Mcneil Nutritionals Viactiv Soft Calcium Chews Caramel - 60 Chew(s)
VIACTIV helps women bridge the nutrition gap. VIACTIV Soft Calcium Chews taste like a treat. Neither a pill nor a tablet, two delicious chews provide 1000 mg of calcium, 100% of the Daily Value in soft, smooth Orange Cream flavor. At only 20 calories, each chew is also an excellent source of vitamins D and K. A sweet and simple way to get the calcium you need. Why Calcium? Osteoporosis affects menopausal women, middle-aged and older persons. Preventing osteoporosis should start earlier in your life. Regular exercise and a healthy diet with enough calcium helps build and maintain good bone health and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life. Adequate calcium intake is important, but daily intakes above about 2,000 mg are not likely to provide additional benefits. Why Vitamins D and K? Vitamin D enhances calcium absorption and Vitamin K aids in its utilization.
From Day 1 to Year 100, Support Bone Health for a Lifetime
Over the Course of our lifetime, our bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt. That's why calcium is critical for building strong, healthy bones in people of all ages.
Banking in Childhood
While girls and young women are still growing, their bones are growing too. It's during these bone-forming years that their bodies are most capable of absorbing calcium. But the fact is, most children and adolescents aren't getting the calcium they need to build peak bone mass that could help prevent osteoporosis later in life.
Maintaining in Adulthood
Once a woman's bones have stopped growing, sufficient dietary calcium remains important for maintaining bone strength and bone health throughout life.
If you're pregnant or lactating, you need to make sure you are getting enough calcium in your diet or with a calcium supplement. You may be taking a prenatal multi-vitamin/mineral that has been prescribed by your doctor. Most prenatal supplements contain a small amount of calcium. If you are trying to become pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant, you should discuss your vitamin and mineral requirements with your physician.
Slowing Age-Related Bone Loss in Menopause
During this time, a woman's ovaries stop producing estrogen, which is critical to calcium balance. Bone mass is now being broken down faster than it is being rebuilt. Getting enough dietary calcium and vitamin D along with weight-bearing exercises are important steps toward maintaining bone strength and bone health throughout life.
The Role of Vitamin D and Supporting Hearth Health
Many cells in the body need vitamin D to function properly - including cells in blood vessels and arteries. Vitamin D has been shown to help keep blood vessels and arteries flexible and stretchy, which helps maintain normal blood pressure.
Adequate levels of vitamin D can also help protect against the build up of plaque that clogs artery walls. In addition, vitamin D works in the kidney to help keep blood pressure in check.
Get the Daily "D" You Need
Vitamin D: For Strong and Healthy Bones
The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends getting adequate calcium and vitamin D on a daily basis as a key step in developing and maintaining healthy bones. Recently, higher levels of vitamin D have been shown to have an important impact on bone health.
Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3
Vitamin D is available in two forms: D2 and D3. VIACTIV™ Calcium Soft Chews contain vitamin D3. Both forms raise vitamin D levels in the blood, however some research indicates that vitamin D3 may be more effective in raising and maintaining vitamin D levels long term.
VIACTIV™ Calcium Soft Chews can help you meet your daily vitamin D requirements. With experts now recommending up to 1000 IU of vitamin D per day, each VIACTIV™ Calcium Soft Chew contains 500 IU of the Daily Value of vitamin D in every chew. And taking two delicious chews each day provides you with 100% of the Daily Value of Calcium and vitamin K!
Q. Can VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews be taken during pregnancy?
A. VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews provide an excellent source of supplemental calcium for pregnant women. Most prenatal vitamins contain relatively low levels of calcium, so if you do not consume adequate calcium from the foods you eat, VIACTIV™ Calcium Soft Chews are a great tasting supplement in addition to your prenatal supplement.
Q. How much calcium carbonate is contained in one VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chew?
A. Each VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chew contains 500 mg of elemental calcium from 1,250 mg of calcium carbonate.
Q. What factors affect the body's ability to absorb calcium?
A. Gender, age, hormones, genetics, concurrent usage of prescription or over-the-counter medicines and other foods consumed at the same time can affect how well your body absorbs dietary calcium.
Q. How well absorbed is the calcium in VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews?
A. Calcium carbonate, nature's most concentrated source of calcium, delivers 500 mg of elemental calcium in each VIACTIV™ Calcium Soft Chew. The calcium in VIACTIV™ has been clinically demonstrated to be absorbed as well as the calcium from low-fat (1%) milk.
Q. How does vitamin D affect calcium absorption?
A. Vitamin D boosts calcium absorption.
Q. What is the source of the calcium in VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews?
A. Calcium carbonate.
Q. Is there an optimal dose for a calcium supplement?
A. Absorption is optimal when taken in amounts of 500 mg or less.
Q. Does it matter what time of day VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews are consumed?
A. No. You can take them at any time of the day. However, the calcium carbonate in VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews is better absorbed when taken with food or on a full stomach. Each chew should be taken at different times of the day.
Q. What are my daily calcium needs?
A. Children 4-8 years 800 mg calcium9-18 years 1,300 mg calcium
Adults 19-50 years 1,000 mg calcium
Adults Over 50 years 1,200 mg calcium
Pregnant or nursing women 1,000 mg calcium
Q. What is the role of vitamin K in VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews?
A. VIACTIV is a dietary supplement that provides supplemental calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin K to the diet. It is intended to help consumers achieve recommended daily dietary levels of these nutrients. In addition to its role in blood coagulation, vitamin K plays a role in the body's formation of bone proteins. One VIACTIV Calcium Soft chew contains 40 mcg. of vitamin K or 50% of the Daily Value.
Q. Why have vitamins D and K been formulated into VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews?
A. Research shows that vitamin D is important for calcium absorption and vitamin K plays a role in the body's formation of bone proteins.
Q. Can VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews be used by children?
A. Yes. VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews can by used by any individual over the age of four. Supervision is recommended to determine the appropriate number of VIACTIV™ Calcium Soft Chews that should be consumed daily. Consumption above recommended levels should be avoided unless specifically prescribed by a physician.Caution should be used to ensure the recommended intake is not exceeded.
Q. Do VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews contain gluten?
A. VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews do not contain gluten.
Q. Will my calcium supplement interfere with my iron supplement?
A. Calcium can interfere with the absorption of iron, so it's best to take the two minerals at different times of the day.
Q. What about antibiotics?
A. Some antibiotics should not be taken with calcium. Check with your doctor or pharmacist.
The VIACTIV Philosophy on Nutrition
Viactiv understands that women have unique nutritional needs because of the changes that their bodies experience throughout the course of life. Good nutrition is the foundation of good health now and in the future. For every woman, there exists a "personal best" that good nutrition can help her achieve. Like nutrients that nourish the body, relationships nourish the soul -- and the enduring relationships that we as women share with one another can help us all move toward nutritional health and emotional growth.