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Dinocal has been formulated with optimal bone nutrition in mind. Our proprietary blend of calcium, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, and Boron is based on the most current nutritional recommendations for healthy bones.

Dinocal™ has the correct balance of calcium, boron, magnesium, vitamin K1, vitamin D3 for necessary bone density

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Calcium 333mg
Calcium 166mg
Calcium 300mg
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Vitamin D 333 IU
Vitamin D 200 IU
Vitamin D 200 IU
Vitamin D 400 IU
$19.00 180 Soft Gels
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Intake recommendations for calcium and other nutrients are provided in the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) developed by the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (formerly National Academy of Sciences). DRI is the general term for a set of reference values used for planning and assessing the nutrient intakes of healthy people. These values, which vary by age and gender, include:

Calcium Deficiency
Inadequate intakes of dietary calcium from food and supplements produce no obvious symptoms in the short term. Circulating blood levels of the nutrient, for example, are tightly regulated. Hypocalcemia results primarily from medical problems or treatments, including renal failure, surgical removal of the stomach, and use of certain medications (such as diuretics). Symptoms of hypocalcemia include numbness and tingling in the fingers, muscle cramps, convulsions, lethargy, poor appetite, and abnormal heart rhythms. If left untreated, calcium deficiency leads to death.

Groups at Risk of Calcium Inadequacy
Although frank calcium deficiency is uncommon, dietary intakes of the nutrient below recommended levels might have health consequences over the long term. The following groups are among those most likely to need extra calcium.

Postmenopausal women
Menopause leads to bone loss because decreases in estrogen production both increase bone resorption and decrease calcium absorption . Annual decreases in bone mass of 3%-5% per year frequently occur in the first years of menopause, but the decreases are typically less than 1% per year after age 65. Increased calcium intakes during menopause do not completely offset this bone loss.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with estrogen and progesterone helps increase calcium levels and prevent osteoporosis and fractures. Estrogen therapy restores postmenopausal bone remodeling to the same levels as at premenopause, leading to lower rates of bone loss [27], perhaps in part by increasing calcium absorption in the gut. However, because of the potential health risks associated with HRT use, several medical groups and professional societies recommend that postmenopausal women consider using medications, such as bisphosphonates, instead of HRT to prevent or treat osteoporosis. In addition, consuming adequate amounts of calcium in the diet might help slow the rate of bone loss in all women.