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Thorne Research - Oscap Plus - 180 Vegetarian Capsules

with Ipriflavone for Support of Total Bone Health

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Thorne Research - Oscap Plus - 180 Vegetarian Capsules

  • Code#:109661
  • Manufacturer:Thorne Research
  • Size/Form:180  Vegetarian Capsules
  • Packaged Ship Weight:0.65
  • Servings:60
  • Dosage Size:3  Capsule(s)
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Thorne Research Oscap Plus - 180 Vegetarian Capsules

As much as 50 percent of the female population in the United States over the age of 65 should be actively concerned about maintaining good bone health. As women age, they experience an overall increase in bone loss compared to bone formation. Concern about maintaining good bone health should begin well before menopause. Because some bone loss during menopause is inevitable, the more bone a woman has "banked" earlier in life the greater her peak bone mass will be, and hence, menopausal bone loss can have less of an adverse impact. Even women in the 18-35 year-old age group should make an effort to promote good bone health, because physical inactivity, low body weight, eating disorders, and poor nutrition during this age span can have adverse impacts on bone health later in life.

  • a complete formula for enhancing bone health
  • contains the best-absorbed citrate-malate forms of calcium and magnesium
  • contains ipriflavone to promote bone density

Ensuring female bone health should consist of more than just calcium supplementation. Oscap Plus provides vitamins and minerals that promote optimal bone density. The calcium in Oscap Plus is bound to citrate-malate, one of the best-absorbed forms of dietary calcium available. Calcium (citrate-malate) as low as 500 mg daily has been shown to significantly support bone health. Adequate magnesium intake promotes bone density by regulating parathyroid hormone secretion and facilitating active calcium transport to the bones. Like calcium, the magnesium in Oscap Plus is provided in the highly absorbable citrate-malate form.

Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, along with a well-balanced diet/physical activity may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life. Oscap Plus provides vitamin D3, which facilitates absorption of calcium; boron, which assists the body's metabolism of vitamin D and estrogen; and vanadium, which promotes bone mineral density. Research indicates elevated homocysteine levels interfere with the integrity of the bone matrix; therefore, Oscap Plus contains methylcobalamin (the active form of vitamin B12), folinic acid and 5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate, (the active forms of folic acid), and pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B6) for their function in maintaining already normal homocysteine levels. Equisetum arvense (horsetail) has been added as an excellent source of organic silica, an element found in high concentrations in healthy bones. In addition, Oscap Plus adds the isoflavone, ipriflavone, for enhanced bone support.

Extensive human studies show ipriflavone promotes bone density; in fact, over 60 human clinical trials have demonstrated ipriflavone's effectiveness in supporting bone density. Supplementation of six capsules per day of Thorne Research's Oscap Plus provides 600 mg ipriflavone, the amount used in the majority of these studies. In addition, because research indicates the benefit of both vitamins K1 and K2 in maintaining good bone health, both are included in Oscap Plus. Vitamin K activates osteocalcin, the protein that facilitates incorporation of calcium into the bone matrix.

Dr. Michael Lebowitz D.C. Recommends:
This product, for osteoporosis and fractures, has all of the bone-building components of Oscap, plus it contains Ipriflavone, for total bone support, which Dr. Michael Lebowitz has also written about. It test positive in many post-menopausal women.

Thorne Research's Mission
At Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

The Thorne Difference.
For more than 25 years, Thorne has relentlessly pursued the highest possible quality and bioavailability in dietary supplements. At Thorne, they actually manufacture products that they sell – a key difference that allows Thorne to control every aspect of the manufacturing process and ensure that every Thorne product is in pure, completely hypoallergenic form, and without the common additives, flowing agents, and binders used throughout the industry.

A few other companies have tried to do what Thorne does, and many others claim to have the same philosophy and quality, but nobody has been able to duplicate what Thorne's clients call "Thorne Quality." Thorne has changed the industry in many ways over the past two decades, and they continue to raise the bar and set new standards in product formulation, raw material purity, manufacturing, and quality control.

Thorne's Commitment to Purity
Practitioners have become accustomed to seeing the vague "We use only the purest ingredients" in the promotional materials of almost every dietary supplement company. Perhaps these companies truly believe that. Perhaps they don't know any better. Nevertheless, Thorne Research, for more than 25 years, has been the standard by which companies in the industry are judged for product purity. Practitioners rely on Thorne as the company they trust for their extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients.

