Orthostrong contains a balanced blend of calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin D for superior calcium absorption. Orthostrong helps maintain strong healthy bones and helps to increase bone density and strength, especially in maturing women. Orthostrong contains vitamin D that enhances the action of calcium, promoting bone formation. Orthostrong combines ideally high quality nutrients that your body needs for maintaining strong healthy bones. Calcium is essential for many body functions, including regulation of the heartbeat, conduction of nerve impulses, stimulation of hormone secretions and clotting of blood, as well as for building and maintaining a healthy skeleton. Even after reaching full skeletal growth, adequate calcium intake is important because the body loses calcium every day through shed skin, nails, hair, and sweat as well as through urine and feces. This lost calcium must be replaced daily through the diet. When the diet does not contain enough calcium to perform these activities, calcium is taken from the bones, the storage area for calcium. The bones serve as a storage site for the body is calcium. When there is not enough calcium in the blood to be used by the heart and other organs, your body will take the needed calcium from the bones. When you eat foods rich in calcium, the calcium will be restored to the bones and the balance between your blood and bones will be maintained. Pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, and adolescents may need more calcium than they normally get from eating calcium rich foods. Adult women may take calcium supplements to help prevent a bone disease called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis, which causes thin, porous, easily broken bones, may occur in women after menopause, but may sometimes occur in elderly men also. Osteoporosis in women past menopause is thought to be caused by a reduced amount of ovarian estrogen (a female hormone). However, a diet low in calcium for many years, especially in the younger adult years, may add to the risk of developing it. Natural Fervor’s Orthostrong calcium supplement is one of the highest potency calcium and magnesium combinations.