Ultra Bone-Up Reference Guide

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Ultra Bone-Up Reference Guide

Ultra Bone-Up®

Promotes Bone Density*

Jarrow Formulas Ultra BoneUp maintains bone health by providing a combination of complementing vitamins and minerals to build bone matrix.*

Who Can Benefit From this Product?

Both adult male and female; especially useful for postmenopausal women. 

Product Highlights

  • A comprehensive bone health supplement containing calcium from StimuCal™ Ossein MicroCrystalline HydroxyApatite (MCHA)* 
  • Contains MK-7, the more bioavailable form of vitamin K2, essential for proper calcium utilization* 
  • Good sources of beneficial bone vitamins and minerals.*
  • Excellent Source of Calcium 

What is Ultra Bone-Up®?

Ultra Bone-Up® is a comprehensive bone supplement for healthy bones.* It starts with calcium from bovine bone, using a fine and available source of chemical-free, range-grazed, young New Zealand or Australian cattle. The source is StimuCal™ Ossein MicroCrystalline HydroxyApatite (MCHA), the protein-containing calcium complex found in human bones, which has not been ashed, so as to retain its special organic matrix. 

MCHA has been shown to increase bone mass in humans.* MCHA produces a more prolonged calcium balance than soluble calcium salts.* It provides both organic and inorganic bone constituents. Bone-building is enhanced by the presence of an organic matrix and a microcrystalline structure from which minerals can be released.* 

Health Claim

Adequate calcium and vitamin D as part of a healthful diet, along with physical activity, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life.

Vitamins and Minerals to Support Healthy Bones 

Ultra Bone-Up® also includes vitamins C (as calcium ascorbate) and D3 (cholecalciferol), MK-7 (vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 from natural fermentation) and magnesium. Vitamin C helps support collagen, the connective tissue for strong and flexible bones.* Vitamin D is critical for calcium absorption. Vitamin K produces osteocalcin, a protein matrix upon which calcium crystallizes. 

Other major bone health nutrients included in Ultra Bone-Up® are zinc, copper, manganese, and boron.* 

Japanese Secret for Bone Health

Women in Japan have lower rates of hip fracture than women in the West despite consuming far less calcium. One of their secrets may be natto, from fermented soybeans, which is associated with significantly higher bone mineral density and fewer osteoporotic fractures. (Fujita T. “Clinical Guidelines for the Treatment of Osteoporosis in Japan.” Calcified Tissue Int 1996;59:34-37S.) 

Natto is a source of menaquinone-7 (MK-7), a special form of vitamin K2. A clinical study found that markers for hip fracture risk were decreased much more by K2 than by K1. The data suggest that K2, but not K1, decreases bone turnover (a strong risk factor for accelerated bone loss).* 

Preventing Bone Turnover

Osteoclasts break down bone tissue, while osteoblasts build bone. Though all tissues must be replaced regularly, excessive breakdown leads to bone thinning; this process increases with age. A variety of factors, including immune activity, tip the scales toward destruction. Cytokines play a major role in bone breakdown. 

The Ultimate Bone Formulation: Ultra Bone-Up® with StimuCal™ 

Ultra Bone-Up® provides StimuCal™ Ossein MicroCrystalline HydroxyApatite (MCHA) (from free-range New Zealand calves), which includes the superior combination of the inorganic calcium lattice of MCHA within an organic protein milieu. 

Combining StimuCal™, vitamin C,  vitamin D3, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, potassium, natural MK-7 (vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7) with boron, silicon, and type II collagen makes Ultra Bone-Up® the ultimate bone supplement formulation that helps maintain healthy bones.*