BONEMATE® PLUS

BONEMATE® PLUS
For Strong Bones and Healthy Teeth1

DESCRIPTION
BoneMate® Plus is specially formulated to help maintain optimal bone health.1 It contains three forms of calcium and vitamin D to maximize absorption and aid in the support of healthy bones, teeth, nerves, heart, and muscle tissue.

BoneMate® Plus is a light gray in color and is soluble in water. Each serving of BoneMate® Plus contains the following active ingredients: 600 mg of calcium, 300 mg of magnesium, 30 mg of vitamin C, 2000 IU of vitamin D, 0.5 mg of boron, 5 mg of zinc, 1 mg of manganese, 1 mg of copper, and 20 mcg of vitamin K. In addition, it also contains the inactive ingredients microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, hydroxypropylcellulose, and stearic acid.

BENEFITS AND RESEARCH
Calcium is the most common mineral in the body. Almost 99% of the calcium in our body is found in the bones and teeth. Bone is a dynamic tissue that is constantly being remodeled throughout our lives. A chronically low calcium intake in growing individuals may prevent the attainment of optimal peak bone mass. Once peak bone mass has been achieved, inadequate calcium intake may contribute to accelerated bone loss.

Vitamin D, a secosteroid that is produced by the body upon exposure to the sun, is required for optimal calcium absorption. To ensure that calcium absorption is not limited by inadequate vitamin D levels, BoneMate® Plus contains 2000 IU of vitamin D per serving. In addition to facilitating calcium absorption, vitamin D has been shown to target over 2,000 different genes in the body. Vitamin D is needed to maintain overall bone and heart health.

USAGE
Take two tablets twice daily with a meal.

SAFETY AND WARNINGS
BoneMate® Plus is well tolerated. As with any dietary supplement, some gastrointestinal discomfort may be experienced. The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine has set the tolerable upper level (UL) of intake for calcium in adults at 2,500 milligrams (mg) of calcium/day.

HOW SUPPLIED
Available as tablets.

REFERENCES
Weaver CM, Heaney RP. Calcium. In: Shils M, Olson JA, Shike M, Ross AC, eds. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. 9th ed. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1999:141-155.
Heaney RP. Calcium, dairy products and osteoporosis. J Am Coll Nutr. 2000;19(2 Suppl):83S-99S.
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Calcium. Dietary Reference Intakes: Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press; 1997:71-145.
Reid IR. Therapy of osteoporosis: calcium, vitamin D, and exercise. Am J Med Sci 1996;312:278-86. Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Calcium. Dietary Reference Intakes: Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Fluoride. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press; 1997:71-145.
1THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.