PM NextG Cal® Kids Frequently Asked Questions

Many people who wish to start using supplements get overwhelmed with the sheer enormity of the number of products on the market.    Below are some questions which are often asked by consumers about PM NextGCal® and PM NextGCal® Kids.

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About PM NextG Cal® Kids

What is PM NextG Cal Kids?

PM NextG Cal® Kids is a complete bone health vitamin and mineral supplement for all of your family, which has been specially formulated to target bone density and growth.  It contains calcium and phosphorus as MCHA, bioactive vitamin D3 and MenaQ-7 – the purest source of synthesized vitamin K2 available.

Who should take PM NextG Cal Kids?

PM NextG Cal® Kids is particularly useful for children because of its delicious, chewable softgel capsules.  It is an easy and tasty way to get your child to take calcium supplements to improve their levels of bone health nutrients.  PM NextG Cal® Kids is not only for children.  Larger doses apply for adults as well.  We also recommend PM NextG Cal® Kids for sportspeople, elderly people and other adults seeking a comprehensive bone health formula to take daily.

What is natural calcium? Why is MCHA better?

Natural calcium is derived from natural sources, and is presented in the form that is the same as the way it occurs naturally.  In PM NextG Cal® and PM NextG Cal® Kids, MaxBiocare use calcium derived from cattle bones, which are purified and processed into a powdered form of Micro-Crystalline Hydroxy-Apatite (MCHA).  Because MCHA naturally occurs in mammals, it requires much less work by the body for absorption, presents calcium in a naturally occurring ratio with phosphorus, and also contains many other additional minerals that are normally found in bones.

Why is MCHA from Australia better?

Australia has very strict quarantine laws and enforcement procedures at the border, to ensure no diseases and pests that are not yet found here can gain entry.  There has been no incidence to date of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (“Mad Cow Disease”) in Australia, unlike in other parts of the world.  MCHA from MaxBiocare only comes from Australian cattle.  That’s why you can be sure you are getting safe and risk-free MCHA in PM NextG Cal® and PM NextG Cal® Kids.

What is vitamin K2 - what is it for?

Vitamin K2 is a source of vitamin K, which is found in high concentrations in the human body and produced when certain bacteria (found in the digestive system) metabolise.  Our K2 is a rich and purified source called MenaQ-7.  Vitamin K2, like K1, modifies proteins so they can help build bones.  For this reason it is essential in PM NextG Cal® Kids.

What makes PM NextG Cal Kids different from other calcium supplements?

PM NextG Cal® Kids comes in a convenient and pleasant-tasting dosage form – chewable softgel capsules, specially packaged for young kids and those who can’t swallow regular tablets or hard shell capsules.  Smaller dosages in each softgel capsule also mean that consumers can increase or decrease the dosage for children, based on their age and size.

Formulas Not just calcium!
MaxBiocare’s formula combinations are developed by scientific experts and stringently tested to ensure PM NextGCal® Kids is a balanced formula which may assist with bone health and provide optimal calcium absorption and distribution.

Ingredient Sources:
MaxBiocare use only the highest quality ingredients from the safest available sources.  For a full profile of the ingredients in PM NextG Cal® Kids, please visit our Ingredient Origins page.

Bone Health Concerns

When does my family need bone health supplements?

If your diet is low in calcium-rich foods like dairy and oily fish, bone health supplementation is important. As your child grows, if these foods are unavailable through diet, they may not reach the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for healthy bone growth.
Similarly, during pregnancy your baby is in a crucial state of development that will set the stage for life. Supplementing your own bone health during this important period also helps to improve your baby’s skeletal growth and formation. There are specific RDI’s for bone health nutrients during pregnancy and breastfeeding (see table below).

Menopausal women are particularly prone to bone loss due to lack of adequate blood serum nutrient levels. If you or a family member has reached this life stage, supplementation is advised.
Women and Men over 55 years also have lower levels of bone health nutrients in their bloodstreams, so supplementing with PM NextG Cal or PM NextG Cal Kids is a convenient way to maintain the right levels.


What happens if we don’t get enough calcium?

If your family diet does not contain calcium intakes that reach the RDI, its members may become vulnerable to calcium deficiency.  Calcium deficiency can cause reduced bone density, and may also be associated with complications such as osteoporosis.