Os-Cal® Benefits

Help reduce the risk of hip fracture and so much more.*

Adequate calcium and vitamin D as part of a healthy diet, along with physical activity, may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life. And you already know that only Os-Cal® supplements have been shown to help reduce the risk of hip fracture by 29%.# But research suggests that calcium may provide other beneficial functions as well.

Teeth

As part of a placebo-controlled, three-year study of the effect of calcium and Vitamin D on bone loss, researchers examined tooth loss in 145 healthy people aged 65 and older.** The study, which was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, concluded that intake levels of calcium and Vitamin D aimed at preventing osteoporosis also helped seniors conserve their teeth.*

*When used as directed. Based on a clinical trial conducted by NIH in postmenopausal women over the age of 50.

** Krall, E. A., Wehler, C., Garcia, R. I., Harris, S. S., Dawson-Hughes, B. (2001). Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Reduce Tooth Loss in the Elderly. Am J Med. 2001; 111: 452-456

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.