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Custom Strong Bones Formula

Can you imagine the sudden change from being mobile and independent to being totally reliant on others for basic things like shopping or visits to friends and family? This is what can happen if a spine, hip or wrist is fractured due to osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis, often called a silent thief because it can develop without any symptoms, is characterized by a gradual weakening of the bones. Often, there are no symptoms until the first fracture exposes the disease. Experiencing a bone fracture is a direct threat to the independence and quality of life of older adults. After the first incident there is a much higher risk of an additional fracture within the next year.

The key to reducing the risk of osteoporosis and poor bone health is strengthening bones from an early age and minimizing the chance of a fracture. Good bone health practices throughout life, including an active lifestyle and good nutrition, can help stop the silent thief.

Formula:


Vitamin C 807.02mg
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 39.34mg
Vitamin B12 42.11mcg
Vitamin D3 1008.75IU
Maltodextrin 0.00q.s
Calcium 1000mg
Folic Acid 3994.69mcg

Nutritional Information:


Nutrition Information
Servings per pack: 1
Serving size: 7g
  Ave quantity per serving Ave quantity per 100g
Energy 115kJ 1640kJ
Protein 0g 0g
Fat, total 0g 0g
   - saturated 0g 0g
Carbohydrate 6.8g 97.1g
   - sugars 6.7g 95.7g
Sodium Sodium 100mg

Product Information:


Proper nutritional choices can help to preserve bone health. Regular exercise and a healthy balanced diet are important. As people’s lifestyles and eating habits have changed over the years, many no longer receive adequate amounts of the essential bone-building nutrients. An effective way to ensure sufficient intakes is to take appropriate dietary supplements and fortified foods.

Vitamin D and calcium go hand-in-hand

Calcium is the key mineral in bone, but it needs vitamin D to be absorbed by the body and incorporated into bone. The combination of these two nutrients is essential for strong bones.
The dose of vitamin D is very important. Dietary reference intakes are being considered for revision because of recent evidence that current recommendations are too low. It takes a daily dose of at least 800 IU – two to four times higher than current recommendations – to bring vitamin D levels into an effective range, and latest research indicates that 1000 – 2000 IU daily may be the optimum dose for bone health. Many people do not get sufficient vitamin D through their diet or lifestyle, particularly in the winter months. For this reason, vitamin D supplements are ideal for promoting bone health.

Fewer falls = fewer fractures

Bone fractures are not just due to brittle bones. Falling is a major risk for bone fracture. By reducing the risk of falling, the fracture risk is reduced. Vitamin D is a key nutritional ingredient that also helps prevent fall-related fractures.

Vitamin D prevents falls via its positive effect on muscle function and strength, which reduces loss of balance, or swaying. Protein is an essential part of muscle and vitamin D plays a role in initiating protein synthesis in muscles. Muscle examined from people with vitamin D deficiency shows a breakdown in the muscle fibers responsible for speed and strength – precisely those which help prevent a fall. This breakdown is reversed by increasing the amount of vitamin D in the body to sufficient levels. Muscle function improvement occurs within a few weeks of increasing the vitamin D intake. Furthermore, vitamin D helps maintain calcium levels in the blood, which is necessary for the normal functioning of muscle.

Vitamin D has a double impact on the prevention of osteoporotic fractures when the levels in the body are adequate: it strengthens bone and muscle at the same time.

Complementing with vitamins and minerals

Vitamin K is currently receiving attention for its role in bone health. It activates a protein that binds calcium into the structure of bone. Some clinical studies show a reduction in fractures, an increase in bone mineral density, or signs that the bone formation has been boosted, after vitamin K supplementation.

Vitamins C and B6 are needed to make collagen, an essential part of the organic material that holds bone together. Higher intakes of vitamin C may help to reduce bone loss. A combination of vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid may also help to decrease the risk of osteoporosis by reducing the concentration of a substance in the blood, homocysteine, which is associated with poor bone health.

The minerals magnesium, zinc and phosphorus are essential for building healthy bones. About half of all bone mineral is made up of phosphorus, which forms a complex with calcium in the bone matrix. Magnesium and zinc make up a minor part of bone mineral. These vitamins and minerals work together to maintain healthy bone.

Prescribing Information:


Mix 1 sachet with 200 milliliters of water or juice and drink once a day after breakfast.

Research:


Brittle bones – Hard facts

  • Osteoporosis will affect not only around 1 in 3 women, but also 1 in 5 men
  • 45% of fractures in women aged 50 and over are due to underlying osteoporosis
  • The estimated global direct cost of osteoporotic fractures is $50 billion
  • About 75 million people are currently affected by osteoporosis in the EU, USA and Japan alone


Peak bone mass

In childhood and adolescence, the name of the game is maximizing the amount of bone tissue in the skeleton up until the bones reach their peak strength and density around the age of thirty. This peak bone mass is the ‘bone capital’ that is used through the rest of adult life. The most important nutrients that build peak bone mass are calcium and vitamin D, with vitamin K, protein, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc contributing as well. The benefits of healthy nutrient intakes on bone health are enhanced by regular physical exercise and a healthy lifestyle.



Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease in which the density and quality of bone is reduced, increasing the risk of fracture. It usually occurs in people over the age of fifty but can happen to anyone at any age. In osteoporosis, the rate of natural bone breakdown exceeds the rate of new bone formation, resulting in a net loss of bone. The bones become weaker and more porous, increasing the chance of fractures. This loss of bone is a gradual, painless and ‘silent’ process. It occurs usually without signs, although stooping – a pronounced curving of the spine – or back pain may be general symptoms.

The change in bone porosity due to osteoporosis

Loss of muscle strength and mass, especially in the absence of physical activity, further reduces bone strength and stability. This results in greater bone fragility, bone thinning and porosity and a higher risk of falling and breaking a bone.
With effective prevention, the decline in bone quality can be slowed down and the risk of fractures can be reduced substantially.

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