Osteoporosis affects at least 1 in 3 Canadian women in their lifetime. When including the 1 out of every 5 males that are also affected by the disease, this translates to over 2 million Canadians at high risk for bone fractures with a reduced quality of life, decreased mobility and lack of independence. Fortunately, diet and lifestyle have been shown to play a large role in the progress of the disease, allowing for modifiable and proactive risk mitigation.
Calcium is by far the most well-known nutrient required for strong and healthy bones. Of note, calcium can be delivered in many different forms such as citrate, carbonate, bisglycinate, malate or even in a hydroxyapatite complex. Hydroxyapatite complexes offer the advantage of also delivering various growth factors that support bone structures, yet they provide possibly unnecessary and excess phosphorus, poor calcium bioavailability and a calcium supplement that is unsuitable for vegan populations. On the other hand, calcium bisglycinate and calcium malate have demonstrated superior absorption and bioavailability while offering a vegan-friendly option to address osteopenia and osteoporosis.
One of the more unique nutrients for bone health is silicon, a mineral with the ability to regulate fibroblast activity and hydroxylation enzymes. Epidemiological evidence supports the role of silicon in preventing osteoporosis while supplemental silicon has been shown to increase the collagen content of bone and improve bone mineral density. The problem is that most forms of silicon are insoluble, unstable and poorly bioavailable. The exception to this grouping of organosilicon molecules is monomethylsilanetriol silicon from LIVING SILICA®, a fully stable and well-absorbed form. Comparative studies have shown that LIVING SILICA® is 3.5-times better absorbed than choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid (Ch- OSA), and 21-times better absorbed than horsetail, bamboo and colloidal silicon sources, making it an excellent choice for optimal bone health.
This formula is rounded out with the nutrients needed to support the bone building process. Vitamin D3 is essential for calcium absorption from the digestive tract, while about 50-60% of all magnesium is actually stored in the bones and it is needed to activate enzymes related to vitamin D3 metabolism. Vitamin K2 has emerged as a key player in the bone health category, with its ability to activate two proteins, osteocalcin and matrix-GLA protein, in order to shunt calcium in the direction of the skeletal system and away from the cardiovascular system. Trace minerals such as zinc, manganese and boron also play crucial roles. Zinc and manganese are cofactors for several enzymes involved in bone formation, while boron prevents calcium excretion through the kidneys. Various combinations of all of these nutrients have been shown to positively affect bone mineral density markers.
Cyto-Matrix’s Bone-Matrix provides the most essential nutrients for bone health in highly stable and absorbable forms, all in a completely vegan, soy-free product. Bone-Matrix offers calcium and magnesium in a well-balanced 2:1 ratio and in their highly bioavailable amino acid chelate forms. In addition, a soy-free vitamin K2, a vegan-sourced D3, MMST silicon, zinc, boron and manganese complete the formula
for comprehensive support. At only three capsules per day, Bone-Matrix is designed to include the foundational nutrients for the skeletal system while encouraging patient compliance.
|Calcium (TRAACS™ calcium bis-glycinate chelate, DimaCal™ di-calcium malate)||100mg|
|Magnesium (Albion™ di-magnesium malate, TRAACS™ magnesium bis-glycinate chelate)||50mg|
|Zinc (TRAACS™ zinc bis-glycinate chelate)||3.33mg|
|Silicon (LIVING SILICA® methylsilanetriol)||1.33mg|
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)||8.3mcg|
|Manganese (TRAACS™ manganese bis-glycinate chelate)||833mcg|
|Boron (Albion™ Bororganic glycine)||233.33mcg|
|Vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7, K2VITAL®)||40mcg|
Vegan. GMO, gluten, soy and dairy free.
Indications: Helps in the development and maintenance of bones, teeth, hair, skin and nails. Helps to maintain proper muscle function, support immune function and tissue formation. Adequate calcium and vitamin D as part of a healthy diet may help prevent bone loss and osteoporosis.
Directions for Use: Adults - Take 3 capsules, once per day with food or as directed by a healthcare professional. Take a few hours before or after other medications or natural health products.
The excellent clinical results that are achieved with our products, combined with our honest and ethical approach, has earned Cyto-Matrix the trust of many of the most scrutinizing Canadian healthcare practitioners. We are appreciative and honoured that new clients of Cyto-Matrix quickly become loyal clients and are open to building a lasting relationship with us.
Do not use if you are hypersensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have high blood pressure, bipolar disorder or bipolar spectrum disorder.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking any medications or if you have any pre-existing condition or symptoms. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use of this product if you are taking any prescription medications including antidepressants, hormone replacement therapy, birth control pills or if you have any medical condition including an autoimmune disorder, an acute infection, or if you are following a low protein diet. Consumption with alcohol, other drugs or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Discontinue 2 weeks prior to any scheduled surgery.
Side Effect Risks
Discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist, worsen or you develop any reactions which may include: allergy or intolerance, or digestive irritation (bloating, diarrhea, nausea,).Keep out of reach of children. Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.
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