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Vitabiotics Osteocare Original, 90 Tablets

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Calcium.
Magnesium.
Vitamin D3.
Zinc and 4 supporting nutrients.

A complete formula to help maintain strong bones for men and women of all ages.

No. 1 UK BONE HEALTH FORMULA.

The UK's No. 1 calcium formula.
To help keep your bones strong and healthy, you must receive enough of certain nutrients in your diet every day. Osteocare has been scientifically developed on the very latest research to help maintain strong bones and teeth. Its natural source mineral calcium is the most concentrated form of calcium available.

Are you getting enough magnesium?
As well as calcium, other specific nutrients such as magnesium are vital for bone metabolism. Most of the body's magnesium is found in the bones. Because this mineral is so important for bones, Osteocare's unique formula provides the ideal balance of magnesium (300mg) and calcium (800mg) both at full RDA levels.

No other calcium supplement provides this special formula:
More magnesium than 4 pints of milk.
More calcium than a whole pint of milk.
Plus vitamin D, zinc and 4 additional supporting nutrients.

Advanced formula.
No other supplement provides the exact Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D plus zinc and 4 additional supporting nutrients.

Osteocare does not contain any drugs or hormones, but is produced in accordance with high pharmaceutical standards of quality control.
Osteocare tablets are free from artificial colourants. Other calcium tablets, if coloured, are likely to be coated with added colourants.
Osteocare Fizz, Liquid and Chewable are also available for those who prefer not to swallow tablets.

VITABIOTICS.
WHERE NATURE MEETS SCIENCE.

THE QUEEN'S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE.

Britain's leading supplements for specific life stages.

Vegetarian Society APPROVED.

Synergistic high strength calcium tablets including magnesium, zinc and vitamin D.

Developed with Prof. A. H. Beckett OBE, PhD, Dsc.
Professor Emeritus, Universtity of London.

National Osteoporosis Society.
The National Osteoporosis Society is the leading national charity offering support and encouraging research to help maintain strong bones.
For further information or to join the NOS please telephone the National Osteoporosis Society on: 01761 471 771.
A donation has been made to the NOS for the sale of this box of Osteocare.

Ingredients

Calcium Carbonate (Maltodextrin), Magnesium Hydroxide (Pregelatinised Starch), Crosslinked Cellulose Gum, Zinc Sulphate, Anti-Caking Agents: Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide & Magnesium Stearate, Bulking Agent: Maltodextrin, Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol [Carriers: Acacia, Sucrose, Corn Starch, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Antioxidant: DL-Alpha Tocopherol]), Sodium Borate, Copper Sulphate, Manganese Sulphate, Sodium Selenate

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Product Information

Size: 90 Tabs
AdditivesFree From Yeast, Free From Artificial Colours, Free From Artificial Preservatives, No preservatives
Allergen InformationContains: Gluten Free
Safety WarningStore below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children. Allergy Advice: Free From Gluten Free From Lactose Additives: Free From Yeast Free From Artificial Colours Free From Artificial Preservatives No preservativesTo prevent possible contam
Weight380 Grams
Units90 each
Storage InstructionsStore below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.
BrandVitabiotics
Formattablets
Serving Size100 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB000LNCB4O
Best Sellers Rank 1,140 in Health & Personal Care (See top 100)
Shipping Weight181 g
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Date First Available4 Dec. 2006
  
 

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This is a supplement of very poor quality. Its calcium, calcium carbonate, is cheap but more difficult form to absorb than other forms of calcium. Its magnesium, magnesium hydroxide, is also a poor form of magnesium. It is more difficult to absorb than other forms of magnesium. Incidentally, it is the form of magnesium used in those antacids such as milk of magnesia and the likes. Here you get what you pay for.

Considering that most people taking calcium supplements are likely to be over 50, when your body starts to have more difficulty to absorb nutrients, I really think this supplement is not only a complete waste of money but it might be a little dangerous as you might end up taking too much of this less absorbable form of calcium in order to "make ends meet". Moreover, the hard tablet form makes this supplement a risk of choking and I know of more than one person who had choked on hard tablets.

Unfortunately, this is not the only poor calcium supplement around. Literally all calcium/magnesium supplements in the high street are poor and use the cheapest calcium carbonate, which needs more stomach acid to digest and is likely to cause more side effects such as bloating or constipation ( what is less likely with calcium citrate, for example ).

There are plenty of far better calcium supplements in the market. They are easier to absorb, much easier to take and you will have the flexibility to choose exactly how much calcium you want to take at once, instead of being forced to take at least 400 mg of calcium per tablet ( it is known that your body can't absorb more than about 500 mg or less of calcium at once ).

Besides being far better supplements, you will not pay much more ( apart from the PE one).
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Not keen on this item at all. Bought it to replace my usual calcium bone supplement which has been discontinued. It has about the highest calcium content that you can find. The only problem is, both my husband & i found we couldn't get them down! Because of the coating they stick in the mouth & you need gallons of liquid to take them, which of course,has it's own problems!!!
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I broke me left foot earlier this year doing nothing exciting or physically challenging and given the fact that I'm no spring chicken anymore, I decided that giving my bones a boost might not be such a bad idea. It is, of course, impossible to review the actual product as one can't "see" results, but I'm working on a "trust it helps" basis. Purchased this item because it contained magnesium and D3 to aid absorption. Item arrived very quickly.
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hard to swallow as the pills are large and not very smooth. I always end up chewing them a little. Started taking these for knee pain from flat feet, I guess i must have had a severe deficiency as i felt the pain go away almost within a week ( i'm lactose intolerant so that might explain it).

I wouldnt buy this again though just because of the difficulty of swallowing
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I don't know if these are effective supplements as they are so huge, they are impossible to swallow. There is no way I could ever take these regularly as I had to cut them in to 3 pieces just to swallow one of them, let alone the 2 that are recommended. I will be buying a capsule or chewable tablet in future
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I am taking them to try to prevent the onset of osteoporosis in my old age. The supplement in these pills also help the body maintain normal muscle function as well as bone health.

I have to say these are not the easiest pills to swallow as they are huge and not coated so they kind of get stuck in my throat and often take me several swallows and strategic placing of the offending pill at the back of my throat before I manage to get it down.

There are other forms of this supplement from Vitabiotics which are easier to take as they are chewable, or liquid or fizz if you struggle to swallow these.
These pills are white and not coloured nor do they have any coating on them and they don’t contain any drugs or hormones. They are gluten free, have no lactose, no preservatives, no salt or yeast and have not been tested on animals.

They have apparently been awarded” the Queen’s Award for enterprise in innovation in Vitamin research”.

Now personally I take one a day as I feel that I do have a good diet now and also because I do struggle to get these down. I do also sometimes forget to take one as we have our main meal at night and by the time I have cooked and served it out I forget these and have to take one after the meal.

I find it hard to measure whether I am better off having taken these pills but I plan to continue as I really do not want to suffer with brittle bones as I get older. They are not the easiest pills to take and in future I might be a baby and get the chewable ones instead as they taste foul when they get stuck in my throat and once stuck I have to have several swallows to get one down.
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I'm not commenting on whether or not they work, I'd like to think they do, but rather on the difficulty on swallowing them, they do tend to stick to the back of the tongue, so I will be trying others in future.
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