Critical Information About Your Bone Health

Learn about the processes that break down and rebuild bone to help prevent bone loss and maintain bone health

Your body is constantly changing. Your family history, the foods you eat, where you live, and how active you are play a part in the adjustments you experience in your body over your lifetime. Without healthy nourishment and activity, the changes that you’ll experience over time will naturally lead you to damage and disability.

Understand the natural life occurrences we all experience and you’ll be in a better position to manage and adjust to these changes to maintain long-term health and wellness.

Bone remodeling is a natural process that breaks down and rebuilds bone

While you’re growing, the nutrients you take in from food contribute to your body’s growth – including your bone growth. This process is called modeling. During childhood and adolescence, if you don’t give your bones the nutrients they need to grow (primarily calcium and phosphrous), the structure of your bones won’t be as strong when you reach adulthood. Instead of a healthy, dense structure your bones may be porous, which can contribute to breakdown and fragility of your bones (osteoporosis) later in life.

By the time you reach your adult size, around age 20, the growth (modeling) process ends and a new process called “bone remodeling” begins. This is a normal process that breaks down and rebuilds bone. You see, your bones don’t just make up your body structure and help move you around, they’re also used as storehouses for important minerals.

Calcium and phosphorous are minerals that make up the structure of your bone, and are also held in reserve to use for other important functions. These two minerals are involved in nearly every system of the body – and when they’re needed, they’re taken from your bones and moved to other areas. In the best circumstances, you’ve contributed enough calcium and phosphorous to your bones while you were growing, and the food you eat and the supplements you take now will contain enough calcium and phosphorous to rebuild the bone and store away these minerals for future use.

If you don’t eat foods that contain calcium and phosphorous or take supplements, your bones will experience a deficiency. Every time these essential minerals are withdrawn and there isn’t a mineral deposit made to help your body rebuild bones, your bones weaken. This creates an imbalance in the remodeling process – your bones are breaking down faster than they’re being built.

Natural processes within your body guarantee that your bones will weaken over time

Understand that not only is deficiency caused by inadequate nutrition and supplementation, it’s actually a natural process that occurs when we approach middle age.

After 30, if the normal remodeling process is allowed to continue, your bones will naturally break down at a faster rate than they’re rebuilt. If you don’t add additional nutrients that are proven to rebuild bone, yourbones will grow increasingly weak, will eventually become brittle (osteoporosis), and you’ll be at greater risk for fractures. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, every year there are nearly 1.5 million fractures that occur because of osteoporosis.

Most supplements on the market only maintain current bone structure. There are three primary reasons why you need a supplement that will rebuild bone:

1. In childhood, when bones build and grow, did your diet include enough bone-building calcium (dairy, kale, broccoli)? Were you active enough to provide a strong foundation for healthy bones? If not, then you probably reached your full growth at age 20 with some bone weakness.

2. Between the ages of 20 and 30, when your bones were at their strongest, did you eat to maintain their health? Did you do enough weight bearing exercise to keep bones strong? Did you take a supplement with an absorbable form of calcium? If not, then your bones weakened even more.

3. After age 31, did you supplement daily with a bone-building formula to help support bone rebuilding? If you were pregnant or are post-menopausal, did you take extra calcium? If not – then there are steps that you can take to help avoid becoming one of the 1.5 million people who will have an osteoporosis-related fracture.

TriVita Bone Growth Factor helps rebuild bone.

Bone Builder contains Bone Growth Factor, an exclusive blend of ingredients proven to improve bone density.

Third-party, scientific tests prove that TriVita™ Bone Builder, with Bone Growth Factor, builds bone. Bone Growth Factor is a proprietary blend of nutrients selected using the latest science. The nutrients were researched, tested, and blended in the exact proportions to help grow bone. In addition to Bone Growth Factor, TriVita™ Bone Builder combines highly absorbable minerals and nutrients known to promote bone strength.

A clinical trial conducted by Larry A. Tucker Ph.D. shows that TriVita™ Bone Builder helps rebuild bones. This study took place over a 9-month period. The 114 female subjects were required to be healthy non-smokers between the ages of 25 – 65 years of age; the average age was 48.5 years. The subjects were not allowed to participate in the study if they were taking any prescription drug to manage low bone density or osteoporosis.

At the beginning of the study, each subject was given a bone density exam to measure bone mass. Subjects were split into groups; one group received TriVita™ Bone Builder, another received capsules with no nutritional ingredients (placebo). After 9 months of taking Bone Builder, subjects showed significantly greater bone mass density (gain) in their hips and necks when compared with subjects who did not take Bone Builder (placebo). The results of the study show that Bone Builder improved bone mass, helping subjects who consistently took Bone Builder to rebuild bone mass.

Along with a good diet, weight-bearing exercise, and not smoking, take TriVita™ Bone Builder, with Bone Growth Factor, to help rebuild bones and protect against osteoporosis. Regular use of Bone Builder will help protect your bones in three ways:

1. Helps maintain current bone mass with highly absorbable minerals known to promote bone health

2. Our patented formula encourages the body’s natural internal mechanisms to rebuild bone in women over 40

3. Speeds the bone building process while helping to reduce the breakdown process

Osteoporosis is a silent disease – the first noticeable sign that you have osteoporosis could be a fracture.

We recommend asking your health care practitioner to schedule regular bone scans to track your bone health after age 50.

Risk factors for osteoporosis:

  • Personal history of fracture after age 50
  • Current low bone mass
  • History of fracture in a close relative
  • Being female
  • Being thin and/or having a small frame
  • Advanced age
  • A family history of osteoporosis
  • Estrogen deficiency as a result of menopause, especially early or surgically induced
  • Abnormal absence of menstrual periods
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Low lifetime calcium intake
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Use of certain medications (corticosteroids, chemotherapy, anticonvulsants and others)
  • Low testosterone levels in men
  • An inactive lifestyle
  • Current cigarette smoking
  • Excessive use of alcohol
  • Being Caucasian or Asian, although African Americans and Hispanic Americans are at significant risk as well

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures.

FACT: One in two women and one in four men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in his or her lifetime.

FACT: An average of 24 percent of hip fracture patients aged 50 and over die in the year following their fracture.

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