I have been going over a lot of research lately on the importance of calcium. Proper calcium absorption is vital to help retain normal blood pressure, assist in muscle contraction and nerve transmission, help reduce PMS symptoms such as bloating, cramps, water retention, irritability, and moodiness, support healthy heart function, immune health, healthy cell development, along with supporting colon, breast and prostate health, and maintaining of strong bones and teeth.

There are specific nutrients calcium needs to be combined with to make sure your body, and most importantly your bones, can absorb and use it. Combining vitamin D, magnesium, vitamin K, boron, zinc, copper, manganese and other trace minerals with calcium gives it the support it needs to build bone density when you’re young and minimize bone loss as you age.*Too much calcium running unabsorbed through the bloodstream can cause kidney stones, inflammation and arthritis, and hardening of the arteries. This is why just taking a Tums for calcium can be dangerous if you are not getting enough trace minerals from other sources.

Eating foods such as plain, nonfat yogurt, cheeses like Romano, Swiss, part-skim Ricotta, pasteurized process American cheese food, Provolone, part-skim Mozzarella, cottage, cheddar and Parmesan, fortified cereal, soy milk, milk, fish like sardines or salmon, tofu, soybeans or edamame, leafy green veggies like broccoli, kale, collard greens, and spinach, nuts like peanuts and almonds, blackstrap molasses, oranges, black beans, baked beans, black eyed peas, green peas and corn tortillas as a part of your normal diet will go a long way to improving your calcium intake.

Some of us look at the list above and find nothing appetizing on it. Personally, there are only a couple things I would eat on their own. The key is to combine some of these foods with other food we will eat. I cook leafy greens and any other kind of veggie available with my hamburger meat to make the base for anything from Sloppy Joes to tacos and meatloaf to casseroles. If this is not an option there is only one left; take the best supplements available.

It was on this last thought I decided to make this post and have a comprehensive list of all the calcium supplements Shaklee has to offer.

Best Calcium Supplements

OsteoMatrix®

Helps Reduce the Risk of Osteoporosis**

Protect Your Bones with OsteoMatrix. You need more than just calcium to build strong bones.  OsteoMatrix provides a unique matrix of critical nutrients including calcium, vitamins D & K, magnesium, and more to build and maintain strong bones. It’s clinically proven to increase calcium absorption, and its small, coated caplets are easy to swallow!*

Now with NEW higher levels of Vitamin D, clinically supported for bone, heart and immune health.

Clinically proven OsteoMatrix provides a unique matrix of critical nutrients that go beyond calcium to build and maintain strong bones and teeth.*

In addition to building strong bones and teeth, the nutrients in OsteoMatrix:*
• Help retain normal blood pressure
• Assist in muscle contraction and nerve transmission
• Help reduce PMS symptoms such as bloating, cramps, water retention, irritability, and moodiness

OsteoMatrix Provides:
• 1,000 mg (100% DV) of elemental calcium from nature’s most concentrated and easily absorbed sources
• 600 IU (100% DV) of vitamin D to stimulate calcium absorption

• 400 mg (100% DV) of magnesium to help incorporate calcium into bones and strengthen them

**Regular exercise and a healthy diet with supplemental calcium may reduce the risk of osteoporosis, especially in the elderly. Adequate calcium intake is important, but daily intake above 2,000 mg is not likely to provide any additional benefits.

Best Calcium Supplements

Because Drinking Milk Isn’t Enough!

Women are five times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis. With aging, bones lose an excessive amount of their protein and mineral content, significantly calcium, leaving them weak and brittle—prone to fracture.

Chewable Cal Mag Plus provides 1,000 mg of calcium to help build bones and optimize peak bone mass, maintain bone density, and slow bone breakdown, reducing the risk of osteoporosis later in life.**

Osteoporosis literally refers to porous bones. Women are five times more likely than men to develop the disease. With the progression of age, bones lose an excessive amount of their protein and mineral content, significantly calcium. Bones become weak and brittle and fracture, sometimes without knowledge.

Osteoporosis is responsible for 1.5 million bone fractures every year. Do your hips (and all of your other body parts) a favor by slowing down the natural decline in bone mass that happens as part of the aging process.

Chewable Cal Mag Plus provides 1,000 mg of elemental calcium, essential to help build and strengthen bones. Its chewable, tasty berry formula makes it easy to add this unique combination of nutrients and trace elements to your daily regimen. For those with a preference, this formula does not contain vitamin K.

