After over a century of perfecting the art of chocolate moulding, the team at Thompson Chocolate believed chocolate offered more than just great taste. Enter Adora®- and the idea of craving your calcium! Adora Calcium Supplements were introduced to the world in 2006, and designed so that two delicious disks a day provide 100% of the Daily Value of calcium. The rich, decadent chocolate formulation is made with only organic dark and milk chocolate and contains vitamin D3 for improved calcium absorption. The proof is in the chocolate - as recent studies continue to report, adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Children and Teens: We often think of our grandparents as having brittle bones, but what most of us don't realize is that 85% of adult bone mass is acquired by age 18 in girls and age 20 in boys - and the majority (60-85%) fail to get the recommended 1,300mg of calcium per day. Teens who smoke or drink soda, caffeinated beverages, or alcohol may get even less calcium because those substances interfere with the way the body absorbs calcium.
Adults: Calcium intake = bone health. Plain and simple. Most adults know this, but still the majority don't get enough calcium rich foods. Lifestyle choices also matter. Maintaining a calcium and vitamin D rich diet and increasing bone mass through weight bearing exercise are key to reducing the risk of bone fractures. Like gray hairs and wrinkles, bone health becomes a daily battle against a ticking clock as calcium absorption decreases to 15%-20% in adulthood, and continues to decrease as people age.
Pregnant Women: Meal for two, please! A growing baby's nutrition is dependent upon mom's diet and mom's diet needs to be fortified with extra nutrients to compensate for the vitamins and minerals her baby uses to grow. Calcium requirements are actually higher during pregnancy and breastfeeding - 1000-1300mg (varies according to age) per day. If mom fails to meet this level, her body will make up for the loss by providing calcium to the baby from her own bones.
Mature: As we age, reduced hormone production causes a slew of unwanted side effects. Accelerated bone loss is one of them, which increases the risk of bone fractures. During menopause, bone mass decreases 3%-5% per year. Be aware that osteoporosis affects the hip, spine and wrist first. A hip fracture is often life threatening in elderly women - it's equal to the combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.