Adequate calcium levels are important, especially in older people – this applies to women as well as men. Daily intake of calcium in sufficient amounts is crucial for older people and should be an integral part of maintaining one’s health adequately. Calcium is found in foods such as dairy products, certain fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, fish and eggs, among others. It is essential for many of the body’s processes, including bone metabolism in particular, including maintaining the strength of all bones. In addition, there are many other minerals that are necessary for optimal bone metabolism.
Microcrystalline hydroxyapatite is a special form of calcium and accounts for up to 40% of the respective mass in bone and up to 95% in teeth. Besides calcium, hydroxyapatite also contains phosphorus, a second mineral that is essential for bone formation. It can be absorbed as soon as it is consumed in micronised, i.e. greatly reduced, form.
In addition to calcium and phosphates, microcrystalline hydroxyapatite contains magnesium, fluorides, zinc, copper, manganese, silicon and rubidium, and also provides organic substances such as active enzymes, collagen fibres, amino acids and many other natural building blocks of bone.
This substance has been shown to promote the rebuilding of normal bone structure and support the restoration of proper bone formation when taken daily.
If the absorption of microcrystalline hydroxyapatite through the diet is not sufficient or there is an increased need, this nutrient can be supplemented through special food supplements.