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Recommendation #8:
Protecting Your Bones (Women And Men)

Why do those who take calcium supplements still suffer from a loss of bone mineral density? One reason is that most people do not take enough calcium to offset the amount being lost in the course of normal aging.

Another problem overlooked by most doctors is the fact that bone density loss is not just associated with calcium deficiency, but also with an insufficient intake of a host of other nutrients including magnesium and vitamin D3.1-6 In order for calcium to help maintain healthy bones, adequate amounts of vitamin D3,3,7 zinc,8-10 magnesium,11 manganese,12 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.13-15

While loss of bone mineral density is more commonly experienced by women, aging men can also have this issue.16 Both men and women may suffer significant deficits of magnesium if they do not supplement. Magnesium is not only needed to maintain strong bones, but it is critical to promoting a healthy vascular system.17,18 In fact, magnesium is critical for facilitating hundreds of enzymatic reactions that our bodies require to maintain optimal health.19,20

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 elemental milligrams* of calcium from three different forms, along with the critically important nutrients magnesium,11,21-23 boron,1,3,24-29 zinc,8-10,30 silicon,31-33 manganese12,34 and vitamin D 7,35-38 needed for healthy bones.

In fact, the boron in this formula, called FruiteX B® Osteo-Boron®, is a boron/carbohydrate 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.26-29 Additionally, Bone Restore now contains 300 mg of magnesium.

One reason why aging people suffer bone 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 stomach.

Women should take four capsules daily of Bone Restore, whereas men may only require three capsules daily. Maintaining an optimal vitamin D blood level, ensuring adequate vitamin K intake, and maintaining youthful hormone balance also helps maximize bone density.

The retail price for 120 capsules of Bone Restore is $22.00. If a member of Life Extension buys four bottles, the price is reduced to only $14.25 per bottle. Bone Restore is now available with Vitamin K2 (MK-7) for those not getting their vitamin K from Super Booster or Super K with Advanced K2 Complex. The retail price for 150 capsules of Bone Restore with Vitamin K2 is $26.00. If a member of Life Extension buys four bottles, the price is reduced to only $17.25 per bottle.

Note: Those who take Super Booster or Super K usually do not need additional vitamin K2. They should order Bone Restore without vitamin K2 . Those taking the anti-coagulant drug Coumadin ® (warfarin) should use BONE RESTORE without vitamin K2 .

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