This vitamin and mineral supplement is formulated to support bone health in a more comprehensive and effective manner than taking calcium alone. Several factors can help build and maintain good bone health including regular weight-bearing exercise and sufficient intake of calcium and vitamin D throughout life. This product supplies a highly absorbable source of calcium and natural vitamin D together with magnesium, vitamin K, and boron to provide combined support for the density, strength, formation, and metabolism of bones. The addition of ipriflavone provides added benefits for bone density.
Calcium and vitamin D: Calcium is the basic bone-building mineral required by the body, while vitamin D assists the body’s absorption of calcium and helps limit calcium loss in the urine. While bones are in a constant state of turnover, they absorb less calcium as we age, gradually losing their strength and density over time. Adequate calcium and vitamin D intake every day, over a lifetime, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis late in life. To enhance dietary intake of these vital nutrients, this product provides 200 IU of vitamin D3 and 250 mg of calcium, as calcium citrate-malate, per serving. About 40% more calcium is absorbed from calcium citrate-malate compared to calcium carbonate or milk. Calcium citrate-malate is also well-tolerated, as it does not produce intestinal discomfort, constipation or gas like some forms of calcium.
Magnesium: Magnesium has a multi-faceted role in bone health. This mineral has an influence on calcium metabolism and bone formation through its role in converting vitamin D to its most active form. Magnesium is also helpful in regulating several hormones that affect calcium absorption and utilization while acting as a cofactor in over 300 enzymatic reactions.
Vitamin K: Vitamin K has long been recognized as an important fat-soluble vitamin essential for normal bone mineralization. Several different forms of vitamin K exist, with the primary dietary form being vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, found primarily in green vegetables. While most of the benefits of vitamin K were previously attributed to vitamin K1, recent research has identified important benefits for vitamin K2 or menaquinone. While both vitamin K1 and K2 are crucial for bone mineralization, vitamin K2 has been shown to be a more powerful form. For maximum benefit, both vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 is supplied in this product.
Ipriflavone: Ipriflavone is a synthetic derivative of naturally-occurring isoflavones found in soy. Documented studies demonstrate how this flavonoid-like compound promotes new bone formation while inhibiting bone resorption, producing a positive effect on bone density. This product provides 300 mg of ipriflavone per serving, offering the beneficial quantity that corresponds with amounts used in clinical studies.
Boron: Boron is included for its usefulness in enhancing the absorption and utilization of both calcium and magnesium. This product provides boron in the readily absorbable form of an aspartate-citrate chelate.
This product is intended as a dietary adjunct for patients at highest risk of osteoporosis who are under regular clinical supervision. Individuals may also chose to include a daily, high-potency multiple vitamin/mineral formulation for more complete bone support. This product is free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, corn, yeast, and soybeans. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Suggested Use: 2 tablets twice daily with food.
This product was made in a GMP and ISO 9001:2008 registered facility.