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Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
Birmingham,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
Fax: 0121 359 0313
Email: info@questvitamins.co.uk
Registered in England No. 2530437

Osteoporosis

DESCRIPTION

Osteoporosis (porous bone) is a condition characterised by decreased density and enlargement of bone spaces. This produces bone fragility, where if an individual falls, they can break a leg, hip, shoulder or arm. There are now some fifteen million sufferers, mostly elderly women.

For treatment of this condition, Calcium supplementation should be a preventative measure. However, osteoporosis involves the total bone matrix of Calcium plus Vitamin D, Phosphorus and trace minerals. Research indicates that weight-bearing exercises are also important for sufferers of this condition in order for bones to maintain strength.

HERBS

Bilberry
Hawthorn

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

Calcium (1)
Folic Acid (2)
Magnesium (3)
B Complex (4)
Vitamin D (5)
Zinc (6)

REFERENCES

1. Reid IR. The roles of Calcium and Vitamin D in the prevention of osteoporosis. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 27: 389-398, 1998.
2. Brattstrom L, et al. Folic Acid responsive ostmenopausal homocysteinemia metabolism. Metabolism 1985; 34(11):1073-7.
3. Stendig-Lindberg G, Tepper R, Leichter I. Trabecular bone density in a two year controlled trial of peroral Magnesium in osteoporosis. Magnesium Res 1993;6:155-63.
4. Gaby AR. Preventing and Reversing Osteoporosis. Rocklin, CA Prima Publishing, 1994 [review].
5. Prince R. Diet and the prevention of osteoporotic Fractures. N Engl J Med 337(10): 701-702, 1997.
6. Strause L, Saltman P, Smith KT, et al. Spinal bone loss in postmenopausal women supplemented with Calcium and trace minerals. J Nutr 1994;124:1060-64.

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