EMPOWERING BONE HEALTH
Without the skeletal system, a person would be just a sack of organs and blood. The bones shape and hold the form of the body and help a person move.
Bones are living things that constantly replenish and renew themselves. Bones are important for the overall health of a person and perform many tasks. What happens when the bones become old or weak and can’t keep up with the needs of the body?
Throughout the growing years, the body generates new bone cells faster than they die. As a person ages, the rate of new bone cell growth slows, but the rate of deterioration will stay the same or even become slightly faster. That means that at a certain point in life, bones are steadily becoming less dense and thinner. Most people reach maximum bone mass between age twenty and thirty. Past that, the bones begin to lose mass. Here’s where Calcium comes into play.
MORE THAN JUST CALCIUM:
PowerCal capsules is a supplement formulated to promote stronger bones and teeth. PowerCal also helps the body maintain a regular heartbeat and aids in muscle contraction. Zahler’s PowerCal formula includes Calcium and other important nutrients such as Magnesium and Vitamins K2 and D3, which bolster Calcium’s absorption. These ingredients act collectively to prevent bone loss and promote bone health. Additionally, PowerCal includes Oat Straw and Strontium, which are known to facilitate new bone growth and increase bone mass.
WHAT DOES CALCIUM DO FOR OUR BONES?
Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for life. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium enables our blood to clot, our muscles to contract, and our heart to beat. About 99% of the calcium in our bodies is in our bones and teeth.
Our bodies contain many different minerals, such as iron and magnesium, but the most abundant mineral in the body is calcium. Also, our bones are partly made of calcium salts (mixtures of calcium with other minerals), especially calcium phosphate. Calcium phosphate hardens and strengthens bone.
The body cannot produce calcium on its own. That’s why it’s important to get enough calcium from the food we eat. When we don’t get the calcium our bodies need, it is taken from our bones. This deficiency causes the bones to get weak and easier to break and can also weaken the teeth, which can lead to cavities and root canals. However, if we do get sufficient calcium from the foods and drinks we consume and supplement when needed, we build and maintain strong and healthy bones and teeth. Healthy bones are simply less likely to break if we fall. Unfortunately, too many Americans fall short of getting the amount of calcium they need every day and that can lead to bone loss, low bone density and even broken bones.
Another, less known but very important, benefit of calcium is sleep support. Calcium helps in the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. If one is deficient in calcium, they may have a hard time falling asleep, and supplementing with a formula such as PowerCal can be extremely supportive. PowerCal also includes Magnesium, known for its calmness-promoting qualities, which may also help sleep.