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Citracal with Calcium D Slow Release 1200, 80-Count
- The ONLY calcium supplement that provides efficient absorption of daily calcium needs in only one dose
- Once daily dosing delivers a full day’s requirement of calcium & vitamin D3
- Proven through research to provide efficient calcium absorption
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From the Manufacturer
Why Take Citracal?
Citracal Slow-Release 1200 contains calcium (as citrate and carbonate blend) and a high level of vitamin D3 to help support bone health in one daily dose.
- Research suggests that calcium is efficiently absorbed in small amounts. Citracal Slow Release 1200 slowly and continuously releases small amounts of calcium plus vitamin D3 for efficient absorption in one daily dose.
- Slo-Cal(R) technology
Which Benefit is Most Important to you?
Defy bone aging with Citracal calcium and vitamin D3.† Whether it's high levels of D3, slow release calcium, or delicious gummies, Citracal products come in a variety of dosages and forms to suit your specific needs.
Although you may use many products in your beauty regimen, perhaps no single item is more important than calcium. That’s because it can help support bone health* and keep you beautiful from the inside out. Whether you’re looking for a calcium supplement with a high level of vitamin D, additional bone minerals, or a delicious gummy, there’s a Citracal product for you.
†Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
|MAXIMUM||PETITES||PLUS MAGNESIUM||SLOW RELEASE 1200||CALCIUM GUMMIES||CALCIUM PEARLS|
|Maximum Serving Size. Easily absorbed calcium citrate.||Smaller Caplet. Easier to swallow.‡||Plus Magnesium. Calcium Citrate plus minerals.||Once Daily. Continuously releases calcium.||Great Tasting. Easy to chew gummy.||Great Tasting. Soft, chewable calcium.|
|‡Compared to Citracal Maximum|
Citracal Slow-Release 1200 - Once Daily
- 1200 mg of calcium (as citrate + carbonate blend) to help support bone health*
- 1000 IU vitamin D3 to help your body absorb calcium*
- Slowly and continuously releases calcium + vitamin D for efficient absorption
- Slo-Cal(R) technology
Why Do I Need Calcium?
Calcium is an essential mineral needed for bone health.* In fact, most of the calcium in our bodies is stored in the bones and teeth. It’s just as important as any other product in your age-defying beauty regimen.
Even though our bodies need calcium, we don’t produce the mineral. We get it from the foods we eat every day. Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough calcium.
Getting adequate amount of calcium along with vitamin D is important for supporting bone health throughout your lifetime, but especially during childhood, while the bones are still growing. It's also essential during the senior years, when bones start to break down faster than they can be rebuilt. Older bones may become more brittle and easily fractured – a condition called osteoporosis.1
How Much Calcium Do you Need?
To get the recommended amount of calcium, it is a good idea to make sure foods high in calcium are part of your diet. These include low-fat dairy products such as low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheeses, as well as calcium-fortified orange juice.
If it is difficult for you to get enough calcium through diet, it may make sense for you to take a supplement, such as a Citracal product.
The amount of calcium you require depends on your age and sex. Here is a breakdown of what you need on a daily basis:2
- Ages 19-50: 1000 mg/day Calcium
- Ages 51-70: 1000 mg/day Calcium
- Ages >70: 1200 mg/day Calcium
- Ages 19-50: 1000 mg/day Calcium
- Ages 51-70: 1200 mg/day Calcium
- Ages >70: 1200 mg/day Calcium
Sources of Calcium:
- Milk (skim), 8oz. - 306mg
- Milk (low-fat 1%), 8 oz. - 290mg
- Milk (whole), 8 oz. - 276mg
- Low-fat chocolate milk, 8 oz. - 273mg
- Nonfat yogurt, 8oz. - 452mg
- Low-fat yogurt, 8 oz. - 415mg
- Frozen yogurt, 1/2 cup - 103mg
- Goat cheese (hard) 1 oz. - 254mg
- Part skim mozzarella, 1 oz. - 207mg
- Cheddar cheese, 1 oz. - 204mg
- Low-fat cottage cheese, 1 cup - 15mg
- Feta cheese, 1 oz. - 140mg
- Sardines with bones, 3 oz. - 325mg
- Canned salmon with bones, 3 oz. - 181mg
- Collards (frozen, chopped), 1 cup - 357mg
- Turnip greens (cooked, frozen), 1 cup - 249mg
- Okra (cooked), 1 cup - 176mg
- Spinach (cooked, frozen), 1 cup - 291mg
- Vegetable lasagna, 1 piece - 450mg
- Calcium fortified orange juice, 1 cup - 300mg
- Cheese pizza, 2 slices - 222mg
- Chocolate pudding, 1/2 cup - 159mg
- Vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup - 85mg
- Almonds, 1/2 cup - 162mg
- Soybeans (edamame), 1/2 cup - 197mg
- Tofu, 1/4 block - 163mg
- Chickpeas, 1 cup - 105mg
- Egg, 1 whole (cooked) - 55mg
CAN I TAKE CITRACAL WITH A MULTIVITAMIN?
