Adequate quantities of calcium are important, especially in the elderly – and this is true for women as well as men. In addition to aiding in the healthy functioning of muscles and blood coagulation, this mineral is an essential component of bone. With advanced age, the natural balance between bone formation and degeneration may become disturbed, eventually leading to degeneration of bone, a reduction in bone density, and increased fragility. Daily supplementation of calcium in adequate quantities is important for the elderly, and should be an integral part of proper health maintenance.
Supplementing with microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHC®) is a particularly effective way of providing the body’s daily requirement of calcium and other minerals. MCHC® is a food supplement that fulfills the daily calcium requirement of the body in an effective and safe way.
In addition to calcium and MCHC®, Osteochron® provides many of the other important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients required for healthy bone metabolism in the correct chronobiological form to support overall bone health. As part of a health-conscious diet, Osteochron® is an ideal way to maintain bone health and provide your skeletal system with the nutrients it needs to help maintain optimum bone strength and density.
Osteochron® provides important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients required for healthy bone metabolism in the correct chronobiological form to support overall bone health. Each dose of Osteochron® contains:
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-based vitamin that is crucial to many biological processes including the healthy growth and repair of tissues, the generation of connective tissues like collagen, iron absorption, protecting immune system health, and maintaining healthy bones. Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties also make it a valuable free radical fighter that can help protect against oxidative damage.
Vitamin D contributes to bone health by promoting the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the digestive tract, both of which are crucial to maintaining healthy bones. A vitamin D deficiency prompts the body to rob needed calcium from the bones, increasing the chances of osteoporosis and osteomalacia (bone softening), especially in the elderly. Recent studies verify the role of vitamin D in helping to maintain strong bones, and have also linked low levels of vitamin D to a surprising variety of other health concerns, making it an important addition to your daily supplement regimen.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that’s stored in your body and is best known for contributing to healthy blood coagulation, or clotting. A less-recognized fact is that your body also needs vitamin K to build strong, healthy bones. Modern studies have indicated a positive correlation between vitamin K levels and bone density, and have also suggested a link between vitamin K levels and risk of bone fracture in postmenopausal women.
Not only does vitamin B6 support healthy homocysteine levels and overall cardiovascular health, it also plays an important role in bone building and rejuvenation. Research has also confirmed that low levels of vitamin B6 are frequently associated with poor bone health.
Vitamin B12 is best known for its role in energy production and maintaining a healthy nervous system, but less-known is the important role it plays in bone health. Although vitamin B12 is water-soluble, it’s not excreted as readily by the body as other water-soluble vitamins, making it difficult to detect a deficiency. B12 is necessary for healthy production of osteoblasts, the cells responsible for healthy bone formation, and a deficiency is related to increased bone loss and risk of bone fractures. Vitamin B12 may also contribute to bone strength via its ability to affect the body’s metabolism of homocysteine, an amino acid that can, in high levels, cause bone health to deteriorate.
Calcium is one of the main components of bone tissue, and is perhaps the most famous mineral when it comes to healthy bones. Maintaining adequate levels of calcium is especially important in the elderly, who experience higher instances of bone degeneration, reduction of bone density, and increased bone fragility. Not only are low calcium levels associated with low bone density and a higher risk of bone fracture, it has also been shown that most people do not get adequate calcium from their diet to maintain healthy bones. For this reason, daily calcium supplementation is important for both men and women, especially with advanced age.
The MCHC® (microcrystalline hydroxyapatite concentrate) contained in Osteochron® is an especially unique substance. Hydroxyapatite forms the basis of the bony substance of all vertebrates, including humans. It constitutes about 40 % of bone and as much as 95 % of dental enamel. In addition to calcium and phosphate, which are essential components, it is composed of all minerals contained in healthy bone, in the same balanced ratio. MCHC®’s special microcrystalline form of administration allows optimal absorption by the body. In addition to calcium, MCHC® contains mineral phosphates, magnesium, fluorides, zinc, copper, manganese, silicon, and other trace elements.
Magnesium promotes healthy, strong bones in a variety of ways. Magnesium is necessary for the proper absorption and metabolism of calcium, and these two minerals are dependent upon each other to function properly. Magnesium is also involved in promoting healthy bone maintenance through its support of the thyroid’s production of calcitonin, a bone-preserving hormone. Additionally, magnesium is necessary for the proper regulation of parathyroid hormone, which is responsible for the breakdown of bone, among other things.
MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, is an organic sulfur compound that supports healthy cellular inflammatory processes and healthy antioxidant levels in the body (especially glutathione) while also working to soothe minor joint discomfort.
Soy isoflavones are compounds found in soybean extract that support the healthy formation of bone by supporting a healthy balance between osteoclasts (cells that break down bone) and osteoblasts (cells that rebuild bone) in the body. Soy isoflavones may also support healthy bone mineral density. The three most important isoflavones contained in soy are genistein, daidzein, and glycitein.
Helping to maintain healthy bone mass and density: a number of strategies, such as hormone replacement therapy, are available for the bone concerns that arise as we age, all of which may be used with varying degrees of success. It should be noted that there is no single suitable treatment for all people with concerns about bone health; rather, a combination of various therapies is often required.
These common symptom-based therapies are not necessarily sufficient for successful management of optimum bone health. In addition to adequate exercise, one of the most important factors in maintaining bone health, strength and density is a balanced diet rich in calcium and the specific minerals required for bone formation. It is also particularly important that the body be able to absorb adequate amounts of the calcium ingested in the diet. All of these requirements are met by the daily supplementation of microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHC®).
When taken daily, Osteochron® contributes to optimum bone formation and repair. Furthermore, Osteochron® can be optimally integrated into existing therapies with no unwanted repercussions.
The division of this highly-effective formula into a morning and an evening capsule, based on chronobiological principles, ensures an optimal supply of nutrients and vitamins are delivered to the bones throughout the day.
Supplement Facts AM (Morning)
Vitamin C (as Calcium Ascorbate)
Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-7 [K2])
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate; from Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Concentrate; as Calcium Ascorbate; as Coral Calcium)
Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Calcium
Bioperine (from Black Pepper Fruit Extract)
Other Ingredients: Vegetable capsule (hypromellose, titanium dioxide color, yellow 5, yellow 6, red 40), microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Supplement Facts PM (Evening)
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate; from Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Concentrate; as Coral Calcium)
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)
Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Calcium
Soy Isoflavones (from Soybean Extract)
Bioperine (from Black Pepper Fruit Extract)
Other Ingredients: Vegetable capsule (hypromellose, titanium dioxide color, blue 1, red 40), microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide.
Dosage: As a dietary supplement, take 2 AM capsules (yellow) in the morning, and 2 PM capsules (blue) in the evening at mealtime with 8 ounces of water.
Caution: Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18, and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement.