Why These Natural Ingredients?
Researchers reporting in the New England Journal of Medicine found a
41% reduction in vertebral fractures over 3 years when adding strontium
to a stable calcium and vitamin D diet regimen. While calcium is important,
calcium uptake is severely limited when taken as a single ingredient
supplement. Pro Bono provides multiple ingredient sources for calcium
to maximize uptake, and a therapeutically dosed 1000 mg of strontium.
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
Vitamin K is required for the synthesis of osteocalcin, a bone protein
integral for bone formation. Osteocalcin provides the structure and order
to bone tissue; without it, bones would be fragile and easily broken.
In humans, vitamin K levels fall during recovery from a fracture evidencing
that this nutrient is actually drawn from the rest of the body to the
site of the fracture.
Vitamin D is known to be responsible for day-to-day maintenance of calcium
and mineral homeostasis. Further, vitamin D is proven to support healthy
bone density, an important component of strong bones. Many researchers
point to an unrecognized epidemic of vitamin D deficiency among older
Americans, suggesting that of those 200,000+ persons who suffer hip fractures
each year, many are vitamin D deficient.