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⏰Changes to Opening hours
Remember our REDUCED HOURS at BOTH STORES. This is to allow us to process the large number of prescriptions we are receiving.
Unichem Waiuku Medical Pharmacy
( Closed for Lunch 12:30am-1:30pm) so we ALL get a break
Sunday : CLOSED
To Our Wonderful Waiuku Community
In response to recent COVID-19 cases identified in the community, New Zealand has moved into Lockdown
For BOTH the Unichem Waiuku and Unichem Waiuku Medical pharmacies things will change a little to how we normally operate. Here is a reminder:
No one wants to be here again, but we are so PLEASE remember to be KIND, PATIENT, and know we are ALL trying to do the best we can. Please be compassionate and check in on people who are by themselves. There is always heightened anxiety for some around this time
We've been here before, we know how to handle this. Keep calm, be kind, and we will get through this together again. We're here to help.
Thank you and stay safe Waiuku!
from the entire team at Unichem Waiuku Pharmacy and Medical Pharmacies
❓ If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call, email, or send us a message on Facebook.
Unichem Waiuku Pharmacy
40 Queen St, Waiuku
09 235 9307
Unichem Waiuku Medical Pharmacy
30 Constable Rd, Waiuku
09 235 0922
Nutra-life Super Calcium Complete provides complete skeletal support in a high absorption, scientifically based Calcium formula for maintaining optimum bone strength and function.
•Building strong bones and healthy bone density, and helping to prevent osteoporosis
•Maintaining the Calcium and Magnesium levels necessary for healthy bone strength and function
•Supporting healthy heart function
Key and unique features
Each tablet provides 250mg of elemental Calcium from a unique, New Zealand-sourced Calcium StimuCal™
StimuCal™ provides naturally-sourced Hydroxyapatite (a calcium-rich mineral mix similar to human bone), that is easily absorbed by the body
Plus Vitamin D3 (250 IU) and Vitamin K1 for extra support in absorbing and using the Calcium
Also includes cofactors such as Magnesium, Manganese, Horsetail herb, Zinc and Boron to support bone mineralisation
Each tablet provides:
Hydroxyapatite (StimuCal™) 481mg
Equiv. Calcium 125mg
Calcium (as citrate tetrahydrate)125mg,
TOTAL Calcium 250mg
Magnesium (as oxide) 125mg
Manganese (as amino acid chelate) 1mg
Zinc (as gluconate) 500µg
Vitamin K2 (Menaqunione) 6µg
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol 6.2µg) 248 IU
Herbal extract equiv. dry
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) stem 50mg
Tabletting aids, colouring
Contains NO Gluten, wheat, dairy products, egg, artificial flavours, artificial sweeteners, preservatives.
Take 1-2 tablets twice daily with meals, or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Q What is osteoporosis and how is it best prevented?
A Strong, healthy bones are essential for an active lifestyle; but without the right nutrients in the right amounts, bones can end up growing weaker and losing density. Over time, this can result in osteoporosis – a disease in which bones become porous and brittle, breaking more easily, and taking longer to heal if damaged. Osteoporosis is increasingly common, affecting as many as 1 in 2 NZ women and nearly 1 in 3 NZ men over 60. The best way to prevent it is to start building bone density as early possible, by ensuring sufficient calcium and Vitamin D intake, and regular weight bearing exercise to strengthen bones. After menopause, bone mass can decline quite significantly due to the lowered levels of oestrogen (bone-protective hormone).
Q What are the main risk factors for osteoporosis?
A Risk factors include being female (especially post menopausal or of small build), a family history of osteoporosis, advanced age, low calcium intake, low vitamin D levels, cigarette smoking, and excessive alcohol or coffee intake.
Q Why is it important to start building bone mass early?
A The body reaches its peak bone mass at around age 30, so it is important for both men and women to build as much bone mass as possible before this age. After this, the rate of bone loss begins to exceed that of bone building, which results in gradual net bone loss over time. Poor nutrition in early life (before this peak) can reduce the levels of bone mass at the peak, thus increasing the risk of developing osteoporosis later on in life.
Q What is the RDI for calcium?
A The Australian Department of Health and Aging Guidelines recommend the following daily calcium intake to maintain bone health:
AgeCalcium RDI (mg)Men19-701000mgMen71+1300mgWomen19-501000mgWomen51+1300mgPregnant & Breastfeeding14-181300mgPregnant & Breastfeeding19-501000mg
Q Why is calcium recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
A During pregnancy and breastfeeding, the calcium in a mother’s body helps to not only maintain her bone mass, but also build her baby’s skeleton and teeth. Unless she consumes adequate dietary calcium over this time, she may experience bone mass losses as calcium leaches from her bones to support her baby’s growth.