Calcium is needed throughout the different stages of life to maintain and increase bone density and bone strength in order to prevent osteoporosis and bone loss. When your dog and cat have strong healthy bones, they will continue to enjoy an active life and have the strength to walk, run, jump and play ball with you.
Natural Seaweed Calcium comes from the natural small red seaweed (Lithothamnion Calcareum) harvested in Ireland’s pollution-free Atlantic waters. It is 100% organic non-dairy, non-animal, marine vegetative origin.
This excellent source of Calcium has better bio-availability when compared with inorganic source and is easily absorbed by the body to provide an optimal level of Calcium for various biological functions and processes.
It has a neutral taste and is ideal as a supplement for dog and cat. It is highly soluble in acid environment up to the pH of 1.5 (e.g. stomach acid) when compared with Calcium Carbonate, an inorganic source and Oyster Shell. Furthermore, its fine particle size and porous structure aids dissolution.
Vitamin C helps to enhance the absorption of Calcium from the intestines, hence, increases the bio-availability of Calcium. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant to fight against free radicals and is required for the production of collagen, the major structural protein that holds bones, muscles, joints, tendons, connective tissues together. Therefore, Vitamin C is important in supporting bone growth and promoting strong healthy bones, teeth and gums.
Vitamin D promotes the absorption of Calcium and Phosphorus from the intestines into the blood and also helps to maintain the level of Calcium and Phosphorus in the body. Together with other vitamins, minerals and hormones, Vitamin D helps to promote bone mineralization to increase bone density and bone strength. Thus, adequate intake of Vitamin D from food and sun exposure is essential to bone health.