Think of our bones as a calcium bank, where we can only deposit calcium till the age of 30. By then, we would have reached our Peak Bone Mass and our calcium bank cannot increase its calcium savings further.
This does not mean that the intake of calcium is no longer needed. In fact, it becomes even more important for us to meet our daily calcium requirement.
Because our body loses calcium daily.
If daily calcium intake is not met,
your body will start taking calcium from your bones instead!
The list above is not exhaustive and there are many other consequences of calcium deficiency. In order to prevent calcium deficiency, you will first need to know exactly how much calcium do you need every day.
The minimum amount of calcium adults need to meet everyday is 800mg.
Assuming they drink 1 packet of milk (200ml) per day, that’s 200mg* of calcium.
They will need a total of 4 packets of milk to fulfill their daily requirement!
That’s an additional 371kcal, which is more than a cheeseburger! Finding other sources of calcium rich food or supplements with lesser calories could be a healthier alternative.
Do you also know that your bones need more than just calcium to be strong?
A common misconception is that calcium is all you need to get healthy bones. However, there are other nutrients and lifestyle habits that are essential to build strong bones.
Children need it to build strong bones
Adults need it to keep bones strong and healthy
Without suffcient Vitamin D, your bones will break easily
90% of organic bone mass
10g of collagen peptides intake daily can increase bone mass density
Enables body to absorb an adequate amount of calcium
May suppress a hormone which breaks down bone
Ideal intake should be in a ratio of 2 Calcium : 1 Magnesium
There are various sources to obtain suffcient nutrients from.
Sources of calcium
Kale, spinach, and ladies fingers
Milk and cheese
Easily available if you are unable to meet your daily calcium needs from the food you eat
You can either consume collagen peptides or take in nutrients that enhance collagen production.
Placenta, Bird nest, and Pig’s trotters
A precursor to collagen production, we need it to produce collagen
Collagen peptides for consumption are readily available. Among all, fish collagen peptides are the easiest to be absorbed into our body
Sources of Vitamin D
Naturally produced in skin in response to sunlight. However, excessive UV exposure increases the risk of skin cancer
Fatty fish, e.g. salmon and tuna. Fortified milk, e.g. soy milk and cereals
If you are unable to get enough vitamin D from sunlight or food, it is best to meet your daily requirement with supplements
Sources of magnesium
Almonds, cashews, buckwheat, molasses, Brazil nuts, kelp, pecans, and dulse
Supplements are a good way to make up for a lack of magnesium in the body
Today, most of our meals consist of processed or refined food, which may result in a shortage of nutrients in our bodies.
In order to meet the nutrients we require for healthy bones, supplements are a good way to fulfill the daily nutrient requirements.
LAC FULLCAL® is specially formulated to enhance bone health.
A highly assimilable calcium citrate powder formula to build strong bones and teeth
Optimal 2 Calcium : 1 Magnesium ratio helps improve bone building and maintenance
Increases bone and teeth density
Magnesium improves body's use of calcium while supporting healthy nerve and muscle function
High-grade fish collagen peptides help to support overall skeletal health
Vitamin C helps to enhance collagen production
LAC FULLCAL® is suitable for busy people on-the-go, and individuals who have difficulty or dislike swallowing pills.
You ‘lose’ bones as you age
We are born with about 300 bones but end up with just 206 bones eventually. This is because many bones, like those in your skull, fuse together as you grow.
At the ends of our arms and legs, there are growth plates. As long as they stay open, our bones continue to grow. For boys, these plates close during the late teenage years. For girls, the plates close within 2 years after their first menstruation.
Exercise to be sturdy as a rock
Our bones stop taking in calcium at about the age of 30. Bone density starts decreasing and to stop that, we have to exercise on top of consuming nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D.
Breaking bones to strengthen them
Most martial artists damage their bone surfaces during their training. These surfaces knit together to form a new bone and sometimes, the new bone is even stronger!
The number of bones in your hands
There are 54 bones in our hands, making it the body part that has the most number of bones. These bones in our hands, fingers and wrists allow us to perform many functions like playing the piano, writing and typing messages.
More than just a structure
Together, our bones help us move, protect our organs, generate blood cells, and even help to store and regulate minerals.
As a health supplement, take 1 stick on its own, with water or your favourite beverage, 3 to 4 times daily. For maximum benefits, consume with or after meals.
SERVING SIZE: 1 stick (2.5g)
SERVINGS PER CONTAINER 60
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving||Amount Per 100g|
|Calcium (as Calcium Citrate)||200 mg||8,000mg|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)||100 mg||4,000 mg|
|Vitamin C||20 mg||800 mg|
|Collagen (Fish)||35 mg||1,400 mg|
|Vitamin E||5 IU||200 IU|
|Vitamin D3||50 IU||2,000 IU|
Other Ingredients: Sucrose, Erythritol, Lemon Juice, Fructooligosaccharides, Trehalose, Lemon Juice Powder, Citric Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Lemon Flavour and Peppermint Flavour
Store in a cool, dry place.