Frequently Ask Questions
What are the advantages of TOTALLY CALCIUM®?
- 100% water soluble and absorbable
- Lead free
- Easy to mix in hot or cold beverages, baking mixes, cereals, soups etc.
- No taste
- No artificial colors or preservatives
- Easy to use both at home and on the go
- No side effects (bloating, gas, or constipation)
How does Totally CALCIUM® work?
Passive diffusion sites located in the latter part of the small intestine absorb maximum amounts of calcium in an alkaline pH. Soluble
chelated calcium present in Totally CALCIUM® remains soluble in alkaline pH environments. All other inorganic calcium salts like carbonate,
phosphate, etc. are not soluble in an alkaline pH. The absorption of calcium at passive diffusion sites does not depend on the presence
of Vitamin D, hormones, stomach acid, dosage level, or age.
The presence of probiotic bacteria in the intestine prevents phytic acid from binding with calcium. Calcium that binds with phytic acid is not available to the body, making probiotic bacteria essential for calcium absorption. Ingredients in Totally CALCIUM® create a favorable environment in the intestine for the growth of probiotic bacteria.
How much calcium do we need?
The average person needs 1100 – 1300 mg of calcium per day, depending on their age, sex and other factors.
While dietary calcium is a major source of intake, adding a calcium supplement can help fulfill the total requirement.
Recommended daily calcium intake:
|Ages||Infancy||1-3 years||4-18 years||19-50 years||51-70 years||70+|
|Calcium Intake (mg/day)||200-260||700||1000-1300||1000||1000-1200||1200|
How much calcium can we tolerate?
We can tolerate 2500 mg of calcium per day.
How much calcium is in a packet of TOTALLY CALCIUM®?
A single packet of Totally CALCIUM® contains 120 mg of calcium.
How should I take TOTALLY CALCIUM®?
TOTALLY CALCIUM® can be added to any beverage or food without altering the color or flavor.
Should I take TOTALLY CALCIUM® on an empty stomach?
Totally CALCIUM® delivers 100% absorbable calcium with or without food in the stomach.
How is TOTALLY CALCIUM® superior to other calcium supplements?
Calcium compounds in TOTALLY CALCIUM® are 100% water soluble. Calcium from TOTALLY CALCIUM® does not require stomach acid to dissolve unlike other lead-contaminated calcium supplements (e.g., natural calcium, calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, etc.). Totally CALCIUM® is completely lead-free. Totally CALCIUM® has no side effects (bloating, gas, flatulence, etc.) caused by other traditional calcium supplements (calcium carbonate and citrate).