- While Calcium often takes the credit, the science shows that four helper nutrients play an important supportive role when it comes to bone health.*
- Even as your calcium needs change throughout your life, we prefer to focus on these helper nutrients instead of adding calcium to our multivitamins.
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After years of research, we came to a surprising conclusion: Calcium doesn’t necessarily belong in your multivitamin. Instead, we found that you need four helper nutrients that are as much or more involved in bone health. And if you’re pregnant, you still need those helper nutrients to get Calcium to where it’s needed most in your body, so we’ve included these helper nutrients in both Essential for Women and Essential Prenatal. If you’re nursing, you should talk to your doctor to make sure you’re meeting your unique Calcium needs.*
Here’s how the science behind our Calcium exclusion breaks down.
You Need Helper Nutrients, Not More Calcium
Calcium is not a reliable self-sufficient worker when it comes to bone health. For building and maintaining bone, many events need to happen in your body before Calcium even shows up. Bone maintenance is like repairing a road: most of the work and effort goes into removing the old architecture and laying the new foundation. Adding Calcium (and phosphate) is the final step in bone building or maintenance. In other words, Calcium gets all the credit and attention, but doesn’t do all the work.