Some people may prefer, for optimal benefit, to take the tablets in separate doses during the day. Regular exercise and a healthful diet or dietary supplements providing enough calcium help women maintain good bone health and may reduce their high risk of osteoporosis later in life. Calcium maintains healthy bones better when taken with magnesium, copper and zinc. Calcium also supports the normal function of a healthy cardiovascular system. Calcium Citrate/Malate bonds elemental calcium with the fruit acids Malic acid and citric acid. This has consistently been validated as an extremely well-absorbed form of calcium.