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Bone Density Supplements

Nutritional Support Protocol

Lifestyle Recommendations:

1. Check Vitamin D blood levels and aim for optimal 50-100 ng/ml. Supplement accordingly.

2. Practice good sleep habits and get between 8-9 hours of sleep a night.

3. Reduce your stress levels as much as possible, using time tested practices such as meditation, qi gong, yoga, tai chi.

4. Weight bearing exercise is crucial. Participate in a regular balanced exercise program that includes wearing a pedometer to ensure that you collect steps and move more. High intensity short bursts (20-60 seconds) of activity during the day is recommended to enhance growth hormone release. Also engage in resistance training that works all major muscle groups (work each group at least twice weekly).

5. Avoid smoking, alcohol and sugar consumption.

6. Avoid stress and extra obligations. Just say no.

7. Get 20 minutes of sunshine without sunscreen daily.

Dietary Recommendations:

1. Eat 5-9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables daily, making up the gap with “green drinks” like Essential Greens or Barlean’s Greens, and/or PaleoReds.

2. Avoid sodas which contain phosphoric acid that leaches calcium from bones. Instead, choose green drinks mentioned above or freshly made vegetable juices. Include 2-3 cups of green tea daily.

3. Eat plenty of high calcium foods such as sesame seeds, tahini, almonds, cashews, walnuts, cheese,

goat cheese.

4. Eat green leafy vegetables high in magnesium daily, such as salad greens, kale, collards, watercress.

Supplement Recommendations:

For Prevention:

Calguard: 2 tablets at dinner and/or 2 tablets at bedtime. Contains well absorbed citrate malate form of calcium with cofactors including 1600 IU of Vitamin D, Vitamin K1, boron and magnesium. Good for those who have not yet entered perimenopause and have healthy bone density.Price: $16.00

For Osteopenia/Osteoporosis:

Cal Apatite with Magnesium: 3 tablets dinner and bedtime. Not just calcium, but a whole bone food, including organic growth factors and proteins, as well as type I collagen, the predominant collagen found in bone. New Zealand sourced and cold processed bone from free range cattle with no history of spongiform disease. Magnesium positively affects hormones involved in calcium metabolism and the activation of Vitamin D. This formula contains 1000 IU of Vitamin D per 6 tablets.Price: $46.25

Vitamin K2: 1000mcg 2 – 15 drops  sublingually or with food. Like Vitamin D, a key fat soluable nutrients whose chief source is healthy gut bacteria. Increases BMD via metabolism of bone proteins like osteocalcin.Price: $69.90

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Osso Pro: Easy to swallow capsules. 2 capsules at dinner, 3 at bedtime.Price: $33.50

Vital Difference Vitamin D-3 (1000 IU).250 softgels.One or more capsules at dinner according to test results.Super smalland easy to swallow.Price: $12.75

Vitamin K2: 1000mcg -2 to 10 drops sublingually or with food. Like Vitamin D, a key fat soluable nutrient whose chief source is healthy gut bacteria. Increases BMD via metabolism of bone proteins like osteocalcin.Price: $69.90

Package Price: $92.92

Vitamin D-3

100 Softgels

Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one softgel capsule daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional.

Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.

Brand: Vital Difference

The role of Vitamin D in helping to maintain bone density and strength is clear. It is required for the process of moving calcium through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream. Even though the human body can manufacture Vitamin D under ideal circumstances, there is strong ecv Each Florastor® natural probiotic capsule powder packet contains 250 mg of active Saccharomvidence that much of the American population suffers from a deficiency of the nutrient. ycesboulardiilyo, a non-pathogenic yeast found naturally on the skin of tropical fruit (lychee and mangosteen).

Supplement Facts:

 
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Amount Per Softgel
Vitamin D-3 (as cholecalciferol)
Amount Per Serving: 1,000iu
% Daily Value: 250%Cholecalciferol (D3) is a natural, highly bioavailable form of Vitamin D derived from lanolin.
Other Ingredients:
Softgel (gelatin, glycerin and water),
Rice bran oil
Vitamin K2 LiquidConcentrated Vitamin K2 in a convenient liquid formServings Per Container: 80

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Suggested Use: Take 15 drops one to three times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.

  • effective in maintaining bone health*
  • supports a healthy cardiovascular system*
  • provides nutritional support for oncology patients*

Brand: Thorne

Vitamin K2 exerts a more powerful influence on bone than does vitamin K1.* Vitamin K2 is a series of molecules known as menaquinones. The most common and well studied of the menaquinones is MK-4. Thorne’s vitamin K2 is MK-4.

