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A Complete Formula Bone Basics contains all of the essential nutrients for healthy bones, including calcium, Vitamin D and magnesium. It also contains manganese to ensure the proper function of bone building cells, Vitamin K to regulate calcium and keep it within the bone, and glucosamine to produce building blocks that are used for joint and cartilage repair. Only the Best Ingredients MCHC is the best source of calcium for bone building and maintenance. It can not only slow bone loss, but can actually halt and reverse it thanks to proteins and other nutrients naturally found in MCHC. AOR’s MCHC is derived from New Zealand bovine bone, considered the purest source. In accordance with the latest research, Bone Basics now also contains both MK-4 and MK-7 as sources of Vitamin K2. A vegetarian glucosamine sulfate has also replaced the shellfish-sourced glucosamine HCl, making Bone Basics shellfish-free. Optimal Supplementation With 206 bones in the human skeleton, the best planned diet cannot always sustain them optimally. AOR’s Bone Basics contains the nutrient supplements required to produce and maintain strong, healthy bones.
Serving Size: 6 Capsules:
Calcium 1000 mg (from Ossein Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Complex [MCHC])
Phosphorus (from MCHC) 455 mg
Boron (citrate) 700 mcg
Copper (citrate) 1 mg
Magnesium (citrate, oxide) 420 mg
Manganese (bisglycinate) 5 mg
Zinc (citrate) 11 mg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 200 mg
Vitamin K2 120 mcg
MK-4 60 mcg
MK-7 (from soy)60 mcg
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 1000 IU
Glucosamine Sulfate KCl 300 mg (vegetarian)
- Freeze-dried calcium hydroxypapatite – a superior calcium source
- Now with MK-7
- New vegetarian glucosamine sulfate
Suggested Use: Take up to 6 capsules daily with meals, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications. Use for a minimum of 4 weeks to see beneficial effects.
Caution: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners or if symptoms worsen. Some people may experience diarrhea.
Pregnancy/Nursing: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use
As people age, bone mass and/or density is gradually lost, especially in women after menopause. Minerals such as calcium are constantly being added to and taken away from bone. When these minerals are taken away faster than they can be added, (a process that accelerates with age) the bones become lighter, less dense, and more porous. This makes the bones weaker and increases their risk of fracture.
Maintaining Bone Health: a one-a-day may not cover it The thicker the bones are, the less likely a person is to suffer a fracture and the longer it takes to develop osteoporosis. Maintaining a high level of Bone Mineral Density (BMD) is therefore an important concern.
Calcium: Of the essential bone nutrients, calcium is certainly one of the most familiar. A particularly rich source of calcium is ossein microcrystalline hydroxyapatite complex (MCHC). The type of calcium in MCHC has been clinically proven in over 30 years of randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trials to be the best calcium source for bone building and maintenance, and has actually been proven to halt and even reverse bone loss attributable to osteoporosis. MCHC is a freeze-dried extract of bovine bone, and this process of lyophilization is important in retaining the intact microcrystalline structure of whole bone. The best source for MCHC is pasture-fed, free-range livestock not subjected to routine antibiotics or recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH). This not only ensures that the widest possible range of micronutrients within the whole bone extract survives the manufacturing process, but it also provides assurances against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease).
Vitamin D3: Vitamin D is one of the most important factors in the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the active form of vitamin D in the body. Even though humans can produce vitamin D in response to sunlight exposure, deficiencies of this vitamin are prevalent.
Vitamin K2: MK-4 is the form in the body to which all other forms of vitamin K are converted for use. It is important for bone health and heart health, among others. MK-7 is a more recently discovered form of vitamin K2 that has been shown to promote bone health at doses as low as 60 mcg.
Magnesium is a mineral that has been shown to slow the rate of bone turnover, which is when the growth of new bone is outpaced by the degeneration of old. Magnesium shortages result in the reduced assimilation of vitamin D as well as the inhibition of parathyroid hormone, leading to low blood calcium levels. In a two-year, open, controlled trial, 71% of women receiving magnesium supplements exaperienced increased bone mineral density whereas the women not receiving supplements suffered bone loss.
Boron reduces the urinary excretion of calcium and magnesium and enhances vitamin D as well (which is directly interdependent with calcium). In a clinical study among 12 post-menopausal women not on estrogen replacement therapy, boron was shown to significantly diminish urinary losses of calcium and magnesium.
Several other minerals have also been identified as co-factors for enzymes involved in bone metabolism – notably zinc, copper, and manganese. The latter is essential for the proper function of the bone building cells. Copper is essential for producing an enzyme which cross-links (strengthens) collagen. Zinc, in turn, is essential for the operation of copper.
Glucosamine is produced naturally in cartilage to help maintain and build healthy joint tissue. The main basic purpose of glucosamine is to create long chains of modified disaccharides called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), which the joints and cartilage require for repair. Glucosamine is also used for the formation of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is the central component of synovial fluid which acts as a lubricant in the joints. Glucosamine sulfate is the preferred form of this nutrient, and AOR’s source is now a shellfish-free vegetarian glucosamine sulfate.