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- Maintains Healthy Bone and Bone Growth
- Neutralize Harmful Molecules in the Body
- Treatment of Hypocalcemia
Calcium Gluconate is essentially just a synthesis of calcium and gluconic acid.
There are a few different compounds which contain calcium, and these are calcium carbonate, calcium gluconate, calcium pyruvate, and calcium lactate gluconate. While each does provide calcium, the amounts of elemental calcium within each vary considerably. For example, calcium carbonate has 40% calcium while calcium citrate only has 21%. Calcium L-Lactate has 13% which is more than calcium gluconate which only has 9% calcium content. This plays a major role in the decision about which one to purchase, however it must be kept in mind that this is only one factor which may affect your purchase. Other things to take into account are absorption rates, bioavailability, reactions with other drugs or supplements, height and weight of the user and even flavor or taste.
Calcium gluconate is classified as a calcium salt and is therefore quite soluble in water and is not as chalky as some other calcium supplements.
Health Benefits Provided By Calcium Gluconate
Because calcium is found most throughout the human body, of any other mineral, it is absolutely essential to maintain high levels of calcium in order for the body to function properly. Osteoporosis, or as it is sometimes called, brittle bone syndrome, is caused when there is a calcium deficiency in the body. Whenever levels of calcium have hit a low, calcium will actually be extracted from the bones to redistribute throughout the body in an attempt to level out. Processes such as blood clotting and nerve impulse transmission need to be fueled by calcium in order to operate properly. On top of that calcium is also important for the purposes of maintaining strong bones and teeth as well as muscle contraction. Calcium can also be useful in the binding and neutralization of generally harmful molecules in the body.
One of the largest sources of calcium is in dairy, with just one small serving of dairy containing about 300mg or one fourth of the total daily value for calcium. However, calcium is also found in many other natural sources such as seaweed, nuts, legumes, and quinoa. Despite its wide distribution throughout the food pyramid, some people still suffer from hypocalcemia (or vitamin D deficiency) which causes issues with calcium absorption. This is because calcium can only be correctly absorbed by the body with the help of vitamin D. A good calcium rich diet or supplement routine should still include appropriate levels of vitamin D in it for this reason.
Calcium may be most closely associated with its potent effect on bone growth and maintenance, but it can help in a lot of other areas too, including the prevention of staining on teeth and bones, as well as strengthening bones to the point that it can help prevent strains or breaks. Keeping up good calcium levels from an early age is essential to reap the full benefits that this mineral can provide over a lifetime.
Serving Size & Timing
It is recommended by the FDA that calcium be taken in installments of 1000mg per serving once or twice per day for adults. Those that are pregnant or nursing should take 1300mg, children over 4 years old should take 800mg while infants need take only 600mg. It is recommended that this supplement be taken with meals. Calcium gluconate is made up of about 13% calcium meaning that a serving size of 4300mg will yield about 50% of the daily calcium value. This means two servings of this size should be taken per day.
Supplement FactsServing size: 5600 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value**|
|Calcium (as Calcium Gluconate) 504mg||50%|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten, corn and additives.
As a dietary supplement, take 5600 mg (2 tsp) once or twice daily, preferably with meals, or as directed by physician.
|US Standard Measuring Spoons|
INGREDIENTS & FURTHER INFORMATION
Calcium Gluconate Concentration
This calcium gluconate concentration is pharmaceutical grade and has no fillers whatsoever. It comes in a resealable bag and is meant to be stored in a place free from heat, moisture, and light.
Calcium Gluconate Side Effects
No serious side effects are associated with calcium supplements, still side effects may be experienced with overdose, including stomach upset, nausea, irregular heartbeat, headaches, and increased frequency of urination. Those that have medical conditions or are taking medication which alters the body’s ability to absorb calcium correctly are cautioned from taking this supplement as it may exacerbate the condition or change the effectiveness of the drug. It is also worthy of note that taking this drug may inhibit the body’s ability to absorb the particular antibiotic tetracycline.
Calcium Gluconate Bioavailability
Since calcium is most effective when taken with vitamin D, it is recommended that calcium gluconate be consumed with a source of vitamin D or vitamin d supplement if possible. This increases the absorption rate. Of all of the forms of calcium supplements, calcium gluconate is by far one of the most soluble in liquids and oils.