NEW improved Formula! OsteoForce is an ideal formula targeted for bone health. It contains minerals and nutrients needed for maintaining and rebuilding healthy bones. The calcium and magnesium contained in OsteoForce are superior forms considered to be the best absorbed and optimal for promoting peak bone mass and fighting osteoporosis.
Benefits of Osteoforce include:
Provides Nutrients Needed for Bone Health and Bone-Building
Promotes Bone Growth and Strength
Increases Bone Density
Helps With Overall Bone Health
Delivers Nutrients That Our Bodies are Lacking Due to an American Diet.
Serving Size 4 tablets Servings Per Container 30
Vitamin C (Calcium Ascorbate) 100 mg
Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol) 600 IU
Vitamin K (Phytonadione) 1000 mcg
Calcium 800 mg (as Di-Calcium Malate, Bis-Glycinate Chelate, Calcium Ascorbate and Calcium Carbonate as fillers only)
Magnesium (Di-Magnesium Malate and Buffered Glycinate Chelate) 300 mg
This new and improved formula no longer requires 6 tablets daily to deliver all the bone supportive nutrients needed to restore healthy bones. Now 4 tablets daily supplies all the necessary rebuilding vitamins and minerals in their most absorbable forms. This bone formula is now more suitable for being taken along with Designs for Health's Twice Daily Multi. The minerals chosen for this formula are from Albion Advanced Nutrition, the leader in formulating truly chelated minerals with outstanding absorption. The calcium and magnesium are supplied in an ideal 2:1 ratio. A higher intake of calcium than that supplied in OsteoForce is not necessary due to the far greater absorption of calcium bis-glycinate chelate in comparison to other non-chelated calcium salts typically supplied by other manufacturers.
OsteoForce and Twice Daily Multi now make a perfect match if taken together with little overlap. Other supportive formulas include: Thyroid Synergy, Adrenotone Plus and PaleoGreens.
Unique features of Osteoforce: Calcium?Contains the powerful bone-building advantages of Calcium in several of its best forms. This combination of calcium types allows superior bioavailability over just one type. Magnesium?Contains the best absorbed form of magnesium. Magnesium is a critical bone building mineral and must be present along with Vitamin D for optimal calcium uptake by the bones. Vitamin D?Without vitamin D, calcium cannot be absorbed and used for bone growth. Cholecalciferol is the most absorbable form of Vitamin D. Without vitamin D, calcium cannot be absorbed. Studies show that many adults have low levels of vitamin D. Vitamin K?Research has shown is crucial for bone health and osteoporosis prevention. Research shows that bone density in women is directly related to vitamin K intake. Zinc?An essential mineral for strong bones. Copper?Contains is essential for healthy bones and is often lacking in the American diet. Boron?Boron has been shown to be important for bone health.
WHY ALBION CHELATED MINERALS? Here are some of the advantages of DFH having the Albion Mineral Technology in its products:
Totally bioavailable minerals!
Albion possesses over 70 patents in the field of mineral technology.
Only Albion mineral amino acid chelates have been given CAS Registry Numbers.
Only Albion mineral acid chelates are Kosher?Parve.
Albion metal amino chelates have been chemically validated and consequently are the only chelates that meet NNFA definition.
Virtually all published research on metal amino acid chelates has been done using Albion Metal Amino Acid Chelates.
VITAMIN D "The vitamin D endocrine system influences Ca and P metabolism by affecting the target organs: intestine, bone and kidney. The active metabolite, 1,25(OH)2vitamin D3 (calcitriol) facilitates active Ca absorption in the intestine by stimulating the synthesis of Ca binding protein (calbindin) as well as being involved in bone turnover. Vitamin D status declines with age for many reasons: lower exposure to sunlight, decreased ability to activate precursors in the skin, decreased ability of the kidney and liver to hydroxylate vitamin D, lesser end-organ response to calcitriol itself, reduced dietary intake and diminished absorption from food, as well as the use of anticonvulsant and/or steroid drugs. A substantial proportion of patients with hip fractures also have osteomalacia, caused by vitamin D deficiency.(1) Vitamin D deficiency may also be associated with reduced muscular function2 which may increase risk for falling."
