Complete Formula for Bone Health
Calcium supplements are available everywhere, but most only contain a combination of calcium and vitamin D. With the addition of vitamin K and the added benefit of phosphorus from MCHA, Max Biocare presents two complete bone health formulas which are more comprehensive than others on the market. Here we will share how the ingredients in PM NextG Cal® and PM NextG Cal® Kids work together as functional formulas.
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All together now…
How do the ingredients work together? Imagine if they were people trying to accomplish something. That something is bone building. If your body were a building site, and its task was building bones, each ingredient in PM NextG Cal® and PM NextGCal® Kids would have different jobs, in combination with the others.
Vitamin D is the foreman –
Telling other nutrients what to do and where they are best used, and how much of them is allowed to enter. Vitamin D can collect its workers, calcium and phosphorus, by helping them absorb in the intestines and helping regulate their delicate ratio. From there it takes them into the bloodstream, and to their task of bone building, via the liver and kidneys.
Vitamin K is the brick maker –
Who attaches to raw proteins (clay) and helps them bind to Calcium, so they can be used for building bones (bricks).
Calcium and phosphorus are the bricks and mortar –
Found in MCHA, they work together with our body’s naturally produced structural proteins (Collagen, which forms structures, and osteocalcin, which directs nutrients to bones) to create a strong, dense and solid structure.
As you can see from our “bone-building workers”, all the ingredients in PM NextG Cal® and PM NextG Cal® Kids work together as a complete formula to promote building, development and maintenance of strong and healthy bones. Studies show that vitamin D and calcium work more effectively together than alone (1, 2). Vitamin K supports bone growth and density by changing proteins for building (3, 4), whilst MCHA provides the right balance of calcium and phosphorus.
See reference & research
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2. Knapen MH, Schurgers LJ, Vermeer C. Vitamin K2 supplementation improves hip bone geometry and bone strength indices in postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA. 2007;18(7):963-72. Epub 2007/02/09.
3. Koitaya N, Sekiguchi M, Tousen Y, Nishide Y, Morita A, Yamauchi J, et al. Low-dose vitamin K2 (MK-4) supplementation for 12 months improves bone metabolism and prevents forearm bone loss in postmenopausal Japanese women. J Bone Miner Metab. 2014;32(2):142-50. Epub 2013/05/25.
4. Fujita Y, Iki M, Tamaki J, Kouda K, Yura A, Kadowaki E, et al. Association between vitamin K intake from fermented soybeans, natto, and bone mineral density in elderly Japanese men: the Fujiwara-kyo Osteoporosis Risk in Men (FORMEN) study. Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA. 2012;23(2):705.