We have become suddenly and painfully aware of osteoporosis or loss of bone density. Fifteen years ago, the only ones warning of this were the “alternative” practitioners and they were chided for yelling “fire” when it didn’t exist.
But now we are hearing advertisements for dozens of products to strengthen your bones and doctors have yearly tests available for bone density determinations. Unfortunately the drugs cobbled up to treat osteoporosis have short-term benefits but long term detriment because they harden the outer shell of the bone but allow the inner bone to become spongy and friable. Thus any sharp stress often fractures the brittle outer part of the bone and healing is very slow.
Emerging research indicates that much more that can be accomplished. The elderly who fracture a hip or pelvis will not die from that injury – but they often die from the complications of enforced inactivity, such as pneumonia. Plus the inactivity produces bone loss all of its own. You need the stimulation of walking with its mild concussive force that builds strong bones.
This was the reason we formulated our best selling Vitamin D Formula – Dense Bone. It consists of three major ingredients:
- High Potency Vitamin D3 2,000 IU per capsule
- High Potency Vitamin K2 1,000 mcg per capsule
- Strontium 340 mg per capsule
The formula starts with 8,000 IU per serving (2,000 IU per capsule) of Vitamin D. Now in a perfect world, you and I would be outside getting enough Vitamin D from the sun. Unfortunately, the medical community has so scared people about sun exposure that many Americans don’t get even the bare minimum amount of Vitamin D, much less the amount we chose to put in Dense Bone (4,000% of the recommended Daily Value).
In addition to the large volume of research validating the restorative power of Vitamin D to stimulate bone cells and enhancing the uptake of calcium into the bones, emerging research tout the positive impact in boosting immunity, hormone regulation, brain health, metabolism, diabetes prevention, cancer prevention and cardiovascular health. (Could you ask for anything more?)
I also included 4,000 micrograms per serving of Vitamin K2 (3,333% of the recommended Daily Value). Vitamin K2 literally sweeps calcium out of our arteries and tissues, then deposits it where hardening makes sense – your bones. Nearly all healthy adults in America have undiagnosed vitamin K deficiency. The beauty of adding K2 is it is the most bioactive and absorbable of the K vitamins.
The final ingredient that makes this formula so powerful is Strontium. Now, just to be clear, the Strontium in our formula has literally no relationship to the Strontium 90 that causes radioactive damage. Strontium is a common element naturally found in our bones. Studies demonstrated that Strontium in its various forms is well tolerated and completely safe. It has a unique method of action, which provides a dual activity in your bones. Strontium both inhibits bone resorption (the process breaking down bone and releasing the mineral, that result in the transfer of calcium from bone fluid to the blood) and simultaneously stimulating bone growth. No other natural substance or drug is known to provide this dual effect.
This powerful 1-2-3 punch will greatly assist those of you in maintaining healthy bones as you grow older.