VITAMIN K "Vitamin K is a coenzyme for glutamate carboxylase, an enzyme that mediates the conversion of glutamate to gamma carboxyglutamate, (known as a Gla protein). Gla residues attract positive Ca ions and, by that, enhance its incorporation into the hydroxyapatite crystals, thus increasing bone deposition. Low dietary or circulating vitamin K levels are associated with low BMD (bone mineral density) or increased fractures.(3,4) Vitamin K supplementation reduces undercarboxylated osteocalci(n5,6) reduces urinary Ca excretion(6) and improves bone turnover profile.(7,8) High levels of undercarboxylated osteocalcin (presumably, as the consequence of low vitamin K) are associated with low BMD and increased hip fractures.(9,10)"
MINERAL RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
A study on zinc deficiency concluded that zinc deficiency can lower the contents of parathyroid hormone and calciton in in blood circulation affecting bone mineral deposit and causing defect in bone mineralization. Effects of zinc deficiency on bone mineralization and its mechanism in rats. Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2003 Mar;37(2):121-4. Zhang YH, Cheng YY, Hong Y, Wang DL, Li ST.
Zinc regulates secretion of calcitonin from thyroid gland and influences bone turnover. Copper induces low bone turnover by both suppressions of osteoblastic and osteoclastic functions. A study that looked at mineral amounts in bone and hair of normal subjects vs. osteoporotic patients found significantly lower amounts of zinc, copper and manganese in osteoporotic patients. Effects of essential trace elements on bone turnover--in relation to osteoporosis. Nippon Rinsho. 1996 Jan;54(1):148-54. Okano T.
Another study found that low dietary zinc (3 mg/day) resulted in undesirable changes in circulating calcitonin and osteocalcin. It also found that a moderately high intake of zinc (53 mg/day) decreased magnesium balance which supports taking both of these minerals along with calcium to maximize bone density. A moderately high intake compared to a low intake of zinc depresses magnesium balance and alters indices of bone turnover in postmenopausal women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2004 May;58(5):703-10. Nielsen FH, Milne DB.
A study performed in Spain shows that a manganese supplement is an effective inhibitor of loss of bone mass after ovariectomy both on the axial and the peripheral levels, but was not enhanced with the addition of copper. Effects on bone loss of manganese alone or with copper supplement in ovariectomized rats. A morphometric and densitomeric study. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2000 May;90(1):97-101. Rico H, Gomez-Raso N, Revilla M, Hernandez ER, Seco C, Paez E, Crespo E.
Aaron JE, Gallagher JC, Anderson J, Stasiak L, Longton EB, Nordin BE, Nicholson M: Frequency of osteomalacia and osteoporosis in fractures of the proximal femur. Lancet 1:
Mowe M, Haug E, Bohmer T: Low serum calcidiol concentration in older adults with reduced muscular function. J Am Geriatr Soc 47: 220-226,
Kanai T, Takagi T, Masuhiro K, Nakamura M, Iwata M, Saji F: Serum vitamin K level and bone mineral density in post-menopausal women. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 56: 25-30,
Feskanich D, Weber P, Willett WC, Rockett H, Booth SL, Colditz GA: Vitamin K intake and hip fractures in women: a prospective study. Am J Clin Nutr 69: 74-79, 1999.
Douglas AS, Robins SP, Hutchison JD, Porter RW, Stewart A, Reid DM: Carboxylation of osteocalcin in post-menopausal osteoporotic women following vitamin K and D supple
Knapen MH, Jie KS, Hamulyak K, Vermeer C: Vitamin K-induced changes in markers for osteoblast activity and urinary calcium loss. Calcif Tissue Int 53: 81-85, 1993.
