What is Calcium?
Calcium was discovered in the 17th Century by Humphry Davy, a man who also isolated Sodium, Barium, Magnesium, Strontium, Boron and Potassium. Calcium is the fifth most abundant metal within the Earth’s crust, contributing to 4.1% of the crust’s materials. The nutrient naturally occurs in several foods, including dairy foods, green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and spinach, soya beans, tofu, fortified flour, and nuts. Fish containing bones, such as pilchards, are also high in Calcium. The average adult requires around 800mg of Calcium per day.
Benefits of Calcium
Calcium has several functions although it is probably most known for its use in bone health, particularly as the mineral helps to reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women. Research has found that low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures. Other health benefits of Calcium include its required presence during the blood clotting process in addition to normal energy metabolism, muscle function, neurotransmission and cell division. Lastly, the mineral benefits digestive enzymes which are required to process foods and enhance metabolism.
Our Calcium tablets
Our Calcium tablets are offered in a torpedo style. Please be aware that this is a fairly large tablet at 18mm in diameter and we, therefore, advise against purchasing this tablet if you have trouble swallowing.
Please note: This product contains Calcium Carbonate, which may contain Wheat. Please do not consume if you have an allergy or intolerance to Wheat.
We recommend that the 500 tablets option is more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 tablets option.
I buy these regularly now - either the plain calcium or those with D3 - and am quite happy with them.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping is via Royal Mail 1st Class We dispatch orders on weekdays up to 5 pm. Royal mail quote delivery times 1-2 days for 1st class and 2-3 days for 2nd class. Delays can happen, If delivery takes more than 5 working days for a UK order - please contact us immediately. For Europe, orders can take 10-14 Days. We are sorry but we do not dispatch our products to the rest of the world. We apologise for this lengthy period of time, unfortunately, express courier services are uneconomical to use with low priced products.
Please note, we DO NOT quote shipping. We will only make refunds where refunds are due. We apologise this process can not be more simple. Customs Declarations: We declare the value of all products as £15 - This is our average order cost and should not cause import duties or tax by your customs. All orders will be labelled generically as "Dietary Supplements".
To return an item, please dispatch it in its original wrapping and accompanied by a note outlining your name, address and reason for return. If you do decide that you would like to return your item, please have a look under the " terms and condition" page.