OsteoProCare is a structural System Strengthener. It is in a liquid form which means it is absorbed by the body 78-88% better than pills. The Physician's Desk Reference (page 1542) shows that vitamins and minerals in a pill form are only 10-20% absorbed by the body. Vitamins and minerals in liquid form are up to 98% absorbed by the body.
OsteoProCare is premixed and ready to take
1/2 ounce (2 tablespoons) taken directly or mixed with your favorite beverage provides you with 1200mg of calcium or 120% of the recommended daily allowance.
Calcium is the mineral in your body that makes up your bones and keeps them strong. Ninety-nine percent of the calcium in your body is stored in your bones and teeth. The remaining 1% is in your blood and soft tissues and is essential for life and health. Without this tiny 1% of calcium, your muscles wouldn’t contract correctly, your blood wouldn’t clot and your nerves wouldn’t carry messages.
It is mainly the calcium in your diet that spares, or protects, the calcium in your bones. In addition to their structural role, your bones are your emergency supply of calcium. Your body actually tears down and builds bone all of the time in order to make its calcium available for your body’s functions.
If you don’t get enough calcium from the food you eat, your body automatically takes the calcium you need from your bones. If your body continues to tear down more bone than it replaces over a period of years to get calcium, your bones become weak and break easily.
This can lead to the crippling bone disease called "osteoporosis." Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans. In the U.S. today, 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis can make your bones so weak, in fact, that they can break with a firm handshake. Because people often do not get enough calcium from their diets, osteoporosis is now a major health concern and one of our most common diseases.
Calcium: What do I need to know?
Calcium is an essential nutrient your body needs every day. You may already know that it helps build and maintain healthy teeth and bones. But that’s not all. Calcium also keeps your heart beating steadily, your blood working correctly and your nerves and muscles in good shape, too.
Don't allow your body to become a breeding ground for disease!
OsteoProCare uses only the highest quality ingredients in its formulation. OsteoProCare uses a unique proprietary blend of calcium, magnesium and chondroitin. This blend also includes vitamin D, peppermint, and colloidal minerals for better absorption and flavor.
Each serving of OsteoProCare yields 1200 mg of Calcium, 600 mg of Magnesium and 200 mg of Glucosamine.
Calcium is key to keeping your body running smoothly. Because your bones are made from calcium, if you do not get enough from your daily diet, your body will "steal" the calcium from your bones to make up the difference. Over the long run this can reduce your bone strength.
What can you do?
You can make smarter choices about what you eat. Add calcium-rich foods such as low-fat dairy products and broccoli to your daily diet. If you can’t get enough calcium from your diet, you can add a calcium supplement like OsteoProCare to your daily routine.
This information provides you with the basic facts about calcium, tells you how to get it daily and answers some commonly asked questions. Remember: Calcium is essential to good health. But calcium is only part of the picture. You also need exercise and a balanced diet to stay healthy.
Your need for calcium starts even before you are born and extends throughout your lifetime. However, most people today are consuming fewer dairy products and vegetables that are calcium-rich. Think about your own diet. How many glasses of milk, if any, do you drink a day? When was the last time you had cottage cheese, broccoli, or sardines?
The most recent government survey of the eating habits of Americans confirms that most people are not getting enough calcium. Teenagers, young women and post-menopausal women in particular are consuming far less than is healthy -- and less than their body's need.
How much calcium do you need each day? On average, if you’re not drinking three glasses of milk per day, you’re not getting enough.
|Age Group||Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI)|
|0 - 6 months||210 milligrams/day|
|6 - 12 months||270 milligrams/day|
|1 - 3 years||500 milligrams/day|
|4 - 8 years||800 milligrams/day|
|9 - 18 years||1,300 milligrams/day|
|Adults 19 - 50 years||1,000 milligrams/day|
|Adults 51+ years||1,200 milligrams/day|
Is Calcium essential during Childhood to Young Adulthood?
From birth until about age 18, bones are forming and growing. Calcium is essential to this process. That’s why breast milk and infant formulas are rich in calcium. As children grow, it is equally important that their diet remain calcium-rich.