Purity Takes Extra Effort
For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as other companies do, Thorne performs its own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients, such as the preservatives or lactose that are found in many commercially available dilutions. Why must vitamin D be diluted? Because in its pure form, it is too concentrated to safely blend into a vitamin product. Pure vitamin D is 40 MILLION International Units (IU) per gram. The RDA for adults is 600-800 IU per day. To ensure proper mixing, it must be made into a dilute powder that flows and does not lose potency. So, unlike companies that use prediluted vitamin D that contains unacceptable excipients and preservatives, at Thorne, pure pharmaceutical vitamin D is first blended with pure mixed tocopherol vitamin E, and the resultant stable vitamin D is then blended with hypoallergenic cellulose powder. The final powder is blended in a large tumble blender and subsequently analyzed. Not only is the final product stable; it is also hypoallergenic and can be mixed homogeneously and at a safe level with other powders. Just as with vitamin D, Thorne utilizes similar processes for other raw materials, such as vitamin K, leaving it to other companies to purchase commercially available raw materials filled with unacceptable ingredients and preservatives.

Ingredients You Don't Want
Magnesium Stearate: Good for speed-hungry encapsulating machines. Not necessarily good for you. Manufacturing encapsulated dietary supplements isn't easy. Pure powdered ingredients are difficult to mix because they are either extremely dry, sticky with botanical oils, or attract unwanted moisture. So most manufacturers add magnesium stearate and other agents such as lactose and dextrose to make the powder flow quickly and easily through their high-volume machines. Problem is, these additives may compromise the bioavailability of the nutrients in the supplement, and might cause allergenic problems. At Thorne, they take a different approach.

Thorne will never utilize large fatty acid excipients in its manufacturing processes – ingredients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid. These excipients are utilized as flowing agents to ensure that maximum productivity is obtained from capsuling and tableting machines. There are documented detrimental effects directly attributed to long chain fatty acids utilized as manufacturing flowing agents. Every qualified pharmaceutical compounder recognizes that large fatty acids, such as magnesium stearate, can interfere with product dissolution and influence absorption. Virtually all companies, because of the economic impact, ignore this data. As with most industries, the bottom line dictates the level of quality. The dietary supplement industry has one exception: Thorne Research, the company that does not compromise. Nevertheless, if a company cannot manufacture products without using detrimental excipients, they should not allude to being either "hypoallergenic" or "pure."

The Bottom Line?
Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust.

Quality Ingredients: A Higher Standard
At Thorne, they are committed to setting a higher standard of quality when it comes to ingredients. To produce their truly hypoallergenic encapsulated supplements, Thorne uses only the purest and finest ingredients available.

Every manufacturer has two basic options when purchasing raw materials: purchase either truly pure raw materials, or purchase raw materials to which substances have been added to facilitate manufacturing. This fundamental dilemma translates to these very typical questions: "Do I purchase pure vitamin C or vitamin C with additives?" "Do I purchase pure B vitamins or coated B vitamins for taste masking?" "Do I purchase pure enzymes such as pancreatin, pepsin, and bromelain or enzymes diluted with lactose?"

There are few commercial sources for vitamins B12, D, K, or biotin that are not diluted with substances such as lactose, cornstarch, and preservatives such as BHT. That's why Thorne developed methods that allow them to use pure, undiluted sources of these nutrients – and many others. It's just one more example that when it comes to quality, what everyone else accepts as an industry standard isn't good enough. While some companies say they are raising their standards....at Thorne they set them.

Suggested Use

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Take 3 capsules two times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

ALLERGY WARNINGS
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

EXCIPIENT FREE
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.

PREGNANCY WARNING
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
As vitamin K interferes with the effect of anticoagulant drugs (like Coumadin/warfarin), the concurrent use of Oscap Plus with these agents should be avoided.

5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) and folinic acid are not recommended concurrently with methotrexate cancer therapy, as they can interfere with methotrexate's anti-neoplastic activity; however, they have not been shown to interfere with the anti-inflammatory activity of methotrexate. An individual taking methotrexate for psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis can safely take a supplement containing folate.

OTHER WARNINGS
Subclinical lymphocytopenia (low white blood cells called lymphocytes) was noted with ipriflavone administration in 13 percent of participants in one study. Values were restored after ipriflavone withdrawal.


Thorne Research Oscap Plus - 180 Vegetarian Capsules
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Three Capsules
Servings Per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving %DV*
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) 300 IU 75%
Vitamin K (200 mcg as Vitamin K1 and 200 mcg as Vitamin K2) 400 mcg 500%
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 13.5 mg 675%
Folate (50 mcg as Calcium Folinate and 50 mcg as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) 100 mcg 25%
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 50 mcg 834%
Calcium (as Calcium Citrate-Malate) 300 mg 30%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate-Malate) 150 mg 38%
Ipriflavone 300 mg *
Horsetail (aerial parts) (Equisetum arvense) 25 mg *
Boron (as Boron Picolinate) 1.5 mg *
Vanadium (as Vanadium Picolinate) 50 mcg *
*Daily Value Not Established.
**Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
 

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide

Hypoallergenic.

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P.O. Box 25
Dover, ID,
Phone: 800-228-1966 Fax: 800-747-1950 Visit website

About Thorne Research

At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

*The products and the claims made about specific products on or through this site have not been evaluated by LuckyVitamin.com or the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional or any information contained on or in any product label or packaging. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

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