Ortho•Bone Vegan is an advanced bone health formula providing nutrients that are fundamental for mineral deposition in bone and for regulating the excretion of minerals. These nutrients are very important for those with osteoporosis, osteopenia or a history of bone fractures. Ortho•Bone Vegan differs from AOR’s original Ortho•Bone in that it provides the most effective non-animal-based sources of calcium and vitamin D. Calcium citrate-malate is the most absorbable vegetarian form of calcium, and vitamin D2 is a vegan form of vitamin D that is extracted from soy.
Ortho•Bone Vegan provides all the nutrients known to benefit bone health, helping to reduce calcium loss and maintain bone mineral density. Calcium is the main mineral found in bone, and calcium citrate-malate is the most quickly absorbed form. Although calcium citrate-malate contains only about 26% elemental calcium, it is one of the most well absorbed forms of calcium. The special structure of calcium citrate-malate makes it 6 to 9 times more easily dissolved in the stomach than plain calcium citrate and is absorbed 36% better; and calcium citrate is absorbed about 22% better than calcium carbonate. These statistics illustrate the superiority of calcium citrate-malate over both forms.
Vitamins D & K serve to enhance the body’s absorption and usage of calcium, helping to prevent osteoporosis. MK-4 and MK-7 are two effective forms of vitamin K2. Vitamin C and silicon support collagen production, which builds the framework for bone. Magnesium makes up a large part of the bone mineral matrix; boron reduces magnesium loss; and trace minerals manganese, zinc and copper are co-factors for enzymes involved in bone metabolism. Vitamins B12 and folate help reduce homocysteine, a metabolic byproduct that is thought to be toxic to bone fibers. In the end, vegetarians, vegans, post-menopausal women, those with osteopenia or a family history of osteoporosis, and small-framed women benefit significantly from Ortho•Bone Vegan.