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I rated this purchase 3 stars because it was only after it arrived this morning that I finally learned the calcium content per tablet. I take about 1800 mgs per day, which I've done for the last 10 years...when I had my first bone density scan. The results showed Osteopenia, and the doctor wanted to put me on Actonel or Fosamax. I declined, because the reports I read indicated neither one actually re-built any bone. Instead I decided to treat my vitamins/minerals intake as prescription meds, and use a weekly pill case to ensure I don't "forget". I've tried to keep a balance between Calcium carbonate, calcium citrate and coral calcium, since "the experts" can't agree on which is the best. My bi-annual bone density scans now are normal, and I'm over 70. I normally choose calcium supplements of close to 600 mil per tablet/capsule, which lets me take one each morning and then again in the evening, plus my regular multi-vitamin. This product gives you the total daily calcium of 1200 mils, but doesn't tell you that takes a total of 4 tablets...so the 120-count is the equivalent of my other 60-count tablets. Not quite the good buy I thought it would be. Wish they would include more specific details about their products.
I have used Citracal with Bone builder for a year. My last bone scan showed a 7% bone mass ijmprovement and my endocrinologist asked me what I was doing. I attribute the increase to the Citracal and have recommended it to several friends. By the way I am 74 years old and have had osteoporosis for 15 years - my spine is now osteopenia.
I started taking calcium supplements about 6 months before I was diagnosed with acute Osteoporosis. I went through 4 brands and about $70 trying to find one that didn't upset my stomach. I then heard about Citracal with Bone Density Builder (Genestein: proven to help build bone density!!!!). DOES THIS SOUND LIKE AN AD YET??? When I started taking it over 4 months ago, my stomach problems stopped and I do feel a lot better: fewer aches and pains! AND the best deal I have found to right here on Amazon.com when I subscribed for regular deliveries.
"Citracal with Calcium, Vitamin D, and Bone Density Builder" has been a Godsend for me! This is the ONLY product I can use safely for my bone loss. I've been taking it faithfully for seven years, and my DEXAscan has dramatically improved. Before I started taking Citracal with Bone Density Builder, I had already tried two widely-prescribed bone density medications (Fosamax and Actonel) and had severe allergic reactions to both. When my gynecologist suggested this Citracal product, I figured, "Why not?" and bought a bottle. And another, and another, and another. No allergic reactions. Two years later, we were both delighted when my next DEXAscan showed that my previous diagnosis of osteoperosis had significantly reversed itself to osteopenia!! And it has stayed that way. I can only attribute that to the Citracal with Bone Density Builder.
Last year when I needed more, I couldn't find it anywhere. I called the 800# on the back of the bottle, only to discover that they have discontinued this product. The explanation given was "a marketing decision." So I was thrilled to discover that my favorite website, Amazon.com, does carry it!
Each bottle contains 120 tablets, enough for a full month. The dosage is two tablets, twice a day, with meals. These four daily tablets supply over 100% of the recommended daily dose of both Calcium and Vitamin D, smaller doses of several other vitamins, as well as the bone density builder, Genistein. The tablets are comparatively large (3/4" by 3/8"), but well-coated, making them easy to swallow. And best of all, they work!!
My only negatives would be: the expiration date on the bottles I received is only six months away and the price is much higher compared to what I used to pay. But it's worth it for better bones!! A giant five stars for Citracal with Bone Density Builder. By the way, the new silver packaging is very attractive.
I use this product to supplement bone minerals to help overcome declining absorption. I just went to purchase another bottle and I discovered the manufacturer has discontinued the product. Although they do have a replacement that is close to this formula, it omits some of the ingredients such as molybdenum. I called them to complain - they did not give a reason for the cancellation beyond it was a marketing decision. Perhaps if enough other customers also called them, they might reconsider. Here is their phone - 1-866-511-9328
I used this once before plus another generic calcium tablet to get 1800 mg of calcium daily needed due to having Osteopenia. When I went in for my 2011 bone density test, my bone "gain" not loss went up 10%. My bone density test prior to this one was down. For whatever reason (probably cost at 4 pills a day), I went off this calcium and used other calcium products equal to my 1800 mg needs. My last bone density test of last year (2013), I was down again with bone loss. So I went back on this stuff plus a generic calcium tablet and am scheduled for another bone density test in 2015. It worked before so I am assuming it will work again. If it does, I will remain on this Citracal tablet. I will post the results next year (trust me, I will remember).
At the recommendation of my medical provider, I have been using this product daily for over three years. My lab test results reflect the positive benefits of taking calcium supplements and Vitamin D as well as the other ingredients in this supplement.
This product has helped my Mom so much with back pain due to osteoporosis. Now we find out that Bayer has changed the ingredients and will no longer carry this particular one for manufacturing reasons. I've purchased 2 bottles from here and really hope that more become available soon!