All the Key Nutrients for Healthy Bones
- Helps to Maintain Bone Density
- Supports Bone Building
- Slows Bone Loss
- Also Available in a Vegan Formula
Ortho-Bone Vegan is a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement which contains ingredients that help in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Calcium intake, when combined with sufficient vitamin D, a healthy diet, and regular exercise, may reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis. Ortho•Bone Vegan™ also provides adequate folate which, along with other ingredients, helps to form red blood cells.
Serving Size: 10 Capsules
- Calcium (from bone meal)* 1000 mg
- Phosphorus (from bone meal)* 455 mg
- Magnesium (Aspartate, Ascorbate) 420 mg
- Vitamin D3 1000 IU (25 mcg) (Cholecalciferol)*
- Vitamin K2 (Menatetrenone) 120 mcg
- Boron (Citrate) 700 mcg
- Zinc (Citrate) 11 mg
- Manganese (Bisglycinate) 2.3 mg
- Copper (citrate) 1 mg
- Silicon (Sodium Metasilicate) 35 mg
- Folate 400 mcg
- Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) 24 mcg
- Vitamin C (Magnesium Ascorbate) 90 mg
*Ortho•Bone Vegan contains 1000mg from calcium citrate-malate, no phosphorus and 1000IU of vitamin D2.
Key Features: Superior nutrient forms. Also available in a vegan formula
- Bone Health
Suggested Use: Take up to ten capsules daily with meals, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications.
Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners. Some people may experience diarrhea.
Pregnancy / Nursing: Safe.
Source: Bone Meal (MCHC): lyophilized, defatted bone tissue from free-range, pasture-fed Australian bovine livestock not subjected to routine antibiotics or rBGH. Guaranteed free of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
Complementary Products: Strontium Support II, Advanced Bone Protection, Advanced Bone Protection + Strontium
The Bone Team
Ortho•Bone contains key nutrients that are fundamental to maintaining bone health and preventing disorders like osteoporosis. MCHC (bone meal) is the most superior source of calcium available and prevents bone loss. Vitamin D is needed for calcium absorption. Vitamin K (menatetrenone) increases bone density and reduces the risk of bone fracture. Strontium helps bone building cells while reducing bone resorption.
Small doses of other nutrients are also important for bone health. Boron decreases calcium excretion. Magnesium is needed for a strong bone matrix. Manganese, zinc, copper and silicon have bone building abilities. Vitamin B12 and folic acid regulate homocysteine, which is toxic to protein fibers in the bone.
The Right Balance
Maintaining bone health involves much more than just calcium and requires a delicate balance of many essential nutrients. Ortho•Bone contains all the key ingredients at the appropriate doses to keep bones in optimal condition, and is also available in a vegan formula containing calcium citrate-malate.
Our bones are the support structure for everything in our body. It is not surprising that insufficient bone mineralization disorders are some of the scariest and most debilitation health disorders. The thought of having fragile bones is extremely distressing and often leaves patients feeling anxious and vulnerable. Skeletal fragility is a serious concern with bleak news. The rates and incidence of osteoporosis and osteopenia are skyrocketing. In the United States, 26% of women over the age of 65 and more than 50% of women over 85 are osteoporotic. Osteoporosis is linked to 1.5 million fractures per year which lead to 500 000 hospitalizations, 800 000 emergency room visits, 2.6 million physician visits, 180 000 nursing home placements for a grand total healthcare cost of 12 to 18 billion dollars each year. More than 40% of US women over 50 will experience a hip, spine or wrist fracture in the remainder of their lives.
Bone mineralization is a complex process that is far more complicated that mere calcium intake. Exercise is a must for those wanting stronger bones as weight-bearing exercise increases calcium deposition in the bone matrix. Dietary sodium increases calcium excretion and salt is believed to be a more important determinant of calcium excretion than calcium intake. Caffeine also increases urinary and fecal calcium loss and should also be limited. Several nutrients are important for bone health. Ortho•Bone is formulated with 13 key nutrients, which are all fundamental for mineral deposition in the bone matrix. The core bone building nutrients found in Ortho•Bone include:
- Ossein Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Complex (MCHC), by far the best calcium source available. This crushed bone powder contains all the nutrients normally present in bone in a calcium-based crystalline complex. MCHC is the only source of calcium shown to maintain or even increase bone density. All other sources of calcium can only, at the very best, halt bone loss.
- Vitamin D is essential to bone health. The vitamin is the most important determinant for the absorption of calcium. Although skin exposure to sunlight leads to vitamin D synthesis in the skin, sedentary lifestyles, northern latitudes and powerful sunscreens have left the majority of the North American population with discouragingly elevated rates of inadequate vitamin D status.
- Vitamin K, especially menatetrenone, is another important nutrient for bone health. Research has shown that supplementation with this specific form of vitamin K increases bone density at all sites and reduces bone fracture
- Boron reduces the urinary excretion of calcium and magnesium. Boron maintains blood calcium levels and appears to enhance the effects of vitamin D. Women fed boron-deficient diets experienced more calcium and magnesium loss whereas women on boron-supplemented diets excreted less calcium and magnesium.
- Magnesium is essential for every major biological process. Two thirds of the body’s magnesium is found in our In women suffering from osteoporosis, reductions of magnesium in bone levels and serum levels have been reported. Studies have also demonstrated higher bone mineral density in women with higher dietary magnesium intakes. Magnesium depletion may prevent further bone growth and bone matrix with decreased magnesium content may be more brittle.
- Several other key nutrients can play an important role for bone health. For instance, manganese, zinc, copper and silicon are important minerals with significant bone building attributes. Zinc is the most abundant intracellular trace element with several important biological functions but may be depleted by calcium supplementation.
- Methylating nutrients such as vitamin B12 and folic acid may also be important to bone health, perhaps because of the toxic effects of homocysteine on the protein fibers in bone.
Ortho•Bone for Vegans
Ortho•Bone is also available in a vegan friendly formula, which differs from the regular formula in two ways. First, it includes 1000 mg of calcium citrate-malate in place of MCHC. Calcium citrate-malate is the best vegetarian calcium source available. Second, Ortho•Bone Vegan uses vitamin D2 instead of vitamin D3, since the source of vitamin D3 is sheep lanolin. The daily dose of Ortho•Bone Vegan is 10 capsules daily to be taken with meals.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.