Unfortunately, the calcium intake of most Americans peaks at age eight. Think about it. While preschoolers have most of their diet chosen by a parent, by age eight, children are making more decisions on their own. They prefer juice or soda to milk with lunch. They like other snacks besides cheese and crackers.
During late adolescence, through young adulthood, adult bone is formed and reaches its maximum strength and density. Bones continue to accumulate calcium and become stronger after we have stopped growing. The calcium that you provide to your bones when you are young determines how well they will hold up later in life. By age 35 your bones are about as strong as they are ever going to be.
How does Calcium help during childbearing?
No matter what age a woman is when she becomes pregnant, calcium is very important to both the mother and the baby. Calcium from the mother’s body is used by the developing baby, putting increased demands on the mother’s supply. Additional calcium should be consumed for both the mother’s and baby’s health.
Based on an analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association there is evidence that increasing calcium intake can help maintain normal blood pressure in pregnant women. Pregnancy-induced high blood pressure is a serious complication that can put both mother and child at risk.
How does calcium affect menopause?
When a woman enters menopause, her body produces much less of the female hormone estrogen. Loss of estrogen increases the risk of osteoporosis. Simply put, osteoporosis is a thinning of the bones. Bones become weak and fragile and can break easily. That’s why it is so important to take steps to protect yourself from osteoporosis by getting enough calcium every day.
Calcium by itself has been shown to prevent some bone loss after menopause, and it definitely can help estrogen replacement therapy work more effectively. Recent studies have shown estrogen plus daily calcium is up to three times more effective in building bone than estrogen alone! Other prescription drugs for osteoporosis such as Miacalcin®, Fosamax® and Evista® also need calcium to be most effective.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends that women make certain they get adequate daily calcium intake to make hormone replacement therapy and other prescription osteoporosis medications work more effectively. Men are also vulnerable to osteoporosis and need to consume adequate calcium through their older years to prevent further bone loss, and in their younger years to achieve peak bone mass.
How can I increase my calcium intake?
Dairy products provide an easy source of calcium in the diet. Dark greens as romaine lettuce, kale, broccoli, and dandelion greens, are the best sources of calcium. In addition, try adding sesame seeds (ground or sesame milk), dulse, kelp, all green vegetables; unrefined seeds, nuts and cereal grains and sardines, especially with the bones included, to your diet. Try to avoid processed foods fortified with calcium, including fruit juices, snack foods and breakfast cereals. You might find the easiest way to get the daily calcium you need is to make changes in your diet and take a calcium supplement.
Am I getting calcium from my multivitamins?
Maybe, but not much. Read the label. Even in the case of prenatal vitamins for pregnant women, the calcium content may not be enough to meet the daily demands of the mother and growing baby. A multivitamin may provide additional nutrients and vitamins that your body needs, but if your diet is low in calcium, you need to take a special calcium supplement.
When should I take a calcium supplement?
The key is to choose a supplement that you will actually take every day. Taking a supplement at mealtime is a convenient way to remember your daily calcium.
Do I need other nutrients like Vitamin D with my calcium supplement?
Vitamin D does help your body absorb and use calcium.
Vitamin D is available from fortified dairy products, cod liver oil and fatty fish, and is manufactured by the body in reaction to sunlight. Generally, about fifteen minutes of direct sunlight per day gives you the vitamin D you need. However, the elderly and the homebound, in particular, often do not get enough vitamin D. Also, during the winter season the sunlight in the Northern parts of the U.S. is not intense enough to build up vitamin D in your body.
When should I take a calcium supplement?
If you aren’t getting enough calcium from your diet, you need to take a calcium supplement every day. Here are some tips to help you remember.
* Take your calcium supplement with meals.
* Take your calcium supplement in divided doses throughout the day. The body can absorb only so much calcium at one time, so try taking a supplement with two of your meals each day.
What problems might I have taking calcium?
It’s very difficult to get too much calcium. Any excess which the body cannot use is excreted from the body in the urine and stool. Daily consumption up to 2,500 mg has been shown to be safe.
