CALCIUM – BONEMATE™
Calcium – Bonemate – This nutritional supplement contains substantial levels of important nutrients, such as calcium citrate malate and ipriflavone, and offers an effective formula for health bone and teeth.*
Bone is not a hard and lifeless structure – rather, it is a complex, living tissue that completely regenerates about every eight years. Certain cells repair bone and draw calcium from the blood for deposit into bone tissue, while other cells break down old bone tissue. Because bones are constantly changing, they can heal and are profoundly affected by diet and exercise.*
Unicity is pleased to provide a nutritional supplement that supports bone health. We’ve named it BoneMate™ because it works in partnership with the Core Health™ to maximize health.*
BoneMate™ contains three main ingredients to support the health of bone tissue and teeth*:
Ostivone™ has been clinically shown to support bone mineral density, assist the body in slowing bone loss, and support the benefits of taking calcium.* This nutrient is scientifically known as ipriflavone, part of the bioflavonoid family of compounds commonly found in plants.
Calcium citrate malate, or CCM, is a patented form of calcium that has been studied in postmenopausal women. Women who consumed CCM experienced less bone loss than those who took an alternative calcium supplement or did not supplement with calcium.*
Magnesium is a key mineral for maintaining bone tissue. The body makes use of magnesium in its metabolism of calcium.
What it will do for you:
This new bone supplement is important to overall health, particularly looking ahead to the retirement years, when bone-related problems become a big concern.*
During our youth, bones grow in length and density. During the teen years, maximum height is reached, but bones continue to grow denser until about age 30, when peak bone density is attained. As adulthood continues, our bones slowly start to lose density and strength, and we become targets for diseases such as osteoporosis late in life, in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. It’s never too late to start strengthening our bones for the future.*
While women are four times more likely than men to develop osteoporosis, bone health is important for men too. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, two million American men have osteoporosis, and another three million are at risk. Each year men suffer one-third of all hip fractures that occur, and one-third of these men will not survive more than a year. In addition to hip fractures, older men also experience painful and debilitating fractures of the spine, wrist, and other bones due to osteoporosis.*
Most of us are aware of the need to plan for retirement. Wisdom dictates that we set aside a little with each paycheck so we will have funds to draw on after we stop working. The same concept applies when looking ahead to our health in retirement years. In fact, we can think of our bones as a savings account. Our accounts contain only as much bone mass as we deposit. The critical years for building bone mass are from prior to adolescence to about age 30 – but no matter where we are in life, taking steps now to increase bone health will allow us to stand taller and firmer in our senior years.
The bones of the skeletal system obtain their strength from the deposition of calcium salt hydroxyapatite. Because of this, calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. In fact, nearly 99 percent of the body’s calcium is deposited in the bones. This calcium reservoir also plays an important role in the maintenance of proper calcium levels in the blood and body fluids, which is important in proper functioning of many other physiological processes, such as blood clotting, nerve function, muscle contraction and relaxation, regulation of enzyme activity, and nerve function.*
Calcium is constantly being deposited in and removed from bones. In order to maintain proper bone strength and structure, it is vital to keep deposition and removal of calcium in balance. This is achieved through a number of physiological mechanisms, which rely on the presence of various hormones to control calcium levels. Calcium cannot be manufactured by the body and must be obtained through the diet. Significant amounts of calcium need to be consumed daily to replace that lost from the bones.*
As a person ages, bone resorption (loss of calcium from bones) tends to accelerate to make up for decreased calcium intakes. Osteoporosis, or brittle-bone disease, is caused by inadequate dietary intake and absorption of calcium, which results in increased bone resorption.
In order to ensure an adequate supply of calcium, individuals can increase their consumption of calcium through diet or supplementation. Calcium absorption is enhanced by the presence of vitamin D, which increases the transport of calcium from the gastrointestinal tract into the blood. In addition, the mineral magnesium aids in the absorption of calcium. However, since magnesium and calcium compete with each other for intestinal absorption, an excess intake of one over the other may actually impair calcium absorption.*
Q. If I am already experiencing the first signs of osteoporosis, should I still supplement with this product?
A. Your doctor would have you increase your calcium intake as part of your treatment protocol. Consult with your health care professional to find out if this product is right for you.
Q. Isn’t it too late to improve bone health after the age of 30?
A. It’s never too late to attempt to remineralize lost bone density.
Q. If I take this product, but I don’t do any kind of exercise, will it still help me?
A. The BoneMate formulation is meant to aid in the deposition of calcium into bone regardless of physical exercise.