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Health Corner - The Importance of Calcium Activity

Wishing all K-LINK International members and distributors a very happy and prosperous New Year. In this issue, I would like to share with you on the importance of calcium activity.

During the process of growing up and during pregnancy, one needs to actively absorb calcium. When our bones are formed and already well-developed, does this mean we do not require anymore calcium? No, of course not!

Calcium metabolism is happening everyday to ensure our bone structures are well-maintained. The chronic lack of calcium will lead to osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become porous and weak.

The risk of osteoporosis in woman is 3 to 4 times that in man. The reasons may be due to the woman’s bone structure which is generally smaller, together with pregnancy, childbirth and breast-feeding, in which she may lose plenty of calcium.

For woman six years after menopause, the sex hormone – estrogen (which helps prevent calcium lose) drops drastically and this will cause further calcium loss. Therefore, it is important, that woman “store” more calcium even when they are in their youth.

It also must be noted that a fast and drastic slimming programme that requires one to grossly reduce food intake or eat only one kind of food or eating only fibres will result in the loss of calcium. People who are above 60 years old must take in (absorb) a minimum of 600mg of calcium daily!

Nowadays, many children have bones fracture and older people suffer from some kind of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. All these are signs of calcium imbalance. The chronic lack of calcium can also lead to anxiety, depression, hysteria and etc.

The K-OsteoCal from K-LINK International provides a very high quantity of organic calcium source (from seaweed) with boron, magnesium and colostrum added to assist easy digestion and absorption. The product is ideal in preventing osteoporosis and is effective in improving joint-functions for stability and mobility. K-OsteoCal is your best New Year gift for your parents!