Jost Minerals Ideal for Calcium Supplements
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body.
Calcium is important for optimal bone health at any age, and the heart, muscles, and nerves also need it to function properly. Calcium deficiency can lead to health problems including low bone mass, which is a risk factor for osteoporosis.
Although diet is the best way to get calcium, calcium supplements may be an option if your diet falls short. Jost Chemical has a variety of bioavailable, organic calcium salts that have been successfully used for calcium supplementation. Included are the citrate, lactate, fumarate, malate, and succinate. Jost also produces the phosphates (MCP, DCP, TCP), carbonate, and hydroxide. Another Ca salt produced is the citrate malate which has shown high bioavailability.
The most water soluble Ca salts are lactate (3.1 gm in 100 ml at RT), fumarate (2gm in 100ml at RT), and malate (0.8gm in 100ml at RT). The other salts are practically insoluble with much less than 1gm solubility. These somewhat soluble salts are useful for liquid products in which solubility is important. The insoluble salts can still be used in liquids where a suspension is expected.
Jost Chemical Products — Calcium
|Salt||Solubility %1||Metal Content %||Taste|
|Calcium Lactate Anhydrous||3.10–7.930||18.0-18.6||Exothermic, sharp|
|Calcium Fumarate Anhydrous||2||23.0-29.9||Neutral|
|Calcium Malate Anhydrous||0.80–1.237.5||20.0–23.5||Slightly salty|
|Calcium Citrate Tetrahydrate||0.10||20.5–21.2||Neutral|
|Calcium Phosphate Dibasic (DCP)||0.02||27.8–29.7||Neutral|
|Calcium Phosphate Tribasic Anhydrous (TCP)||0.002||34.0–40.0||Neutral|
|Calcium Succinate Monohydrate||0.004||22.0–25.0||Salty, strong aftertaste|
|Calcium Carbonate Anhydrous||0.0014||39.4–40.5||Neutral|
Jost also offers Calcium products with exceptionally low levels of Al, Pb, Cd, As, and Mn. These high purity mineral salts are manufactured using innovative, controlled processes, which yield products that go beyond the established high purity standards. Jost a leading supplier of exceptionally high purity: Calcium Citrate, Calcium Hydroxide, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate and Tribasic Calcium Phosphate.
Jost proprietary technology results in a step change in purity for calcium salts with levels 25 to 50 times lower than materials produced using alternate manufacturing technology. Jost’s improved technology can be applied to the manufacture of any calcium salt.
Jost Chemical has many different particle sizes of calcium salt products including:
- Calcium Citrate
- Calcium Lactate
- Calcium Fumarate
- Calcium Malate
- Calcium Succinate
- Calcium Phosphate (MCP, DCP, TCP)
- Calcium Carbonate
- Calcium Hydroxide
- Calcium Citrate Malate
See a full list of Jost Calcium product offerings here.
In the industry, there is a demand for products that contain a 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium because the daily requirement is in this ratio. However, there is a strong tendency for mixtures of calcium and magnesium citrates to become cement-like in solution, a natural reaction that often occurs in water suspensions. To meet the needs of customers who were trying to produce solutions that contained both calcium and magnesium, Jost Chemical R&D developed a Ca2MgCitrate that will not harden in water solution and, at the same time, gives the correct ratio of Ca: Mg of 2:1 in one product.
- Calcium Magnesium Citrate Purified Granular – Product Code 2206
- Calcium Magnesium Citrate Purified Powder – Product Code 2200
Read more nutritional requirements for calcium and calcium absorption—as well as how Jost Chemical’s mineral salts, such as copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, and zinc, support healthy living—in this white paper: The Importance of Minerals in the Long Term Health of Humans.