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Bone is a dynamic tissue being continually broken down and rebuilt in a process known as remodelling. Cells called Osteoclasts, made in bone marrow break down and reabsorb bone tissue liberating. Calcium and other minerals stored in the bone matrix. Bone stores Calcium phosphate and growth factors. Cells called osteoblasts, derived from cells associated with blood vessels, move in and make new bone tissue, known as Osteoid which is predominantly made of collagen. Minerals crystallise around the collagen matrix to form hydroxyapatite, the major inorganic constituent of bone containing Calcium Phosphate. As the osteoblasts form new bone tissue some become embedded in the bone tissue and differentiate into Osteocytes.
Bone density (BMD - Bone Mass Density) begins to decrease in our early 20’s. After age 30 most people have a decreased bone mass due to increased orthoclastic activity compared to Osteoblastic activity. Decreased BMD means decreased bone strength and fracture risk.
Osteoporosis is decreased bone density, which means it is porous and weakened at risk of fracture. It is common in postmenopausal women because Oestrogen regulates osteoclasts removal of dead demineralised bone and progesterone is required by osteoblasts to build new bone, so decreased oestrogen means increased bone resorption, and decreased progesterone means less bone building.
Genetic, hormonal and lifestyle factors , such as exercise all impact on BMD. Certain nutrients are also implicated in a bone support formula and these are all put together in our formula, Osteoaid.
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