Throughout life, cells known as osteoblasts construct bone matrix and fill it with calcium. At the same time, other cells, called osteoclasts, work to tear down and resorb bone. This fine balance is regulated by many factors, including systemic hormones and cytokines. Bone mass reaches its peak by the middle of the third decade of life and plateaus for about ten years. During this time bone turnover is constant, with bone formation approximately equalling bone resorption.
As we age, this fine balance is lost. As women experience more hormone levels shifts than men, the osteoclasts gain the upper hand and bone mass begins to decrease. A part of it is lost before women reach menopause, yet the rate of loss can increase up to tenfold during the first five years after menopause. Bone density loss is not just associated with calcium deficiency, but also with an insufficient intake of nutrients, including magnesium and vitamin D3. For the benefits of calcium in maintaining healthy bones adequate amounts of vitamin D3, zinc, magnesium, manganese and other nutrients should be available. That helps calcium and phosphorus to be incorporated into the bone matrix. Another problem is that many forms of calcium are not particularly well absorbed.
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|Serving Size: 4 Capsules|
|Servings Per Container: 30|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)||1000 IU||250%|
|Calcium (as DimaCal dicalcium malate, TRAACS calcium bisglycinate chelate, calcium fructoborate)||700 mg||70%|
|Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)||300 mg||75%|
|Zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate)||2 mg||13%|
|Manganese (as manganese amino acid chelate)||1 mg||50%|
|Silicon [from horsetail (Equisetum arvense) extract (herb)]||5 mg||**|
|Boron (calcium fructoborate as patented Fruitex B OsteoBoron)||3 mg||**|
** Daily Value not established.
Vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, maltodextrin, corn starch.
Read the entire label and follow the directions carefully prior to use.
Take four (4) capsules daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. Scientific studies suggest calcium supplementation in divided doses with food in the morning and evening may yield the best results. Maintaining an optimal vitamin D blood level also helps maximize calcium absorption.