OSTEOCARE

PRODUCT DETAILS

Osteocare Original is the UK’s no.1 bone health formula and has been scientifically developed on the basis of the very latest research to provide a rich source of calcium and co-factors including vitamin D which helps with the normal absorption of calcium by the body.

Osteocare contains the preferred D3 form of Vitamin D. Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is the form of vitamin D that is produced by the skin on exposure to sunlight. D3 is the preferred form of vitamin D because it is the specific form made in the human body and therefore more effective than D2 which is found in some supplements.

Calcium plus co-factors

Osteocare Original provides 100% NRV (Nutrient Reference Value) of calcium carefully combined with co-factors including vitamin D, zinc and magnesium which help to maintain normal bone health.

Calcium is important for everyone

Ensuring an adequate intake of calcium is vital for men and women of all ages, as evidence suggests that healthy practices early in life, including the adequate consumption of calcium and trace elements, contribute to normal bone health and optimal bone mineralisation. Peak bone mass, obtained during childhood and adolescent growth is known to be of major importance in maintaining bones later in life. The UK Department of Health recommends that people aged 65 years and over should take a daily supplement of 10mcg of vitamin D.

Calcium is vital for older women

Both sexes lose bone mass during their lifetime but after the menopause women usually lose bone mass much faster than men.

Postmenopausal women have an increased risk of bone loss for three reasons:

  • Bone mineral content tends to be lower in women than in men
  • Dietary calcium intake may decrease with age
  • The rate of bone loss accelerates at menopause

Have difficulty swallowing tablets?

This Original formula is also available in a chewable tablet for those who have difficulty with swallowing tablets. Osteocare Chewable provides the same levels of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D and zinc which contribute to the maintenance of normal bone health. Getting enough calcium is especially important for men and women over 50, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and during and after the menopause.

Calcium intake guidelines

The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) recommends the following guidelines for calcium intake

AgeSuggested daily calcium intake
0-12 months (non-breast-fed infants only)525 mg
1-3 years350 mg
4-6 years450 mg
7-10 years550 mg
11-18 years boys/girls1000 / 800 mg
19+ years700 mg
Pregnant woman700 mg
Breastfeeding woman700 + 550 mg
Based on the Department of Health Committee on the Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition policy 1998.

Based on scientific research

The Osteocare formulation is based on the very latest international findings on the role of nutrients in normal bone health, as well as multiple large-scale scientific studies in the past 20 years.

Energy Release, Health & Vitality

Wellman Original contains a comprehensive formulation of over 29 nutrients. Wellman has been specially developed for men of all ages to help maintain general health and vitality in an otherwise hectic lifestyle. Wellman represents a simple solution, with an advanced one-a-day tablet, which unlike a general multivitamin, has been specifically formulated for the specific needs of men.

The Original Supplement for Men

Wellman is different from a regular multivitamin as its formula has been optimised for men’s health on the basis of international research evidence, so some nutrients are provided at levels above the Nutrient Reference Value. While Wellman provides a core source of all the major vitamins and minerals, it also provides more than 100% of certain nutrients, plus Siberian Ginseng, Co-enzyme Q10 and amino acids.

Immune System

A healthy immune system is important for good health. Wellman includes vitamins A, C, D, B6 and B12 plus folic acid and copper which contribute to the normal function of the immune system. It provides 10mcg vitamin D, the level recommended by the UK Department of Health.

Sport & Exercise

To be on top of your game you can’t afford to be tired. Wellman provides pantothenic acid and magnesium which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Reproductive Health

Wellman provides zinc which contributes to normal reproduction and the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood. The formula also includes selenium which contributes to normal spermatogenesis. Since men lose an estimated 5 mg of zinc every time they ejaculate, a good intake of zinc is essential. Folate, iron, magnesium and vitamin B12 have a role in cell division, plus vitamin A which has a role in the process of cell specialisation.

Scientific Formulation

Based on the latest scientific research, Wellman has been developed by a team of scientific experts. Wellman is currently used in training by several professional sports men.

Wellman Original is available in the UK from Boots, Tesco, Sainsburys, Superdrug, Waitrose, supermarkets, pharmacies and health stores including Holland & Barrett. Alternatively you can order online here.

FORMULA

Nutritional InformationAverage per tablet% NRV*Nutritional InformationAverage per tablet% NRV*
Vitamin D (as D3 400 IU)10 µg200Copper1000 µg100
Calcium800 mg100Manganese0.5 mg25
Magnesium300 mg80Selenium50 µg91
Zinc10 mg100Boron0.6mg

 

*NRV – Nutrient Reference Value, µg – microgram, mg – milligram, IU – International Units

Food Supplement

Food supplements must not replace a balanced and varied diet, and a healthy lifestyle. As with other supplements, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using if you are under medical supervision, have epilepsy, a thyroid condition, haemochromatosis, suffer from food allergies, or are allergic to any of the ingredients. Not suitable for children. Not to be taken on an empty stomach.

Allergy Advice: For allergens, see ingredients in bold. Store below 25°C in a dry place, out of sight and reach of children.

This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professionals regarding any medical condition.

