All-natural calcium capsules
DRINKING milk daily to ensure one gets enough calcium is a habit often inculcated from young.
Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the body, helps build strong bones and fortify teeth.
It is also known to have positive effects on blood pressure, and emerging research has found that an adequate calcium intake can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
Researchers are also looking into whether calcium can help ward off certain types of cancer.
As the mineral is not produced by the body, it's important that we get our fill through eating calcium-rich foods, including dairy products, leafy green vegetables and some kinds of fish.
If you don't get enough calcium, osteoporosis can develop over the long term. And as one ages, the risk of bone fractures also increases.
But how do you know if you're consuming enough?
Symptoms of calcium inadequacy, or hypocalcemia, include numbness and tingling in the fingers, convulsions, lethargy, poor appetite and abnormal heart rhythms, according to the National Institute of Health in the United States.
Now, there are plenty of calcium supplements out there for those who are not meeting their body's calcium needs through the foods they eat, such as those who are lactose-intolerant.
But these can come with gastrointestinal side effects such as gas, bloating and constipation.
Most traditional calcium supplements only slow down the rate of bone loss rather than increase bone density.
And that's why Live2Move with AlgaeCal, a certified-organic plant calcium supplement, is different.
The supplement is made from powdered marine algae which is harvested live from pristine beaches in South America.
As it is made from a plant - a whole food source - it is more easily absorbed than other chemically manufactured supplements.
Live2Move with AlgaeCal capsules ($50 for 90) are vegan- and vegetarian-friendly. They also contain many other natural minerals, including magnesium, manganese and zinc.
Here's to good bone health!
For more information, visit www.live2move.com.sg or call 6449-2082.