OSAplex™ is a comprehensive, convenient, and cost-effective dietary supplement that supports healthy bones, cartilage, and ligaments. Each packet provides the following: two capsules containing a combination of microcrystalline hydroxyapatite concentrate (MCHC) and vitamin D3, along with one capsule of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid (ch-OSA®).
Bone is composed of a calcium-based mineral complex and an organic material known as collagen. A somewhat flexible and fibrous protein, collagen appears to be a key factor in a bone’s ability to withstand sudden impact. The quantity and health of collagen determines the bone’s “toughness,” while the mineral content determines its strength and stiffness.
OSAplex contains choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid, a well-absorbed form of silicon that has been clinically tested. Silicon-dependent enzymes link together single chains of amino acids to synthesize collagen fibers. The surfaces of these collagen fibers act as the binding sites for the MCHC. The more surface area available to the MCHC to bind to, the more flexible the bone.
MCHC, a proprietary, standardized, safe, bovine-sourced bone extract from New Zealand, contains a crystalline calcium and phosphorus matrix in the ideal physiological ratio of 2:1, plus bioactive growth factors and type I collagen. As a source of calcium, MCHC contributes to the production and maintenance of bone structure, a function supported by vitamin D3. Amino acids, glycosaminoglycans, and a broad range of essential trace elements are also present.
Combining ch-OSA and MCHC with vitamin D3 results in a unique package that addresses quantity and quality of bone, and supports overall bone strength and health.