Importance of Calcium & D3 in Bone Health
Each day we lose calcium from our body through our hair, skin, nails, sweat, urine etc. But our body does not have the ability to produce any calcium. The importance of calcium in our bodies is so high that the body will demineralise bone to maintain normal blood levels. This means that it is important for us to take the daily requirement of calcium to maintain a healthy skeleton. Deficiency in growing individuals prevents attainment of peak bone mass and deficiency in grown individuals leads to loss of bone mass which means Calcium with vitamin D3 is a must for all age groups.
Calcium is one of the basic nutrients required by the human body. It performs a variety of basic functions in the human body, the most common utility being in keeping the bones and teeth in the body strong. Most of the bone composition consists of Calcium, and the body uses almost 99% of its Calcium intake to keep the bones and the teeth strong. It is also pivotal in performing other functions like blood clotting, cell signalling, nerve functions and muscle contractions. The basic reason for Calcium to perform these functions is the fact that Calcium ion is used by cells to transport other ions across the cellular membrane, to activate enzymes essential to perform these functions in the human body and also send and receive neurotransmitters from nerves near other organs.
The important functions of calcium in the body include but are not limited to being the major structural element in bones and teeth, mediating the constriction and relaxation of blood vessels, nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction and secretion of hormones. Calcium also plays an indirect role in assisting the process of clotting as it is required to activate Vitamin K. Calcium has also been researched to reduce the chances of a variety of health conditions, such as colorectal cancer, hypertension, osteoporosis and even obesity.
Natural food such as milk and milk products, legumes, eggs, beans, lentils, almonds, and fish like Sardine are rich in Calcium. You may also choose to supplement these with Calcium with Vitamin D3 tablets to meet the daily requirement of this key mineral. Calcium with Vitamin D3 tablets taken regularly builds stronger and healthier bones for all age groups.
In order to trigger the increased absorption of Calcium, our body needs Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 or Cholecalciferol is commonly called the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’ which is the natural form of Vitamin D that our body makes when exposed to sunlight. Calcium with Vitamin D3 benefits the body by promoting bone growth, building bone mass, treat bone disorders and prevents softening of bones that leads to frequent fractures.
A regular diet may not always have the right amount of calcium or D3 for the body. In such situations, it is important to take Calcium and Vitamin D3 tablets regularly to fulfil the calcium requirements. Calcium with Vitamin D3 benefits muscular contractions and negates the possibility of serious disorders.
How deficiency of calcium D3 affect health
Calcium Vitamin D3 deficiency causes common health problems that affect almost 1 billion people globally. Diseases like rickets (Bone deforming Disease) along with an alarming number of bone disorders like osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, increased knee pain and hip pain are generally caused by Calcium deficiency. It often leads to secondary hyperthyroidism, a condition when elevated levels of calcium are found in our blood causing increase bone loss, osteopenia, osteomalacia and increased fracture risk in aged people.
Children suffering from Calcium deficiency may not grow to their full adult height. In such cases, they need to be prescribed Calcium and Vitamin D3 tablets that aid them to grow to their full potential.
Autoimmune diseases like Type 1 diabetes, certain cancer, cardiovascular diseases, psychological disorders, infections, cognitive disorders for the general population are also caused by the insufficiency of Vitamin D3 in our body.
Age and gender are the two criteria that determine the calcium requirement of an individual. The Endocrine Society recommends an infant should take 400-1000 International Unit of Vitamin D per day, an adolescent can take 600-1000 IU, an adult and aged person can take 1500-2000 IU of Vitamin D per day to lead a healthy life.
Calcium with Vitamin D3 tablets maintains the phosphorus and calcium level in the blood. Hence it is advisable to pay attention to your daily intake of Calcium vitamin D3 and ensure that you get the much-needed calcium in your body.
Benefits of K2 and Magnesium in bone health
The human body converts the Vitamin K found in abundance in dark green leafy vegetables into Vitamin K2, which helps our Bones receive the much-needed Calcium. Vitamin K2’s role in the human body goes beyond blood clotting to maintaining healthy bones by retaining the Calcium in them. This magic Vitamin activates Osteocalcin which is a protein that helps to deposit calcium salts in bone tissues. Conversion of Vitamin K into Vitamin K2 by our body is often not very efficient and as a result, most people are found deficient in this important vitamin.
Magnesium is a mineral that acts in tandem with Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D to improve our bone health by helping the relevant cells retain Calcium and fight diseases linked to Calcium deficiency. Magnesium also helps in a healthy heart by lowering blood pressure levels. It helps in the movement of calcium and potassium through cell membranes and that in turn builds muscle contraction. Magnesium stimulates the calcitonin hormone which is responsible for drawing the calcium out of the muscles into the bones. It thus lowers the risk of osteoporosis to a large extent. Like other minerals, magnesium too cannot be made in our body, so it can be consumed from vegetables and beans and supplements.
The absence of adequate amount of Magnesium in the body leads to plaque formation in the arteries and weakening of bone tissue.
The effectiveness of the Calcium available in the food is reduced significantly without the presence of Vitamin D3. Vitamin K2 and Magnesium then help the tissue and cells that need it most to receive this Calcium and retain it. Overall Calcium with vitamin D3 tablets provides a tailor-made combination of Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K2, and Magnesium that keeps you fit and healthy to live life to the fullest.
Purayati’s Bone Health Calcium D3 tablets are one of the best Calcium tablets and Vitamin D3 source available in the market which is entirely vegetarian. The product has Calcium tablets with Vitamin D3 and other essential minerals in the right proportions to make sure that your body gets the adequate amount of these important nutrients.
Calcium helps to maintain the bone strength and Vitamin D3 helps create the affinity in the body to absorb Calcium and other minerals like glucosamine, which helps in reducing osteoarthritic pains, stiffness and swelling of bone joints. Glucosamine tablets are available as separate dietary supplements as well. It also contains other important minerals like Vitamin K2 and Magnesium which are important to develop a healthy bone frame. Vitamin K2 is essential to hold the Calcium that has been absorbed into the body inside the bones.
Magnesium, along with Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D3 helps in improving the bone strength. Apart from this, helps in maintaining a healthy heart by lowering high blood pressure. Magnesium also stimulates the secretion of Calcitonin, a hormone that helps in the movement of Calcium from the muscles to the bones in the body. This helps in reducing the chances of osteoporosis and in maintaining healthy bones.
This product has been manufactured at a well equipped FSSAI and ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing plant which ensures you get a high quality and efficacious product that you can use to obtain the vitamins and minerals necessary for maintaining bone health.