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BONE INTENSIFIER ™
A Calcium Supplement for Bone Density
A Dietary Supplement
Calcium is a nutrient that is essential for strong bones and for supporting your body’s critical functions such as controlling your blood pressure and maintaining your heart beat. Ninety-nine percent of your body’s calcium is stored in your bones and teeth. This calcium makes up your bone bank. Throughout your lifetime, calcium is “deposited” in and “withdrawn” from your bone bank depending on your needs. When your dietary calcium intake is too low, your body will “withdraw” the calcium it needs from your bones. Over time, if more calcium is taken out of your bones than is put in, the result may be thin, weak bones that may break more easily.
|Know your daily recommended calcium intake:|
|Age (years)||Calcium (mg*/day)|
|51 or older||1200|
Dietary Reference Intakes, National Academy of Sciences, 1997
The preferred way to get adequate calcium is through a healthy, well-balanced diet. The first step is to determine the amount of calcium you consume in your typical daily diet.
- Most individuals can easily get at least half of the calcium they need from food. If your typical calcium intake is too low, first try to increase the calcium in your diet. There are many calcium-rich foods to help you meet your calcium needs through diet alone. If you are unable to modify your diet to get enough calcium on a daily basis, speak to your healthcare provider about taking a calcium supplement.
- If you need a supplement, it is important to select one that contains the proper amount of calcium. Your daily recommended calcium intake minus the estimated daily calcium in your diet will determine how much calcium to take from a supplement.
- Bone Intensifier™ also contains vitamin D and K 2-manaquinone. While the combination of vitamin D with calcium supplements is well documented for efficacy, not many know about K-2 menaquinone and its aid to bone health.
- Vitamin K2 cleans calcium deposits from your arteries and deposits it in your bones, and you have most likely never heard of it? The good news is Vitamin K2 has been clinically proven to provide extraordinary benefits for bone health and cardiovascular health, plus it is a powerful anti-oxidant and some emerging science indicates it might help your joints and intestinal health.
Also, several studies on Vitamin K2 specifically has been found to promote bone metabolism and reduce the incidence of fracture in osteoporosis.6-12 As compared to vitamin K1, vitamin K2 has been found to be more effective in decreasing bone turnover in vitro13-14 and in vivo,15 suggesting that it may offer more bone health benefits than K1.
- When your calcium supplement is well absorbed, your body can easily use it. For best absorption, most calcium supplements should be taken with food. Calcium citrate is an exception; it can be taken with or without food.
- It is best to spread out the calcium you consume from diet and/or supplements throughout the day. In fact, for best absorption, it is recommended to consume 500mg of calcium or less at one time.
Are there any special considerations?
- If your medical professional recommends an iron supplement and you are also taking a calcium supplement, it is important that your body absorbs both nutrients. For the best absorption of both iron and calcium, it is recommended to take your calcium supplement 2 hours before or after your iron supplement. You should not take them at the same time.
- Calcium interferes with the body’s ability to use certain antibiotics, tetracycline for example. If your doctor prescribes tetracycline, it is important for you to take it properly. Therefore, you should not take calcium supplements (or eat calcium-rich foods) at the same time as tetracycline. Your antibiotic will work best if you take your calcium supplement (or eat calcium-rich foods) 2 hours before or after taking tetracycline. It is always important to speak to your pharmacist about the proper way to take your medication.
- Some people who take calcium supplements complain about constipation. The best way to prevent constipation is to eat more fiber in your diet from fruits, vegetables, and whole grain products as well as to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water each day. If these simple steps are not helpful enough, take a closer look at your diet to try to get more calcium from foods and less from supplements. Read the label for the amount of calcium in each dose. A lower dose calcium supplement may be better tolerated than a high dose supplement. In general, calcium carbonate has the highest amount of calcium per dose. Calcium citrate has less calcium per dose and calcium malate is one of the lowest dose options. However, Bone Intensifier™ consists of calcium from all three sources to balance the absorption of calcium.
- High calcium intakes consumed on a regular basis may be harmful. It is important to get your daily recommended daily calcium and not to consume more than 2500 milligrams of calcium per day. The adverse effects of excessive calcium intake may include high blood calcium levels, kidney stone formation and kidney complications.
Serving and suggested use: 3 Tablets per day, delivering 1200 mg of calcium. Take 1 tablet three times per day preferably with a meal. Calcium absorption is better when taken with food.
Precaution: Do not exceed the suggested dosage. Discuss the supplements you take with your health care provider. Keep away from children.
*The statements made on this information sheet have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.