Your healthcare provider is in the best position to make this decision with you as he/she will know your personal needs. Prior to taking a Citracal® product, we recommend that you speak with a healthcare professional regarding your specific condition.
We suggest you check with your doctor or pharmacist to advise you if a Citracal® product combined with your vitamin regimen will exceed the upper limits of calcium intake. There is no additional benefit of taking more than 2000 mg per day.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that develops when bone mineral density and bone mass decreases, or when the structure and strength of bone changes. This can lead to a decrease in bone strength that can increase the risk of fractures (broken bones).
Osteopenia is a reduction in bone mineral density. Bone mineral density is rated with a "T-score." A "normal" T-score is -1.0 or higher. Osteoporosis is defined as a T-score of -2.5 or lower, and osteopenia is a T-score between -1.1 and -2.4.