The Surgeon General's Report

Bone Health and Osteoporosis: 
 A Report of the Surgeon General (PDF 1.5MB)  

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"Americans of all ages must take steps to help protect their bone health."

According to a report from the Surgeon General, Americans' bone health may be at risk. The report predicts that by 2020, half of all Americans over age 50 will be at risk for bone fractures. 

Currently, hip fractures account for 300,000 hospitalizations a year. Lack of calcium and vitamin D has been identified as contributing to such poor bone health. Right now, the average American consumes far less calcium than the Surgeon General recommends. And many people aren't getting the recommended amount of vitamin D. 

Caltrate® gives you more for healthy bones. 

The Surgeon General has said that calcium supplements can improve bone health if there's not enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet. 

Here are some of the reasons to take Caltrate® to improve bone health:*

  • Just two Caltrate® tablets provide the daily amount of calcium recommended by osteoporosis experts.
  • Caltrate® offers great tasting, fruit-flavored chewable tablets (cherry, orange and fruit punch) that provide calcium, vitamin D3 and five other fortifying nutrients important for healthy bone formation.*
  • Unlike antacids, Caltrate® provides both calcium and vitamin D3. Vitamin D aids in calcium absorption, which helps promote bone health.*