Bone Builder Active by Metagenics is a high-quality bone and joint health supplement. This formulas offers support for people with osteoporosis, osteopenia or anyone who would like to be proactive with their bone health.
Bone Builder Active contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, trace minerals, vitamins, nutrients and herbs to support healthy bone growth, density and joint health. 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.
Bone Builder Active also contains the herb horsetail, long known to enhance bone, hair, skin and nail health. Vitamin C has been added to support collagen production. To further support the joints, Metagenics has added 249 mg of glucosamine. Finally, no bone support product is complete without vitamin D.
As a note, this product does have 350 mg, or 28% 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.
Vitamin C (as Ultra Potent-C®†) (249mg), Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) (201IU), Niacin (as niacinamide ascorbate) (18mg), Calcium (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate) (612mg), Phosphorus (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate) (396mg), Magnesium (as magnesium bis-glycinate) (111mg), Zinc (as zinc citrate) (7.5mg), Copper (as copper lysinate HCl) (0.99mg), Manganese (as manganese citrate) (0.48mg), Chromium (as chromium citrate) (120mcg), Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Concentrate (MCHC) (1344mg), Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Aerial Parts (75mg), D-Glucosamine Sulfate (as D-glucosamine sulfate KCI) (249mg), Boron (as boron citrate) (195mcg), Microcrystalline hydroxyapatite concentrate, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium bisglycinate, microcrystalline cellulose, Ultra Potent-C®, glucosamine sulfate potassium chloride [crustacean shellfish (crab shells, shrimp)], croscarmellose sodium, cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable), horsetail extract, silica, zinc citrate, magnesium stearate (vegetable), copper lysinate HCl, chromium citrate, boron citrate, cholecalciferol, manganese citrate, niacinamide, coating (hypromellose, medium chain triglycerides, and hydroxypropylcellulose).
|Ingredient||Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Serving Size||3 Tablets|
|Servings Per Container||60|
|Total Carbohydrate||<1 g||<1%*|
|Dietary Fiber||<1 g||3%*|
|Vitamin C (as Ultra Potent-C®)†||249 mg||277%|
|Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)||201 IU||25%|
|Niacin (as niacinamide ascorbate)||18 mg||113%|
|Calcium (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate)||610 mg||47%|
|Phosphorus (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate)||350 mg||28%|
|Magnesium (as magnesium bis-glycinate)||110 mg||26%|
|Zinc (as zinc citrate)||7.5 mg||68%|
|Copper (as copper lysinate HCl)||0.99 mg||110%|
|Manganese (as manganese citrate)||0.48 mg||21%|
|Chromium (as chromium citrate)||120 mcg||343%|
|Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Concentrate (MCHC)||1.34 g||**|
|Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Aerial Part Extract||75 mg||**|
|D-Glucosamine Sulfate (as D-glucosamine sulfate KCI)||249 mg||**|
|Boron (as boric acid)||195 mcg||**|
Recommended Dosage (adult)
DIRECTIONS: Take three tablets once daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
- Contains: crustacean shellfish (crab shells, shrimp)
- CAUTION: This product is not suitable for individuals with shellfish allergies. If pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
- Keep out of the reach of children.