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% 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:
Here’s How Osteo Formula Works:
Calcium comes in many different forms. Osteo contains the three most clinically useful forms - calcium citrate, calcium citrate-malate and calcium hydroxyapatite; each at 200mg per serving.
Calcium citrate is preferred due to its ease of absorption in low acid environments. Calcium citrate-malate is considered to be the most bioavailable (easily absorbed) form of calcium. Calcium hydroxyapatite is also considered one of the most easily absorbed forms of calcium as well. In studies, calcium microcrystalline hydroxyapatite has been shown to be the most effective form of calcium at increasing bone thickness. Each form of calcium was included due to their superior performance in studies for bioavailability and benefit to bone.
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.
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. In some studies it’s been shown to be comparable at reducing fractures as Alendronate (Fosamax), but without the serious side effects that come with it.
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).
Horsetail (Equisetum) is a botanical medicine rich in silica. Silica is an important part of the bone matrix.
Boron is a trace mineral that is essential for bone formation.
Vanadium is another trace mineral that plays an important role in normal bone growth and proper formation.
Sea Trace Minerals provides a spectrum of trace minerals that are rarely found in today’s modern diet. Bone is a complex mineral matrix and uses much more than just calcium to maintain its strength, flexibility and regeneration.
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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