Bone Health: Better Bones for Life

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Strontium Citrate Demonstrates its Safety and Effectiveness

Introduction to Strontium In 2002, AOR introduced the world’s first strontium citrate as a dietary supplement for bone health. There have been some recent concerns about strontium’s safety as well as a lack of information regarding strontium citrate. The goal of this article is to discuss the foundations of such concerns and to increase awareness about new research on the safety and effectiveness of strontium citrate. Strontium is a natural element. In nature, it is found in highest amounts in the ocean and consequently in certain bony fish. 99% of the strontium found in the human body is in the

Nitric Oxide and Bone Cell Formation

Nitric Oxide (NO) is a simple molecule consisting of one atom of nitrogen and one of oxygen, making it even simpler than water. Research into the effects of this small but important molecule began in the 1970’s when scientists started to examine why blood vessels relaxed when certain compounds were added. In 1998, 20-some years after this research first began, a Nobel Prize was awarded to these researchers for their breakthrough discoveries regarding NO. Over the last two decades NO research has continued to grow, and there has been an exponential increase in the number of publications on this fascinating

Choosing the Right Calcium Supplement

We know that several factors are important for bone health such as a healthy diet and lifestyle which includes the avoidance of smoking and excess caffeine, sodium and alcohol. Proper intake of several bone building nutrients, one of which is calcium, is also important. But don’t forget, in order for calcium to be efficiently used by the body, many nutrient cofactors are necessary such as vitamin D, vitamin K, magnesium, boron and others. Ensuring that you are taking the best form of calcium for your body will not only benefit your bones, but will also save you from spending money

Bone Health Nutrients

Calcium is only one of many different components necessary to help build and maintain strong bones. It accounts for approximately 20% of the entire makeup of bone, while the other 80% is made up of phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, and many other minerals, as well as collagen protein. Several other bone building nutrients that significantly influence bone building and bone health include: magnesium, boron, strontium, vitamin D, vitamin K and Milk Basic Protein. This article presents a snapshot of the most important bone health nutrients and their roles in influencing bone development. The Many Roles of Calcium Calcium is a mineral

Skeletal Development and its Influential Factors

A typical adult human skeleton consists of 206 bones. The skeleton gives support to the body and acts as a reservoir of various minerals. In spite of its solid appearance, the bone constitutes a very dynamic tissue that undergoes a continuous process of formation and resorption. The complex molecular mechanisms regulating bone remodeling are not fully understood, but we know that it involves a crosstalk between two types of cells: bone breakdown and resorption cells called osteoclasts and cells that form bone called osteoblasts. Osteoclasts degrade the mineral matrix in response to a variety of signals, while osteoblasts deposit new