- Powdered calcium for stronger bones.
- Concentrated source of Calcium Citrate and Vitamin D3.
- Provides the daily requirements to effectively maintain and improve bone tissue.
- Flavorless powder can be mixed in with your favorite beverage without altering the taste.
- 5-times more absorbent than calcium carbonate.
- No large pills to swallow
- No artificial flavors or colors
- No preservatives
- Yeast & gluten free
- Gastric bypass surgery
- Postmenopausal women
- Active females
- Calcium and Vitamin D3 deficient individuals
UpCal D benefits:
UpCal D provides nutritional support for:
UpCal D is easy to take, inexpensive and effective!
Available in 570g Cans or Individual Stick Packs
Directions: Stir 1 serving (5g) of UpCal D into 2 - 8 oz (60 - 240 ml) of any beverage or soft food.
Serving Size: 1 Scoop/Packet (5g)
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 9||Calories from Fat 0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 3g||0%|
|Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) 500IU||120%|
|Calcium Citrate (Elemental**) 500mg||50%|
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Ingredients:Calcium Citrate, Dextrose, and Vitamin D3
**Elemental calcium is the amount actually absorbed
Made to U.S. pharmacopeia (USP) quality, purity and potency standards.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What kind of calcium is UpCal D derived from?
Calcium citrate, which helps achieve superior absorption. Unlike calcium carbonate, which requires stomach acid and consumption with a meal for optimal absorption, calcium citrate is not dependent on gastric acid and can be taken without food.
At what age is calcium intake important?
Very simply, at all ages. Calcium is important to infant development, childhood development when bones are growing, during childbearing and during adulthood to keep bones healthy and strong.
Who needs a daily Calcium supplement?
In general, research has found that girls aged 9–13 years and 14–18 years, women aged 51–70 years, and both men and women older than 70 years fall below the desirable recommended intake for calcium. Overall, females are less likely than males to get recommended intakes of calcium from food. In addition, the following groups would benefit from a calcium supplement to help meet daily needs:
Postmenopausal women, Vegetarians, Vegans and ovo-vegetarians, individuals with lactose intolerance and/or cow’s milk allergy.
What affects calcium absorption from my diet?
Fiber-rich foods and plant foods containing phytic acid can negatively affect the absorption of calcium, as can caffeine. Excess fat, salt and soft drinks also have a negative effect.
It is better to spread calcium intake out over the day instead of taking it all at once. Studies show that when too much calcium is in the body at once, absorption is diminished.
What is calcium and why might I need more?
Calcium is an essential mineral that your body needs every day. Calcium plays a number of important roles in the body. A deficiency can cause numerous adverse health issues. First, calcium is the major constituent of bones and teeth. More than 98% of the body’s calcium is found in those structures. In the rest of the body, calcium supports heart function, circulation, nerve function and muscle tone.