Calcium Formulation (300g), Osteoporosis & Collagen

Joint and Skeletal Support

Collagen forms part of the support structure of the bone and may also be compromised by lack of adequate nutrients. Proline and glycine are the major structural amino acids of collagen and have been included for this reason. Choosing an anti-osteoporosis formulation thus entails much more than simply a calcium supplement of one form or the other; as far more enzyme systems, vitamins and minerals are involved.

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METABOLE Calcium Formulation, Osteoporosis & Collagen

Calcium Formulation and Osteoporosis

Calcium formulation was designed for a comprehensive blend of bone nutrients. Bone mass begins to decline in woman after the approximate age of 35 years and continues rapidly until menopause is reached. After this bone loss still occurs but not as rapidly as before.

Osteoporosis and the development of fractures is closely correlated with this loss of bone mass. It is not the only factor however. Fracture risk is also associated with the breakdown of the protein (osteocalcin) matrix, the support structure of bone upon which calcium crystallizes, as well as the accumulation of the many small fractures that occur due to the repeated stressing of bone.

Preventing bone fractures must therefore address not only adequate mineralization and the loss of the protein matrix but also ensure the optimal functioning of the necessary repair mechanisms in bone. Clearly calcium is not enough.

Bone is a Living Tissue

Bone is a living tissue and like all living tissues is controlled by many complicated metabolic pathways which require numerous cofactors (vitamins and minerals) and other nutrients for optimal functioning.

Vitamins and Bone Formation

Vitamin K for example forms part of an enzyme that is important in osteocalcin production and therefore essential for bone formation and repair. Vitamin C, vitamin B6, copper and silicon also play a role in the protein matrix of bone, being involved in different enzyme systems that are responsible for the cross linking or stabilization of collagen fibers. Magnesium, manganese and strontium on the other hand are involved with the mineralization of bone, forming part of enzyme systems involved in this process.

Vitamin D is also included in the formula and is especially important in cases where dietary intake and exposure to sunlight are inadequate – in the elderly for example – and is required for intestinal calcium absorption. Boron has been found to be necessary for bone health and seems to be important in vitamin D metabolism, playing an important role in enzyme catalyzed hydroxylation reactions. Zinc also enhances the biochemical reactions of vitamin D and has also been found to be essential for normal bone formation.

Collagen

Collagen also forms part of the support structure of the bone and may also be compromised by lack of adequate nutrients. Proline and glycine are the major structural amino acids of collagen and have been included for this reason.

Choosing an anti-osteoporosis formulation thus entails much more than simply a calcium supplement of one form or the other; as far more enzyme systems, vitamins and minerals are involved.

Dosage:

4 teaspoons (20g) daily in a glass of water or as directed by a health-care practitioner

 

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