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VITA-CAL

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Each VITA-CAL calcium tablet contains:
    % ADT *
Vitamin D3         200 IE         50
Vitamin E         14 mg         93
Ascorbic Acid         145 mg         322
Biotin         150 µg         50
Folic Acid         380 µg         95
Thiamine         5 mg         333
Nicotinamide         10 mg         50
Riboflavine         1,8 mg         100
Pyridoxine         10 mg         500
Vitamin B12         25 µg         83
Calcium         240 mg         30
* Recommended daily dietary allowance persons 4 years and older.

WHAT IS CALCIUM?
Calcium plays an important role in maintaining normal body functions. Calcium is a major component of bones and teeth, is necessary for the clotting of blood and for cardiac function. The present recommended daily dietary allowance for adults and children is 800 mg, and for infants (0-1 years) 540 mg.
During pregnancy and lactation 1 200 mg per day is recommended.

WHAT IS VITA-CAL?
VITA-CAL is a calcium and vitamin supplement meant for marginal vitamin and calcium deficiencies or for where an increased requirement for calcium exists. VITA-CAL is an ideal vitamin supplement for mothers who are breast-feeding. VITA-CAL also contains vitamin D3 which is necessary for calcium absorption. VITA-CAL has a pleasant, nature identical tangerine flavour with a tingling sensation when chewed.

WHEN IS CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTATION NECESSARY?
1. During decreased dietary intake or absorption of calcium and particularly during periods of growth, pregnancy, lactation and for the elderly.
2. Serum calcium levels may also be lowered by various medications. (Consult your pharmacist or doctor).
CAN TOO MUCH CALCIUM BE HARMFUL?
One VITA-CAL tablet supplies about 30% of the recommended daily dietary allowance. The intake should be adjusted according to the needs of each individual. Excessive calcium intake can lead to constipation, anorexia, nausea, vomiting and kidney failure.

The main sources of calcium in the diet are milk, eggs, bread, beans, nuts and some kinds of fish.

HOW SHOULD VITA-CAL BE TAKEN?
Chew one to two tablets daily or as prescribed by your doctor. The tablets should be chewed and not swallowed whole.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Containers should be kept tightly closed in a dry place below 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Columbia Pharmaceuticals (Pty) Ltd
Aero Centre, Tempelhof South, Bonaero Park.

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