I have a confession to make. It’s not an earth-shaking one, but one that always worries me, especially when my age is catching up now.
I hate milk, absolutely hate it. Yes, you read it right. I’m not lactose intolerant, I can eat cheese and yogurt, but I just hate milk. I dislike how it tastes. Sometimes I drink flavoured milk (chocolate or strawberry), but that doesn’t happen very often.
Recently, I read an article on bone health. It says as our bones reach maximum density at the age of 30, we start to lose bone mass at a faster rate. International Osteoporosis Foundation revealed in 2010 that 1 in 3 Singaporeans above the age of 35 are at risk of developing osteoporosis. The elderly are also likely to consume medications that may impair calcium absorption.
This got me a little concerned. My body has stopped building bone mass, and without knowing it, I’m actually losing it on a daily basis. Exercise and weight training can counteract this natural process of decline, but I also hardly have time to do so. To add insult to injury, I’m also not getting enough calcium from my diet.
Even though I look seemingly healthy now, I know that something is not quite right inside of me. I’m not having enough calcium and I’m losing my bone mass, which may lead to problems like osteoporosis later on.
Is there anything that I can do now? If you ask me, I would say that we should exercise regularly and keep an active lifestyle, eat a well-balanced diet, and make sure we get sufficient calcium and Vitamin D.
Understand what’s happening in our body at different stages of life is equally important. I did a bit of reading on this topic, and here is some useful information that I’d like to share with you.
- During puberty, when our body and skeleton are growing, bone formation outpaces bone loss.
- By the time we reach our 30s, we stop naturally building bone mass, and we start to lose it.
- During pregnancy, if we don’t get enough calcium, our babies will draw what they need from our bones.
- After menopause, the rate of our bone loss accelerates to 1-5% on average, depending on our diet, exercise, body frame, drug intake, and overall health.
- Some women can lose up to 25% of their bone density in the ten years following menopause.
So recently, I’ve been taking OMICAL as a calcium supplement. Unlike a typical calcium supplement, OMICAL is a milk mineral complex that mimics the composition of human bones, containing key components like magnesium, vitamin D, phosphorus, potassium, iron, zinc and copper.
To put it simple, OMICAL is the only organic milk supplement in the market that might be the closest-to-natural way to top-up our daily calcium levels. This allows for optimal absorption.
Some off-the-shelf calcium supplements are made from calcium carbonates, lactate or gluconate that are derived from sources such as crushed up rocks, shells and bones, which carry potential contamination with toxic substances like lead or mercury.
OMICAL, on the other hand, is derived from pure milk, so we get all the nutrients from milk without the fat, steroids, antibiotics and hormones. OMICAL is also safe for those who are lactose-intolerant as well as children. OMICAL can also be crushed up for consumption for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
Thus, I like the fact that OMICAL is free from impurities and toxic metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic, and it has been confirmed through a laboratory test by the Health Science Authority.
Two tablets of OMICAL contain 500 mg of Calcium (from milk) and 200 IU of Vitamin D3, and that provides up to 50% of our daily recommended intake. I take two tablets each after breakfast and dinner, and I’m all for adequate levels of calcium and Vitamin D in my body.
It’s actually quite convenient for me, just pop two tablets each in the morning and night. At first, I thought either the taste will be weird, or they will be too large to swallow. But I was wrong. They are actually tasteless and easy to swallow.
FIVE quick facts about OMICAL:
- Is tested in Singapore to be free from toxic metals to ensure safety.
- Is an organic calcium supplement that is derived from pure milk.
- Has five Certificates of Safety and Conformance to FDA regulations.
- Is free from antibiotics, pesticide residues, artificial colour, gluten and preservatives.
- Is made in Canada.
OMICAL is available at leading pharmacies Guardian, Watsons and Unity, as well as selected independent retailers. The recommended retail price is $31.90 for a bottle of 60 tablets.
Most Singaporeans now take vitamins and dietary supplements as part of their daily routine. They are widely trusted to improve our health and wellbeing, and to compensate for a less than ideal diet as a result of the hectic lifestyle.
Consuming OMICAL real organic milk calcium tablets is hence the perfect way to increase our calcium intake. If we don’t take care of our health, no one will. So say cheers to health with OMICAL today!
OMICAL – a calcium supplement derived from Organic Milk Source, minus the fat, in an easy to take tablet.
Now, it’s giveaway time!
Answer this simple question:
How is Omical different from other calcium supplements?
Leave your answer in the comment section below together with your name and e-mail address. FIVE winners with the correct answer will win a full-sized bottle of OMICAL (60 tablets) worth $31.90.
One entry per person, and this is open to Singapore residents only! Closing date of the giveaway is on 31 Oct 2014!
Last but not least, OMICAL will be giving my readers a chance to receive 20 samples just by filling up this form. So, experience for yourself the goodness of OMICAL! Good luck on winning the samples and the actual bottle! Strong bones for all of you!
A big THANK YOU to everyone for taking part in the OMICAL giveaway contest. The FIVE winners of a full-sized bottle of OMICAL (60 tablets) each are:
#1: Corinne Lim
#5: Esther Chng
#21: Irene Yeo
Congratulations! Strong bones for all of you!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nuffnang. All opinions are honest and are my own.