Calcitonin salmon is used to treat osteoporosis in women who are at least 5 years past menopause and cannot or do not want to take estrogen products.
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break more easily.
Calcitonin is a human hormone that is also found in salmon.
It works by preventing bone breakdown and increasing bone density (thickness).
Calcitonin, a 32-amino acid linear polypeptide hormone that is produced in humans primarily by the parafollicular cells of the thyroid, and in many other animals in the ultimopharyngeal body.