OsteoForceTM contains a unique blend of nutrients to help build strong, healthy bones. The function of bones within the body includes offering structural support, providing strength and mobility, and aiding in the protection of the brain and internal organs. They also store essential nutrients such as calcium and phosphorous that may be mobilized and used for the optimal function of other organs.
Bone health can be difficult to maintain because the skeleton requires adequate amounts of nutrients, but it also must serve as a mineral reservoir for the rest of the body. If the body extracts too much from the skeletal system, the bones weaken. Therefore, the key to bone health is homeostasis, which involves keeping an even and healthy state of flux between the nutrients in the bones and the body.
Chelated Minerals for Superior Absorption
OsteoForceTM contains minerals minerals in chelated form. Chelation is the bonding of minerals to amino acids, which results in molecules that are more easily assimilated by the body. The old saying—“you are what you eat”—is only half true. You are what you eat and absorb. Chelated minerals are better absorbed, retained and used in the body.
- Calcium is critical to bone health. Approximately 99% of calcium is found in bone and is an essential component in forming bone structure.
- Magnesium is involved in bone formation and also affects the concentrations of the active form of vitamin D, a major regulator of bone homeostasis.
- Zinc helps to increase bone formation and mineralization.
- Copper helps keep bones flexible and strong.
- Manganese is necessary in forming the bone matrix into which calcium and other bone minerals are deposited.
- Potassium intake has a positive correlation with bone health as seen in studies of older women.
- Boron works together with calcium to strengthen bone. It also aids in the metabolism of the other minerals involved in bone development.
Vitamins C, D, and K
- Vitamin C is critical in maintaining the homeostasis necessary for healthy bone mass and is also required for the synthesis of healthy collagen, the primary structural protein in bones.
- Vitamin D helps facilitate calcium absorption in the intestine and is instrumental in bone turnover. Vitamin D deficiency is on the rise due to avoidance of sun exposure, certain medications which bind fat (anticonvulsants, steroid drugs, laxatives), and women with low hormone levels. Also, vitamin D status declines with age because of a reduced dietary intake, diminished absorption from food, and because aging skin has a reduced capacity for vitamin D synthesis.
- Vitamin K acts as a coenzyme in facilitating increased bone deposition, reduces urinary calcium secretion and improves bone turnover profile.