VIACTIV Calcium Plus D has more bone-building** nutrients than any other brand* of calcium chew.
BANKING IN CHILDHOOD
Age Range: 9 - 18
Recommended Daily Calcium Intake: 1,300 milligrams
While girls and young women are still growing, their bones are growing too. It's during these bone-forming years that their bodies are most capable of absorbing calcium. But the fact is,most children and adolescents aren't getting the calcium they need to build peak bone mass that could help prevent osteoporosis later in life.†
MAINTAINING IN ADULTHOOD
Age Range: 19 - 50
Recommended Daily Calcium Intake: 1,000 milligrams
Once a woman's bones have stopped growing, sufficient dietary calcium remains important for maintaining bone strength and bone health throughout life.
WHEN PREGNANT OR LACTATING
If you are pregnant or lactating, you need to make sure you are getting enough calcium in your diet or with a calcium supplement. You may be taking a prenatal multi-vitamin/mineral that has been prescribed by your doctor. Most prenatal supplements contain a small amount of calcium. If you are trying to become pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant, you should discuss your vitamin and mineral requirements with your physician.
SLOWING BONE LOSS IN MENOPAUSE
Age Range: 51+
Recommended Daily Calcium Intake: 1,200 milligrams
During this time, a woman's ovaries stop producing estrogen, which is critical to calcium balance. Bone mass is now being broken down faster than it is being rebuilt. Getting enough dietary calcium and vitamin D along with weight-bearing exercises are important steps toward maintaining bone strength and bone health throughout life.
BENEFITS OF CALCIUM
Research shows that adequate intake of calcium may also promote other key body functions.
† Greer FR, Krebs NF. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition. Optimizing bone health and calcium intake of infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2006 Feb;117(2): 578 - 85.
The sun can be a significant source of the vitamin D our bodies need. UV rays from sunlight activate vitamin D synthesis in the skin. However, because obtaining vitamin D from unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a risk factor for the development of skin cancer, many people are limiting their exposure to the sun, and as a result, limiting the body's production of vitamin D.
In addition to dietary sources, a supplement with vitamin D, such as VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews, which provide 125 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin D in each chew, can help you get the vitamin D you need, without the risk of skin cancer and premature aging associated with unprotected sun exposure.
People over 50 will see a reduced efficiency of vitamin D production in the skin. In addition, older people may spend less time outdoors, reducing the vitamin D they get from sun exposure.
SPF 8 or higher blocks the UV rays that help our skin generate vitamin D. However, experts agree that sunscreen should still be used, and vitamin D intake should be supplemented from other sources, like foods such as eggs, fortified dairy products, and fatty fish, and supplements like VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews.
Also Try VIACTIV Multi-Vitamin Soft Chews
VIACTIV Multi-Vitamin Soft Chews provide 12 essential vitamins, including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, biotin, folic acid, pantothenic acid, niacin, thiamin, and riboflavin, plus calcium to promote:
- Bone strength
- Energy activation
- Eye health
- Skin health
- Immune health
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
The VIACTIV Philosophy on Nutrition
The makers of VIACTIV Calcium Soft Chews understand that women have unique nutritional needs because of the changes their bodies experience throughout the course of life. Good nutrition is the foundation of good health now and in the future. For every woman, there exists a "personal best" that good nutrition can help her achieve.
What's in the Box
VIACTIV Calcium Plus Vitamin D Supplements, X Count.
*Among leading nationally branded calcium chews. Only VIACTIV Chews have three bone-building nutrients: calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin K. Other branded chews only have two bone-building nutrients.
** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.