Features the identical comprehensive array of bone-supportive nutrients found in our standard OsteoForce , along with an increased level of vitamin D (2000 IU) as well as the addition of vitamin K2 and the bone-building protein MBP® (Milk Basic Protein)
MBP® - support for increasing bone density
MBP® is a multifunctional, natural protein present in trace amounts in human and bovine milk whose main role is to assist the body in its ability to form bone and increase bone density. MBP® helps reinforce bones, making them more receptive to calcium while working to prevent excess calcium from being liberated from the bones. MBP® accomplishes this by helping to increase the number of bone-forming osteoblastic cells while regulating the activity of bone-destroying osteoclastic cells, and thus is a significant part of bone’s remodeling process.
MBPs are derived from the whey portion of milk protein, therefore this product should be well-tolerated by anyone with allergies/sensitivities to lactose or casein. Those with whey allergies/sensitivities may want to support their bone health with our standard OsteoForce .
OsteoForce Supreme may benefit:
Osteoporosis/Osteopenia/Serious bone degeneration
Fractured bones – consider combining with TRF 150 for cartilage rebuilding
Supplement Facts Serving Size 6 capsules Servings Per Container 30 Amount Per Serving
Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate) 100 mg
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) 2000 IU
Vitamin K (as Phytonadione) 1050 mcg (as Vitamin K1 Phytonadione 1000 mcg; Vitamin K2 Menaquinone-7 50 mcg)
Precautions: Consult your health care practitioner before using this product if you are taking Coumadin, warfarin or other anticoagulant medications.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
The connection between osteoporosis and menopause Osteoporosis is characterized by a calcium deficiency along with damage from over- active osteoclastic cells. Women attain peak bone mass by their 30s, and when they reach their 50s, bone mass will decrease. This bone loss during aging and in post-menopausal women results from an imbalance be- tween bone formation and resorption, which leads to an alteration in bone ar- chitecture and various degrees of bone fragility. One of the roles of estrogen is to inhibit the bone-destroying function of osteo- clasts. During menopause, however, estrogen levels drop, as this hormone’s excretion almost completely ceases. This results in an increase in osteoclastic activity, where these cells can dissolve more calcium, leading to increased bone destruction and osteo- porosis. Loss of bone strength and an increased number of bone fractures in those with osteoporosis may be associated with a decreased capacity for bone regeneration. Thus, suppressing the excessive activity of osteoclasts is of great importance. Research shows that supplementation with MBP® at 40 mg/day can be effective in increasing bone density, primarily due to the promotion of bone formation and inhibition of bone resorption (Uenishi K, Osteoporos Int, 2007).
Additional Highlights of OsteoForce Supreme
OsteoForce Supreme supplies the necessary bone-rebuilding vitamins and minerals in their most absorbable forms. The minerals – calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, potassium, and boron – are from Albion® Advanced Nutrition, the leader in formulating truly chelated minerals with outstanding absorption and bioavailability. True chelates are not only absorbed better than mineral salts, but they are retained better in body tissue (such as bone).
Vitamin D (2000 IU) helps facilitate calcium absorption in the intestine by stimulating the synthesis of calcium-binding protein as well as being involved in bone turnover. A substantial proportion of patients with hip fractures also have osteomalacia, caused by vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin K is a coenzyme for matrix Gla protein (MGP), a potent inhibitor of arterial calcification which safely directs calcium in the body. OsteoForce Supreme contains a generous 1050 mcg of vitamin K, with 1000 mcg K1 and 50 mcg K2. While K1, the naturally occurring form of vitamin K in vegetables, does promote optimal function of the Gla proteins it is K2 that is the highly bioavailable, long-lasting form. Poor conversion of K1 to K2 in some people makes the inclusion of K2 very important.
OsteoForce Supreme contains a generous 1050 mcg of vitamin K, with 1000 mcg K1 and 50 mcg K2. While K1, the naturally occurring form of vitamin K in vegetables, does promote optimal function of the Gla proteins it is K2 that is the highly bioavailable form. Poor conversion of K1 to K2 in some people makes the inclusion of K2 very important. K2 (MK-7) is also a long-lasting form of vitamin K, as it has the added feature of metabolizing slowly throughout the day, providing a continuous source of this valuable vitamin.
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