Calcium is essential for strengthening bones and teeth to help prevent weak bones and avoid breaks.
Type 1 Hydrolysed Collagen makes up the organic matrix of bone and assists with bone flexibility.
Vitamin K2 helps with optimal absorption of calcium thus helping the body properly utilise calcium to build healthy bone tissue.
Magnesium has direct and indirect effects on Osteoporosis.
Magnesium helps to activate Vitamin D, which is essential for calcium utilisation and moves the calcium from the blood and soft tissues into the bones.
Opti-CAL is indicated for (may help) reducing the risk of developing Osteoporosis and Osteopenia in later life.
Opti-CAL is suitable for all young adults who are interested in starting Bone Building Therapy. All women from the age of 24 should start Bone Building Therapy, because this is the time when bone break-down starts happening quicker than bone build-up can take place.
There are two types of Vitamin K:
Vitamin K1 has a key role in helping the blood clot, preventing excessive bleeding. Taking Vitamin K1 and Warfarin are not compatible.
Vitamin K2 has two key roles. It activates Osteocalcin which helps calcium bind to the bone for bone strength, and it activates Matrix GLA protein that helps to prevent arterial calcification. Vitamin K2 does not interfere with Warfarin.
Osteoporosis literally means “porous bone”. It is a salient disease where the bones gradually become weaker and weaker, causing changes in posture and making the individual extremely susceptible to fracture.
More common in Females (1 in 3) than Males (1 in 5).
Osteopenia is a condition where the bone density is lower than normal and is generally a precursor to Osteoporosis.