A supplement that draws minerals into your bones,
increasing bone formation by 172%,
reversing 10% of bone loss.
We have our excellent Joint Mobility – which reduces joint inflammation pain and gives nutrients to help the joints rebuild themselves.
Osteoarthritis is a different matter, with different solutions. This is information from Dr. Nan Fuchs promoting her Bone Support supplement. We agree strongly with her approach and don’t need to reinvent the wheel when someone else has done a good job. She has!
We have edited as much of the sales pitch as possible while leaving the explanations. It is still a little long but well worth reading. We will give 2 recommendations at the bottom that offers the best natural remedy for osteoarthritis.)
“People go to see their doctor and are told they’re showing signs of bone loss. The advice is usually adding calcium and, perhaps, weight-bearing exercise. But if a person wants to take a natural approach to reversing bone loss, they aren’t given too many choices.
However, you don’t have to limit yourself to just taking calcium, or risk hurting yourself with strenuous exercise. And you don’t have to worry about ending up in a wheelchair or nursing home, or becoming a burden to your children.
The reason is that you’re probably not hearing from your doctor the three most important steps to help you build stronger bones naturally. You will here and here they are:
Bone-building step #1:
If you want stronger bones, don’t waste your money on a lot of calcium supplements! Doctors often say you should take 1,200 to 1,500 milligrams of calcium daily. Yet studies show most women’s diets contain plenty of calcium – even without using dairy products!
In fact, a groundbreaking study published in the British Journal of Nutrition raises the question of whether you need to take calcium supplements at all! They found no association between the amount of calcium women took and their risk of hip fracture. That’s right, NONE!
What’s more, a recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that women don’t need more than 566 mg of dietary calcium a day. You get that with a bowl of cereal, or salmon with broccoli on the side. And if you regularly eat yogurt or drink milk or calcium-fortified orange juice, you’re getting much more than 566 mg of dietary calcium daily.
Even more important, there’s another supplement I think is far superior to calcium. It’s a powerful, well-researched therapy that’s been shown to cut the risk of fracture by HALF – and even erase up to 10 years of bone loss…or more!
Bone-building step #2:
What is this incredibly powerful bone-building breakthrough? It is a mineral called strontium. Chances are your doctor never heard about these studies on strontium in medical school because the majority of these studies took place in just the past decade. What’s more, strontium is completely natural. So, if drug companies aren’t selling it, most doctors aren’t hearing about it.
There are numerous human clinical studies demonstrating the effectiveness of strontium appearing in prestigious medical journals since the 1980s! One study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, looked at more than 1,600 women with low bone mineral density. Those who took strontium cut their risk of new fractures by 49% in the first year. That’s nearly half! They also increased bone density in their backs by 14.4%. That is equivalent to reversing 10 or more years of bone loss!
It also works if you have slightly thinning bones. In one study, researchers found women who took strontium were 52% less likely to suffer compression fractures or any kind of fracture. Another study included women with slight bone loss in their spines. Of those who took strontium for three years, more than 58% normalized their bone density.
It even works if you’re over age 80 and at high risk of hip or other serious fracture. In another study, women who took strontium reduced their risk of fracture by as much as 59% in just the first year. After three years, up to 32% remained fracture-free. Researchers concluded, “Even in the oldest old, it is not too late to reduce fracture risk.”
It works for men as well as women! In a German study, after one year the men who took strontium experienced 30% fewer fractures, an 80% reduction in height loss, and significantly less back pain!
So, in 2007 I created a new bone health supplement called Ultimate Bone Support. This advanced formula gives you the ideal mix of bone-building nutrients based on the latest, cutting-edge science. So far, more than 49,000 women (and men) have started taking Ultimate Bone Support.
- They’re stopping bone loss and increasing bone density.
- They’re maintaining their height, and enjoying much less back and joint discomfort.
- They’re fending off fractures, even if they slip and fall occasionally.
- They’re taking charge of their bone health.
- They’re ensuring they stay active and independent as they age.
- They’re creating a future they can look forward to, instead of fearing.
It might surprise you to know that 10% of your skeleton is broken down and rebuilt every year! Your body completely replaces your larger arm and leg bones every 10 to 12 years. And your smaller bones, like those in your fingers and toes, are replaced every two years.
This constant bone remodeling process relies on cells called “osteoclasts” to remove old bone. It also uses cells called “osteoblasts” to produce new bone to replace the bone that’s broken down.
But sometimes hormonal changes, lifestyle, and diet factors can affect this bone remodeling cycle, increasing the amount of bone that’s broken down and decreasing the amount replaced. That’s why you may be losing more bone faster than your body is able to rebuild as you get older. In fact, postmenopausal women normally lose about 1% of their bone each year.
Here’s where strontium does double duty.
