If you’re familiar with New Chapter, the Vermont-based vitamin and supplement company that was founded in 1982, you probably know their remarkable dedication to sourcing the best ingredients for health in environmentally responsible ways.
Here’s more about calcium and how they thoughtfully formulated their best-selling Bone Strength Take Care—delivered in an easy-to-swallow slim tablet—to maximize its effects.
The benefits of calcium
Calcium is a critical mineral for bone health, and also aids in normal muscle and nerve function, blood clotting, cellular health and the release of certain hormones. Calcium is even required for a normal heartbeat.
Given this vital role, our bodies must maintain a constant level of calcium in the bloodstream. If blood calcium levels are low due to insufficient dietary intake, calcium is taken from our bones and used by the body—which can affect bone strength. Replacing this lost calcium on a daily basis is essential to maintaining normal calcium levels in bones.
Plant-based calcium + extra nutrients = maximum effect
Bone Strength Take Care’s calcium complex is derived from a specific plant form, called red marine algae (Lithothamnion) found on the pristine Icelandic coastline. During their five-year lifespan, these algae absorb essential minerals from the sea—forming a unique multi-mineral content—which New Chapter then sustainably harvests. This wild, calcium-packed marine plant is allowed to mature naturally, and the whole plant is used to capture all of its key nutrients and minerals.
But because the body needs more than calcium alone, Bone Strength Take Care is also formulated with TargetCal™, an exclusive blend of vitamins K2 and D3 designed to help your body to best absorb that calcium.
Their long-lasting form of vitamin K2 helps direct calcium into your bones, where you need it, and also functions to help maintain artery health. The addition of fermented vitamin D3 helps the body to effectively use calcium to promote normal bone creation and mineralization. Think of calcium as the bricks, and vitamins K2 and D3 as the mortar.
Calcium for mobility and joint support
The very basis of mobility is joint flexibility—a healthy range of motion in the places where muscle, connective tissue and bones meet. From the hard-working knee to the intricately articulated finger, joints are complex intersections of structure and function that can be affected by age and by daily use.
Bone Strength Take Care’s vitamin D3 and calcium support not only the joint’s bone strength, but also its ability to straighten and bend as you age. These nutrients help support healthy muscle function as we get older, which is key for continued joint flexibility and maintaining our ability to get up and go.