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Each of your patients is unique. Fortunately, MCal has a wide range of calcium products and formulations to suit your patients’ specific needs. To learn more about how MCal can help your patients, please take a look at the following profiles.

Meet Mary

Mary, a retired bank employee, is 72 Height 5’3” (160 cm), weight 119 lbs (54.2 kg) History: Broke her wrist one year ago and was sent for a bone mineral... Read more

Mary, a retired bank employee, is 72

Height 5’3” (160 cm), weight 119 lbs (54.2 kg)

History: Broke her wrist one year ago and was sent for a bone mineral density (BMD) test where it was found that Mary’s BMD was low

Her calcium intake is low and she cannot tolerate dairy foods.

Mary has trouble swallowing pills.

Along with a prescription medicine, Mary’s doctor recommended that she take both a calcium supplement and a vitamin D supplement.

The MCal chewable calcium tablets would be ideal for Mary. Each MCal chewable contains 500 mg of elemental calcium (calcium carbonate) and either 400 IU (10 ug) or 1,000 IU of vitamin D (vitamin D3).

Meet Michelle

Michelle, a retired teacher, age 58 Height 5’4” (162.5 cm) and weight 120 lbs (54.4 kg) History: Michelle has had asthma her entire life and has used systemic glucocorticoids on... Read more

Michelle, a retired teacher, age 58

Height 5’4” (162.5 cm) and weight 120 lbs (54.4 kg)

History: Michelle has had asthma her entire life and has used systemic glucocorticoids on and off for many years.

Michelle was diagnosed with osteoporosis 2 years ago.

She was prescribed an osteoporosis medication at the time of diagnosis.

Michelle wanted to make sure she was getting enough calcium and vitamin D. She spoke with her doctor about getting a prescription for calcium and vitamin D supplements.

Michelle’s doctor prescribed her MCal calcium and vitamin D supplement. Just one tablet contains both the calcium and vitamin D supplements that Michelle needs to make sure her bones have all the calcium needed to construct new bone and slow down bone loss related to her osteoporosis.

Meet Diane

Diane, a project manager, age 50 Height 5’6” (170 cm) and weight 145 lbs (66 kg) History: While skiing, Diane fell and broke her hip. The location of the break... Read More

Diane, a project manager, age 50

Height 5’6” (170 cm) and weight 145 lbs (66 kg)

History: While skiing, Diane fell and broke her hip. The location of the break made her doctor check her bone mineral density, which was slightly lower than it should be, indicating the beginning of osteoporosis.

Diane’s doctor suggested that, along with an osteoporosis treatment, Diane should take a calcium supplement and a vitamin D supplement. However, Diane has always had difficulty swallowing tablets and uses proton pump inhibitors.

Diane’s doctor prescribed her an injectable osteoporosis medication. He also strongly recommended MCal Citrate liquid formulation, so that it is easier for Diane to take her supplements. It contains calcium citrate which is a better treatment option for people taking proton pump inhibitors (PPI)*.

Diane also enjoys adding MCal citrate liquid to her daily smoothie. For recipes ideas with MCal click here

Meet Bernard

Bernard, 81, retired truck driver living in a nursing home. Height 5’9” (175 cm) at 35 years old Actual height is 5’7” and weight 150 lbs (68 kg) History: Bernard... Read More

Bernard, 81, retired truck driver living in a nursing home.

Height 5’9” (175 cm) at 35 years old

Actual height is 5’7” and weight 150 lbs (68 kg)

History: Bernard has had an uneventful medical history. Some mild back pain in the past years but he said that ‘’spending so much time sitting down has to be the reason’’. He tries to walk as much as possible but has found it increasingly hard to do so because of occasional loss of balance.

Because he was not eating full three portions of calcium rich food every day, his doctor had prescribed him calcium pills. He has stopped taking them because they caused him to become constipated.

Bernard’s doctor prescribed him MCal Citrate liquid calcium. His doctor felt it very important that he had calcium to decrease risk of breaking a bone if he happened to fall. This formulation improved the bowel symptoms Bernard had been experiencing.