Vitamin K2 appears to offer significant benefit for supporting bone health.* Although much of the vitamin K2 research has been conducted on postmenopausal support for bones, because vitamin K2 does not have any estrogenic effects, vitamin K2 also offers bone support for other populations, including anorexics, dialysis patients, individuals with Parkinson’s disease, those who have cirrhosis of the liver, individuals who have had a bone marrow transplant, those immobilized after a stroke, and individuals on chronic steroid therapy.*

Thorne’s Vitamin K2 Liquid supplies 1 mg of vitamin K2 per drop. Research shows doses up to 15 mg three times daily may be used.

Ingredients:

Fifteen Drops Contain:
Vitamin K (as Vitamin K-2 (Menatetrenone))* 15 mg.
*MK-4

Other Ingredients: Medium Chain Triglyceride Oil, Mixed Tocopherols.

Statements and Warnings

ALLERGY WARNING
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

PURITY
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.

PREGNANCY WARNING
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

INTERACTIONS
As Vitamin K interferes with the effect of anticoagulant drugs (like Coumadin), the concurrent use of these agents should be avoided.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

 Osso Pro

Comprehensive Bone Support

120Vegetable Capsules – Dietary Supplement

Recommendations:Take two capsules with food twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Brand: Arctic

Unit
60 Capsules
Supplement Facts                              
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Ingredients Amount Per Serving Units %Daily Value
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 100 IU 25%
Calcium (as MCHC* and DimaCal di-calcium Malate) 400 mg 40%
Phosphorous (as MCHC) 90 mg   9%
Magnesium (as Di-Magnesium Malate and TRAACS Magnesium Glycinate Chelate) 200 mg 50%
MCHC 1 g   **
*HydroCrystalline Hydroxyapatite Concentrate** Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients
HPMC (capsule), stearic acid, and magnesium stearate.
Does not contain:
Wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives.
 

 

CalGuard™

Comprehensive vegetarian formula for bone support

90 tablets

Suggested use for adults: 2-4 tablets daily, taken with meals, or as directed.

Brand: Karuna

CalGuardprovides well-absorbed vegetarian calcium from a citrate-malate source, balanced with magnesium and other bone-building nutrients. A generous amount of vitamin K is included, far more than in most other bone support products, and vitamin D is supplied in the preferred D3 form for maximum bioavailability. These nutrients, along with vitamin C and manganese, work together to support optimal bone density and help skeletal structures maintain their integrity during minor traumas.

Cal Apatite® with Magnesium

Complete Bone Nutrition
90 Tablets – Purity-Certified MCHC with MagnesiumRecommendations:Take three tablets daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.Brand: MetagenicsCal Apatite with added 300 mg of Magnesiumis a comprehensive bone support formula featuring purity-certified, calcium-rich microcrystalline hydroxyapatite concentrate (MCHC), a complex crystalline compound composed primarily of calcium, phosphorus, delicate organic factors and protein matrix, bone-derived growth factors, and a full spectrum of trace minerals that naturally comprise healthy bone.

  • Ideal for patients who prefer smaller tablets.
  • In conjunction with regular exercise and a healthy diet, adequate calcium intake can play a significant role in reducing the rate of bone loss or bone thinning and in protecting bone strength.
  • MCHC as a source of calcium helps maintain new bone formation to support bone mass and slow age-related bone loss.
  • MCHC is an excellent source of bioavailable calcium, as well as a full spectrum of minerals and intact organic factors for comprehensive bone nourishment.
  • The MCHC in Cal Apatite is cold-processed to preserve the delicate protein matrix and organic factors.
  • Its microcrystalline structure is verified by X-ray diffraction analysis.
  • Cal Apatite is regularly assayed by a third-party laboratory for heavy metal contamination.
  • The MCHC in Cal Apatite is imported from New Zealand and derived from free-range fed cattle raised on land where no pesticides are used.
  • Cal Apatite has 20% collagen protein comprised almost exclusively of Type 1 collagen (96%), the predominant collagen in bone, providing further proof of the purity of our MCHC.
  • Magnesium plays important roles in bone metabolism, with over one-half of the total body stores of magnesium found in bone tissue.
  • Provides a 2:1calcium to magnesium ratio.
  • Magnesium is provided as a blend of glycinate, citrate, and aspartate designed for enhanced absorption.
  • Does not contain magnesium oxide
Three Tablets Supply:
Calcium (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate) 600 mg
Phosphorus (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate) 378 mg
Magnesium (as magnesium citrate, aspartate, and bis-glycinate††) 300 mg
Microcrystalline Hydroxyptite Concentrate (MCHC)† 1500 mg
 Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, sodium starch glycolate, cellulose, stearic acid, silica, and coating (deionized water, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethelene glycol, and carrageenan).
† Microcrystalline hydroxyapatite concentrate supplies calcium, phosphorus, trace quantities of other minerals, and naturally occurring growth factors.
†† As our proprietary fully reacted magnesium amino acid chelate, U.S. Patent #5,516,925 Albion®.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.