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FOR THE MINERALS YOUR BONES MAY BE MISSING
A concern of health are the structural bones that become weak and soft from calcium loss, especially in older women.These bones break easily or leave a person with a stooped and shortened stature. It is estimated that five million women and one million men exhibit some effect of calcium loss from the bones.
Calcium deficiency in the United States is not as rare as might be expected in a modern nation. The Department of Agriculture lists calcium as one of the four most missing nutrients in the American diet. The body is constantly using calcium from the diet to replace old bone tissue with new tissue. When the calcium supply in the blood is low, the body takes calcium back from the bones without replacing it. Calcium is required in the bones to help maintain health, strength and hardness. Loss of calcium might result in bones becoming porous and weak.
Bone loss appears to begin about age 35 and is of special concern to women. Lack of exercise and decreased secretion of the hormone estrogen after menopause have been related to calcium loss. A calcium loss is only visible in X-rays after the loss is acute. It is estimated that up to 60% of the bone's mineral content may be gone before the loss can be detected.
Calcium is the major mineral for healthy bones. But it does not work alone. Other critical minerals and vitamins are magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, B6 (pyridoxine HCI), B12, vitamin A (beta carotene), vitamin C and vitamin D. Many of these elements work synergistically to form strong bone matrices (tissue) and cartilage.
To help maintain strong and healthy bones, Nature's Sunshine Products has designed Skeletal Strength. The vitamin and mineral ingredients of Skeletal Strength include calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, beta-carotene, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, vitamin C and vitamin D to aid the intestinal absorption of calcium and the other ingredients, digestive aids have been added. Included in the Skeletal Strength are the herbs horsetail, valerian, licorice and parsley to work synergistically with the minerals and vitamins.
Skeletal Strength (150 tablets)