FAQ

Why has Osteocare been developed?
Osteocare is scientifically formulated, and developed by experts, and each ingredient is included on the basis of research evidence. Bone is living tissue and to help keep it healthy, you must have the right nutrients in your daily diet. Calcium contributes to the maintenance of normal bone health, along with vitamin D which contributes to normal absorption and utilisation of calcium in the body. Zinc and magnesium are also essential factors in normal bone health and unfortunately, many people, especially those cutting down on their dairy products, may not be getting all the calcium they need.
When is Osteocare recommended?
Research shows the earlier both men and women receive a good supply of these nutrients the better. Getting enough calcium is especially important: For growing children Throughout pregnancy & breast-feeding During and after the menopause For elderly men and women For athletes, dancers and slimmers Osteocare is formulated for long-term use and can be taken for as long as required, and is also approved by The Vegetarian Society.
What do I need to know before starting to use Osteocare ?
Osteocare is a calcium combination supplement, specially formulated as a daily nutritional safeguard for men and women of all ages
Can Osteocare be used simultaneously with medications?
Generally, Osteocare can be taken alongside medications because it contains only moderate levels of minerals and vitamin D. For specific advice on taking Osteocare with medicines, we recommend that you contact your doctor or pharmacist first.
How and when should Osteocare be used?
Osteocare is available in both tablet, chewable tablet and liquid form. The liquid version is ideal for those who have difficulty swallowing tablets, and for younger children and infants over six months of age. Osteocare tablets - Two tablets daily (or one tablet twice daily) is recommended before or with meals, with water or a cold drink. Swallow without chewing. Always ensure that Osteocare is taken with plenty of liquid to wash down the tablet. We do not recommend chewing the tablets because they have not been formulated as chewable preparations. Chewable tablets usually include flavourings, sweeteners and/or added ingredients to help break the tablet up in the mouth. For a chewable tablet, please see Osteocare Chewable.
How many tablets and capsules does Osteocare contain?
Osteocare is available in 30 tablet and 90 tablet packs. It is recommended to take two tablets per day.
Are there any undesired effects whilst taking Osteocare?
Osteocare has no known side effects when taken as directed. Do not exceed the recommended intake.
Need help swallowing a tablet or capsule?
Difficulty in swallowing tablets is quite a common experience. Vitabiotics have researched this extensively and recommend after chewing some food (e.g. banana), just before you swallow, pop the tablet into your mouth and swallow it together with the chewed food, followed by some liquid. The throat opens up wider to swallow the chewed food and so the tablet should go down with greater ease. Alternatively, the tablets may be swallowed with thicker liquids such as yoghurts or smoothies.
What are the active ingredients?
Please see nutritional information
For those people who experience difficulty swallowing tablets, are there any tips or recommendations to help ease swallowing Osteocare tablets?
In general calcium supplement tablets do tend to be larger than other pharmaceutical preparations. The Osteocare tablets have been specially designed with an oval, streamlined, easy to swallow shape. However, if you do have difficulty swallowing, the same formula is available in a chewable tablet form. Osteocare is also available in a pleasant smooth, orange tasting liquid form.
What is the source of calcium used in Osteocare ?
The calcium in Osteocare is in the form of calcium carbonate, which provides the highest concentration of elemental calcium possible in a supplement. This means that Osteocare can provide the full NRV of calcium and other minerals without the need to take lots of tablets. The calcium carbonate used is of high pharmaceutical grade from a natural source. To prevent possible contamination with metals such as lead, oyster calcium and bone-dolomite have not been included in the Osteocare formulation.
Can calcium supplements like Osteocare cause kidney stones?
It is important to select a calcium supplement such as Osteocare , which includes calcium in combination with other synergistic co-factors such as magnesium. The presence of the mineral magnesium, as well as contributing to the maintenance of normal bones, also contributes to normal protein synthesis and electrolyte balance.
Are Osteocare tablets absorbed by the body as quickly as the liquid version?
Osteocare tablets are tested to ensure the correct disintegration and dissolution profiles. Strict pharmaceutical disintegration tests, under the same comparative acidic conditions of the stomach, have shown the tablets to disintegrate between 6 to 15 mins (on average). Once the tablets have disintegrated the nutrients in tablet form will be absorbed at approximately the same rate as the liquid version.
Is Osteocare recommended with any other Vitabiotics product(s)?
Osteocare has been carefully formulated so that it can be used in combination with any other product in Vitabiotics multivitamin and mineral product range, or other food supplements such as garlic, fish oil etc. However, for maximum results we recommend Osteocare is taken at a separate time of the day, at least an hour apart from your main Vitabiotics multivitamin supplement.
Some Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) levels are above 100%, is this safe?
Certain vitamins are very safe at levels tens or even hundreds of times the NRV, whereas for others the safety level is much closer to the NRV. For this reason every vitamin and mineral needs to considered on an individual basis in terms of its upper safe level. The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) is the amount of a vitamin or mineral which has been calculated to help prevent basic deficiency states in the general population. However, certain vitamins and minerals at optimal levels, above the NRV, have consistently been shown to have positive benefits in specific areas of health. This is why some Vitabiotics formulas have certain nutrient levels greater than 100% NRV. All Vitabiotics products has been developed using the latest research and contain effective levels of vitamins and minerals, while avoiding any excessive amounts, in accordance with official upper safe limits for vitamins and minerals. Vitabiotics avoids 'mega dose’ levels of isolated nutrients and instead we have always stressed the importance of safe, moderate and sensible levels of vitamins and minerals, carefully balanced to maximise their combined effect; an approach which has been supported by many experts and researchers over the years.
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