1. It helps your body maintain more of the good, healthy bone it already has. Strontium is denser than calcium and other minerals found in bone tissue. So it’s much more resistant to removal by osteoclasts, the cells in your body that constantly break down bone.
2. Strontium stimulates osteoblasts to quickly form new bone tissue. It acts like a “liquid magnet” to draw extra minerals into your bones. This makes your bones thicker and stronger in a relatively short amount of time – less than a year in most cases!
One study, conducted at the prestigious McGill University in Montreal, looked at patients who took strontium for only six months. These patients showed a remarkable 172% increase in the rate of bone formation. That’s pretty amazing!
Other studies show strontium can also help you stand taller and maintain your height as you age. That’s increasingly important as the vertebrae in your spine grow more fragile and become prone to collapsing. One study found a 20% reduction in the rate of height loss in postmenopausal women who took strontium.
In the Journal of Bone Mineral Density Research, scientists analyzed the mineral layers inside the tissue that forms bone from people taking strontium. They found significantly higher amounts of minerals and bone-forming osteoblasts, along with bones that were 18% thicker on average.
Another study looked at the effects of strontium in women who used this supplement for two years. They found the women taking strontium developed stronger, thicker, and more flexiblebones.
Why is it so important to build flexible bones? Because brittleness is what causes bones to break – even if they’re dense! But if your bones are strong and flexible, they won’t break if you take a sudden fall.
Strontium is also perfectly safe. In the 100 or more studies done on humans, there were NO dangerous side effects found. And the studies that looked at bone biopsies found the quality of bone was preserved following strontium treatment, further supporting its safety.
This is why I made sure I put a full 500 mg of strontium in each daily dose of Ultimate Bone Support! But as hard working and effective as strontium is, it’s not the only nutrient you need to keep your bones strong and healthy as you age.
Bone-building step #3:
A combination of nutrients are required to give your bones TOTAL support!
- Your bones also play a central role in your body’s overall health.
- They act as a bank for vital mineral reserves, needed for all your body’s organs and tissues.
- They produce red and white blood cells within bone marrow to support immune function and supply oxygen to your body.
- What’s more, new research at Columbia University Medical Center shows your bones secrete hormones that help control blood sugar metabolism and weight.
There are several nutrients besides strontium that play an important role. That’s why Ultimate Bone Support also gives you nine other crucial bone-building nutrients to ensure peak bone health.
Most multivitamins leave out this important nutrient altogether. Yet you need vitamin K for strong bones. In fact, vitamin K is required for getting calcium into your bones — and keeping it there!
That’s especially important since the calcium you get from your diet and supplements doesn’t always get into your bones. Much of it ends up elsewhere in your body, where it creates big problems in your joints and arteries. Excess calcium settles in and around your joints, causing them to swell up and become painful. It sticks to your artery walls, turning into artery-clogging plaque. It builds up in your brain, where it triggers poor memory and mood problems.
That’s why you need vitamin K. Vitamin K makes sure the calcium you consume gets where it’s needed most—your bones! In fact, I’m not surprised research shows vitamin K may be more useful for increasing bone density than calcium supplements. In one study, women who took vitamin K showed a significant increase in bone density, the women who took calcium actually saw their bone density decrease!
Upping your vitamin K intake can also cut your risk of hip fracture. This was proven in a 7-year study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) andTufts University. The study found that older adults with higher dietary intakes of vitamin K were 57% less likely to break a hip during that period. That’s right, they cut their risk by more than half—simply by getting more vitamin K!
You also want to make sure you’re getting the right kind. Vitamin K2 is better than the cheaper K1 form typically found in supplements. Vitamin K2 is used by your body’s tissues to draw calcium in where it’s needed and keeps it from building up where it doesn’t belong. (If you are taking a blood thinner like warfarin, you should check with your doctor before taking vitamin K of any kind.)
Ultimate Bone Support gives you vitamin K2 in its natural form, called MK-7 because this form is much more easily absorbed by your body – as much as 10 times better absorbed!
Hops (yes, as in beer)
Hops slow bone loss to a crawl. Beer, especially with high amounts of hops, is a rich source of nutrients that can keep your bones strong. (However, drinking too much alcohol is associated with weaker bones.) But now there’s a better way to enjoy the bone-building benefits of hops, thanks to Osteogene™. This extract from hops contains potent compounds that can slow bone loss to a crawl.
As I explained earlier, your body is constantly breaking down and rebuilding bone. But once you hit age 40, there’s often more bone broken down than is rebuilt – especially in women because hormonal changes can trigger an imbalance in bone metabolism.
This imbalance can throw your entire bone remodeling process out of whack and make your bones become thinner, weaker, and more prone to fracture. Not only do you lose bone, you can gradually lose inches in height.
