- While Calcium often takes the credit, 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.*
After years of research, we came to a surprising conclusion: Calcium doesn’t necessarily belong in a multivitamin. Instead, we found that there are four helper-nutrients that are as much or more involved in bone health—which can ultimately serve as supporting players to the calcium you're getting through your diet. And that's true regardless of your current life stage. (Yep—even if you're over 50.)*
Here’s how the science behind calcium breaks down.
For calcium, more isn't always more
While it might get all the credit, the truth is calcium is not always a reliable solo act 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 old architecture and laying a new foundation. Adding calcium is a final step in bone building or maintenance—but that is supported by calcium-helper nutrients.*