CALCIUM CITRATE POWDER
- Calcium citrate powder
- Indispensable mineral
- Support for our bone health
- Raw format, without excipients
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
What is calcium citrate powder?
Calcium citrate powder by HSNraw is a pure product made exclusively from calcium salts of citric acid, the most bioavailable calcium form form the body.
Our calcium citrate powder is a product that is 100% allergen-free, without genetically modified organisms and without animal ingredients.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
Why take calcium citrate powder?
Calcium is an essential mineral for our life.
We all know the role of calcium in the bones and teeth, right?
More than a 99% the calcium from our body is stored in these structures, regulating their mass, structure and strength. But calcium also has other regulatory functions you probably have not heard about:
- Working as an intracellular messenger, it allows the cells from the organism to divide themselves, producing nerve transmitters and hormones.
- Being a nervous stimulator that allows the muscle contraction. Without calcium, we would not be able to contract our muscles.
- Regulating the activity of enzymes and proteins that are able to function thanks to calcium such as, for example, the ones that are in charge of regulating the blood coagulation, or enzymes like lipase, which allow us to digest the fat that we eat from the diet.
Calcium and bone health
Did you know that…
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that makes our bones so weak that they can easily break due to a calcium deficiency in the bones?
Calcium binds to the bones (and teeth too), forming a salt called hydroxyapatite, which is the one that keeps our bones strong, but this is not a static state...
Our body is constantly remodelling the bone, taking out calcium from it. After all, bones are also a big reserve that provide calcium if necessary. That is why follow diets that lack calcium for long periods of time reduce the bone reserves progressively:
This ends up producing osteopenia and finally, osteoporosis.
Calcium is necessary to preserve the bones.
Calcium, indispensable for the energy production
Athletes tend to forget about calcium! It is an extremely important mineral due to the following reasons:
Calcium in the muscle
Calcium in the muscle works like a key that allows troponin C, a protein from the muscle fibers, to “unlock” the bond of the actin-myosin complex.
Imagine driving an axe into a rock and pull, our muscle contracts this way. Calcium makes the hole so that we can use it for support and then pull.
Calcium, a bioenergetic nutrient
Calcium regulates the enzymes that we use to obtain energy, many of them need to be completely functional during physical exercise so that we will be able to keep producing the ATP that our muscles use for the contraction.
A significant loss of calcium during physical exercise can affect the energy production and it can hinder the performance.
A calcium deficiency can also result in a worse health, caused by:
- Neuromuscular alterations (such as cramps and involuntary contractions).
- Nervous alterations (irritability and confusion).
- Heart alterations (arrhythmia, hypotension and heart failure).
Now it is clear how important calcium is for our organism and specially for athletes, right?
Why buy calcium citrate in HSN?
A more bioavailable formula
The calcium absorption can be negatively affected by factors such as the presence of phytates, oxalates, fibers... That is why we have to carefully select the way we take calcium from our diet.
Calcium citrate is a very good way of taking the calcium our body needs, since it comes from a salt and citric acid, which maintains the stomach acid pH, supporting the absorption of this mineral (González-Hernández, 2010).
Calcium citrate is the most efficient calcium salt in the market!
You can find many food supplements in the market which have cheap calcium forms, such as calcium carbonate, this salt has a side effect that we should keep in mind: acid reflux.
The salts from acid carbonate are alkaline, which means that they increase the stomach pH, an effect that our organism compensates by increasing the acidity of the medium, which is why it causes reflux. That is why those who use calcium carbonate regularly suffer gastric discomfort (Harvard Medical School, 2009).
Forget about carbonate, citrate is its improved version!
Our calcium citrate has been produced without ingredients containing allergens, which is why:
We have not only come up with a pure product, 100% calcium salt, but it is also completely allergen-free, which is why it can be used by anyone.
Without animal ingredients
In order to produce our magnesium citrate, we have not used animal ingredients for the main source or catalysts.
Our product is completely suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
How to take calcium citrate powder?
Mix one scoop in 200-250ml of water or citrus juice in order to improve its absorption.
It is better to take it on an empty stomach or far from the meals, since both fats and phytic acid from cereals and the oxalates present in green leaf vegetables that will hinder its intestinal absorption.
How can we combine calcium citrate powder?
There are no better products than those that are involved in the bone synthesis.
Vitamin D play a key role in regulating the mineral bone density!
Combining calcium vitamin D3 is an excellent combo to support our bone health, since both products work in synergy.
- Harvard Medical School. (2009). What you need to know about calcium.
- González-Hernández (2010). Principios de Bioquímica clínica y patología molecular. 1ed Editorial Elsevier.
|per servingDaily dose|
|Serving size: 1 scoop (3g)|
|Daily dose: 1 scoop (3g)|
|Servings per container: 50|
|Amount per serving||NRV*|
|of which Calcium||630mg||79%|
|NRVs (Nutrient Reference Values) established in Regulation (EU) 1169/2011 of 25 October 2011. †† NRVs are not established on this occasion.|
Ingredients de CALCIUM CITRATE POWDER 150g:Calcium salts of citric acid (calcium citrate).
How to take CALCIUM CITRATE POWDER 150g:Mix 1 scoop (3g approx.) in water, juice or any drink of your choice, drink once a day.
Warnings de CALCIUM CITRATE POWDER 150g:Once opened, store in a cool (under 25ºC), dry and dark place. Do not exceed the stated recommended daily dose. Keep out of reach of the smallest children. Nutritional supplements should not be used to replace a balanced diet.
I believe this product is a must, specially if you do physical exercise. Together with our joints, the bones are probably the part of our body that suffers the most during the workouts. That is why I like to keep them healthy, I mix the scoop with my protein shake and it is as if it wasn't in terms of flavor.HSN Sport Nutrition and Natural Dietetics