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Bone Restore with Vitamin K2
120 capsules
Item Catalog Number: 01727

Throughout life, cells known as osteoblasts construct bone matrix and fill it with calcium. At the same time, osteoclasts work just as busily to tear down and resorb bone. This fine balance is regulated by many factors, including systemic hormones and cytokines. Bone mass reaches its peak by the middle of the third decade of life and plateaus for about ten years, during which time bone turnover is constant, with bone formation approximately equaling bone resorption.1,2

As our bodies age, this fine balance is lost. As the relative hormone levels shift in midlife — more drastically in women than in men — the osteoclasts gain the upper hand and bone mass begins to dwindle. Some bone is already being lost by the time women reach menopause, but the rate of loss can increase up to tenfold during the first five years after menopause.2-4

Bone density loss is not just associated with calcium deficiency, but also with an insufficient intake of a host of other nutrients5-12 including magnesium11,12 and vitamin D3.13,14 In order for calcium to help maintain healthy bones, adequate amounts of vitamin D3, zinc,15,16 magnesium,17 manganese,9 and other nutrients should be available so that calcium and phosphorus can be incorporated into the bone matrix. Additionally, many forms of calcium are not particularly well absorbed.18-20

While loss of bone mineral density is more commonly experienced by women, aging men can also have this issue.21 Both men and women may experience significant deficits of magnesium if they do not supplement. Bone Restore now contains 300 mg of magnesium. Magnesium is not only needed to maintain strong bones, but it is critical to promoting a healthy vascular system.22,23 In fact, magnesium is critical for facilitating hundreds of enzymatic reactions that our bodies require to maintain optimal health.24,25

To overcome the impediments that preclude aging adults from achieving optimal calcium status, Life Extension offers a proprietary comprehensive mineral formula called Bone Restore which has been designed to support healthy bone density and strength. Bone Restore provides 700 milligrams of elemental calcium from three different forms, along with the critically important nutrients magnesium,17 boron,5,26,27 zinc,8,15,16 silicon,28-30 manganese9 and vitamin D313,14 needed for healthy bones.

In fact, the boron in this formula, called FruiteX B® OsteoBoron®, is a calcium/carbohydrate/boron complex, similar to what is found in fruits and vegetables and is more bioavailable than boron citrate. Scientific research has established the beneficial effects of boron on the strength of bones and joints.5,31-34

One reason why aging people experience bone mineral density loss even though they are taking calcium supplements is that they may not be absorbing enough elemental calcium. Bone Restore provides calcium in capsule form to ensure that it breaks down fully in the digestive tract.

Calcium and other minerals are best not taken with fiber, because fiber can interfere with their absorption.35-37 There is evidence that calcium from supplements and dairy foods may inhibit iron absorption, although it has been very difficult to distinguish between the effects of calcium on iron absorption versus other inhibitory factors, such as phytate.38-40 Although current understanding of this suggests that the inhibition of calcium on absorption of iron is of short duration and the body has adaptive mechanisms.41

Calcium supplements are best taken with meals. They should always be taken with a full glass of water, juice, or other liquid to enhance solubility.42 If calcium-containing formulas are taken only once daily, they may be best taken in the evening.43

An abundance of human clinical data reveals that vitamin K plays a critical role in maintaining healthy bone density by facilitating the transport of calcium from the bloodstream into the bone.44-48 Poor vitamin K status also results in increased circulating levels of undercarboxylated osteocalcin that is shown to be associated with increased bone loss in postmenopausal women.49,50

Vitamin K2 (menaquinones) is found in meat, eggs, and dairy products and is also made by bacteria in the human gut, which provides a certain amount of the human vitamin K requirement.51 Human studies show that vitamin K2 is up to ten times more bioavailable than K1. Vitamin K2 remains biologically active in the body far longer than K1.

In recent years, two forms of vitamin K2 have been extensively researched and the findings reveal vastly improved effects compared to K1. The MK-7 form of K2 remains bioavailable to the human body over a sustained 24-hour period and to higher levels (seven- to eightfold) during prolonged intake.48

So it’s not surprising that Bone Restore is now available with vitamin K2 (MK-7) for those not getting their vitamin K from Super Booster or Super K.

