Based on leading research, greens+ bone builder contains a synergistic blend of the most powerful bone-building antioxidants, vitamins and minerals including Vitamins C, D3, Lycopene and 3 forms Calcium, PLUS a base of the highly alkaline-forming, nutrient-rich greens+. Just one scoop daily builds and protects your bones, while increasing your energy and vitality – naturally.
For 20 years greens+ has stood the test of time as Canada’s favorite green food supplement , providing consumers with improved health, energy and vitality, as well as nourishing the body with protective antioxidants and detoxifying ingredients.
With statistics stating that more than 10 million North Americans have osteoporosis, more than 35 million have low bone mass and that there are more than 1.5 million osteoporosis-related fractures each year; we recognize that osteoporosis is one of the major health concerns of our time. That’s why we painstakingly formulated greens+ bone builder and introduced it in 2006!
Based on leading research, greens+ bone builder feeds your body the most important bone-building nutrients, helping to:
• Stimulate bone formation (via osteoblasts)
• Inhibit cells which break down bone (osteoclasts)
• Promote alkalinity in the body to retain minerals, prevent oxidative stress and maximize Calcium absorption
• Reduce risk for osteoporosis, bone fractures, curvature of the spine
Available in natural blackberry and vanilla flavours.
|Calcium (formate: 200mg; citrate-malate: 150mg; bisglycinate: 150mg): New research shows Calcium citrate-malate, long recommended for bone health is not enough. Two new forms: Calcium formate andbisglycinate, provide greater benefits due to their enhanced solubility. For maximum bioavailability and effectiveness, greens+ bone builder contains all 3 forms of Calcium.||500mg|
|Magnesium (aspartate): Studies show a direct link between higher Magnesium intake and higher bone density in older adults. Like greens+, Magnesium promotes alkalinity in the body, thereby decreasing the risk for urinary Calcium loss.||300mg|
|Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol): A major influencer on Calcium status, Vitamin D3 increases absorption from the intestines and helps prevent Calcium loss through the kidneys. Population studies show dietary Vitamin D3, either from supplementation or sunlight exposure, increases protection against osteoporosis and fractures.||800IU|
|Vitamin C (calcium and magnesium ascorbate): Essential for collagen (important strengthening component within bones) and bone formation. Population studies show low Vitamin C is associated with lower bone mass and elevated fracture risk. greens+ bone builder specifically contains a non-acidic form of Vitamin C (calcium and magnesium ascorbate).||100mg|
|Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) and "Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride): Adequate Folic Acid, Vitamins B12 and B6 status is associated with healthier bone mass. In addition to increasing bone forming cells, they actively lower homocysteine – now recognized as a major risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures.||400mcg 10mcg 10mg|
|Equisetum arvense: Horsetail stem and leaf extract standardized to 7% silica (10:1 = 430mg):Research shows supplemental Silicon slows natural bone loss with aging. Silicon helps promote bone forming cells (osteoblasts). It also binds and removes Aluminum from the body, which is associated with Calcium loss. greens+ bone builder contains Silicon from horsetail to provide a natural, food-based source.||3mg|
|Boron (FruiteX B® Osteoboron™): Boron is critically important for bone health as it helps prevent Calcium and Magnesium loss and assists in the metabolism of Vitamin D3. Human studies show that the target dose for Boron to increase bone mass is 3mg (as found in greens+ bone builder)||3mg|
|Zinc (Bioactive™ proteinate; Saccharomyces cerevisiae): Copper (HVP* chelate), Manganese (Bioactive™ proteinate; Saccharomyces cerevisiae) These minerals are essential co-factors which help enzymes work properly – including the manufacture of bone tissue. Deficiencies in these nutrients have profound effects on overall bone mass density. Intervention studies show these nutrients to be more beneficial in bone loss versus Calcium alone.||10mg 1mg 3mg|
|L-Lysine: L-Lysine is an amino acid that has been shown to promote osteoblasts, improve Calcium absorption from the GI tract, and prevent Calcium loss from the kidneys. Due to its ability to increase bone mass, it is a recommended supplement for adults with osteoporosis.||400mg|
|Selenium (Bioactive™ proteinate; Saccharomyces cerevisiae) One of the most important antioxidant minerals – particularly with research linking high levels of oxidative stress in today’s environment to compromised bone health. In a large study (over 1200 subjects), those with the highest Selenium intake were 73% less likely to suffer a hip fracture versus those with the lowest intake.||100mcg|
|Lycopersicon esculentum fruit extract supplying 7mg of Lycopene: In studies conducted at the University of Toronto, Lycopene has been shown to stimulate bone formation by osteoblasts (bone-forming cells) and has an inhibitory effect on the cells which break down bone mass (osteoclasts). Following these studies, researchers from Australia also showed higher dietary Lycopene intake with the prevention of bone loss in adults.||7mg|
|Nutritional information: Per 8.5g serving of greens+*:|
|*Includes greens+ flavoured and unflavoured.|