It is common sense that nutrients form whole food – often called “food state” in holistic nutritional circles – is molecularly bonded to enhance absorption and assimilation in the body.
We need not just calcium, but also essential minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, boron, iron etc for optimizing bone health.
Food-based calcium supplements contain calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in the right amount and right ratio that is similar to bone composition.
Calcium supplements sourced from food (especially from a daily source which is 25% greater than from non-dairy sources) is easily absorbed by our body. A study shows that milk calcium is beneficial in decreasing the rate of bone loss and also in the maintenance of bone health.
Food-derived calcium supplements are safe for long-term consumption.