Craciun AM, Wolf J, Knapen MH, Brouns F, Vermeer C: Improved bone metabolism in female elite athletes after vitamin K supplementation. Int J Sports Med 19: 479-484, 229-233, 1974. 1997. mentation. Bone 17: 15-20, 1995. 1998
Vermeer C, Gijsbers BL, Craciun AM,Groenen-van Dooren MM, Knapen MH: Effects of vitamin K on bone mass and bone metabolism. J Nutr 126: 1187S-1191S, 1996
Szulc P, Chapuy MC, Meunier PJ, Delmas PD: Serum undercarboxylated osteocalcin is a marker of the risk of hip fracture: a three year follow-up study. Bone 18: 487-488, 1996
Vergnaud P, Garnero P, Meunier PJ, Breart G, Kamihagi K, Delmas PD: Undercarboxylated osteocalcin measured with a specific immunoassay predicts hip fracture in elderly women: the EPIDOS Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 82: 719-724, 1997
Yin et al. Glycine accelerates recovery from alcohol-induced liver injury. J Pharmacol Exp Ther, Aug. 1998. 286(2):1014-9
4/23/2014 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Deb from Florida .
The product I wanted was easy to order on-line, received in a timely manner, and packaged properly. I will order again.
10/28/2013 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Judith from USA.
This product seems to be helping with my osteoporosis because I'm not feeling "squeaking" in my shoulder joints as much, and moving about with greater ease. Thank you!
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2/18/2013 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Liz from New Haven, CT..
I have been taking Osteo Force for many years now. It was recommended by a naturopath. Since I have a digestive disease I have difficulty tolerating most supplements. However this supplement is well tolerated and it has kept my bone density at an even level.Since I am lactose intolerant Osteo Force is my main source of calcium and vitamin D.I highly recommend this product.
8/8/2012 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Marsha from Kentucky.
Liked this product and will order again.
5/28/2012 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Lorie from Normal, IL.
Osteoforce seems to really help my headaches. I have a history of migraine and when I take 4 tablets a day, I feel clear-headed and ready to go.
3/22/2012 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Diane from Bay Area.
I'm liking all the wonderful vitamins & supplements I ordered. Everything fits my needs, as I need GF/Corn/Soy Free! I feel so much better being on high quality supplements. Thank you so much for all your help! This is my forever vitamin, supplement shopping place!
3/4/2012 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Bonnie Finocchiaro from Fox Island.
They are working great! I will continue on this path for six months and then get retested.
7/16/2011 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Michelle from Richmond, Virginia.
I love this vitamin because it has all the nutrients I want and only requires me to take 4 tablets a day. Some vitamins require a person to take up to 6 or 8 tablets a day. That's hard when you are busy and on the go all the time.
6/4/2011 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)3
Reviewed by Donna K from Huntsville, TX.
Easy to take; I am hoping for increased bone density results on my next bone scan. I have been taking this supplement for a couple of years, but have not yet seen positive results. I remain hopeful.
3/1/2011 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by kathy from buffalo new york.
my husband and i both take tis for the minerals needed everyday. We did not know before that the minerals were not in other daily vitamins we were taking. easy to take
Recommonded for osteoporosis
11/7/2010 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by healthy bones from Boston, MA.
Good product - easy to take - excellent components. hoping it will help with osteoporosis
10/15/2010 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Ann Murray from Forest Park.
I have been using Osteo Force for several months now and I like the combination of ingredients. I am hoping that this supplement will strengthen my bones and prevent further bone loss as I have discontinued taking Fosamax.
The shipment arrived so quickly that I couldn't believe it.
10/15/2010 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by nleep from California.
I swear by this Calcium supplement - easy to absorb and well balanced. Great for during pregnancy.
6/29/2010 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by LINDA from FLORIDA.
THIS PRODUCT HELPS MY CALCIUM LEVELS!
5/27/2010 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Nancy Zorena from monroe,ct.
I think OsteoForce is a great source of calcium. By taking it and exercising I no longer have Osteopina in my back!
No more osteopinea!
4/21/2010 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Nancy from Monroe CT.
Since I have been taking Osteoforce plus Vitamin D
I no longer have Osteopenia!!!
11/29/2009 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by KC from Monterey, CA.
Best all around for bone strength.
10/28/2009 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Lindsay from Pittsburgh, PA.
When my grandmother and mother were both diagnosed with osteoporosis I knew I needed a high quality calcium supplement. I like how this product is comprehensive.
Great Calcium Supplement
3/12/2009 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Dawn from California.
This is a great product to get your calcium intake!
9/24/2008 OsteoForce 120 tabs by Designs For Health (DFH)5
Reviewed by Sue from Charlestown.
I like this. Easy on my stomach. Hoping to see bone density increase