Calcium citrate is highly soluble and bioavailable forms (they are chelates) of these minerals that have much greater absorption rates than other common forms of calcium and magnesium supplements (and low interaction levels with other minerals as compared to other common forms of these supplements). Calcium Citrate is a chelated mineral. It is basically calcium wrapped with a covering derived from citric acid. Calcium citrate is 21% calcium. Because of the chelation it is better absorbed than calcium carbonate.
Calcium citrate is a high-quality calcium source for food fortification. Its main characteristics are good solubility at low pH, a neutral taste and flavor profile, high calcium content and excellent bioavailability. Besides the standard powder product, Calcium citrate is also supplied as a micronized (ultra-fine) granulation that will dissolve even more quickly in acidic applications.
Calcium citrate is most often used by the informed consumer who understands the importance of getting calcium into the bloodstream where it is used to maintain and re-mineralize bone. Calcium Citrate is essential for the development and maintenance of strong bones. Calcium is also essential for teeth. Especially for teen and young adult women, adequate calcium in a healthful diet can reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life. Calcium is a key mineral in the human body, necessary for the normal growth and development of the skeleton as well as for teeth, nerve, muscle and enzyme functions. As the body’s calcium absorption capabilities reduce with age, it is vital for older individuals to have a sufficient calcium intake. Calcium requirements vary throughout an individual’s life and for different population groups. However, it is generally evident that a significant proportion of the population in Western countries fails to achieve the recommended calcium intakes. Poor dietary habits are seen to be responsible for this situation, especially when fast-food consumption dominates much of the population's menu. Calcium as Calcium Citrate is more bio-available and is extremely beneficial in prevention and treating Osteoporosis.
Cas No.: 5785-44-4
Molecular Formula: C12H10Ca3O14-4H2O
Molecular Weight: 570.51