OSTEOTHERAPY+, AN ADVANCED BONE SUPPLEMENT, COMPARED TO LEADING BONE SUPPLEMENTS
We take pride in our bone supplement, OsteoTherapy+ because we had very specific motivation to make this product better than what doctors have been recommending: family. If you’d like to learn more about why we put so much time and effort into making such a high quality product, you can read more here.
Now, let’s take a closer look to how OsteoTherapy+ compares to leading bone support supplement competitors….
As you can see, OsteoTherapy+ has more vitamin D, more calcium, more zinc, more copper, more manganese, contains vitamin K2 (MK4/MK7) and the highest grade grape seed extract.
Let’s break down some of the ingredients other popular bone supplement brands use compared to OsteoTherapy+….
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose & polyvinylpyrrolidone are additives for manufacturing. Neither is found in OsteoTherapy+ because we chose to add very minimal extra ingredients. Many popular brands also use manganese gluconate, which is highly toxic and can interfere with the absorption of iron and calcium. OsteoTherapy+ added rice flour, gelatin, and titanium dioxide for manufacturing purposes. Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate is used in cosmetics and is another additive not found in OsteoTherapy+ but common in other brands.
Magnesium silicate, or talc, is a filler and anti-caking agent used in deodorant that can cause stomach and lung problems. The Japanese, for instance, prefer rice that is treated with talc because it makes rice whiter. This has been associated with Japan’s high rate of stomach cancer. It is similar in composition to asbestos. Talc is not FDA approved for food grade consumption but they still allow it in supplements. Magnesium hydroxide is another form of magnesium common in leading brands, but not Pharmaden. It is used as a laxative and is only recommended to be taking for more than 7 days in most cases. Magnesium stearate (used in both leading brands and OsteoTherapy+) is still up for debate with scientists if it is good or bad for you. It is used in a majority of supplements to speed up the manufacturing process by preventing machinery from clogging. This means the magnesium most leading brands choose to use is solely for manufacturing purposes while OsteoTherapy+ uses magnesium oxide which is beneficial to your health. While magnesium citrate (not found in OsteoTherapy+ or leading brands) has a higher bioavailability of 90%, it takes 3 times more room so you would have to take more tablets.
Maltodextrin is an additive used by other known bone support products, but not OsteoTherapy+. It is used to improve thickness and a products shelf life. While the FDA considers it GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe), it does have a higher glycemic index than table sugar so it can cause a spike in blood sugar which can be dangerous for people with diabetes. Studies on mice have shown it may reduce the amount of good bacteria and increase harmful bacteria in the gut. People with celiac disease or gluten intolerance should be aware that it could be derived from wheat (some use corn, rice, or potato).
Manganese gluconate is used by leading brands (not OsteoTherapy+) has high toxicity but is generally recognized as safe in small amounts. Manufacturers have been abandoning the use of manganese gluconate as a food additive because of the toxicity. Manganese gluconate may also interfere with absorption of other minerals, especially iron and calcium OsteoTherapy+ contains manganese glycinate, which is easily absorbable and helps in the absorption of calcium and metabolism of carbohydrate as well as fat.
Zinc oxide is not naturally occurring & not found in OsteoTherapy+. Instead, OsteoTherapy+ uses zinc picolinate, a well-absorbed form of zinc. It is an immune booster that reduces depression, reduces risk of prostate cancer, helps prevent and treat live disease & cirrhosis, decreases risk of age-related chronic disease, helps prevent age-related macular degeneration, improves fertility in males, shortens course of diarrhea, and improves memory.
While some popular brands contain Vitamin K2, similar to OsteoTherapy+, they only use MK7 (as all-trans menaquinone-7). OsteoTherapy+ uses MK4/MK7. MK7 has been shown to reduce fractures and maintain bone density, but MK4 has recent studies showing that vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium supplements did not have a significant decrease in bone fractures and, instead, taking MK4 with calcium and vitamin D does significantly lower bone fractures. MK4 was able to stop and reverse bone loss, grow stronger bones, and reduce fractures more than 80%.