lifestream Natural Calcium has a unique porous ‘honeycomb-like’ structure which reacts particularly well in the digestive system and gives it high absorption properties.
  2. A Lifestream NaturalCalcium molecule has a very large surface area. This allows faster solubilisation and rapid ionisation of the calcium.
  3. Lifestream NaturalCalcium also contains other important minerals necessary for the absorption of calcium including magnesium, boron, selenium, zinc, copper and iodine.

 

 

Calcium Powder Nutrition Information 
Serving size: 2.8g

Avg. quantity:

per serve 

per 100g

Energy 

0.4kJ

13kJ

Protein

0.03g

1.0g

     - gluten

NIL

NIL

Fat, total

0.06g

2.0g

    - saturated

0.003g

0.1g

Carbohydrate

0.03g

1.0g

    - sugars

0.003g

0.1g

Sodium

14.8mg

530mg

Boron

84.6mcg

3.0mg

Calcium

924mg (116% RDI*)

33.0g

Chromium

1.4mcg

50.0mcg

Copper

1.4mcg

50.0mcg 

Iodine

137mch (91% RDI*)

4.9mg

Iron

2.1mg (18% RDI*)

74.5mg

Magnesium

79.5mg (25% RDI*)

2.8g

Maganese

82.3mcg

2.9mg

Molybdenum

4.5mcg

159mcg

Phosphorus

9.7mg

345mg

Potassium

3.6mg

129mg

Selenium

1.4mcg

50.0mcg

Silica

1.3mg

47.5mg

Zinc

6.7mcg

240mcg

All values specified above are averages
*RDI = Recommended daily intake

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