- CAS No.70753-61-6:
- Molecular Formula:C8H14CaO10:
- Molecular Weight:310.27:
Calcium threonate is a calcium salt of threnoic acid and a novel drug developed for the treatment of osteoporosis and as a calcium supplement. It is found in dietary supplements as a source of L-threonate used in the treatment of calcium deficiency and prevention of osteoporosis. The most common form is calcium L-threonate, or (2R,3S)-2,3,4-trihydroxy butyric acid calcium. L-threonate is an active metabolite of vitamin C that mediates a stimulatory action on vitamin C uptake. Therapeutic efficacy of calcium threonate in reducing was studied and investigated due to the hypothesis that it may play a role in the mineralization process through its positive action on vitamin C.