Calcitonin is a natural hormone produced by the thyroid gland that contributes to calcium regulation in the bone, kidney, and intestine. Osteoporosis Medicine Calcitonin is a medicine approved for treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women who are 5 years or more after menopause. Calcitonin is available by the brand names MiacalcinĀ® and ForticalĀ®. Miacalcin, which… Read more

Calcium Supplements


Ninety-nine percent of the body’s calcium is in the skeleton. A constant level of calcium is maintained in the blood to provide the calcium needed for critical cell functions particularly in muscles and nerves. Regulating hormones interact with bone, intestine, and kidney in order to ensure an adequate supply of calcium vital functions. Bone also… Read more

Cortical Bone

Cortical bone, also referred to as compact bone, makes up about the 80% skeleton. Cortical bone makes up the outer shell of all bones and the shafts of long bones of the arms and legs. Cortical bone is made up of dense deposits of minerals, primarily calcium and phosphate, and collagen. These are arranged in… Read more