CalActiv™, our renowned calcium bisglycinate chelate has the highest absorption rates.
This fully reacted mineral chelate is one of the most bioavailable forms of calcium. Each calcium molecule is bound to two glycine molecules through Balchem’s proprietary chelation process, transforming it into an amino acid chelate that has nearly twice the absorption rate of calcium citrate or calcium carbonate*. The amino acid chelating agents promote the assimilation of calcium into the cells, which helps facilitate the Krebs energy cycle. The chelate structure is then confirmed through FT-IR spectroscopy testing.
- Certain foods & beverages
- Powdered drinks
- Prenatal supplements
Calcium Supplementation: Still a Necessity
As time goes on and more research on calcium accumulates, we will see in more detail the importance of calcium to human health, wellbeing and longevity.
There are many forms of calcium available in supplements, medical foods, fortified foods, and beverages. Determining the best form of calcium supplementation varies based on factors such as bioavailability and palatability, as well as the delivery form of the final calcium-supplementing product.
*Heaney, R., Recker, R., & Weaver, C. (1990). Calcif Tissue Int, 46:300-304
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