Elemental Calcium in Osteo Liquid Calcium ProductsPosted 08/19/15 in [Life Force Products & Your Health] | Comments Off on Elemental Calcium in Osteo Liquid Calcium Products
How much elemental calcium is in both OsteoProCare and OsteOmega Care liquid calcium?
I’ll admit, this one stumped me when it came in. I was thinking periodic table and gained or lost electrons. In fact, when I did my research on MayoClinic.org, I found this great tidbit:
Elemental calcium is key because it’s the actual amount of calcium in the supplement. It’s what your body absorbs for bone growth and other health benefits.
So, the labeling on the bottles of Life Force liquid calcium as of August 19, 2015, lists each tablespoon (almost 15 ml) of the Osteo product having 600 mg of calcium as calcium orotate. But the same page says:
…calcium carbonate is 40 percent elemental calcium, so 1,250 milligrams (mg) of calcium carbonate contains 500 mg of elemental calcium.
What’s a girl to do? That’s when I knew the trusty folks at corporate would help me out. Never fail to write customer service when you need them. Here’s what they said:
The values reported on the label are the elemental values. OsteoProCare contains 600 mg of elemental calcium per serving, not 600 mg of calcium carbonate. It is an FDA requirement that all values be listed as elemental.
So, not only is the calcium in either of the Life Force liquid calcium products the most bioavailable because they are calcium orotate, they are providing 1200 mg of elemental calcium per day to whomever is smart enough to take them!
Order OsteoProCare liquid calcium here.
Order Life Force International’s OsteOmega here.