This product is ideally suited to young and old alike, for those that need an extra source of calcium and may have difficulty swallowing enough capsules to obtain adequate calcium, and for those who have sensitive stomachs as they may experience constipation or upset stomach with calcium capsule compounds.
Calcium is a crucial element in the human body. It is involved in
- the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth
- muscle function
- blood clotting
- the metabolism of energy from food
- the normal functioning of enzymes important for digestion
- cell division
The active absorption of calcium, through a transport mechanism in the duodenum and jejunum, is facilitated by vitamin D. Calcium is also absorbed through passive diffusion in the intestine. Because the active route is saturable, larger single doses of calcium will rely on passive diffusion.
Each dose provides just 1.6mg of calcium. This is a very low dose; the RDA for calcium is 800mg. So this supplement is ideal for accurately measured calcium supplementation. Calcium chloride is a soluble form of calcium.
Pregnant women will benefit from a higher calcium intake - the recommended intake is about 1,300mg. Infants and children require a lower intake of calcium; the recommended intake ranges from 240 mg per day for infants.
It is not recommended to exceed 1,500 mg daily calcium intake. High levels of calcium can lead to milk-alkali syndrome (MAS) and then to hypercalcaemia. Hypercalcaemia can cause lethargy, confusion and ultimately coma. People with renal failure or people taking diuretic medication are at increased risk of developing hypercalcaemia from high calcium intakes. It is also worth noting that higher doses of iron can inhibit iron absorption.
The body stores calcium - predominantly in the skeleton. Functional benefits of calcium supplementation will only be experienced if existing levels in the body are are low.
Ten drops contains: 1.8 mg Calcium
Ingredients: Purified water, Calcium Chloride.
- Orders that are in stock are dispatched daily at 2pm Monday – Friday.
- Orders placed before 2pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the same day.
- Orders placed after 2pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched the next working day.
- As such, orders placed after 2pm Friday will be dispatched the following Monday.
- Orders will not be dispatched on Bank Holidays or weekends.
For Standard Domestic Orders: We use Royal Mail’s Tracked 48hr delivery service as standard. Royal Mail state a delivery guideline of 1-2 working days for this service, however during busier periods (such as Christmas) this may not always be possible. If your order has not arrived after 2 working days from the date of dispatch please contact us. We have tracking numbers for this service and will be able to assist you in locating your order.
For Expedited Domestic Orders (Next-Day Delivery): Provided that we have received your order by 2pm, we will process and dispatch your order the same day using Royal Mail’s Tracked 24hr delivery service. This service aims to deliver your parcel within 24hrs of the dispatch time – in some instances this may not be possible and delivery may fall within a 48hr period. If you have not received your order after 1 day from the dispatch date please contact us. This is a tracked and insured service and we will be able to assist you in locating your order.
For Standard International Orders: We use Royal Mail International Track (+ Sign), dependent on what the destination country accepts. Royal Mail state a 3-5 working day delivery guideline for this service within Europe, and a 5-7 working day guideline worldwide. However, we have found this is rarely the case outside of major cities, especially during busier periods (such as Christmas) this may not always be possible. This is a tracked and insured service, please contact us if you have not received your delivery within the above stated time-frames and we will assist you in locating your order.
For Expedited International Orders: We are able to offer expedited international shipping worldwide respected couriers. We can use DHL or another courier of your choice, but we are likely to get the best deal from DHL. Please feel free to use the 'Contact Us' form to ask for a DHL quote for your order.
We are able to offer expedited delivery worldwide using various couriers; this is something that we will examine on a case-by-case basis. Please email us and we will investigate your delivery options and let you know what is possible.
If you have selected a shipping method that does not include tracking/insurance then you accept and agree that in the instance that the parcel is lost or delayed, you will not be entitled to a refund or a replacement product, as we will be unable to make a claim for the loss.
We retain proof of postage at all times and reserve the right to use a different shipping method than you have selected in order to give your order added security in certain circumstances (e.g. for extremely high value orders we may upgrade to Courier delivery). In the majority of situations we will respect the customers chosen shipping method. We retain proof of postage for 180 days. After this time it may not be possible to retrieve your proof of postage.