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Q: What type of calcium is used in Oatly products and how bioavailable is it?
A: Oatly is fortified with either calcium carbonate, or a combination of calcium carbonate and calcium phosphate - with the majority coming from calcium carbonate. With regard to bioavailability, research has shown that calcium carbonate uptake is on par with calcium uptake from cow's milk, while the uptake of calcium phosphate is slightly lower.
The total amount of calcium consumed as well as vitamin D, are also important for bioavailability of calcium.
Oatly oat drinks (except organic oat drinks) contain 120mg calcium/100ml, similar to that in cow's milk. They're also a rich source of vitamin D, which supports normal calcium absorption and bone health, and they're fortified with iodine, riboflavin and vitamin B12 too.
Oatgurt is also fortified with calcium, iodine, vitamin B12 and D.