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AOR’s Advanced Bone Protection + Strontium is an innovative product combining two novel and effective nutrients that work through different mechanisms for a synergistic effect on bone health. These two nutrients are Milk Basic Protein (or MBP™) and the mineral strontium. MBP is a nutrient extracted from the whey fraction of milk.
What Does It Do?
Primary Uses: The ingredients in Advanced Bone Protection + Strontium work synergistically to increase bone health and bone density. MBP has been shown to improve calcium retention by bones. MBP’s action involves a specific protein called cystatin C. Cystatin C is able to directly inhibit cysteine protease, an enzyme that releases calcium from bone and digests collagen in the bone matrix. MBP also enhances the activity and collagen production of osteoblasts (cells that build bone) while at the same time suppressing the activity of osteoclasts (cells that break down bone). Strontium, unlike other treatments for degenerative bone conditions including calcium, vitamin D, and anti-resorptive drugs that reduce bone loss, actually increases osteoblast production while decreasing osteoclast production, resulting in increased bone development and decreased bone resorption. Since strontium is similar in molecular structure to calcium, strontium is thought to activate the calcium receptors in the bone, stimulating osteoblast production so that the calcium can be used effectively in bone tissue, while inhibiting osteoclast production. Long term strontium supplementation has been shown to continually improve bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporotic fractures.
Who Should Take It?
Advanced Bone Protection + Strontium is good for those with osteoporosis, osteopenia or those who are concerned with their general bone health.