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Vitacost Calcium Pyruvate -- 750 mg - 240 Capsules

Vitacost Calcium Pyruvate
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Vitacost Calcium Pyruvate -- 750 mg - 240 Capsules

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Vitacost Calcium Pyruvate Description

Metabolic fuel.*

What is calcium pyruvate?

Pyruvate is an antioxidant involved in cellular energy production.* Pyruvate is present in all cells and a key player in glucose metabolism.*


How does calcium pyruvate support health?

  • High amounts of calcium pyruvate may be helpful in your workout program.
  • Potential energy booster.*

Why choose Vitacost Calcium Pyruvate?

  • Provides a good source of calcium.
  • High-quality and value-priced!

About Vitacost

Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality, efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).


As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.


Keep dry and at room temperature (59° -86°F [15° -30°C]}

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 240
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calcium (from calcium pyruvate)110 mg8%
Calcium Pyruvate750 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose and vegetable magnesium stearate.

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What Do Minerals Do for Your Body?

“Essential minerals” are nutrients that we must get from our diets because our bodies cannot make them on their own. There are 13 different types of essential minerals that we all must acquire regularly in order to avoid deficiencies and side effects. These include minerals like potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium and others. These minerals are divided up into two basic categories: macrominerals, which we need in larger amounts, and trace minerals, which we need in only small amounts. What do minerals do for the body? Let’s take a look at the major minerals the body requires and their functions – plus, signs you may not be getting enough and how to acquire more.

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What are minerals?

Minerals are defined as solid chemical compounds. They are utilized each and every day by our cells and organs for processes related to growth, development, movement, energy production and much more. What makes minerals different then vitamins? Vitamins are organic substances that are made by plants or animals, while minerals are inorganic elements that come from soil and water. Minerals are absorbed by plants or eaten by animals, and then we eat these plants/animals in order to get the minerals we require. Minerals in our diets are needed to maintain overall health because they have essential jobs including:
  • Regulating fluid balance
  • Facilitating nerve transmissions
  • Allowing for muscle contractions, muscle relaxation and other functions
  • Supporting heart health and normal blood pressure
  • Carrying oxygen throughout the body
  • Improving bone and teeth strength
  • Facilitating blood clotting
  • Maintaining brain health
  • Producing stomach acid
  • Supporting growth and development
  • Creating enzymes that help with digestive and metabolic processes
  • Healing wounds and damaged tissues
  • Supporting thyroid function
  • Maintaining a normal acid-base balance (pH level)
Among the most important minerals that the body needs on a consistent basis are electrolytes, which are macrominerals that carry either a positive or negative charge when dissolved in water. These minerals include: magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium, chloride and phosphorus. Electrolyte minerals have many different roles, including to facilitate normal metabolic processes, heart rhythms and nerve functions that allow you to be physically active. They also help to balance fluid levels in the body and to keep us hydrated. You’ll find electrolytes in your blood, sweat and urine, and they’re constantly being lost and replenished depending on factors like your diet, exercise level and whether or not you’re sick. Although all essential minerals are vital to consume, you need electrolytes in greater amounts than trace minerals like copper, selenium and zinc.

The most important minerals & how much you need

If you eat a poor diet, you’re experiencing dehydration, fluid loss caused by excessive sweating or diarrhea, or if you have an illness such as kidney or heart disease, then you may be lacking all the minerals you need. These factors can cause you to both acquire lower amounts of minerals than are healthy, and to lose them at a higher rate. The most effective way to meet your mineral needs is to eat a varied, healthy diet that includes lots of vegetables, fruits, quality proteins like grass-fed meat and poultry, beans, nuts and seeds. Which minerals are the most important ones to focus on? While there are many “essential” minerals that you need, those below tend to be involved in the most bodily processes and needed in the highest amounts:

1. Magnesium

Recommended daily allowance (RDA): 350 to 420 milligrams/day Sources: avocado, banana, potatoes. nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, leafy greens, whole grains, beans

2. Sodium

RDA: no more than 2,300 milligrams/day (should be consumed in moderation to balance other minerals) Sources: sea salt, pickled/fermented foods like sauerkraut and pickles, cottage cheese and other cheeses, olives, canned and preserved foods

3. Potassium

RDA: 4,700 milligrams/day Sources: bananas, sweet potatoes, spinach, lentils, orange juice, most beans, beets, dried fruit like dates

4. Calcium

RDA: 1,300 milligrams/day Sources: yogurt, kefir, raw milk, cheese, canned sardines, leafy greens, broccoli, cashews, almonds

5. Phosphorus

RDA: 1,250 milligrams/day Sources: meat, fish, poultry, dairy, nuts, seeds, legumes

6. Iron

RDA: 8 to 18 mg/day (more for pregnant women and premenopausal women) Sources: Organ meats, red meats, fish, poultry, clams, egg yolks, legumes, dried fruits like raisins, dark, leafy greens

7. Zinc

RDA: 8 to 11 mg/day Sources: Meats like beef, organ meats like liver, fish, poultry, some vegetables 8. Iodine RDA: 150 to 200 micrograms/day Sources: Seafood, some algae and sea vegetables, iodized salt, bread, some dairy products 9. Selenium RDA: 55 to 70 micrograms/day Sources: Brazil nuts, seafood, organ meats

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