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Ingredient Origin

(Summary) PM NextG Cal® and PM NextG Cal® Kids use raw materials from reputable, quality sources. This page offers some brief information on the origin of the materials used in these two formulas.

Keywords: bone health vitamin D3 MCHA vitamin K1 K2 sources supplement pregnancy breastfeeding sports nutrition deficiency

Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite (MCHA) from Australia

cow-smallPM NextG Cal® and PM NextG Cal® Kids use pure Australian hydroxyapatite (in microcrystalline form) (or MCHA). It is a concentrated MCHA derived from young Australian bovine bone. It contains calcium and phosphorous at the natural ratio in bone, as well as many other trace elements and collagen, also found naturally in bone. The material is processed at biological temperature to maintain the integrity of the component molecules.

Australia has had no incidence of infectious diseases that can sometimes be contracted from meat and its by-products, such as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE, or “Mad Cow” disease).  Border authorities in Australia have strict protocols in place to prevent entry of this type of disease into the country.  This means that the MCHA in PM NextG Cal® and PM NextG Cal® Kids may be among the safest sources of MCHA in the world.  Further information about border quarantine regulations and food safety standards in Australia can be found by clicking onto this link.

Vitamin K2 as MenaQ7 from Norway
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PM NextG Cal® Kids contains Vitamin K2 as MenaQ7 PURE

Researched, developed and manufactured by NattoPharma in Norway, MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7 is the only clinically researched vitamin K2 for bone and heart health, and the only patented vitamin K2 for heart health. This material has an impressive research backup, most recently a 3-year, human clinical trial published in Osteoporosis International.

MenaQ7®:

  • Is the only brand offering vitamin K2 proven in clinical trials*
  • Is All trans-isomer vitamin K2
  • Supports the development and maintenance of strong, healthy  bones
  • Patented in Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Europe

Vitamins K1 & D3 from Europe

Vitamin K1 and vitamin D3 in PM NextG Cal® and PM NextG Cal® Kids come from quality, reputable sources in Europe (Switzerland) and Australia. They both comply with the current pharmacopeia USP and BP.

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See reference & research
  1. 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.
  2. Ikeda Y, Iki M, Morita A, Kajita E, Kagamimori S, Kagawa Y, et al. Intake of fermented soybeans, natto, is associated with reduced bone loss in postmenopausal women: Japanese Population-Based Osteoporosis (JPOS) Study. The Journal of nutrition. 2006;136(5):1323-8. Epub 2006/04/15.
  3. Sato T, Schurgers LJ, Uenishi K. Comparison of menaquinone-4 and menaquinone-7 bioavailability in healthy women. Nutrition journal. 2012;11:93. Epub 2012/11/13.