Sep 24, 2014

    Natural way to bone up on calcium

    IF YOU think aching bones are confined to the old and the ageing, think again.

    Our bones reach maximum density by the time we are about 30, and then we start to lose bone mass.

    Lack of proper calcium supplementation may lead to bone problems such as osteoporosis, hyperparathyroidism, hypertension, arthritis, rickets, hypocalcaemia and even cardiac arrhythmia.

    In fact, the International Osteoporosis Foundation revealed in 2010 that one in three Singaporeans above the age of 35 is at risk of developing osteoporosis.

    According to the Health Promotion Board, the average Singaporean receives less than 70 per cent of his daily calcium requirement through his diet.

    Consuming supplements is one way to help you get more calcium.

    As an organic milk supplement, Omical offers a natural way for you to achieve your daily calcium intake.

    Unlike a typical calcium supplement, Omical is a milk mineral complex with a composition similar to that of human bones. Its key components are magnesium, vitamin D, phosphorus, potassium, iron, zinc and copper.

    According to the National University Hospital, 90 per cent of Asians are lactose intolerant to varying degrees, so drinking milk - which is rich in calcium - may not be suitable for them.

    But Omical is derived from pure milk and is low in lactose content, so it is safe for the lactose-intolerant.

    Omical contains no trace amounts of toxic substances, such as lead or mercury, as verified in tests by the Health Sciences Authority.

    It is available at Guardian, Watsons and Unity stores, as well as selected independent retailers. A bottle of 60 tablets costs $31.90.

    For more information, visit www.omical.com.sg