Now with NEW higher levels of Vitamin D, clinically supported for bone, heart and immune health.

• Now with more vitamin D–600 IU
• Improved natural berry flavor
• Does not contain vitamin K
• Unique combination of nutrients and trace elements

PERSONAL NOTE: This is great for tummy aches, restlessness and kids who need some extra calcium (just 2 tablets). My kids love them and when we get a stomach ache I reach for Calcium Chewables, not Tums.

** Regular exercise and a healthy diet with supplemental calcium may reduce the risk of osteoporosis, especially in the elderly. Adequate calcium intake is important, but daily intake above 2,000 mg is not likely to provide any additional benefits.

Best Calcium Supplements

Promotes heart, immune and bone health

Add some sunshine to your day with Vita-D3™! Recent research shows that vitamin D—the “sunshine vitamin”—offers a multitude of benefits including supporting healthy heart function, immune and bone health. But, up to 80% of Americans may have insufficient levels of this essential nutrient. Boost your level of vitamin D with Shaklee Vita-D3. The perfect choice for overall health and well-being, Vita-D3 provides 1,000 IU of high potency vitamin D3 to help your body thrive!

Cutting Edge Nutrition Science

Vita-D3 is the culmination of recent scientific research including two Shaklee industry-leading vitamin D studies. Supplemental vitamin D is clinically supported and proven to significantly raise blood levels of vitamin D.

Vitamin D has been shown in recent studies to:

  • Help support healthy, heart function
  • Help promote immune health
  • Facilitate healthy cell development
  • Aid in calcium absorption for maintaining strong bones and teeth

Plus, Shaklee’s Vita-D3 is subjected to over 300 tests to guarantee product purity.

Best Calcium Supplements

Shaklee Vitalizer + Iron™, Shaklee Vitalizer™ and Shaklee Vitalizer Gold™

The Foundation for a Longer, Healthier Life*

Fifty years in the making, based on 12 Shaklee clinical studies, with 80 bio-optimized clinically proven nutrients, Vitalizer provides the best spectrum of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, anti-aging phytonutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, and probiotics.*

Now With More Vitamin D!
New higher levels are clinically supported for bone, heart and immune health.

Vitalizer™ supports* • Supercharged vitality* • Enhanced immunity* • Stress management* • Antioxidant defense* • DNA protection* • Heart and brain health* • Bone and joint health* • Digestive health* • Healthy hair, nails, and skin*

Every Vitamin + Minerals Your Body Needs

  • New, higher levels of Vitamin D3, clinically supported for bone, heart and immune health
  • High potency for supercharged vitality*
  • Bio-optimized nutrients for optimum absorption
  • All eight highly potent B vitamins, including biotin

Most Powerful Antioxidant Spectrum*

  • Helps protect cells, tissues, and organs against aging*
  • Superior protection against free radical damage*
  • Full-spectrum vitamin E derived from all eight natural forms
  • 26 antioxidants working together to augment your body’s antioxidant network*

Anti-Aging Nutrients*

  • Protect DNA and support healthy aging*
  • Powerful carotenoids and flavonoids, including lutein and lycopene 7 Omega-3s to Help Reduce the Risk of Heart  Disease**
  • Also promotes brain and joint health*
  • High-potency EPA and DHA
  • Ultrapure, pharmaceutical grade

Guaranteed Superactive Probiotics to Improve Digestive Health*

  • Support healthy digestion and immunity*
  • Extensively studied active cultures
  • Patented delivery system

**Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
*** This supplement facts box is for Vitalizer. Vitalizer + Iron and Vitalizer Gold provide additional nutrients. For Vitalizer + Iron and Vitalizer Gold supplement facts, see labels


Best Calcium Supplements

Vita-Lea® with Iron Formula and Vita-Lea® without Iron Formula

More Nutrients. More Protection. More Strength.

The formula that provides 23 essential vitamins and minerals at clinically proven levels for optimal health. Taken daily, Vita-Lea promotes overall health and wellness and supports long-term colon, heart, and eye health, and strengthens the immune system.*

Now With More Vitamin D!
New higher levels are clinically supported for bone, heart and immune health.

The Shaklee Difference
• Patented Bioactivated Absorption System
• Compared with a leading brand, Vita-Lea has 2x more beta carotene and 10x more biotin

Accidental overdose of iron containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under six. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control facility immediately.

