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What is calcium pyruvate?

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Calcium pyruvate is an intermediate energy produced by the cells during the process of breaking down glucose, according to Examine.com. Calcium pyruvate is a three-carbon energy produced during the cell's process of breaking down simple sugars, or glucose, during the process of creating ATP, the cell's main energy source.

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Calcium pyruvate is also available as a dietary supplement, with proponents claiming a beneficial effect on a wide range of issues including weight loss, obesity, high cholesterol, cancer, cataracts and an improvement in athletic performance, reports WebMD. Although there is some promising clinical evidence for the validity of these claims, the effects are currently still undergoing research.

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