Bone-Up Vegan 120 tablets - a vegan source of calcium for strong bones | Jarrow Formulas

Vegan Bone-Up 120 tablets - a vegan source of calcium for strong bones | Jarrow Formulas

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Jarrow Formulas Vegan Bone Up, provides calcium citrate, a vegetarian/vegan source of the essential mineral calcium and a form that has demonstrated superior absorption. Also, VEGETARIAN/VEGAN Bone-Up® is formulated with vitamin K2 as MK-7 (a more bioavailable form of vitamin K) and vitamin D2 to support the deposition of calcium into the bones as well as to assist in building up the organic bone matrix. Potassium citrate is also added for optimal osteo support.

Adequate calcium and vitamin D as part of a healthful diet, along with physical activity (above all weight bearing exercise), may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life. For best results use with JarroSil, the biologically activated silicon.

• improves bone density when combined with regular weight bearing exercise and a healthy diet
• contains additional nutrients for healthy joints
• suitable for men and women of all ages, children and even pets

background reading
The human skeleton contains at least 270 distinct bones at birth. By adulthood, the number shrinks to 206 as young bones fuse and grow together. Yet even after reaching maturity, the skeleton is continually “remodeled” throughout life. The number of bones may no longer change, but what remains is just as dynamic.
Between 2 - 4% of the skeleton is normally broken-down and rebuilt each year in an ongoing dance between osteoclasts and osteoblasts.
With age, however, bone-resorption and bone-building can fall out of balance. This is especially true in women, who typically lose 30% of their skeletal density between ages 45 and 75 as estrogen levels change. Yet in men, those same decades often result in a 15% loss.
And despite the negative effects becoming noticeable with age, it’s clear that what we do for our bones along the way greatly impacts how they will fare down the road.

Calcium: Just a Start
The average adult skeleton amounts to roughly 14% of total body weight, with 1,000-1,200 grams being calcium alone. Undoubtedly calcium is important. Nevertheless, research indicates that 85% of women over the age of 20 and 50% of men over 35 consume less than the RDI (Recommended Daily Intake) for calcium. Making matters worse are diets high in sugar, protein (especially animal protein), caffeine and alcohol—all of which can cause calcium depletion from bones. The phosphoric acid in colas is particularly damaging as it binds calcium and makes it unavailable. Vegetarian Bone-Up provides 100% of the RDI for calcium in each serving. The vegan form of calcium utilized, calcium citrate, readily ionizes to facilitate absorption.
The connection between calcium and bone-health is solid enough that the FDA has issued an approved health claim in relation to osteoporosis: “Adequate calcium as part of a healthful diet, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis in later life.” But although calcium is a critical component of bone-tissue it is far from the only one.

Beyond Calcium
Magnesium (Mg), another under-consumed mineral, is necessary for skeletal health with 60% of bodily stores found in bone. Women with failing bone health tend to show diminished magnesium levels. Mg affects the level of parathyroid hormone (PTH), a critical regulator of calcium homeostasis affecting bone turnover. Mg is also necessary for the hydroxylation of dietary vitamin D, a process that converts it into the bioactive form called calcitriol.

Vitamin D helps regulate the absorption and excretion of calcium and phosphorous, necessary elements for producing bone-mineral, hydroxyapatite. It also stimulates the synthesis of osteocalcin—a protein directly involved in bone mineralization and calcium homeostasis. Numerous studies have shown that vitamin D intake promotes balanced remodeling and strong bone-building from childhood through senescence.

Vitamin K is essential for the carboxylation (i.e. activation) of specific bone proteins needed for building bone. Vitamin K also discourages unwanted calcium deposition in arteries. Vitamin K2, especially as menaquinone-7 (MK-7), is the more bioavailable form of vitamin K. K2 has a significantly longer biological half-life, remaining in circulation much longer than vitamin K1. MK-7 is the same type of vitamin K2 found in natto (from fermented soybeans), which is attributed as a time-honored secret to bone-health in Japanese women.

