Ultra Calcium FAQ
Why has Ultra Calcium been developed?
Ultra Calcium is scientifically formulated, and developed by experts, to provide a rich source of calcium which contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth, carefully balanced with vitamin D which contributes to normal absorption and utilisation of calcium, and normal blood calcium levels. Ensuring an adequate intake of calcium is vital for men and women of all ages.
When is Ultra Calcium recommended?
Research shows the earlier both men and women receive a good supply of these nutrients the better. Getting enough calcium is especially important:
For growing children
Throughout pregnancy and breast-feeding
During and after the menopause
For elderly men and women
For athletes, dancers and slimmers
Ultra Calcium is formulated for long-term use and can be taken for as long as required. It is also suitable for vegetarians.
Can Ultra Calcium be used simultaneously with medications?
Generally, Ultra Calcium can be taken alongside medications. For specific advice on taking Ultra Calcium with medicines, we recommend that you contact your doctor or pharmacist first.
How and when should Ultra Calcium be used?
Take one or two tablets per day, swallow with water or a cold drink. Do not exceed the recommended intake. As with other food supplements, seek professional advice before using if you are under medical supervision or suffer from food allergies. Ultra Calcium may be used for as long as required, and a regular intake is recommended unless advised otherwise by your physician. We do not recommend chewing the tablets because they have not been formulated as chewable preparations.
How many tablets does Ultra Calcium contain?
Ultra Calcium is available in a 30 tablets pack. It is recommended to take one or two tablets per day.
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Ultra Calcium?
Ultra Calcium has no known side effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended intake.
What are the active ingredients?
Please see nutritional information click here
Is Ultra Calcium recommended with any other Vitabiotics product(s)?
Generally, Ultra Calcium can be used alongside other supplements which do not already contain calcium.
Difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules is fairly common - do you have any advice?
Difficulty in swallowing tablets is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively, trying different methods, and hope that our tips will help you swallow tablets with ease.
The usual advice for those who have difficulty in swallowing tablets, is to break the tablets into 2-3 pieces, before swallowing with plenty of liquid. For capsules (which contain liquid), and in cases where people have more difficulty in swallowing tablets we recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop the tablet into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider automatically to swallow the chewed food and hence the tablet should go down with greater ease. Alternatively the tablets or capsules may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies. We hope these tips are of help.
Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%, is this safe?
Certain Vitamins are very safe at levels tens or even hundreds of times the NRV, whereas for others the safety level is much closer to the NRV. For this reason every vitamin and mineral needs to be considered on an individual basis in terms of its upper safe level.
The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) is the amount of a vitamin or mineral which has been calculated to help prevent basic deficiency states in the general population. However, certain vitamins and minerals at optimal levels, above the NRV, have consistently been shown to have positive benefits in specific areas of health. This is why some Vitabiotics® formulas have certain nutrient levels greater than 100% NRV.
All Vitabiotics products have been developed using the latest research and contain effective levels of vitamins and minerals, while avoiding any excessive amounts, in accordance with official upper safe limits for vitamins and minerals.
Vitabiotics avoids ‘mega dose’ levels of isolated nutrients and instead we have always stressed the importance of safe, moderate and sensible levels of vitamins and minerals, carefully balanced to maximise their combined effect, an approach which has been supported by many experts and researchers over the years.