Ortho•Bone is an advanced bone health formula providing nutrients that are fundamental for mineral deposition in bone and for regulating the excretion of minerals. These nutrients are very important for those with osteoporosis, osteopenia or a history of bone fractures. Ortho•Bone is unique because it serves not only to reduce bone loss but to maintain or even increase bone growth, something that most calcium supplements are unable to achieve. This is due to the key ingredient, a superior source of calcium called microcrystalline hydroxyapatite complex (MCHC), which comes from New Zealand bovine bone. MCHC contains more than calcium: it contains all of the minerals and proteins found in bone, is rich in phosphorus, and provides growth factors that stimulate bone growth. It is digested more slowly in the stomach than typical calcium supplements, resulting in smaller spikes in blood calcium levels, which allows the calcium to be better absorbed into the bones.
Ortho•Bone also provides vitamins C, D3, K2, B12 and folate, and minerals boron, magnesium, manganese, silicon, zinc and copper. Together, these ingredients provide one of the best formulas available for promoting bone health and preventing osteoporosis and osteopenia. The most effective forms of vitamins D & K2 are found in Ortho•Bone, serving to enhance the body’s absorption and usage of calcium. Vitamin C and silicon support collagen production, which builds the framework for bone. Magnesium makes up a large part of the bone mineral matrix, while boron reduces magnesium loss, and trace minerals manganese, zinc and copper are co-factors for enzymes involved in bone metabolism. Vitamins B12 and folate help reduce homocysteine, a metabolic by-product that is thought to be toxic to bone fibers.
Ortho•Bone is a serious bone health product for serious bone health support, with a dose of 10 capsules per day delivering 1000 mg of elemental calcium. Those with osteoporosis or osteopenia, frail post-menopausal women and elderly people in general will benefit the most from taking Ortho•Bone.