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- Provides 120 percent of the recommended daily allowance of calcium.
- Contains Ostivone (ipriflavone), which works to increase the effectiveness of calcium supplements.
- Also offers Soylife, which provides standardized levels of isoflavones.
Bone Health Support
Osteo-Support contains nutrients you need to help support normal bone health. It includes 1,200 mg of calcium, 200 IU of vitamin D, 200 mg of ipriflavone from Ostivone, and numerous other nutrients.
Calcium for Strong Bones
Vitabase Osteo-Support provides needed calcium for strong bones. According to the National Institutes of Health, it is not unusual for many individuals to consume less than half the calcium they need for building and maintaining healthy bones. Heavy use of caffeine, such as in coffee, of sodium phosphates found in carbonated drinks, and of alcohol can cause drops in the calcium the body retains.
To function properly, calcium must be accompanied by several other nutrients including vitamins A, C, D, and K; phosphorus; and magnesium.
Osteo-Support also includes 200 mg of ipriflavone, a synthetic derivative of genistein or daidzein. Genistein and daidzein are isoflavones (natural plant components that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiallergic properties).
Research studies have shown positive results from ipriflavone supplementation in maintaining or increasing bone mineral density, particularly when combined with a calcium supplement. In studies, ipriflavone was shown to have potential to prevent rapid bone loss after menopause, to increase bone density in postmenopausal women, to decrease bone fracturing, and to relieve bone pain from osteoporosis. Further studies are needed before specific health benefits can be established.
Other Ingredients Support Bone Health
Vitamin D is necessary for growth and utilized in the digestive tract to aid in the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus.
The body needs small amounts of boron for healthy bones and works synergistically to metabolize calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. In postmenopausal women, boron helps prevent osteoporosis and build muscle.
Copper aids in the formation of bones.
Horsetail is a natural ingredient packed with minerals, particularly silica. Silica is vital for the body’s absorption of calcium.
Current studies indicate that women approaching menopause who increase their intake of soy isoflavones have significantly higher bone-mineral density. Japanese women with diets rich in soy isoflavones had greater bone-mineral density than those with diets low in soy isoflavones. More study is needed before specific health benefits can be established.
Osteo-Support provides all these ingredients for strong bones in one convenient product. With 120 percent of the recommended daily allowance of calcium plus Ostivone, you will be well on your way to maintaining healthy bones.
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