Osteogene™ helps reverse this destructive cycle. It actually halts the abnormal breakdown of bone by slowing down bone-destroying osteoclasts. So it reduces bone loss by saving healthy bone from being needlessly destroyed. Now, you don’t have to go to a tavern to get hops because I included Osteogene™ in Ultimate Bone Support to give you an added boost to stave off bone loss.
The Collagen Secret – (to a “hard as nails” skeleton).
You probably don’t think of your bones as connective tissue, but they are! Collagen, the main building block of connective tissue, is a crucial ingredient in bone tissue. Why is collagen so important? Think about building a wall out of plaster. You need wire mesh to hold the wall together. Then you put plaster over the mesh to solidify it. When it comes to your bones, collagen acts as the mesh and minerals act as the plaster.
An amino acid called L-lysinehelps lay down the “mesh” that holds your bones together by linking together collagen fibers. This builds the foundation for strong, flexible bones, as well as cartilage. In fact, lysine is a necessary building block for all protein, and promotes tissue repair as well as recovery from muscle injuries.
Lysine also helps your body better absorb the calcium you get and is best to take it in a supplement to ensure you get enough each day. That’s why I’ve included it in Ultimate Bone Support to help you maintain a “hard as nails” skeleton.
Vitamin D – (the “sunshine” vitamin).
Unless you get at least 15 minutes of sun exposure three days a week, without sunscreen, you are not getting enough of it. In fact, the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine just raised its recommended daily amount of vitamin D to 800 IU for adults over age 70. And their research shows you can take vitamin D safely up to 4,000 IU daily.
In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 50% of women hospitalized for hip fractures were found to have a vitamin D deficiency. In a large controlled study, the New England Journal of Medicine, found a 43% reduction in the number of hip fractures in those treated with 800 IU of vitamin D.
Vitamin D3 is the natural form of vitamin D your body makes on its own when it’s exposed to sunlight. It’s also the easiest form for your bones to absorb.
Boron is an important nutrient for healthy bones and joints. Not only does it help get calcium and other minerals into your bones to keep them strong, it promotes proper bone metabolism to help slow bone loss. Multiple studies show boron increases bone strength and preserves bone mass.
Silicon is required for forming collagen and connective tissue. It is also needed for your bones to absorb calcium in the early stages of bone formation. In the well-known Framingham Heart Study, researchers linked silicon intake to higher bone density.
Manganese is a trace mineral that’s used by the body to promote bone growth and the development of cartilage and joint fluid. Studies show manganese slows the loss of bone mass and is required for normal bone formation. Another study found a lower rate of bone loss in women who took manganese, zinc, and copper along with calcium, compared to those who took calcium only.
Copper is needed for making collagen, which makes up your bones, joints, and other connective tissue. In studies of both healthy adult men and elderly, bed-ridden patients, increased copper intake slowed bone loss by reducing the breakdown of bone.
Zinc provides many health benefits to your bones> It’s vital for proper bone formation and mineral uptake. Zinc has been shown to promote normal bone growth in adolescent girls and in babies before they are born. Plus, a study on men shows it can increase bone formation.
Putting It All Together
You can see how all ten nutrients you get in Ultimate Bone Support act as a team to promote bone health. From building new bone to slowing bone loss to creating strong connective tissue, all your bases are covered when you take this advanced bone-building formula each day.
Plus, Ultimate Bone Support is so much easier than mixing and matching different nutrients to try to get the ideal combination. All the work has already been done for you! You’re assured of getting the right amounts, so you don’t take too little of one nutrient or too much of another. In fact, you can safely take this formula along with your regular multivitamin, since it’s designed to fill any bone-building “gaps” and complement the levels of nutrients you’re already getting.
1. Fuchs’ Bone Support. We like the formula and the information is below.
2. Nature’s Life Calcium Citrate and Malate. This is a much less expensive alternative for those on a budget – and is the 2nd best formula we’ve found. It also has some calcium and magnesium in it.
3. A Combination. We have found the best is a combination of the two. A person can take 1-2 of Bone Support 1x a day, and 1-2 of Nature’s Life another time to add a little calcium and magnesium if wanted with many of the nutrients Fuchs recommends.
(ImportantNote:) We think Dr. Fuchs just contracted with Advanced Bionutritionals and is not responsible for their actions. We had several difficulties however:
- When we ordered, they automatically included 6 products that we didn’t order or notice.
- When we check our email confirmation, we noticed the additional price.
- When we immediately called to cancel, we were told by 2 different people that we had to wait for 1 ½ hours before they could “see” our order. (fib???)
- After waiting, we called and, sure enough, our order had “already been sent”. We couldn’t cancel it. (fib again,???)
- We were told that, when we receive the order, just refuse it and it will go back to them. When they get it back, they will refund us. (The pressure is on us to remember – and later check to make sure they refunded us.)