Osteo-Support Formula™, from Douglas Laboratories, is a synergistic and comprehensive combination of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbals, and other nutrients, carefully formulated and specifically designed to maintain healthy bone structure and function.*
Osteo-Support Formula™, from Douglas Laboratories, is a synergistic and comprehensive combination of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbals, and other nutrients, carefully formulated and specifically designed to maintain healthy bone structure and function.Recommended Use:
Adults: take 4 tablets daily with meals or as directed by physician.
Studies show that a high percentage of adults in North America and other developed countries eat less than the minimum daily allowance of 10 or more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of these nutrients are needed not only for maintaining good health, but also for the dietary management of the structure as well as the optimum functioning of its various systems in the body, including the skeletal system.*
The Osteo-Support Formula has been carefully developed to contain the right proportions of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and other nutrients without danger of toxic build-up or other side effects. Each ingredient is selected in consideration of its absorbability, competitive relationship with other nutrients, allergenic potential, and long-term safety.
Certain nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins are included in high-potency amounts because of the vital roles they play in antioxidant protection, energy production and the maintenance of healthy blood cells, the nervous system, hormonal balance, and more. Minerals and trace elements are provided in their safest and most bioavailable forms.
The Osteo-Support Formula contains not only the base formula of Douglas Laboratories Ultra-Specific Nutrition 2000 Series that offers intensive support for the healthy functioning of the body in general, but also a blend of herbs and additional nutrients specifically formulated for maintenance of good bone health.
The adult human body contains approximately 1,200 g of calcium, about 99% of which is present in the skeleton, and 20-30 g of magnesium with about 60% located in bone. Bone is constantly turning over, a continuous process of formation and resorption.
In children and adolescents, the rate of formation of bone mineral predominates over the rate of resorption. In later life, resorption predominates over formation. Therefore, in normal aging, there is a gradual loss of bone.
Intestinal calcium absorption ranges from 15 to 75% of ingested calcium. Vitamin D is a key regulatory hormone for calcium and bone metabolism. Adequate vitamin D status is essential for ensuring normal calcium absorption and maintenance of healthy calcium plasma levels. Magnesium absorption is independent of vitamin D status and ranges from 30 to 60% of ingested magnesium.
Osteoporosis, a condition of reduced bone mineral density that can increase risk of fractures, affects a large proportion of the elderly in developed countries. Caucasian and Asian women typically have low peak bone densities, and therefore, are at the greatest risk of developing osteoporosis.
It is generally accepted that obtaining enough dietary calcium throughout life can significantly decrease the risk of developing osteoporosis. Among other factors, such as regular exercise, gender and race, calcium supplementation during childhood and adolescence appears to be a prerequisite for maintaining adequate bone density later in life. But even elderly osteoporotic patients can benefit significantly from supplementation with dietary calcium.
Osteo-Support Formula provides calcium citrate, a highly beneficial source of dietary calcium. Calcium citrate is highly absorbed and well tolerated form of calcium. Osteo-Support Formula does not give rise to intestinal gas production (due to release of carbon dioxide), bloating or constipation as is often experienced with other calcium preparations.
Osteo-Support Formula also provides other nutrients that assist in the maintenance of healthy bone structure and function. For example, boron affects the composition, structure, and strength of bone. It appears to be necessary for calcium and magnesium absorption, their adequate renal reabsorption, and their incorporation into the bone matrix. Boron is absorbed at about 90% efficiency and is rapidly distributed among the tissues.
4 tablets contain:
Osteo-Support Proprietary Blend (500 mg) of:
Bioflavonoids, Hesperidin, Dong Quai, Licorice, Black Cohosh, Fennel, Bromelain, Betaine HCl / Glutamic Acid HCl, Rutin, Proanthocyanidins (Red Wine Grapes), N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine / L-Cysteine HCl, L-Methionine
Vitamin A (25% as Vitamin A palmitate / 75% [15,000 IU] as beta-carotene) 20,000 IU (400%)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)1,000 mg (1667%)
Vitamin D-3 50 IU (13%)
Vitamin E (Succinate) 200 IU (667%)
Vitamin K 150 mcg (188%)
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine HCl) 50 mg (3333%)
Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) 25 mg (1471%)
Niacin / Niacinamide 120 mg (600%)
Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCl/Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate Complex) 25 mg (1250%)
Folic Acid 800 mcg (200%)
Vitamin B-12 (on ion exchange resin) 100 mcg (1667%)
Biotin 300 mcg (100%)
Pantothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate)150 mg (1500%)
Calcium (Citrate / Ascorbate Complex) 800 mg (80%)
Magnesium (Aspartate/Ascorbate Complex) 400 mg (100%)
Zinc (Aspartate Complex) 20 mg (133%)
Selenium (Organic Selenium in Krebs** Cycle and Kelp) 200 mcg (286%)
Copper (Amino Acid Chelate) 2 mg (100%)
Manganese (Aspartate Complex) 15 mg (750%)
Chromium GTF (Organically bound with GTF activity-low allergenicity) 200 mcg (167%)
Molybdenum (Krebs**) 50 mcg (67%)
Potassium (Aspartate Complex) 75 mg (2%)
Choline (from Choline Citrate/Bitartrate) 20 mg
Inositol 25 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex 100 mg
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid) 50 mg
Vanadium (Krebs**) 25 mcg
Boron (Aspartate/Citrate Complex) 1 mg
Strontium (from strontium aspartate) 10 mcg
Trace Elements (Sea Vegetation) 100 mcg
**Krebs=Citrate, Fumarate, Malate, Glutarate and Succinate Complex
Other Ingredients: cellulose, vegetable stearate and silica.
Contains NO: yeast, wheat gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.
This product contains Vitamin K which interferes with the prescription drugs Coumadin and Warfarin. Do not take this product if taking either of these drugs. Keep out of the reach of children.*
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