Zinc and manganese are present in small quantities in bone and help maintain the activity of bone-building cells, osteoblasts.
Vitamin C helps form collagen, the connective tissue that makes-up about 1/3 the weight of bone and imparts flexibility and durability.
In addition, the enzyme responsible for further strengthening (i.e. cross-linking) collagen-fibers requires copper.
Boron has been shown to reduce urinary losses of calcium and magnesium when daily intake reaches 3mg/day.
Finally, potassium helps support alkalization of the body so it is less apt to dissolve bone to neutralize an overly acidic systemic pH.

Living Formula for a Living Skeleton
The original Bone-Up® was first introduced over twenty years ago, but similar to your bones Bone-Up remains alive and dynamic.
As bone research uncovers additional insights about bone health, the entire Bone-Up family of products is updated to reflect those advances.

Often imitated, the Bone-Up family remains the tried and trusted leader for bone health. Over 1 billion Bone-Up capsules and tablets have been sold!

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Can vitamin D help combat infectious diseases like COVID-19?

Most people know how important vitamin D is to maintain good bone health, but less well known is how it improves immune health. 
Until recently that is, when a study was published about hospital patients with COVID-19 were treated with a special form of vitamin D (calcifediol, which is how vitamin D looks like once it is converted in the liver, which may take up to a week).
The difference in outcome was quite remarkable: there was only one casualty among patients that were treated and far fewer had to be transferred to intensive care. Since then there's been a vastly increased interest for vitamin D supplementation.
We decided to dig a little further and found compelling evidence for its efficacy. Actually the evidence has been around for several years already, but was slow to trickle down to the general public (or physicians). 
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many people are wondering how to keep themselves healthy. You know that social distancing, working from home and staying inside in general is one way to protect yourself, but are there other measures you can take?
Boosting your immune system is one of the best things you can do because it is your body's key defense when it comes to fighting a virus. Even if you are exposed to a virus, the coronavirus COVID-19 or others, if your immune system is strong, you have a better chance of not getting sick. 
Vitamin C is a popular choice for supporting immunity, but another key nutrient for your immune system is vitamin D. 
It turns out that vitamin D, is every bit as important as its vitamin C or other antioxidants whenever the immune system is under attack, like during a cold or flu.
Here’s how this underestimated vitamin can help boost immunity and fight viral infections.

Vitamin K and heart health

Experts are recommending that people do what they can to boost their immune systems to work on their immunity and strengthen their defense mechanisms to better combat infection and spread of this virus.
According to a recent study conducted in partnership with the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht, foods rich in vitamin K have been helpful in the battle, and a deficiency may worsen the symptoms of COVID-19. 
This virus is known to cause degradation of elastic fibers in the lungs as well as blood clots, vitamin K has been shown to be helpful in the production of proteins that regulate clotting. As such experts have linked the consumption of foods that are rich in vitamin K to blood vessels, bones, and the lungs.
Because of a recent case in the Netherlands about excessive lead exposure in a school for young children, we were asked how to avoid lead poisoning. Hence why we present you this blog article. 

How to avoid lead poisoning

Although exposure to lead has decreased within the last two decades, it is still a concern and caution is advised, especially for children who have access to toys with lead-based paint or individuals who live in older homes. In some instances, lead can leach from the main water pipes and into the household water supply. If exposed to lead, eating a healthy diet can help reduce its absorption by the body.

When lead is consumed, research shows it can cause learning and behavior problems; as it accumulates, it can cause lasting problems with growth and development. Infants and children are at a higher risk because they absorb lead more quickly than adults, in addition to being more likely to put non-food items that might contain lead in their mouth.  

Why are multivitamins important for your health?

