Nutritional ingredients company Glanbia Nutritionals has announced the launch of its new consumer-focused dairy calcium website ( aimed at educating both the general public and formulators on the benefits of natural dairy calcium.

“Many people do not consume enough calcium and other essential minerals in their diet, and diseases such as osteoporosis and brittle bones have become a very big concern in the global population” commented Jerry O’Dea, president of Glanbia Nutritionals.

Research recently conducted by Glanbia indicated a strong misconception held by the consumer that all calcium comes from milk and a profound lack of awareness that currently, the main types of calcium used in calcium-enriched foods is chemically synthesised.

Glanbia Nutritionals is a recently-formed subsidiary of Irish food company Glanbia.