Building Better Bones
How do you make bones stronger? It takes more than calcium! Keeping bones healthy and strong requires several essential vitamins and minerals that build, support and strengthen bones.
It’s no secret that healthy bones are the foundation for overall health and quality of life. The skeleton provides mobility, support and protection for internal organs. Working in concert with the rest of the body’s systems, bones are constantly and simultaneously removing and replacing cells to accommodate growth and shifting as the body changes throughout life.
In addition to providing the architectural structure for the body, bones also serve as a reservoir to store three vital minerals that the rest of the body systems can draw from in times of need: calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
Bones in the skeletal system need the same nutrients as other body systems, and they require essential vitamins and minerals in a form which can be easily and efficiently absorbed through the digestive system. Vitamin D must be present for the absorption of calcium. Vitamin K2 helps the body utilize calcium to build bone tissue and works synergistically with Vitamin D to play an important role in maintaining healthy bone metabolism. Magnesium also plays a role in converting Vitamin D into its active form, so it can turn on calcium absorption. Vitamin K2 and magnesium are both important in helping menopausal women maintain bone strength.
Maintaining a constant level of calcium in the blood as well as an adequate supply of magnesium, calcium and phosphorus in cells is critical for the proper function of all body organs and systems, particularly for the nerves and muscles. When levels of these minerals drop, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus are pulled from bone reservoirs to restore balance throughout the body. In turn, they must be replaced in order to maintain good bone health. If they are not replaced, bones can be weakened, causing increased risk of fracture.
Bone Health Supplements
Redd Remedies’ Bone Health Original™ and Bone Health Advanced™ are specially formulated to provide vitamins and minerals that are easily accessible for optimum bone health.
ESC® Eggshell Calcium is the foundation for both products. One of nature’s purest and most absorbable forms of calcium, it comes from one of nature’s most ingenious packages – the egg! Surrounded by transporter proteins, or “chaperones,” the bioavailability of calcium is significantly enhanced. These transporter proteins and naturally present supporting minerals – including strontium, zinc, phosphorus and copper – make ESC an easily digestible, superior source of calcium.
Vitamin D3, a fat-soluble vitamin, promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It supports the functioning of calcium in the body and helps maintain strong, resilient bones.
Magnesium is often lacking in modern diets, but it is essential for the absorption and metabolism of calcium (and it plays a role in numerous other enzyme functions). It stimulates the thyroid gland’s production of the bone-preserving hormone calcitonin. Magnesium citrate, a highly absorbable form of magnesium, is included in the Bone Health Original™ formula; magnesium rice protein chelate, included in the Bone Health Advanced™ formula, is highly bioavailable and easily absorbed.
The following nutrients are also included in Bone Health Advanced™.
Vitamin K2, as menaquinone-7 or MenaQ7, is the most bioavailable, bioactive and longest-lasting vitamin K for supplementation. Published double-blind, randomized studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in protecting against bone loss and supporting bone mineral content and density.
Boron rice protein chelate. As a chelated mineral, boron is bound to amino acids to form a complex that is easily absorbed. Boron aids the body in using magnesium and vitamin D, making it an essential mineral for bone health.
Choose a natural supplement that provides all the nutrients needed to build and strengthen bones, so your bones can provide a solid foundation for an active life.
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