SKU: 1397
Supportive Function: A special hydroxyapatite formula provides super bone support with calcium, magnesium, and other important nutrients (including the herb horsetail, traditionally used to maintain bone health); organically complexed with boron.

When is Bone Support helpful? Osteoporosis (or prevention) bone trauma, and daily calcium requirements.
Clinical Applications Research: Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) and Betaine (as hydrochloride): Vitamin C and hydrochloric acid (as hydrochloride) increase absorption of calcium from the intestines. An acid environment solubilizes and ionizes the insoluble calcium salts in the body (calcium has to be ionized in the intestines in order to be absorbed).

Calcium (as chelate, aspartate, gluconate, hydroxyapatite, citrate): Calcium is critical to normal bone function, and supplementation has been beneficial in preventing bone loss. “The current RDA of calcium for older adults (800 mg) is controversial, and it has been suggested that 1500 mg/day is required for adequate calcium balance” (Gastroenterology Clinics of North America 1990; 19(2): p.484). A National Institutes of Health panel reported that ½ of all Americans consume too little calcium (NIH Committee, Nutrition Week 22:7, June 10, 1994). Hydroxyapatite, veal bone, and red bone marrow are all excellent natural sources of both calcium and magnesium with other trace minerals.

Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol): Vitamin D increases the absorption of calcium from the intestines, and regulates the blood level of calcium. Parathyroid hormone works to regulate blood levels of calcium, mostly by its effect on vitamin D. Vitamin D occurs naturally in cod liver oil, but not in many dietary sources. Trace amounts are found in eggs. Some conversion to vitamin D takes place with exposure to sunlight.

Magnesium (as chelate): Magnesium increases the solubility and retention of calcium. Many people feel that magnesium has not gotten enough attention in light of the focus on calcium for prevention of bone loss, however magnesium is just as important, if not more important, than calcium. Magnesium slows bone loss and strengthens muscles (Wright, Jonathan V. M.D. Healing with Nutrition. 1990. Keats Publishing, Inc. New Canaan, Conn. p. 205). Clinical trials showing supplementation of at least as much magnesium with calcium has proven dramatic results in reduction for risk of osteoporosis.

Horsetail (herb): Horsetail rush (shave grass) is highly absorbable and is utilized to promote bone growth and collagen formation. Horsetail’s silica content makes it useful in sitz baths, which aid in treating peripheral vascular disorders and post-thrombotic swelling, as well as treating ligaments and tendons after ankle sprains and fractures (Weiner, M.A. Herbs that heal. 1994. Quantum Books, Mill Valley, Ca. p. 197).

Boron (as chelate): Boron is a, “dynamic ultra trace element that affects major mineral metabolism in higher animals. Boron naturally elevates estradiol levels, and decreases urinary excretion of calcium and magnesium, both of which decrease risk for osteoporosis. Osteoarthritis patients have shown improvement when supplemented with boron (Giller, R., M.D., and Matthews, K., Natural Prescriptions, Ballantine Books, NY, p. 245). A possible mechanism is via the parathyroid gland, which contains more boron than any other tissue. Boron enhances parathyroid hormone activity, and the parathyroid gland is the primary organ controlling mineralization of bone (Burton Goldberg Group, Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide, Future Medicine Publishing, Inc. WA, 533).
Contraindications: Not recommended for children. Boron may raise estrogen levels which can be irritating in pre-menopausal females, which is not normally a problem. If that is the case, switch to Cal/Mag 1:1.
Ingredients: Each Tablet Contains: Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 12.5 mg, Calcium (as chelate, aspartate, gluconate, hydroxyapatite, citrate) 120 mg, Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 25 IU, Magnesium (as chelate) 40 mg. Proprietary blend 49 mg* of: Horsetail (herb), L-Glutamic Acid (as hydrochloride), Safflower (herb), Ammonium Chloride, Betaine (as hydrochloride), Parathyroid (bovine), Boron (as chelate).
Vegetarian: No
Suggested Dosage: 1 tablet daily or as directed
Pack: 120 Tablets
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