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What is Osteoarthritis (OA)?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. This degenerative joint disease can affect hips, knees, spine, and fingers by causing a breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Over 10 million Americans suffer from some form of OA.


What is Type I Collagen?

Type I Collagen is a protein that is the key component to support and form bone, muscle, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and vertebral discs. Increased Type I Collagen increases the tensile strength of cartilage and bone.


What is Bioavailability?

Bioavailability refers to the rate that a substance is dissolved into the gastrointestinal tract. As a beverage mix, the high quality nutritional supplements that comprise O3 Bone & Joint Formulas offer the highest degree of bioavailability; up to 90% absorption. This is substantial in comparison with a typical pill, which offers only 10 to 15% bioavailability.


Can I prevent OP and OA?

The Osteoporosis Institute stated, “Preventative measures may be achieved during childhood by increasing peak bone mass with calcium and exercise…but also by using Vitamin D and Calcium supplements for late prevention in the elderly.” [Osteoporosis Institute, 1994; 4 Suppl 1:76-6]

Any woman over the age of eighteen is encouraged to begin good bone health supplementation. The key to good bone health in the later years of life is to be proactive with nutritional support now. Also, prevention starts now for anyone with OP or OA in their family medical history. O3 Bone & Joint is for you if you are an athlete putting constant stress on bones, or if you are suffering from cartilage deterioration and joint pain. Each and every person with these concerns will benefit from daily O3 Bone & Joint supplementation.


How is vitamin D important to bone health?

Vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption to occur in your intestine and is needed for effective bone growth and the constant turnover of bone cells, known as bone remodeling. Vitamin D is needed in conjunction with calcium to ensure that your bone density remains at the proper level.

O3 Bone and Joint Essential and Premium Optimal Health Formulas contain adequate sources of vitamin D3, needed for bone health and enhanced immune response. If you are at risk for developing osteoporosis or osteoarthritis, your calcium supplements alone may not be enough. The effective balance of calcium and vitamin D is important in optimizing your bone health.

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How much calcium do I need for optimal bone health?

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in your body, and 99% of your body’s calcium is stored in your bones. The 1% of calcium located in the other systems of your body is important for the proper functioning of the neuromuscular system. Since your bone tissue is responsible for storing calcium in your body, if your blood calcium levels drop, calcium is taken from your bone to replenish your blood levels. This can negatively affect your bone density. Therefore, it is fundamental for your bone health to make sure that you are consuming enough calcium each day. The recommended daily calcium intake for healthy middle-aged adults is 1000 mg for healthy males and females. Females over 50 years of age and males over 71 years of age need 1,200 mg per day.

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Why are bone health supplements especially important for women?

Women are at a higher risk than men for developing osteoporosis. Women that are in older age brackets who have experienced menopause, that have small bone frames, that have a family history of osteoporosis, being of white or Asian descent, having some disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes or anorexia nervosa, or taking certain medications such as glucocorticoids, some antiseizure medicines, gonadotropin-releasing hormone, antiacids that contain aluminum and some cancer treatments, have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis. Controllable factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol intake, low dietary intake of calcium and vitamin D and leading a sedentary lifestyle can also contribute to a higher incidence of osteoporosis.

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