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Calcium Citrate Supplement 500 mg

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Calcium Citrate Supplement supplies 500 mg of elemental calcium from calcium citrate in each serving of two tablets. The citrate form of calcium provides superior absorption.


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Calcium Citrate
Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2 tablets
Servings Per Container: 60
Ingredients Daily
% Daily
Calcium (as calcium citrate) 500 mg 38%

Other Ingredients: Croscarmellose sodium, ascorbyl palmitate, coating (hypromellose, glycerin).

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Cooper Complete Calcium Citrate supplement is vegan.

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Item Number: 180
SKU: 816899000140
Formula#: 202433-120-2123821 V0819

What It Is

Starting at approximately age 30, bones start slowly losing calcium.  Designed to be taken in conjunction with a multivitamin, our Cooper Complete® Calcium Citrate Dietary Supplement is the first step to healthy bones.

How to Use:

As a dietary supplement, adults take two (2) tablets daily or as directed by your physician or health care professional. 120 tablets per bottle. Each bottle contains 60 servings.

How It Helps

For strong bones, proper levels of calcium, along with weight-bearing exercise, are a must. A calcium citrate supplement is a great solution when a diet doesn’t provide optimal calcium levels. In addition, research indicates long-term, daily calcium intake is required for optimal bone health.

While Cooper Clinic recommends calcium consumption through food, it is often difficult to consistently reach this optimal level. When diet alone is not enough, augment with Cooper Complete® Calcium Citrate supplements. Each tablet provides 250 mg calcium citrate. Based on your age, Cooper Clinic recommends the following daily calcium intake:

  • Women 19-50 years: 1,000 mg
  • Women 51 and older: 1,200 mg
  • Men 19-70 years: 1,000 mg
  • Men 71+ years: 1,200 mg

As part of a healthy diet, strive to include two to four servings of low-fat and non-fat dairy per day through food sources. In addition to dairy, calcium is found in soybeans, enriched grains, and dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. There are also many calcium-fortified foods in grocery stores – everything from orange juice to English muffins.

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. The blood calcium level may be normal even in individuals who do not get enough calcium in the diet. And to provide adequate calcium for the muscles and heart, the body will utilize calcium from the bone, reducing bone density. Therefore, it is essential to discuss your calcium needs with your physician to ensure you consume (through food, fortified foods, and supplements) the optimal levels of calcium needed.

Cooper Complete Calcium Citrate supplement is designed to be taken in conjunction with one of the Cooper Complete multivitamins, which already includes desirable levels of magnesium and vitamin D. For optimal absorption, Calcium Citrate supplements should be taken first thing in the morning and last thing at night, so they do not compete with calcium that has been consumed through diet.

As a dietary supplement, adults take two (2) tablets daily or as directed by their physician or health care professional. 120 tablets per bottle. Vanilla-flavored easy swallow coating.

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  1. My doctor recommended that I take 500mg of Calcium citrate to promote bone health and healing after wrist surgery. Cooper Complete is the only product I could find that has calcium citrate in a 500mg dose, without any additional products, which complements the dosage of Vitamin D3 that I take separately. I am happy to have found this product.

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  2. There are so many vitamin and supplement products on the market today making so many claims. I began using Cooper Complete supplements a number of years ago based on Dr. Cooper’s reputation. Every supplement I began using and have added over time has made a noticeable difference. I recently switched doctors and she confirmed that Cooper Complete is top tier.

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What is the difference between calcium citrate that you recommend and the calcium carbonate that I have been taking?


Calcium citrate is more easily absorbed than calcium carbonate. Your body doesn’t need stomach acid to absorb calcium citrate so it is a better choice for those with digestive issues or who take heartburn medications. Calcium citrate may also be taken on an empty stomach.


How big are the calcium citrate pills?


There is an image on the Calcium Citrate product page showing the tablets next to a quarter for size reference. If you go to the bottle image of Calcium on the product page and scroll right you will see the picture.


Should Calcium Citrate supplements be taken with or without food?


Calcium citrate does not require stomach acid for absorption, so it can be taken with or without food. Because this form of calcium does not require stomach acid for absorption, calcium citrate supplements are recommended for people who regularly take antacids.


Can I take this product if I am also taking Coumadin or Warfarin?


If you take Coumadin or Warfarin, we recommend consulting your doctor before adding Calcium Citrate Supplement or other supplements to your diet.


How can I tell how much calcium is in a food or beverage?


To determine the amount of calcium in food products, if you’re reading food labels that say 20 percent calcium, replace the percent sign with a zero to get the total milligrams. So, for example, 20 percent would be the same as 200 milligrams of calcium.


What are calcium-rich foods?


Calcium-rich foods include fortified tofu, canned salmon and dairy products. Calcium-fortified juices, cereals and bread are also available. Broccoli, spinach, kale and brussels sprouts also contain calcium, but at lower levels.

If you drink milk to get your calcium, keep in mind that one cup (eight ounces) typically has about 300 mg of calcium. So, you’ll need to drink between three and four cups daily to meet the calcium requirements. Some soy, rice, and almond milk are fortified with calcium, but amounts vary widely, so check the labels when evaluating different brands.


Why should I take calcium?


Research indicates that long-term, daily calcium intake is required to promote bone health best. Bone health doesn’t seem to differ based on how someone consumes calcium — whether by eating calcium-rich foods or taking different types of calcium supplements.


Is Cooper Complete Calcium Citrate vegan?


Yes, Cooper Complete Calcium Citrate is vegan.


For best absorption, when should I take Calcium Citrate Supplement?


Our body can absorb approximately 500 mg of calcium at a time. If you need to take more than 500 mg calcium per day, we suggest splitting the pills up across the day. While calcium citrate can be safely taken with food, we recommend taking calcium citrate supplements on an empty stomach or at a meal where there’s little (if any) calcium in the meal.


Why isn’t calcium in Cooper Complete multivitamins?


Cooper Clinic physicians prefer that calcium be consumed through food sources, and individual diets vary greatly. In addition, calcium requirements are dependent upon both gender and age. Because of these variables, Cooper Complete multivitamins do not contain calcium.

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