(CalApatite) Bone Builder by Metagenics is a complete bone-health solution for people with osteoporosis, osteopenia or just anyone who wants to be proactive with their bone health.
Bone Builder contains calcium, phosphorous and trace minerals to support healthy bone growth and density. The source of minerals in this product comes from microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHC), which is sourced directly from the bones of cows. As such, it also contains some of the other less abundant nutrients found in bone such as zinc, potassium and proteins such as type I collagen, osteocalcin, type I insulin growth factor I and II and transforming growth factor beta.
The idea behind using MCHC as a mineral source is that the bones are made up of much more than calcium and magnesium. Providing nutrients directly from bones provides our bodies with all of the supportive nutrients it needs to build bone. Some studies have shown that MCHC does promote bone growth better than the typical calcium supplements.
This product does have 360 mg, or 29% of your daily phosphorus. So, if you consume a lot of milk or grains, adding in extra phosphorus in supplement form might not be necessary. In that case, Bone Builder Vegetarian by Metagenics might be a better product for you.
If you would like further information, here is an article on healing osteoporosis naturally!
This product is gluten-free and non-GMO.
Calcium (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate) (626mg), Phosphorous (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate) (398mg), Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Concentrate (MCHC) (1500mg), Microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable), cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, silica, coating (hypromellose, medium chain triglycerides, and hydroxypropylcellulose).
|Ingredient||Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Serving Size:||3 Tablets|
|Servings Per Container:||90|
|Total Carbohydrate||<1 g||<1%*|
|Dietary Fiber||<1 g||2%*|
|Calcium (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate)||620 mg||48%|
|Phosphorus (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate)||360 mg||29%|
|Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Concentrate (MCHC)||1.5 g||*|
Recommended Dosage (adult)
Directions: Take three tablets once daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
- Caution: If pregnant, nursing or taking antibiotics or cardiovascular medication, consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
- Keep out of reach of children.