This product provides di-calcium malate, which is calcium bound to malic acid for excellent absorption in the body. Malic acid is a naturally occurring compound found in apples and other fruits and vegetables; it helps to support energy production by playing a role in the process of deriving adenosine triphosphate (ATP; the energy currency that runs the body) from food.
The di-calcium malate in the product is a patented form of calcium which is comprised of two moles of calcium attached to one mole of malic acid. This form of calcium contains a high amount of elemental calcium, and with the presence of malic acid, it also supports the Krebs and glyoxylate energy producing cycles. Calcium Malate is highly bioavailable, and does not cause the formation of gas in the presence of stomach acid.
The recommended dosage of two capsules yields 500 mg of elemental calcium along with 100 IU of vitamin D.
Vitamin D has been added to this superb calcium formula because of the tremendous amount of positive research surfacing on the health benefits of Vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a major role in calcium absorption and bone health. The relationship between calcium absorption and vitamin D is similar to that of a locked door and a key. Vitamin D is the key that unlocks the door and allows calcium to leave the intestine and enter the bloodstream. Vitamin D also works in the kidneys to help resorb calcium that otherwise would be excreted. Regular exercise and a healthy diet with enough calcium helps teens and young adult Caucasian and Asian women to maintain good bone health and may reduce their high risk of osteoporosis later in life.
Calcium is a critical mineral useful for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, high cholesterol, heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, insomnia, decaying teeth, low birth weight babies, spontaneous labor, colon cancer, and pancreatic cancer.
Calcium May Help Prevent:
High Blood Pressure
Low Birth Weight
Nervous System Disorders
Colon and Pancreatic Cancer
Serving Size: 2 capsules Servings Per Container: 60
Amount per Serving
Calcium 500 mg
(as DimaCal® Di-Calcium Malate )
Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) 100 IU
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, stearates (vegetable source).
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take two capsules daily with a meal or as directed by your health care practitioner.
This product does not contain wheat, yeast, soy, gluten, eggs, dairy, corn, artificial colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives.
This formula contains glycine and malic acid. Malic acid is found naturally in apples and other fruits and vegetables. Glycine is an important amino acid found in foods and can be synthesized by the body.
NOTICE: Color, size or shape may appear different between lots.
STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
What nutrients help Calcium work more effectively? Vitamin D is imperative for calcium absorption into the bones. Thus, it was added to this Albion Calcium Malate Chelate. Also, getting some sunshine each day can help increase your vitamin D levels naturally. Other important nutrients include magnesium, Omega 3s (EPA), GLA, manganese, copper, zinc, boron, vitamin K, vitamin C, and a diet containing green vegetable and protein all increase the effectiveness of calcium.
High Cholesterol Calcium supplementation may contribute to heart health by helping to lower cholesterol and triglycerides. One study indicates, a higher amount of calcium in the blood corresponds to a higher amount of HDL cholesterol.1
Pregnancy Complications It is shown that women have fewer pregnancy complications when they take 1,200mg of calcium daily.
Cancer Calcium supplementation may guard against cancers of the colon, pancreas, and endometrium. A study of 1,900 men found that 1,200 mg per day lowered the incidence of colon cancer by 75 percent.
Insomnia Calcium is prescribed for it?s sleep-inducing effects. Taken at bedtime, it will promote a better night?s sleep.
7/11/2013 Calcium Malate caps by Designs for Health5
Reviewed by Milly from Texas.
Started taking this two years ago prescribed by my dr. My bone scan improved from in the hip area from osteopenia to normal!!! I took mission pharmacal calcium citrate prior to this but saw no improvement.
Highly absorbable, high powered calcium
4/9/2013 Calcium Malate caps by Designs for Health5
Reviewed by Ellieb from CT.
I thinkthis is a very good product. No muscle cramping, etc. when I take it religiously.
3/29/2013 Calcium Malate caps by Designs for Health5
Reviewed by L from Red Rock Tx.
Best calcium for the price
7/4/2012 Calcium Malate caps by Designs for Health5
Reviewed by JP from New York, NY.
My doctor recommended I take calcium, and this supplement has produced great results for me.
need my calcium
12/24/2011 Calcium Malate caps by Designs for Health5
Reviewed by Judi from Madison WI.
I can't get enough calcium from my diet, I'm over 50, bones need to stay strong. this helps
Prescribed by Physician
2/27/2011 Calcium Malate caps by Designs for Health5
Reviewed by Cynthia O'Connor from New Jersey.
My OB/GYN, who specializes in Anti-Aging medicine, prescribed this formula, along with DFH Magnesium, to support me through menopause and beyond. The capsules are easy to take.
2/1/2011 Calcium Malate caps by Designs for Health5
Reviewed by Martha from San Jose, CA.
The Ca Malate seems to be working great in that my body doesn't produce bone spurs on my knuckles when I take it. Hopefully this means that it's using the calcium to make bone.
12/19/2010 Calcium Malate caps by Designs for Health4
Reviewed by john immerwahr from Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Frankly, I don't have any problems with any of the calcium pills, but I am told this one is especially easy to absorb and I certainly don't have any problems taking it.
6/29/2010 Calcium Malate caps by Designs for Health5
Reviewed by linda from florida.
IT HELPS ME TO SLEEP BETTER! CALMS MY MOODS, TOO!!
BEST CALCIUM I HAVE FOUND
6/9/2010 Calcium Malate caps by Designs for Health5
Reviewed by Chris C from VALLEY COTTAGE NY.
This has been the best Calcium I have found after trying many types. Its shape is also easy to swallow.
1/24/2009 Calcium Malate caps by Designs for Health5
Reviewed by Julia from Suwanee, GA.
I trust Designs for Health to always have top-quality supplements.