- Calcium, iron and phosphate are essential for the structure and function of bones, teeth and red blood cells during childhood and other periods of rapid growth and development. Sodium and phosphate are involved in the regulation of extracellular fluid and pH
- Calcium plays a key role in mitotic division, the process in which cells divide and the growth process occurs
- Calcium demand is increased during times of rapid growth or cell turnover, including childhood, adolescence and pregnancy
- Phosphate is an essential element in all human cells and, like calcium, is necessary for normal growth and development, and required in increased amounts during times of growth
- Calcium phosphate is taken up by the skeleton, and is an essential nutrient for the growth and development of bone and teeth
- Calcium is also involved in red blood cell production
- Phosphate is incorporated into intracellular compounds such as ATP and cyclic AMP and consequently plays an integral role in energy production
- Iron is a component of haemoglobin and therefore plays a vital role in the structure and function of healthy blood
- Phosphate acts as a regulator of iron phosphate absorption, and forms part of ferritin, the iron storage complex
- Phosphate is also incorporated into 2,3 diphosphoglycerate (2,3 DPG, a compound in red blood cells that regulates oxygen release by haemoglobin).
- The phosphate buffer system is one of the body’s important mechanisms for maintaining intracellular acid-base balance in which sodium monohydrogen phosphate and sodium dihydrogen phosphate act as efficient buffers in acid and alkaline conditions respectively
Dosage & warnings
Adults and children over 12 years: 1 tablet twice daily with meals
Children under 12 years: As professionally prescribed
Only take as directed.
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