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Calcium Benefits

Calcium Benefits - why supplementing your calcium diet is important

Calcium benefits of Ossomer® - a calcium diet supplement derived from fish bones

An adequate calcium diet should be consistently available to the body. If it is not, the body will draw calcium from its only available source, your bones resorption. Did you know that a lack of calcium may lead to the following conditions:

  • Osteoporosis and fractures
  • Bone healing and bone loss following fracture
  • Primary and secondary osteoporosis
  • Back pain in osteoporosis
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta (MCHC was shown to be better than calcium gluconate)
  • Juvenile idiopathic osteoporosis
  • Corticosteroid therapy-induced osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in hepatitis
  • Osteoporosis in primary billary cirrhosis
  • Osteoporosis in rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bone loss following Oophorectomy
  • Hypophosphataemic osteomalacia


Calcium supplements can provide a consistent and available source of calcium benefits to nourish the body with the calcium reserves it needs. In fact, MCHC has been shown to be superior to any other calcium supplement. There have been peer reviewed scientific studies showing that MCHC is the only calcium supplement proven to increase bone density in a number of people suffering from bone density loss.

How much calcium does your body need?

The average adult requires 800mg calcium a day. It's quite a tall order to consume enough. Check the charts here to see if you are getting your correct intake.

Calcium benefits not only your bones

Calcium benefits bones - but did you know calcium benefits your health in other important ways too? Key organs and bodily functions like your heart and metabolism need calcium to operate at their best. Yet only small percentage of us consume the recommended calcium diet. That's where Ossomer® Calcium Diet Supplements can complement your food intake and help you achieve the full benefits of increased calcium.

Ossomer® Calcium Supplement is a new and completely natural, marine-derived ossein-microcrystalline hydroxyapatite compound (MCHC) extracted from fish bones. Ossomer has been developed on a wave of scientific interest in the calcium benefits of the organic components and minerals of fish bones.



Fish bones used in Ossomer® Nutritional Supplements come from fish caught in the pristine waters of New Zealand's South Pacific and Antarctic fishing regions. These regions are free from pollution and contaminants. Fish bones have high free elemental calcium levels, can increase calcium bioavailability, and contain unique high-affinity calcium-binding peptides and phosphor-peptides that act as "calcium fortifiers".

Numerous clinical trials and scientific investigations have been undertaken to study the calcium benefits of microcrystalline hydroxyapatite compounds (MCHC), like that found in Ossomer® in supporting bone health against calcium disorders. These studies have shown either a marked improvement to the condition and its symptoms, or revealed superior outcomes compared to other calcium supplement formulations. Click here to read more about Ossomer® Research and Development.

To aid bone absorption vitamin K2-MK7 and vitamin D3 are added, these essential ingredients direct the MCHC to the bones and prevent arterial calcification.

Licensed by Ministry of Primary Industries. Biomer® is registered as a RMP-licensed manufacturer with the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries for the extraction and export of active Nutraceutical Products for human consumption. This stringent auditing and licensing process ensures that the highest standards are met for quality product development.