As we age our need for certain minerals such as calcium and magnesium increase due to the lower absorption rate of our aging digestive organs. The lack of adequate calcium and the minerals necessary for calcium's proper absorption have been associated with osteoporosis, cramps, colitis, bone fractures, dental health problems, brittleness of nails, insomnia, and bruxism. Calcium Hydroxyapatite is a complete bone building food. Calcium Hydroxyapatite can help to reduce bone loss and is the most easily absorbed calcium source.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, essential to life itself, with 99 percent of calcium found in bones and teeth.
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Calcium Hydoxyapatite is the microcrystalline form of calcium and phosphorus in the exact ratio formed by the body. According to clinical trials, Hydoxyapatite Calcium is one of the most absorbable and effective forms of calcium for the prevention of bone loss. The surface of hydroxyapatite helps attract and hold in reserve the Potassium, Magnesium, Boron, Zinc, Silica, and Chromium that are also included in this powerful product. This calcium complex also contains proteoglycans, primarily chondroitin (chondroitin sulfate), gel-like substances that fill the bone matrix and transfer minerals in and out of bone tissue.
As a protection against osteoporosis (a demineralization of bones), a dietary supplementation of one to six capsules per day of our Hydoxyapatite Calcium complex is recommended.
An Effective Delivery System for Calcium
After sudying different delivery systems, it was determined that using a gelatin capsule with powdered calcium was a better form of delivery than a compacted tablet. With the gelatin capsule, rapid release of calcium can occur, enhancing the absorption. Most calcium products are sold in tablet form. Some reports show that these hard packed tablets may pass through the entire digestive system without being dissolved completely. In addition, most tablets contain fillers and binders which may also slow the absorption rate.
Our High Grade Calcium Complex provides a new approach to an old problem: calcium bioavailability. Each calcium capsule is preservative free and contains no binders, no filler or excipients, no sugar, no starch, no artifical coloring, no yeast, no wheat, no soy. In other words, the calcium capsules contain only the pure nutrients listed below.
Calcium (Micro Crystalline Hydroxyapatite) 1200 mg
Magnesium (Chelated) 600 mg
Magnesium enhances calcium absorption and proper deposit. Magnesium works with calcium in supporting the nervous system, relaxing muscles, and calming nerves.
Zinc (as Citrate) 10 mg
Zinc is an important trace mineral, effecting numerous functions, including digestion and the proper functioning of reproductive organs. An increased calcium intake can effect the metabolism of zinc. Hence, whenever calcium consumption is increased, zinc should be augmented in the diet as well.
Manganese (as Citrate) 5 mg
Manganese is a trace mineral that plays an important role in activating numerous enzymes. An increase in calcium increases the need for manganese.
Silica (Horsetail Extract-4X) 25 mg
Recent studies show more and faster bone growth in the presence of silica.
Boron (as Glycerol Borate) 3 mg
Supplements with boron have been shown to reduce the urinary excretion of calcium and magnesium. Boron assists in synthesizing and raising the level of estrogen and testosterone in older women, thereby playing a major role in preventing bone loss.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 200 mg
A high percentage of bone matrix is made with collagen, which depends heavily on Vitamin C. The production of collagen is one of the major functions of Vitamin C. (note: available Vitamin C is drastically reduced by smoking. This could be one of the reasons that smokers are more susceptible to osteoporosis.)
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) 400 I.U.
Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium form the intestinal tract and the breakdown and assimilation of phosphorus, which is required for bone formation.
Chondrotin Sulfate Complex 400 mg
Chondrotin Sulfate Complex allows minerals to absorb better into the bone structure.
GTF Chromium 280 mcg
GTF Chromium is an important mineral that has received little recognition to date. Chromium assists in the metabolism of fats, including cholesterol. Chromium is a cofactor for insulin which seems to increase the efficiency of the hormone. As such, chromium improves glucose tolerance, which leads to more energy and stamina. Recent studies indicate that a high percentage of the population is deficient in chromium.
Plus trace amounts of Rice Starch to help hold the ingredients.
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"Treatment of Cortical Bone Therapy in PBC", Epstein et.al.