CalCicol Calcium-Collagen Multi-Nutrient Complex


Format: Powder | Volume:  480 g
Serving size:
15 g | Servings per container: 30
Food Supplement


500 mg Calcium per serving – Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for life

In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium helps our blood clot, nerves send messages and muscles contract. About 99 percent of the calcium in our bodies is in our bones and teeth. Each day, we lose calcium through our skin, nails, hair, sweat, urine and faeces, but our bodies cannot produce new calcium.

That’s why it’s important to try to get calcium from the food we eat. When we don’t get enough calcium for our body’s needs, it is taken from our bones, resulting in bone loss.

4 600 mg Bio-Active Collagen Peptides (as Peptan) per serving

Collagen makes up 90% of the organic matrix of bone. Type I collagen fibres twist around each other in a triple helix and become the scaffold upon which minerals are deposited.

Collagen peptides have been shown to stimulate the production of collagen by bone cells, leading to higher levels of new bone tissue formation. Collagen is the matrix upon which calcium is deposited and is also responsible for the flexibility of bone. Peptan has in addition been scientifically proven to promote bone mass density and increase bone strength in in-vivo studies.

According to the World Health Organization, after the age of 50, 10% of men and 18% of women have problems with joint health.

Extensive research has shown the beneficial effects of collagen peptides in preserving joint health and reducing pain. The significant joint health benefits of taking Peptan has been demonstrated in a clinical study (Jiang et al. 2014)

Vitamin D for calcium absorption

Adequate vitamin D intake is important for the regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption in the intestines, maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Vitamin D is required to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphate, that are in turn needed for the normal mineralisation of bone, muscle contraction, nerve conduction, and general cellular function in all cells of the body.

Vitamin K2 as MenaQ7 Natural Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone7) promotes healthy bones

Vitamin K2 is essential for bone formation. Osteoblasts, the cells responsible for BUILDING BONE tissue, produce the protein osteocalcin. Osteocalcin binds calcium to the bone matrix and is dependent on Vitamin K to function properly.
Vitamin K is therefore critical for bone-forming (calcium absorption) and also inhibits Osteoclasts from breaking down the bone (calcium reabsorption).

The rate of absorption is thus higher than the rate of reabsorption thus resulting in higher bone density and bone strength. Courtesy of Natto Pharma – MenaQ7

Vitamin C promotes healthy skin and bones

Vitamin C is essential for collagen synthesis and bone matrix quality. The organic matrix is an integral aspect of bone quality and health.

Vitamin C deficiency is associated with defective bone matrix production, both quantity and quality. More specifically, ascorbic acid deficiency impairs collagen synthesis, the hydroxylation of collagenous proline and lysine residues, and osteoblastic adhesion to the bone matrix.

In observational studies, vitamin C intake and status is inconsistently associated with bone mineral density and fracture risk. Improving the collagenous bone matrix will enhance the efficacy of mineral supplementation to counteract bone loss.

Magnesium (Mg) is a major mineral with essential structural and functional roles in the body

It is a critical component of our skeleton, with 50-60% of total body Mg found in bone. Mg also serves a regulatory role in mineral metabolism.

Calcium and magnesium have a complicated relationship. The human body needs adequate levels of magnesium in order to properly use calcium, and magnesium deficiency affects calcium metabolism.

Phosphorous is essential for bone formation

New research shows calcium needs phosphorus to maximize its bone-strengthening benefits, and taking a lot of calcium supplements without enough phosphorus could be a waste of money. More than half of all bone is made from phosphate.

Study shows both calcium and phosphorus are needed to support any increase in bone mass, and a calcium supplement that contains phosphorus would be preferable to one that provides calcium alone. The major component and an essential ingredient of human bones and teeth is a mineral form of calcium and phosphorus called hydroxyapatite. It is hydroxyapatite that gives bones and teeth their rigidity. While calcium is the most prevalent element in bone, bone diseases (such as osteoporosis) are due to more than just a lack of calcium. Phosphorus is also critical to maintaining healthy bones.

Zinc and bone health

Zinc is known to play an important role in the bone remodelling cycle. Where it is involved as a cofactor for proteins involved in deposition and resorption of the bone matrix; plays a regulatory role, and is involved in the structure of the bone itself.

Zinc stimulates bone-building osteoblasts and inhibits the function of bone resorption by osteoclasts.

There are many causes of bone mineral density loss (see prevention of osteoporosis) and it has been reported that one of the reasons for bone growth retardation is a zinc dietary deficiency. It has been reported that as people age they are less able to absorb nutrients as efficiently as younger people. The combination of these two factors can lead to a negative impact on bone health.

Copper is essential for bone maintenance

Copper is an essential trace mineral which plays an important role in bone health maintenance. Copper aids in the formation of collagen for bone and connective tissue and contributes to the mechanical strength of bone collagen fibrils — the long thin strands of proteins that cross-link to one another in the spaces around cells.

Copper also helps inhibit bone resorption through a copper- and a zinc-containing antioxidant called superoxide dismutase. This antioxidant neutralizes superoxide radicals produced by the bone-breakdown cells called osteoclasts during bone resorption.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]