Delighted to find this rare 180 count package. I used to take a generic mineral calcium and developed calcium deposits in my heel tendons. I tried bone calcium which was an improvement then found this bioavailable algae based calcium. The pain has gone away completely and my bone density tests are improving.
After being surprised with an osteoporosis diagnosis and reading the side effects of Big Pharmacy drugs for it, I decided to try it my way. I did weeks of research and came up with a list of things I felt my body needed. Alive! Calcium for Bones contained many of the ingredients I had chosen, especially the red algae calcium - other types are derivatives of limestone - bodies don’t thrive on rocks! I am happy to report that in two years my spine has gone from osteoporosis to NORMAL, and my femur and hips are up to osteopenia. I have maintained these levels for three years now. I also do lots of stretching and massage, I walk a little daily, and I climb 17 stairs at least 3x daily. You can do this, too!
So far so good. You're supposed to take 4 a day, or at least that is the per day serving, but I am only taking 2 a day for now. I'm already taking a multi vitamin and other stuff as well but I haven't been out in the sun in years so i thought I had better add this for awhile. The tablets are big but do break easily. These are good quality vitamins at a good price and it has all 3 main ingredients to absorb properly. You can't absorb calcium without Vit D and you need also need the K2 and magnesium. I did the research before I bought these.
so far so good....I have osteopenia and I am always looking for new calcium with Vit D. This one has a lot of vit D so I have been taking only 1 sometimes 2 a day along with another calcium that I am currently taking. Won't really know how its working until my next DEXA but I feel good and have not had any bad reactions. I also like that it has Vit K which is supposed to help with your bones absorbing the calcium.
This was recommended to me by my doctor, I have osteoporosis and he told me to take this for bone health. Yes, the pill is big but it's okay to swallow and you can cut it in 2 if not. it has not taste or no side effects. The supplement has everything you need in 1 pill - calcium, magnesium, vitamin d and vitamin k - so you don't have to add another supplement. Also it is from vegetarian source so it is more absorbable by the body and without side effects like stones. Hopefully they will help.
I was happy to find this calcium tablet in a larger quantity bottle than I’d been previously buying. The quality is excellent. The ingredient K2 is beneficial, from what I’ve read. I like that it’s supposed to go directly into strengthening bones. It includes as much D3 as one should have in a day.
A great vegetarian calcium formula that I stock up on when it goes on sale, even at regular price you get more bang for your buck than similar formulas offered by other brands. We've been taking this for years and will continue to do so. It is easy on the stomach.
Since taking Alive! Bone Support Calcium at bedtime, I am sleeping much better. I am now going through menopause and I feel confident that my bones are adequately protected. I will be reordering this product for sure!
This product is a game changer, I used for two years and increased my bone density by 32%, it really works, two in the morning, two at night !
I switched from another calcium supplement to Alive! What I like about the product is that it includes the D3, K2, and the magnesium needed for calcium absorption. Taking one or two capsules (I take 1 and 1/2) rather than four makes life easier. 4 stars not 5 because I just started this regime. I intend on continuing.