Microcrystalline hydroxylapatite (MCHC®) is an especially safe and effective way to meet the body’s daily requirement for calcium and other minerals. Within the scope of a health-conscious diet, Osteochron® is a great way to prevent and counteract certain diseases associated with old age – especially osteoporosis. Especially for older people –and this applies to both women and men – supplying sufficient calcium is important. In addition to its duties in the body providing for normal functionality of the muscular system and blood coagulation, MCHC is an essential constituent of bone.
With increasing age, many people develop a disorder of the natural balance between bone formation and bone loss. Ultimately, this results in the increased breakdown of bone, resulting in a decrease in bone density and increased brittleness of the bone (osteoporosis). A sufficient supply of calcium on a daily basis is important, especially for people that already suffer from this disease, but also as a means of practical healthcare.
The ingredients in Osteochron have been compiled especially for osteoporosis in order to alleviate symptoms and restore the bones’ structure. It can also be combined with existing osteoporosis therapies.
MCHC® (microcrystalline hydroxyapatite), which is present in Osteochron, is a unique substance and the basis of all vertebrate bones, including those of humans. It comprises 40 percent of the bones and 95 percent of tooth enamel. In addition to calcium and phosphate, which are both essential constituents, it also contains all materials that occur in healthy bones. The special microcrystalline form of MCHC® allows for optimal absorption to take place throughout the body. In addition to calcium, MCHC® contains mineral phosphates, magnesium, fluorides, zinc, copper, manganese, silicon and other trace elements.
Calcium is one of the main constituents of bone tissue. Maintaining a high calcium level is especially important for the elderly, where bone loss, reduced bone density and high levels of bone brittleness are more pronounced.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-based vitamin that is necessary for many biological processes, such as the healthy formation and repair of tissue, the regeneration of connective tissue such as collagen, the absorption of iron, protecting the immune system, and maintaining healthy bones. Due to its anti-oxidative properties and ability to counteract oxidative damage, vitamin C is a valuable asset fighting against free radicals.
Vitamin D contributes to the health of the bones by absorbing calcium and phosphorous, which are required to maintain healthy bones. A vitamin D deficiency results in the body taking the required calcium from the bones, thereby increasing the likelihood of osteoporosis and osteomalacia (softening of the bones), particularly in the elderly. New studies have proven the significance of vitamin D for maintaining strong bones, and have established a connection between low vitamin D levels and a surprisingly high number of other health problems. Therefore, it is important that you add vitamin D to your daily supplements.
Vitamin B6 does not only promote healthy homocysteine levels and general cardiovascular health, but also plays an important role in the formation of bone and its rejuvenation. In addition, researchers have confirmed that low levels of vitamin B6 are frequently associated with poor bone health.
Vitamin K2, like all other K vitamins, is a fat-soluble vitamin. The body needs this vitamin for the formation of strong and healthy bones. Several international studies have been able to prove that there is a positive correlation between vitamin K2 levels and bone density.
Vitamin B12 is best known for its role in the production of energy and maintaining a healthy nervous system. However, the important role it plays in bone health is less known. Although vitamin B12 is water-soluble, it is not excreted by the body as quickly as other water-soluble vitamins and therefore, it is more difficult to detect a deficiency. B12 is required for the healthy production of osteoblasts, which are responsible at a cellular level for the healthy formation of bone. A deficiency leads to increased levels of bone loss and a risk of bone breakage.
Magnesium is required for the formation of bone, protein and fatty acid, as well as to activate B vitamins, relax the muscles and for blood coagulation. Furthermore, it is the basic building block for the formation of ATP – the initial « fuel » that makes the cells «run». Many hormones also require magnesium in order to be released.
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic sulphur compound that supports healthy cellular anti-inflammatory processes and a healthy level of anti-oxidation agents in the body (glutathione in particular), while also alleviating pain in the joints.
Soy isoflavones are integral constituents of soybean extract which promote a healthy formation of bone by providing a healthy balance between osteoclasts (cells responsible for the breakdown of bone) and osteoblasts (cells responsible for the re-formation of bone) within the body. Furthermore, soy isoflavones can promote healthy bone mineral density and strength. The three most important isoflavones contained in soy include genistein, daidzein and glycitein.
Coral Calcium®: regulates the pH value of the organism. The more balanced this value the higher the organism’s ability to absorb all the other active substances.
Bioperine® pepper extract, increases the bioavailability of substances.
Osteoporosis therapy: To treat osteoporosis, there are a series of strategies that can be used with various levels of success, such as hormone replacement therapy. Here, preparations such as dehydroepiandrosterone or calcitonin are used. Thereby, it is important to take into consideration that there is no single correct form of treatment for all osteoporosis patients, but a combination of various therapies is frequently required.
However, in no way is a purely drug-based therapy alone sufficient as a successful osteoporosis therapy. In addition to sufficient exercise, one of the most important treatment factors includes a health-conscious diet that is rich in calcium and certain minerals deemed important for the formation of bone. Thereby, it is of particular importance that the calcium derived from dietary intake can also be absorbed by the body to a sufficient extent. This is ensured by the additional daily intake of microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHC®).
Osteochron® can be optimally integrated into existing osteoporosis therapies.
Due to the separation into morning and evening capsules which is been formulated according to chronobiological knowledge, an optimal supply of vitamins and nutrients to the bone is ensured throughout the entire day.
in pharmaceutical grade.
Other ingredients: stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, tricalcium phosphate, SiO2.
in pharmaceutical grade.
Other ingredients: stearic acid, magnesium stearate, tricalcium phosphate, SiO2.
In normal cases take 2 capsules AM (yellow) in the morning and 2 capsules PM (blue) in the evening with plenty of fluid.
No undesirable side effects are known.
MCHC® is produced from bovine bone; the manufacturers use exclusively freeze-dried bone free of chemicals, derived from naturally raised cows in the free range. The MCHC® products are made in Australia and New Zealand. In these countries there has been no single case of the «mad cow disease» (BSE). Furthermore, MCHC® products are subjected to strict tests to ensure they contain no harmful substances (such as pesticides).
Pregnant and lactating women or persons taking blood-coagulating medications, should consult a doctor before use. Store in a cool, dry place and keep out of reach of children.