New Calcium Formulation
for Bone Strength Take Care
By Taryn Forrelli, ND
You know that a diet rich in calcium is
important for building and maintaining strong healthy bones. You also
know that like most people, you probably aren’t getting enough calcium
from your diet. Most Americans consume an average of 600 milligrams a
day, but the daily recommended calcium intake for adults is 1000-1300
milligrams. Hence, supplementation of the remaining 400-700 milligrams
makes good sense.
What doesn’t make sense is the inorganic form of
calcium found in most calcium supplements: calcium carbonate derived
from limestone, which is essentially the equivalent of eating rocks. So,
how should we supplement our bone health nutritional needs? With
whole-foods, of course! It’s the way nature intended.
Your Bones are Hungry for Whole-Food Nutrients
In contrast to calcium carbonate and other inorganic
forms of calcium, whole food sources of calcium deliver a complex array
of nutrients and co-factors that enhance the body’s utilization of
calcium, producing more favorable effects on bone health. Magnesium, for
instance, functions alongside calcium to promote bone formation and
strength. Trace minerals like silica, vanadium, and strontium have also
been shown to be essential for normal growth and development of
skeletons in humans and animals.
On the vitamin front, a growing body of research
suggests that vitamin K2 and vitamin D play critical roles in calcium
metabolism and bone health. Vitamin K2 is required for the activation of
proteins that keep calcium in the bones where you need it and out of the
arteries where you don’t, while vitamin D regulates calcium uptake in
the digestive tract and utilization by the bones. Hence, the ideal
bone-strengthening supplement should contain whole food sources of
calcium, magnesium, trace minerals, vitamin D and vitamin K2.
A Whole-Food Approach to Calcium Supplementation &
With Bone Strength Take Care by New Chapter
Strength Take Care is a whole-food supplement formulated by
master herbalist, Paul Schulick, to support healthy bone metabolism.
Bone Strength Take Care features a special type of marine algae called
Lithothamnion calcareum that is sustainably harvested from pristine
shores along the Icelandic coastline. The algae readily absorbs calcium,
magnesium and trace minerals from the ocean and biotransforms them into
a natural organic state. In essence, Lithothamnion calcareum
contains the full spectrum of necessary bone-building minerals in an
easy-to-utilize whole-food form.
The Science behind Lithothamnion calcareum
A growing body of research conducted on Lithothamnion
calcareum suggests that the algae may offer numerous health benefits for
bone health and beyond. Both short- and long-term supplementation with
Lithothamnion calcareum has been shown in clinical studies to have
parathyroid-regulating effects which benefit bone health by slowing bone
turnover or breakdown.
Two of these studies compared the
parathyroid-regulating effects of Lithothamnion calcareum to calcium
carbonate (limestone) and found the algae to have a significantly
greater effect. Another mechanism by which Lithothamnion calcareum may
benefit bone strength is through modulation of inflammation, a process
known to accelerate the breakdown of bone.
the benefits of Lithothamnion calcareum supplementation may not
be limited to bone health. Two recent preliminary clinical studies
reported that individuals consuming Lithothamnion calcareum daily
experienced relief from joint discomfort and an increase in their range
of motion. Many more studies are currently underway to understand the
effects of this unique form of algae on digestive health as well as bone
turnover and density.
MenaQ7 and Probiotic Vitamin D3
Bone Strength Take Care, Schulick added whole food forms of
vitamin K2 and vitamin D3. The brand of vitamin K2 selected is called
MenaQ7 which is extracted from natto, a fermented soy food popular in
Japan. MenaQ7 is the only form of vitamin K2 clinically shown to
activate proteins responsible for proper calcium utilization in the bone
and arteries. MenaQ7 is the most bioavailable, bioactive and
longest-lasting form of natural vitamin K2 (MK-7). The 45 mcg delivered
in a serving of Bone Strength Take Care ensures delivery of K2 to all of
the body’s tissues 24 hours a day.
Bone Strength Take Care also provides 1000 IU of whole-food
complex vitamin D3 per serving, the daily dosage of vitamin D most
nutritional experts now consider ideal for optimizing vitamin D-related
functions throughout the body.
New Chapter creates whole-food complex vitamin D3 by culturing
the nutrient with probiotics and organic whole foods.
Everyone’s Favorite Bone Health Formula
With its innovative ingredients, holistic formulation
and easy to swallow tablets, it is easy to see why
Bone Strength Take Care by New Chapter has become the number one
selling bone health formula in the natural products industry (according
to 2010 SPINS Data). With 770 mg of elemental calcium delivered per
three tablet serving, there is finally a sensible and clinically
effective whole-food approach to supplementing the extra calcium
For more information on the Bone Strength Take Care, click here.
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