Women’s Calcium Needs During Various Phases Of Life
Did you know?
Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures
Our bodies need calcium every day to sustain our bones, teeth and vital physiological processes. Adequate dietary calcium helps build our bone-density throughout our growing years. When this intake falls short over a long period of time, we may suffer from calcium deficiency disease eventually resulting in osteopenia and osteoporosis.
So why is it that women are at a greater risk of calcium deficiency and bone disorders than men?
Why Do Women Need More Calcium?
During pregnancy and lactation, the calcium in your body is used to meet your growing baby’s nutrition needs. This is why it’s important to increase calcium intake and regain healthy bone density, especially post pregnancy.
After The Age Of 30
Our body reaches maximum bone mass by the age of 30. After this age, it’s important to increase calcium intake through our diet or supplements. It is also important to include daily exercise and adequate exposure to sunlight daily. If our dietary calcium is inadequate, our bone density starts declining as part of the natural process of aging, which continues throughout our life.
Apart from being an integral part of your reproductive health, estrogen plays a key role in regulating bone-mineral density. Before menopause, high estrogen levels protect your bones. As you reach menopause, your estrogen levels dip, which is why it’s important to increase your calcium intake and exercise regularly. This will reduce the risk of bone disorders.
With age, the body’s ability to absorb calcium weakens. Pregnancy, lactation and menopause drain calcium from the body, placing women at a higher risk of bone disease. That’s why it’s important for women to increase their calcium intake right from the middle age till post-menopause.
Daily Calcium by Cipla Health is specially formulated for Indian women’s calcium requirements. This calcium supplement for women is fortified with 5 bone-strengthening nutrients: Calcium, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, Zinc & Vitamin C which work together to improve calcium absorption and build bone health. Each serving provides 250 mg of calcium and comes as a fizzy drink in fruity flavors.
|Group||Daily Calcium Values|
|Adult Women||600 gm|
|Pregnant/Lactating Women||1200 gm|
|Post-Menopausal Women||800 gm|
If you’re over the age of 30 and have had kids, a glass of Daily Calcium twice a day will keep you strong and younger from within!