If you experience constipation or gas from calcium, your body may be adjusting to the new levels of calcium. If this happens, try starting with a small amount and build gradually to an adequate daily amount. And take your calcium in several doses during the day, for instance at meal times.
What about kidney stones? Are they caused by calcium supplementation?
Additional calcium intake may actually lower your risk for kidney stones. The largest study ever conducted on calcium and kidney stones, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1993, and another published in 1997, showed that daily calcium intake above 850 mg decreased the incidence of symptomatic kidney stones.
Reducing your intake of dietary oxalate, a substance found in wheat bran, rhubarb, beets and nuts may also lower your risk of stones. The most important dietary factor in preventing kidney stones is water. Drink plenty of fluids, but not soft drinks, to help lower your risk for stones. And keep taking your calcium. Restricting calcium intake could increase the risk of stones.
Other benefits from taking calcium supplements
Studies have shown that high acidic levels in the body encourage the growth of disease. A proper PH level between 7.0 and 7.5 helps to stop disease and return your body back to its proper state. Studies have also shown that taking a calcium supplement like OsteoProCare daily will bring your PH levels back into a normal range.
What can I expect to feel by using OsteoProCare?
Generally, the first noticeable benefit may be better sleep which customers report may be associated with reduced pain and stiffness upon waking, more energy upon waking, better ability to fall asleep and decreased incidence of leg cramps, restless legs and muscle spasms.
Customers have reported other results, including: reduced joint or back pain, stiff neck and shoulders. As a result of sleeping better, with less pain, many people report increased energy, with an improved sense of well-being.
Do I need to keep taking my over the counter Calcium Supplement?
OsteoProCare is a high quality calcium supplement that will give you a complete 1200 mg dose of calcium. If you are taking an over-the-counter calcium supplement, stop taking it while you are taking OsteoProCare.
OsteoProCare with Magnesium, Chondroitin, Glucosamine, and Vitamin D has been carefully formulated to increase the bio-availability of dietary calcium and provide the other nutrients the body requires for optimum structural support.
This pleasant-tasting liquid preparation combines calcium with other essential minerals (including four crucial minerals necessary for proper bone metabolism—zinc, magnesium, copper and manganese), 45 different trace minerals, Vitamin D3, Chondroitin and Glucosamine. These bone-and-joint building nutrients are suspended in a colloidal format that allows for optimum absorption.
CALCIUM : Calcium is important for bone and teeth development, and it aids against the onset of osteoporosis.
GLUCOSAMINE : Glucosamine is important in the manufacturing of cartilage. The body manufactures glucosamine in small quantities. However, as we age that amount is decreased. The function of glucosamine in the body is to stimulate the production of glucosaminoglycans (GAGs), which are primarily structural components of cartilage. Glucosamine is therefore involved in the formation of ligaments, tendons, nails, skin, eyes, bones and heart valves.
CHONDROITIN SULFATE : Chondroitin Sulfate is a Glucosaminoglycan. It is composed of repeating units of glucosamine. Chondroitin Sulfate is taken up by cartilage and other joint structures. Once in the cartilage, it stimulates the production of more Chondroitin Sulfate.
VITAMIN D3 : helps your body absorb and use calcium.
SUGGESTED USE :
For best results, this product should be taken with food.
Shake product well before using. It does not need to be refrigerated.
Ideally, take 1/2 ounce twice daily. Take directly or mix with one glass of your favorite beverage as desired. It is not uncommon to experience intestinal cleansing due to the magnesium found in OsteoProCare. If this occurs, reduce consumption by half and slowly increase to recommended amount.
OsteoProCare contains the most advanced bone AND joint building nutrients known to science, in a delicious LIQUID format.
Tablets and pills are difficult to swallow, and our body absorbs only 10-20% of the nutrients.
Liquids, on the other hand, are proven to be up to 98% absorbable and easier to digest.
In addition to calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D-3 and Vitamin K1, Life Force added a host of cutting edge nutrients reported to build strong bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and muscles.
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