Description Usage Supplement Facts Calcium is a mineral well known for its potential to help build strong bones and teeth. Since it is also needed for essential bodily functions involving the nervous system‚ muscles‚ hormones‚ and communication between cells‚ your body will take it from bone matter if there isn't enough present in the blood stream. This can lead to weakened bones that break more easily‚ possibly resulting in falls. Good dietary sources of calcium include dairy products such as milk‚ yogurt‚ and‚ cheese; dark green‚ leafy vegetables also contain it. However‚ your body may not always be able to properly utilize the calcium in foods. A unique supplement like Pure Encapsulations' Calcium (MCHA) provides Calcium microcrystalline hydroxyapatite. Calcium microcrystalline hydroxyapatite is a calcium compound that may be more effective than the nutrient alone. Hydroxyapatite makes up about half of your bone mass. MCHA is a highly bioavailable bovine calcium compound derived from pesticide-free and pasture-fed cows from Australia and New Zealand‚ which contains residues of bone matrix‚ proteins‚ and glycosaminoglycans. It also provides natural ratios of minerals. This support for bone mineral composition promotes a strong skeleton. Your bones tend to need additional support as you age‚ since the majority of your bone mass has been formed by your early 20s. In addition to the elderly‚ post-menopausal women--as well as people of Asian or Caucasian descent--are most susceptible to bone loss. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. SUGGESTED USE Adults: Take 1 capsule daily, with or between meals or as recommended by a healthcare professional. Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of the reach of children. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving Size: 1 capsuleServings Per Container: 180 INGREDIENT AMT PER SERVING % DV Calcium (from microcrystalline hydroxyapatite) (Bovine) 250 mg 25% * % Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.† Daily Value not established. Other ingredients: Vegetarian capsule (cellulose‚ water). Contains no: artificial additives, allergens, GMOs, environmental contaminants or added excipients. Hypoallergenic.