OsteoPrev is formulated to nutritionally support the metabolic and structural framework upon which bone is formed. Studies show calcium is only one of the important elements for healthy bones.
Required for normal intestinal calcium absorption, vitamin D will decrease in the body with lack of sunlight, decreased dietary intake and malabsorption, all common occurrences in the elderly.
The biggest value of folic acid as it relates to bone health is its involvement in homocysteine metabolism. Studies have shown that high homocysteine levels can be associated with bone loss due to the adverse effect of homocysteine on bone.
Shown to reduce urinary excretion of calcium by 44% and significantly increased serum concentrations of the important hormone, 17?-estradiol.
A plant estrogen-like compound studied in both animal and human trials, ipriflavone is believed to slow the rate of bone loss and may even increase the rate of bone formation. Women with osteoporosis given 600 mg per day of ipriflavone had a six percent increase in bone mineral density after twelve months, while the placebo group lost 0.3 percent in bone density.