Kal - Bone Defense - 90 Capsules
Bone Defense is an Advanced Hydroxyapatite Calcium formula fortified with Ipriflavone, Vitamin D3 and K2. The ingredients in Bone Defense by Kal have been studied extensively for their role in bone health and, when taken as part of a Calcium enriched diet, are intended to provide nutritive support for healthy bone density.
What is it?
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. Of the 2 to 3 pounds of calcium contained in the average body, 99% is located in the bones and teeth. The importance of calcium for preventing osteoporosis is probably its most well-known role.
Where is it from?
Most dietary calcium in the United States comes from milk and dairy foods. Other good sources include sardines, canned salmon, green leafy vegetables, and tofu.
What is it used for?
Calcium is vital for the formation of strong bones and teeth, and for the maintenance of healthy gums. It is also needed for muscular growth and contraction. Calcium provides energy and participates in the protein structuring of RNA and DNA, and is also involved in the activation of several enzymes, including lipase, which breaks down fats for utilization by the body.
Cancer prevention, Crohn's disease, epilepsy, high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, osteoporosis, skin ailments.
Recent research suggests that elderly people may be deficient in this vitamin due to a lack of sunlight exposure and dietary depletion. Studies have found that women are consistently low in vitamin D which may predispose them to osteoporosis.
Mineral oil, smog, barbiturates, cholesterol lowering drugs, antacids, prednisone, anticonvulsive drugs (dilantin), sedatives, intestinal disorders, liver and gallbladder disease.
This vitamin is produced in the body when we are exposed to sunlight. It is naturally supplied in cod liver oil, coldwater fish, egg yolks, and butter. Dark green leafy vegetables also contain some vitamin D.
This vitamin plays an integral role in the proper metabolism of calcium.
Vitamin D can be taken singularly but is usually included in multiple formulas or with vitamin A. Vitamin D2 is the most common supplement form. Calcitrol is the prescription version of vitamin D and is only used in cases where certain diseases prohibit the conversion of vitamin D in the body.
Osteoporosis, hemorrhaging, heavy periods, energy demands, post-surgery, colitis, gallstones.
A study found that a significant number of women who suffered from osteoporosis were also deficient in vitamin K.
Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, dark lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, whole wheat, whole oats, fresh peas.
Vitamin K can interfere with the action of anticoagulant drugs.
Fat-soluble chlorophyll is an excellent source of vitamin K and is recommended. Make sure you look for fat-soluble varieties as water soluble chlorophyll will not provide the same biological benefits.
Ipriflavone is a synthetic isoflavone which is used to inhibit bone resorption, maintain bone density and to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It is not used to treat osteoporosis. It slows down the action of the osteoclasts (bone-eroding cells), allowing the osteoblasts (bone-building cells) to build up bone mass.
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