While most of us recognize calcium as an important mineral for bone growth, calcium represents only 20% of total bone mass and calcium alone is not sufficient for proper bone health and strength. Trace elements are also essential for normal growth and development of skeletons in humans. Although they are minor structural components of teeth and bone, they play important functional roles in bone metabolism and bone turnover. In addition, these minerals need to be present in the appropriate ratios in order to be optimally effective. Eidon Bone Support is the only liquid supplement to offer these essential minerals in their proper ratios:
Boron - Recent studies have reported possible improvements in bone mineral density in women who supplemented with boron. Boron's role in bone metabolism appears to be associated with its interactions with other minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
Calcium - 98% of the body's calcium is stored in our bones. Its purpose in bone is to create rigidity (giving us our distinctive shape) and as a storehouse for the body's metabolic needs for calcium such as nerve transmission, blood clotting and wound healing.
Copper - Bone abnormalities and increased susceptibility to fractures is a common manifestation of copper deficiency in humans. Copper works in conjunction with iron to form red blood cells which are manufactured in bone matrix.
Magnesium - 64% of the body's Magnesium is concentrated in the bones. Magnesium deficiency results in impaired bone growth and may lead to increased bone loss and skeleton fragility.
Manganese - In an observational study, blood manganese levels in osteoporotic women were found to be only 25% of that of control subjects. The role of manganese in cartilage metabolism appears to be centered around its involvement in the synthesis of proteoglycans, which are major constituents of cartilage's extra cellular matrix.
Silica - Studies indicate that silica supplementation can increase bone density. Silica is essential for building the bone matrix that other minerals bond with for proper mineralization. Silica deprivation leads to gross musculoskeletal deformities and diminished bone flexibility and strength.
Sulfur - Approximately 10% of the body's total sulfur content is concentrated in bone. Proteins involved in musculoskeletal development an support all require sulfur within their molecular framework.
Zinc - Zinc regulates secretion of calcitonin from the thyroid grand which influences bone turnover. Serum and bone levels of zinc are often low in elderly osteoporotic patients, which suggests that zinc depletion may have a role in osteoporosis.