Sometimes, when your only source of news is from mainstream media, it seems as if taking nutritional supplements is worse than taking medicines. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Especially multivitamins and fish oil can be your cheapest way to top health in addition to a healthy diet. People following healthy diets, are as rare as diamonds and it most certainly doesn't mean following the latest fad diet where you must buy expensive exotic ingredients to be doing it right.

Sadly this is possible when the general public is not being educated properly. Even our national nutritional council (Voedingscentrum) still keeps spouting how you should be consuming artificial margarine instead of real butter as it 'contains extra vitamin D' while butter from grass-fed cows will contain this naturally.

However, there is one truth that is universally embraced by almost everyone: in order to become healthier one has to consumer larger amounts of vegetables and fruits and less heavily processed foods. The sad truth is how most Dutch citizens don't even ingest 200 grams of vegetables and fruit on a given day, a far cry from the recommended 500 grams never mind the optimal 750 grams that is considered to be ideal when you're striving from longevity.

What is the relationship between religion and food?

In the past few weeks two different incidents made me stop and pause to think how much eating or not eating meat is starting to divide our society.
A vegan lifestyle, which once was a complete rarity in our country, seems to have become popular overnight among the hip and happening crowd.
This is in stark contrast with the general public, which is still very much in love with their steak and bacon.
A good example of that contrast was shown in the way the general public as well as vegans responded to the December edition of Allerhande, a popular supermarket magazine. People who like to celebrate Christmas in a traditional way, lamented the absence of classic meat-heavy recipes, while vegans rejoiced about the multitude of creative vegan recipes.
Because the complaints as well as the compliments were so vocal and heart-felt, it struck me how much veganism or refusal of it has almost become a religion of its own.
The loud complaints were nothing compared to the antisemitic vitriol that was spewn when the popular Palestinian vlogger Nas (Daily) decided to make an episode about Tel Aviv, the vegan capital of the world.

All this made me curious about the relation between religion and food laws and more specifically islamic and jewish food laws as well as to the reasons why even non-religious people get so worked up about food guidelines they are living by.

Can zinc deficiency cause depression?

The health benefits of zinc include a proper functioning of the immune and digestive systems, controlled diabetes, reduction in stress levels, improved metabolism, and an increased rate of healing for acne and wounds. Also, it is helpful in terms of pregnancy, hair care, eczema, weight loss, night blindness, cold, eye care, appetite loss, and many other conditions.

What is the importance of zinc?
Zinc plays a vital role in protein synthesis and helps regulate the cell production in the immune system of the human body. It is mostly found in the strongest muscles of the body and is found in especially high concentrations in the white and red blood cells, retina, skin, liver, kidneys, bones, and pancreas. The semen and the prostate gland in men also contain significant amounts of zinc.

In the human body, there are more than 300 different enzymes that require zinc to function normally. Researchers believe that 3,000 proteins (out of approximately 100,000) have this vital mineral.

A normal person has two to three grams of zinc at any given time. There are organs in the human body which secrete it, such as the salivary gland, the prostate gland, and the pancreas. Even cells involved in the activity of the immune system secrete zinc. It is used up in various metabolic processes and eliminated through normal excretory and urinary channels, so it needs to be replenished often. If it isn’t, you will begin to suffer from deficiency symptoms.

Can you be addicted to cheese?

A few days ago, a friend challenged me to go vegan for a day! While I've been a lax vegetarian (lax as in sometimes eating fish) for well over 15 years, I've never ever gone further and banned all animal-derived products from my diet. The most obvious ones being dairy and honey.

Of the two, giving up honey makes the most sense, knowing how much work these hard working bees that are in fact, even an endangered species put into making honey. Given how important these adorable little insects are for nearly every plant species that needs pollination, it makes sense to think about building a so-called 'bee hotel' for them when you happen to have a lot of flowers and trees in your garden and aren't afraid of bees.

By chance, this weekend will be devoted to the first 'National Bee counting Day' on which Dutch citizens aree encouraged to count the amount of bees in your garden and if possible, specify which of the 100+ species it may be.

