Ingredients in Metagenics Calcitite Protect shown to or may:
- Ensure normal development of bone and teeth and enhance skeletal strength.
- Supporting nutrients to assist in absorption of calcium.
- Convenient calcium supplementation for all ages.
Metagenics Calcitite Protect is free from dairy protein, lactose, eggs, gluten, wheat, nuts, yeast, and salt.
Metagenics Calcitite Protect is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
Take 1 tablet three times daily with meals.
A meta-analysis of 12 randomised controlled trials has shown 700 IU to 800 IU of vitamin D to enhance skeletal strength. Vitamin D significantly reduced the risk of hip fracture by 26% and non-vertebral fracture by 23%.6 Vitamin D has also been shown to play a role in musculoskeletal function, with vitamin D receptors being identified in human muscle tissue. In a separate, double-blind RCT, 800 IU of vitamin D significantly improved musculoskeletal function, reducing the amount of falls in older patients by 49% over three months.7
Highly bioavailable calcium: Microcrystalline hydroxyapatite is a comprehensive whole bone concentrate consistently showing superior bioavailability over other forms of calcium.1,4 It delivers highly absorbable forms of calcium, phosphorous and bioactive growth factors including transforming growth factor-b, insulin like growth factors, type 1 collagen, glycosaminoglycans and trace minerals to positively impact bone density.5
Vitamin D for optimal calcium absorption: Vitamin D is involved in the efficiency of intestinal calcium absorption and also in the parathyroid hormone regulation of serum calcium levels. In a low vitamin D state, the intestine absorbs 10% to 15% of dietary calcium compared to 30% to 40% with adequate vitamin D levels.2 Metagenics Calcitite Hi-Strength contains 333 IU of vitamin D per tablet to assist calcium absorption and enhance skeletal strength.
A two year study involving 60 postmenopausal women evaluated the efficacy of calcium hydroxyapatite (3.32 g/day) and calcium carbonate in the maintenance of optimal bone mineral density. Only calcium hydroxyapatite maintained bone mineral density, while calcium carbonate and the control group showed a significant reduction in bone mineral density (Figure One).3 Similar results have also been demonstrated in a separate study of 40 postmenopausal women. Calcium hydroxyapatite significantly slowed the loss of trabecular bone in comparison to calcium carbonate over 20 months at a dose of 1.4 g calcium/day (Figure Two).1
Ingredients: Metagenics Calcitite Protect
|Each tablet contains:
|Calcium hydrogen phosphate
|Borax (sodium borate)
|Phytomenadione (Vitamin K)
|Equivalent Vitamin D3