We suggest you check with your doctor or pharmacist to advise you if Citracal combined with your vitamin regimen will exceed the upper limits of calcium intake. The tolerable upper intake of calcium is 2,000 mg per day.§
§Institute of Medicine
Why Does Citracal Contain Vitamin D?
In addition to calcium, vitamin D is needed for bone health*. Your body requires it to absorb calcium. Women and men up to 70 years of age need around 600 IU daily. After age 70, this increases to 800 IU per day.‡
‡Source: National Institutes of Health.
There are three ways to get vitamin D: sunlight, food, and supplements. Because of the risk of skin cancer and the use of sunscreen, which limits your body’s ability to make the vitamin, most people rely on food and supplements to get their vitamin D. And since it is difficult getting all your vitamin D from food alone, many people may need to take supplements.
Sources of Vitamin D
- Food: Shiitake and Button Mushrooms, Mackerel, Sockeye Salmon, Herring, Sardines, Catfish, Tuna, Cod Liver Oil and Eggs.‖
‖Source: Vitamin D Council. 2016
Not Getting Enough Calcium or not getting enough calcium throughout life may lead to a disease called osteoporosis. This is a condition where your bones become fragile and break easily. The most common bones affected include the hip, backbone (spine), and wrist. Many people don’t realize they have osteoporosis until after they break a bone, which means that their bones had been losing strength for years.
Who is at Risk for Osteoporosis?
Approximately ten million Americans have osteoporosis. The disease mostly affects White and Asian women, but others are vulnerable as well, including men. Women with the greatest risk include those who:
- Have a family history of broken bones or osteoporosis
- Have broken a bone while an adult
- Had surgery to remove their ovaries before their periods stopped
- Had early menopause
- Have not gotten enough calcium throughout their lives
- Had extended bed rest
- Used certain medicines for a long time
- Have a small body frame
1 Adequate calcium and Vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
2 Source: National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take a Citracal product with my medications?
- Prior to taking a Citracal product with medications, we recommend that you speak with a health care professional.
What if I have medical conditions?
- Your health care provider is in the best position to make this decision with you as he/she will know your personal needs. Prior to taking a Citracal product, we recommend that you speak with a health care professional regarding your specific condition.
Will my medications block the absorption of Citracal products?
- Check with your doctor or pharmacist. They will be able to advise you if your medication will block the absorption of a Citracal product.
Can I take a Citracal product during pregnancy?
- As with any dietary supplement, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, contact your doctor before using a Citracal product.
Can I take Citracal products with a multivitamin?
- We suggest you check with your doctor or pharmacist to advise you if a Citracal product combined with your vitamin regimen will exceed the upper limits of calcium intake. There is no additional benefit of taking more than 2,000 mg per day.
Why do Citracal products contain vitamin D?
- Vitamin D helps the body absorb and use calcium more effectively.
Do Citracal products contain gluten?
We do not add any gluten to our products. However, we cannot guarantee that they are 100% gluten free.
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.
Keep out of reach of children.
Due to the sustained release nature of this product, you should seek advice from your pharmacist about use with certain prescription medications.
Do not use if printed foil seal is torn or missing.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate, Magnesium Hydroxide, Acacia, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Silicate, Titanium Dioxide (color), Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Magnesium Stearate, Inulin (Oligofructose Enriched), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol).
Adults: take 1 serving (2 tablets) once daily in the morning with food or as recommended by your physician, pharmacist or health care professional.
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Top Customer Reviews
So, this slow release form of calcium plus D is a great way to kill three birds with one stone. At first I was bothered that you had to take two of these pills (at the same time) to get the needed 1200 mg per day dose. Then I realized two smaller pills was a good thing since it's a way to avoid one huge pill.
What bothers me, though, is this same Amazon site shows Citracal is hawking another calcium product (with "bone density builder") with claims it is a superior way to take calcium because it contains something called genistein. If genistein is indeed "clinically proven to significantly increase bone density by up to 5%," why didn't they include it in this slow release version?!!! But I'm so pleased with the time release feature, I'm not going to look this gift horse in the mouth.
Also, for cost calculations, note you have to take TWO pills, and they are big, to get the 1200mg elemental calcium.
I am still waiting for a long-acting high dose pure calcium citrate preparation. To get the same amount of elemental calcium from Citracal petites you have to take two tablets (200mg elemental each) three times a day, which is a nuisance (or take in 3-4 dairy servings daily)
regular bone density scans. After I started using this
product, the improvement was obvious. It is hard to find
in pharmacies. Thanks, Amazon !
Happy to report my bone density is better!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I picked one of these up at a local store and now wish I hadn't. I expected the ingredient to be Calcium Citrate (which I associate with the name Citrical), but the first... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Marita
Most calcium supplements have given me wicked acid reflux and and an upset stomach. I take this at night after dinner or right before dinner and find I have no issues. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Katherine
I love this product because now I no longer need to take multiple pills. One per day is all you need.Published 27 days ago by T. Brundage
I take it every day, & my bone density test has gone up instead of down.Published 1 month ago by Pauline Hardy
Love these, highly recommended by my health care providers. Can't do dairy due to an allergy, so this slow release can help ensure I still get needed calcium without most of it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Holly