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2. Rheum Dis Clin N Am 33 (2007) 149-176
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4. Bone. 2001 Mar;28(3):327-31.
5. Magnes Trace Elem. 1990;9(2):61-9.
6. Curr Pharm Des.2003;9(32):2687-704.
7. Ann Nutr Metab. 2002;46(6):249-53.
8. J Int Med Res. 2007 Sep-Oct;35(5):692-5.
9. J Nutr. 1994 Jul;124(7):1060-4.
10. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2006;46(8):621-8.
11. Magnes Res. 1993 Jun;6(2):155-63.
12. J Reprod Med. 1990 May;35(5):503-7.
13. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Jun;95(6):2630-3.
14. Am J Clin Nutr. 1995 Mar;61(3 Suppl):638S-45S.
15. Ann Nutr Metab. 2009;54(3):218-26 
16. Toxic Sci. 2006 Jul;92(1):286-94 
17. PDR for Nutritional Supplements, 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Co.; 2001:288-95.
18. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 1999 Oct;45(5):509-17.
19. Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol. 1995 Sep;17(7):437-42.
20. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2010;45(2):133-8.
21. Osteoporos Int. 2009 Jul;20(7):1175-82.  
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23. Br J Sports Med. 2006 Sep;40(9): 773-8.
24. Front Biosci. 2004 May 1;9:1278-93.
25. South Med J. 2001 Dec;94(12):1195-201.
26. PDR for Nutritional Supplements, 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Co.; 2001:60-3.
27. Environ Health Perspect. 1994 Nov;102 Suppl 7:59-63.
28. Bone. 2003 Feb;32(2):127-35.
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35. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 May;91(5):1461S-1467S.
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47. Natural Vitamin K2 as Menaquinone-7. Monograph April 2006
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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 4 capsules

Servings Per Container 30

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)

1000 IU

Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7)

200 mcg

Calcium (as DimaCal® dicalcium malate, TRAACS® calcium bisglycinate chelate, calcium fructoborate)

700 mg

Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)

300 mg

Zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate)

2 mg

Manganese (as manganese amino acid chelate)

1 mg

Silicon [from horsetail (Equisetum arvense) extract (herb)]

5 mg

Boron (calcium fructoborate as patented Fruitex B® OsteoBoron®)

3 mg

Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), vegetable stearate, maltodextrin, dicalcium phosphate, corn starch.

Fruitex B® and OsteoBoron® are registered trademarks of VDF Futureceuticals, Inc. U.S. patent #5,962,049.
DimaCal® and TRAACS® are registered trademarks of Albion Laboratories, Inc.
Malate is covered by U.S. Patent 6,706,904 and patents pending.

Dosage and Use
  • Take four capsules daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
  • Scientific studies suggest calcium supplementation in divided doses with food in the morning and evening may yield the best results.
  • Maintaining an optimal vitamin D blood level also helps maximize calcium absorption.
Caution

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

Warnings

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  • Simple to take (3)

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    5.0

    I am a believer!

    By Dave

    from Clarence, NY

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      Comments about Life Extension Bone Restore with Vitamin K2, 120 capsules:

      After a less than desirable bone scan I started taking LE Bone Restore with K2 on a daily basis using the guidelines on the bottle. Now after my last bone scan which was about 6-7 months after the first one it showed I was a bit above normal according to the WHO recommendations.

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      5.0

      Bone Restore did exactly that!

      By usanbobana

      from Grand Junction, CO

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        Comments about Life Extension Bone Restore with Vitamin K2, 120 capsules:

        I started using this after a bone scan showed decreased bone density. The following year my DEXA scan was back to normal with good numbers - and no Rx drugs needed.

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        4.0

        I would buy this product again

        By LK

        from Colorado

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          Comments about Life Extension Bone Restore with Vitamin K2, 120 capsules:

          I use Bone Restore every day, but do not always take the full daily dose of 5 capsules.

          I use LEF products extensively and trust them. I often recommend LEF products to family, friends, and anyone who is interested in learning how to support their health.

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          5.0

          Happy long-time user

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            Comments about Life Extension Bone Restore with Vitamin K2, 120 capsules:

            I've been taking these for years, and my bi-yearly bone scans have been better than expected considering my family history. I appreciate that LE is always improving products.

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