My response to giving up dairy was a lot more visceral! It was more like "you will need to pry it out of my cold dead fingers!"
With 'it' I am referring to most dairy products, with cheese, yoghurt and ice cream as the main comfort foods.
But is addiction to cheese a real thing? Or bread for that matter?

A multivitamin a day keeps the doctor away 

With so many supplements available, and a lot of supplement advertisements in sports magazines targeted at athletes, one is rarely seen: ads for a multivitamin and mineral. 

When you think about supplements, what are the first thoughts that go through your mind? Whey protein, nitric oxide, creatine, fat burners, or maybe something else? These are the ones that consume the ads.

What if I told you though that the most important supplement that you must have in your arsenal is not on this list? That is your basic multivitamin. From the chewable ones you took as a kid to the ones you have now. Oh, you don't take them? If not, you better change that immediately if you want to meet your fitness goals.

For the human body to complete all the tasks it has in a normal day, it must be given a wide and complex variety of vital nutrients. Becoming deficient in any one of these essential vitamins or minerals causes breakdown of the metabolic pathway that produces optimum efficiency and performance goes down quick. Obviously, this is NOT what you want!

Avoid this, or your bones will get weaker!

It is often said vegetarianism is a healthy choice when you want to live a long life. But what about bone mineral density?
Apparently, scientists wondered the same thing, so there are several studies in which a vegetarian lifestyle was examined in comparison with a traditional non-vegetarian lifestyle. A higher dietary acid load (caused by greater consumption of acid-forming foods, such as cereals and meat, than of alkali-forming foods, such as fruit and vegetables) is believed to result in bone mineral dissolution and greater bone resorption, which results in the release of carbonate, citrate, calcium, sodium, and potassium.

Hormones and osteoporosis

Over and over again, women are warned to start supplementing calcium and take up weight lifting once they are in their 40s as otherwise we will end up with frail bones at old age.

A vegan life

Over the past decades, a vegetarian life-style has become much more common and accepted than say just 25 years ago, when it was difficult to eat a satisfying meal away from home.
With the advent of wider vegetarian options, more and more people jump straight from a non-vegetarian lifestyle into veganism.

 Bone loss in menopause

Osteoporosis is a naturally occurring phenomenon when bones decrease in density, resulting in weakness and a higher likelihood to break.
Anyone can develop osteoporosis, not just women over 50 years but also men (generally over 70) or anyone who's been bedridden for a long time. The scary part is that bone loss happens without noticable symptoms until a bone breaks spontaneously after a fall that normally would only leave bruises.

recommended use
Take 1 to 6 tablets per day with meals, preferably dividing the number of tablets equally with each meal to facilitate maximum absorption, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.

this product contains per daily serving (6 tablets)
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 200 mg (333 % RDI)
Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) 1000 ie (250% old RDI)
vitamin K as MK-7 (Menaquinone 7 - vitamin K2) 45 mcg (13 % RDI)
calcium as calcium citrate 1000 mg (100 % RDI)
magnesium oxide 500 mg (125 % RDI)
zinc citrate 10 mg (67 % RDI)
copper gluconate 1 mg (50% RDI)
manganese citrate 1 mg (50 % RDI)
potassium citrate 99mg (3% RDI)
boron citrate 3 mg†

RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
Mineral amounts are elemental

active ingredients (calcium citrate, magnesium, ascorbic acid, potassium citrate, zinc citrate, boron citrate, copper gluconate, manganese citrate, ergocalciferol from yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, menaquinone), filler (cellulose, vegetable stearic acid, yeast, vegetable magnesium stearate), anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), food-grade coating.

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If you have a medical condition, are pregnant, lactating, or trying to conceive, or are taking medications (especially warfarin/Coumadin), consult your health care practitioner before using this product.

allergy information
contains soy (in trace amounts)
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)

suitable for vegetarians and vegans

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