The Grow Bone System by Garden of Life
Garden of Life is proud to introduce the
VIT∆MIN CODE Grow Bone System, which contains the first raw,
vegan, organic whole food plant source of Calcium with naturally
occurring bone-building Code-Factors. The Grow Bone System contains
Vitamin Code RAW Calcium and
Growth Factor S, which are two comprehensive bone-building
formulas clinically studied to Stimulate Bone Growth, Reduce
Osteoporosis Risk, Increase Bone Strength, and Increase Bone Mineral
The cornerstone of the
Grow Bone System by
Garden of Life is a new discovery—an organic, plant-sourced
form of calcium derived from a unique South American marine algae (Algas
calcareas) known today as AlgaeCal. While most calcium supplements
only slow bone loss, Grow Bone System with AlgaeCal actually
stimulates bone growth and increases bone strength regardless of your
age—according to a recent independent clinical study launched by
AlgaeCal International and Integrative Health Technologies Inc. The
first official report made available in April 2008 announced most
study participants increased bone mineral density within 180 days.
Chances are the calcium supplement you are taking
now is actually derived from rock. The label will say “calcium
carbonate,” which is limestone. The
AlgaeCal in Grow Bone is completely different, says the
company. The AlgaeCal marine plant draws calcium from seawater and
pre-digests it for you. While calcium carbonate is a very dense
molecule with a small surface area—and requires a lot of stomach acid
to dissolve and release the elemental calcium—AlgaeCal has a large
surface area, so very little stomach acid is required to dissolve it.
In fact, U.S. pharmacopeia (USP) standard tests using a dissolution
test mimicking stomach conditions have shown that 97 percent of the
calcium in AlgaeCal dissolves in 30 minutes, proving it to be very
Bone Contains a Bioavailable, Raw, Organic Source of Calcium with
Vitamin Code Raw Calcium that is part of the
Vitamin Code Grow Bone System is more than a bioavailable
organic calcium supplement. It also contains high levels of natural
magnesium plus more than 70 trace minerals and phytonutrients, all
predigested by this unique marine algae to create a remarkable
whole-food calcium and mineral supplement. But did you know you will
get a full spectrum of minerals and sea plant nutrients working for
you instead of a single element like most calcium supplements? Did you
also know that clinical studies demonstrate that trace minerals are
important for bone growth in addition to calcium and magnesium?
Take the trace mineral silica, for example. While
most osteoporosis research has focused on the mineral portion of
bones, some scientists report that the new frontier will center on the
flexible collagen part of your bones. Silica is important to the
cross-linking of bone collagen, yet deficient in a typical American
diet. There is no recommended daily allowance for this mineral, but
silica is normally found at 5 to 20 milligrams per day in your diet.
AlgaeCal naturally contains 65 milligrams of organic silica in a daily
dose, so researchers say it may be making a valuable contribution to
the bone growth results in the AlgaeCal clinical study.
The AlgaeCal in Grow Bone also naturally contains
trace amounts of other bone building micro-minerals including zinc,
manganese, copper, boron and strontium. Any one of these building
blocks may make the difference for you.
YOU NEED MORE THAN CALCIUM TO GROW BONE!
Most people understand the need for calcium and
vitamin D, but few know about a recently discovered powerful
combination of nutrients clinically proven to produce significant bone
Vitamin K2, strontium, and trace minerals have been
revealed to play an important role in increasing bone mineral density,
even among postmenopausal women. Many people take calcium plus vitamin
D with little or no results because these other important and vital
nutrients must also be included to effectively stimulate bone growth.
JAPANESE BONE HEALTH RESEARCH YOU NEED
Japanese medical researchers recently conducted 10 clinical studies on
vitamin K2 with impressive bone mineral density increases. Vitamin K2
is generally derived from a native Japanese food called natto, which
is made with fermented soy beans. This vitamin is very expensive so it
has been slow to reach the rest of the world in spite of its proven
Also, because vitamin K2 has been available
historically, it cannot be patented, so the financial incentive for
developing this product internationally is diminished. Vitamin K2 has
remained a Japanese secret until now. Several bone health formulas
contain vitamin K1, but the clinical evidence for bone health benefits
for K1 is minimal compared to K2.
Vitamin K2 comes in two forms: MK-4 and MK-7.
Vitamin Code RAW Calcium uses the MK-7 form which was shown in
a pilot clinical study to last longer in the body than MK-4.
A FRENCH DISCOVERY HAS A DOUBLE BENEFIT FOR YOUR
Three large clinical trials in France have just
concluded uncovering substantial changes in bone health and reduced
fracture risk with the use of the mineral strontium as a supplement.
Strontium is a common element that is naturally found in your bones,
and the studies show supplementation with strontium is completely
safe. Bone growth stimulation from strontium has been found to be much
better than calcium supplements alone.
Researchers have also discovered that strontium has
a unique double benefit for bones. On a cellular level, bone is
continuously growing and being re-absorbed at the same time;
bone-growth drugs or rock-based calcium affect only one side of the
equation. Strontium inhibits bone resorption while simultaneously
stimulating bone growth, an exciting double benefit.
And the good news doesn’t stop there. Strontium
appears to have important benefits beyond bone growth; indeed,
preliminary studies show it may also support joint health.
The second formula in the
Grow Bone System is
Vitamin Code Growth Factor S, which is a combination of
important bone health minerals such as strontium, probiotics, enzymes
and raw organic fruits and vegetables.
YOU NEED MORE VITAMIN D THAN THE CURRENT RDI
With all of the recent studies showing the many
benefits of an increased intake of vitamin D, there is now mounting
pressure to raise the Recommended Dietary Intake levels. These major
studies have shown that a higher vitamin D intake can not only have a
big impact on bone health, but also play a big role in the prevention
of cancer. You receive a healthy dose of 1600 IU of vitamin D3 in a
daily serving of Grow Bone.
DOES YOUR CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT CONTAIN BORON?
Boron is one of the most critical components for
supporting healthy bone matrix. Without boron, the absorption of
calcium can be limited and often underutilized. Researchers have
concluded that boron is an essential factor in facilitating the
bone-building effects of key nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and
vitamin D. Numerous studies demonstrate that boron is critical to
maintaining and improving one’s bone health.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Vitamin Code Grow Bone system contains all of these bone
nutrients, vitamins and minerals mentioned above.
For the first time ever, the most important natural
bone growth nutrients have been assembled and tested in a landmark
400-person clinical study called the AlgaeCal Bone Health Program.
Researchers have taken the world’s only pure
plant-sourced calcium supplement and added full dosages of the
Japanese vitamin K2 and natural vitamin D3 to form a product called
Grow Bone Raw Calcium. A second product containing a full clinical
dose of strontium was formulated for the study and is called Growth
Factor S. This has created the new,
Grow Bone System by Garden of Life.
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Code Grow Bone system by Garden of Life, click here.
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