(Formerly Cal Apatite 1000). Bone Builder Extra Strength by Metagenics is a great source of calcium and phosphorus for osteoporosis, osteopenia or for anyone who wants to be proactive with their bone health.
Bone Builder Extra Strength 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 the minerals zinc and potassium plus extra proteins like collagen and growth factors.
Metagenics chose MCHC as a mineral source because the bones are made up of much more than just calcium and magnesium. Providing supplements made 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 520 mg, or 42% 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 or Bone Builder Chewable 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) (1011mg), Phosphorous (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate) (609mg), Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Concentrate (MCHC) (3000mg), Microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable), cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, silica, coating (hypromellose, medium chain triglycerides, and hydroxypropylcellulose).
|Serving Size||3 Tablets|
|Servings Per Container||30|
|Total Carbohydrate||<1 g||<1%*|
|Dietary Fiber||<1 g||3%*|
|Calcium (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate)||1,010 mg||78%|
|Phosphorus (as MCHC and dicalcium phosphate)||520 mg||42%|
|Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite Concentrate (MCHC)||3 g||*|
Recommended Dosage (adult)
Directions: Take three tablets once daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
- Caution: If pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your healthcare practitioner before use.
- Keep out of the reach of children