Vita-Lea Gold® with Vitamin K and Vita-Lea Gold™ without Vitamin K

Designed Especially for Adults 50+

Shaklee Vita-Lea Gold addresses the distinct needs of adults 50+. It’s backed by 50 years of nutritional research and based on the most recent clinical studies. It offers comprehensive, balanced support for long-term health and vitality.*

Now With More Vitamin D!
New higher levels are clinically supported for bone, heart and immune health.

• Protects against free radical damage with N-acetylcysteine*
• Supports vision and bone health*
• Increases vitality*
• Better absorption with our patented Bioactivated Absorption System
• Available with or without vitamin K

Vita-Lea® Ocean Wonders®

Nutrition Your Kids Will Love

Filled with pure goodness, Vita-Lea Ocean Wonders is a kosher-certified chewable multivitamin for kids. It’s packed with 19 essential nutrients and provides 100% of the Daily Value of vitamin C. Plus, Ocean Wonders now has more vitamin D – 600 IU per serving, that’s 150% of the daily value! – as well as calcium, magnesium, and more to help support strong bones and a healthy body. With cool dolphin, sea horse, and fish designs in natural orange, grape, and mixed berry flavors, Vita-Lea Ocean Wonders is sure to be an ocean of fun. Just two a day and off they play!

Kosher-Certified Multivitamin/Multimineral Dietary Supplement

  • Contains 19 essential nutrients for healthy development
  • Provides 150% of the Daily Value of vitamin D for strong bones and teeth
  • Provides 100% of the Daily Value of vitamin C, as well as seven
  • B vitamins, which support the proper function of major bodily processes
  • Natural base of phytonutrients
  • Naturally sweetened with xylitol, which does not promote cavities
  • Rich source of antioxidant nutrients
  • Natural orange, grape, and mixed berry flavors
  • Kosher certified

Kids Need Vitamin D

Fifty-five percent of children tested in a study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition had low levels of vitamin D. That number increased to 68% during the winter months because of lack of sun exposure and an increase in the amount of time spent indoors. Findings such as these have inspired the American Academy of Pediatrics to double for kids its recommended daily intake of this essential bone-building and immune-supporting nutrient.

During childhood, vitamin D is essential for development of bones and teeth. Without it, dietary calcium and phosphorous-two key bone-building minerals-can’t be properly assimilated. With vitamin D present, calcium and phosphorous absorption is increased by up to 40% and 80%, respectively.

Best Calcium Supplements

Liqui-Lea® Plus Iron

Liquid Health That’s Easy to Swallow

Liqui-Lea® Plus Iron is a high-potency multivitamin plus iron dietary supplement for those who prefer a liquid multivitamin.

• Contains 10 essential vitamins plus iron to promote long-term good health
• Natural fruit flavor
• Vegetarian formula

Liquid multivitamin & multimineral

Best Calcium Supplements

Shaklee Women’s Health Solutions

Potent solutions for a woman’s unique nutritional needs

From menstrual cycle issues, to stress and osteoporosis, Shaklee Women’s Health Solutions was created to meet the specific needs of women.

Three Great Products For Women

  • GLA Complex contains gamma linolenic acid, which our bodies use to form prostoglandins — potent hormone-like substances that help regulate many normal body processes*, as well as vitamin E, which helps protect arterial walls and supports the immune system.
  • Protect Your Bones with OsteoMatrix.  OsteoMatrix provides a unique matrix of critical nutrients including calcium, vitamins D & K, magnesium, and more to build and maintain strong bones. It’s clinically proven to increase calcium absorption, and its small, coated caplets are easy-to-swallow.
  • Stress Relief Complex helps relax your body and mind and promotes alertness while enhancing the body’s ability to adapt to stress.*

Shaklee Women’s Health Solutions contains a 30-day supply of GLA Complex, OsteoMatrix, and Stress Relief Complex*.

If pregnant or nursing, ask a health care professional. OsteoMatrix contains vitamin K

For More Information On Health and Supplements Click on These Links:

Bad Calcium Supplements May Boost Heart Attack Risk

Why Do We Need Vitamin D – Facts About Vitamin D

Strengthen Bones And Heart with Osteomatrix

Healthy Rx for a Healthier Life – Foundations For Health

Why Take a Vitamin E Supplement?

What Multivitamin Supplement Should I Take

Health Benefits of Garlic

What Does the Average American Eat?

Dietary Supplement Safety, What Supplements Are Safe?

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