Cytocal™ is a multi-amino acid calcium chelate based on Biotron's proprietary mineral processing technology. Refined over 3decades, our approach relies on understanding the metabolic pathways by which the body absorbs, maintains and metabolizes minerals then harnessing this knowledge to best prepare these compounds.
Where nutritionally essential minerals are concerned, calcium is truly in a class by itself. The daily requirements for calcium are over 1000 milligrams per day for most adults. It is hard to overemphasize the roles calcium plays in the body. Calcium is involved in a wide array of biological processes - from intracellular signaling to neurotransmission and muscle contraction. Despite these various functions, it is calcium's definitive role in supporting bone health that makes this nutrient so vital. It's one of the few essential nutrients for which an FDA approved claim can be made. It is difficult to overemphasize the importance of achieving peak bone mass in adolescence and early adulthood to minimize risks of osteoporosis later in life. Unfortunately, most women fail to get enough calcium from diet alone. For many, supplementation is indispensable to achieving adequate daily intake.Not all forms of calcium are created equally and controversy over which type is best continues to be a matter of debate. Its thought that organically-bound calcium is preferentially absorbed when compared to widely used inorganic forms such as calcium carbonate.Demonstrating this experimentally is challenging. Because if its importance, calcium levels in blood are very tightly regulated by the body. Parathyroid hormone (PTH) - among other hormonal control systems - function to maintain this delicate balance.