BONE GUARDIAN (180 tablets)
High-Purity Nutrition for Bones and Joints
Tablet Formula includes Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Silica, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamins K1 and K2, and Synergistic Nutrients
BONE GUARDIAN is a unique formulation of minerals, vitamins, and cofactors needed by the body in order to build and repair strong bones and joints. This advanced formula includes calcium (hydroxyapatite from pure, freeze-dried New Zealand veal bone), magnesium, zinc, boron, manganese, copper, strontium, silica, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamins K1 and K2, and chondroitin sulfate complex.
NUTRITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS AND APPLICATIONS
The health of bones and joints depends on a wide range of nutrients in addition to calcium. These other nutrients have been shown through extensive research to work synergistically with calcium to reverse bone loss.
BONE GUARDIAN is especially useful to regulate calcium balance (for example, in protocols for the treatment of osteoporosis) and can be used in cases where bones and joints have been injured or are undergoing excessive stress (for example, in strenuous athletic activity) or degradation.
The calcium source hydroxyapatite in BONE GUARDIAN is derived from pure, freeze-dried New Zealand veal bone, and contains calcium and phosphorus in a 2:1 ratio, as well as all other natural constituents of bone. Studies using hydroxyapatite show that it can substantially build healthy bones.
Vitamin K2 appears to improve bone quality, which leads to a reduction in fractures; however, bone density may not always be affected in some studies. In one study, In one study supplementation (1) of low dose vitamin K1 (500 μgm/day) for 3 years did not improve bone density in the treatment group. Another study (2) where vitamin K1 was used for two years resulted in no significant change in bone density compared to placebo. However, there were significantly fewer fractures in the treatment group (50% reduction). Also noted was a significant reduction of incident cancers in the treatment group.
In studies of post-menopausal women, three mg per day of the mineral boron was shown to significantly increase (about twofold) both estrogen and testosterone levels, as well as greatly reduce the loss of calcium and magnesium from the body. Many people using BONE GUARDIAN have reported rapid fingernail growth after several months.
BONE GUARDIAN will be most effective when used in conjunction with foundational nutritional formulas, which include a full-spectrum multivitamin (Multi Two), a Vitamin C or antioxidant formula (e.g., PRO-C™ or Ultimate Protector™), and an essential fats formula (e.g., Essential Fats plus E).
Specific-condition formulas that work well with BONE GUARDIAN to build healthy bone, collagen, and connective tissues include Joint Health Formula, Vitamin D3 Plus, MSM, Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil, and any of our Vitamin C formulas, including PRO-C™. In particular, Vitamin C helps to build and maintain collagen tissues, and will be of great value in a nutritional program designed to create powerful health for bones and joints. You can easily create an effective program by starting with the core nutrient formulas and then adding appropriate specific-condition formulas that meet your needs.
Note: For vegans and vegetarians we offer Bone Jour!.
COMPOSITION: Six tablets provide the following percentages of the US Daily Value:
|NUTRIENT||AMOUNT||% Daily Value|
|Calcium (from hydroxyapatite, ascorbate)||1000 mg||100%|
|Magnesium (from glycinate, ascorbate)||500 mg||125%|
|Strontium (citrate, non-radioactive)||500 mcg||*|
|Zinc (from citrate, ascorbate)||10 mg||67%|
|Boron (from citrate)||6 mg||*|
|Manganese (from citrate)||5 mg||250%|
|Copper (from salicylate)||1 mg||50%|
|Vitamin C (from Ca/Mg/Zn ascorbates)||200 mg||333|
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)||800 IU||200%|
|Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone)||500 mcg||625%|
|Vitamin K2 (as MK-7)||10 mcg||12.5%|
|Chondroitin sulfate complex (from bovine trachea)||50 mg||*|
* No established Daily Value
DIRECTIONS: As a dietary supplement take 4–6 tablets daily in divided doses with food, or as directed by a health care professional.
INGREDIENTS: BONE GUARDIAN contains hydroxyapatite, magnesium diglycinate, calcium ascorbate, zinc ascorbate, chondroitin sulfate complex, zinc citrate, boron citrate, manganese citrate, copper salicylate, strontium citrate, cholecalciferol, phylloquinone, menaquinone-7, cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose vegetable stearates, pharmaceutical glaze, and silica.
BONE GUARDIAN does not contain wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, gluten, soy, egg, dairy, sugar, GMOs, yeast, sulfates, chlorides, wax, preservatives, colorings, or artificial flavorings.
1. Booth S. L., Dallal G., Shea M. K., Gundberg C., Peterson J. W., Dawson-Hughes B. Effect of vitamin K supplementation on bone loss in elderly men and women. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2008;93(4):1217–1223. doi: 10.1210/jc.2007-2490. [PMC free article] [PubMed] [CrossRef]
2. Cheung A. M., Tile L., Lee Y., et al. Vitamin K supplementation in postmenopausal women with osteopenia (ECKO Trial): a randomized controlled trial. PLoS Medicine. 2008;5(10, article no. e196):1461–1472. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050196. [PMC free article] [PubMed] [CrossRef]
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