Stress fractures are an ever-present risk for athletes, regardless of your sport. It’s vitally important to supply your bones with all the nutrients they need to stay strong throughout your life.
Women and men are at risk for stress fractures; both sexes lose approximately 2% of bone mass a year starting in their late 30’s and 40’s - bone loss isn’t a female thing only!
Osteo Formula was made to be a one-stop bone supportive nutrient combination.It contains the three most important forms of calcium along with the key supportive nutrients that are often overlooked when it comes to bone strength.
Best Uses for Osteo Formula:
Bone loss prevention
Recovery from bone injuries
Female athletes are susceptible to early bone loss
Male cyclists & swimmers are also susceptible to early bone loss as well.
Osteo Formula contains calcium in three forms: calcium malate, calcium citrate and Lithothamnium Red Algae calcium.
Lithothamnium Red Algae calcium is a marine-sourced mineral derived from this form of algae. It’s a source of 74 microminerals, including silicon, boron, phosphorus, vanadium and potassium - all of which are integral to bone health.Calcium from Lithothamnium Red Algae has been shown to have excellent bioavailability in clinical trials, support bone density and even bone and joint health mobility.
Calcium citrate and malate are highly absorbable forms of calcium and are included in this formula to meet a wide range of calcium needs.
Ipriflavone is a flavonoid compound. It helps build bone by supporting bone-building cells (osteoblasts) and inhibits the actions of the bone-resorbing cells (osteoclasts). Notably, while it slows bone density loss, it doesn’t suppress the rate of bone formation.
Ipriflavone also supports the formation of mineralized bone matrix, the scaffolding upon which collagen and calcium are laid down.Lastly, there are several studies showing that people who took calcium without ipriflavone had greater bone loss than those taking calcium with ipriflavone.Ipriflavone is an important co-nutrient to calcium for bone building.
In some instances ipriflavone is classified as a phytoestrogen however it has no estrogenic activity. It’s best absorbed when taken with food, especially those containing some fat.
Magnesium Is one of the most plentiful minerals in the human body and as such has numerous roles. Approximately 2/3 of our magnesium stores are located within the bone matrix. When deficient, bone building cell (osteoblasts) function is impaired, while bone-resorbing (osteoclast) cell function is increased. Magnesium is tough to find in the diet unless one eats a very plant-rich diet.
Vitamin K increases bone density, and improves fracture healing time.
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) is essential for calcium absorption from the gut. Yet, the lack of exposure to the sun year round for so many people living away from the equator, plus the use of sunblock severely limits just how much vitamin D can be manufactured. Hence, it’s important to supplement with vitamin D3 year round, to ensure adequate calcium absorption can take place (in addition to all the health benefits of vitamin D itself).
Boron is a trace mineral that is essential for bone formation.
If you’re going to take a calcium supplement, Osteo formula will provide you with all the calcium you need, plus the important co-factor nutrients that are an important part of bone growth, development and maintenance.A healthy diet is even more important than calcium supplements.
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