Oxford Vitality has carefully formulated five nutrients and ingredients which work together to benefit bones. The nutrients incorporated include Calcium, Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2, Magnesium and Turmeric.
This mineral's name derives from the Latin term for lime, calx, since Calcium can be extracted from limestone. Calcium plays a role in the process of cell division and specialisation, as well as being necessary for the maintenance of bones and teeth. Studies suggest that bone density decreases with age and this mineral is essential to reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women. Low bone density can be a risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures.
Vitamin D is synthesised from the action of UV rays from sunlight upon the skin. The vitamin is also generally found in fish sources such as salmon, tuna, mackerel and herring. Mushrooms are the only plant-based source of Vitamin D and egg yolks are also high in the vitamin. Certain foods are also fortified with Vitamin D, including cow's milk and soy milk, some orange juice and certain breakfast cereals. Our Bone Support tablets contain Vitamin D3, the form of Vitamin D that is naturally synthesised by the action of sunlight on the skin and found in fish liver. Vitamin D contributes to the normal absorption and utilisation of Calcium and Phosphorous, two other minerals that are essential for bone health. In addition, Vitamin D contributes to normal blood Calcium levels which aid the maintenance of bones and teeth. The fat-soluble vitamin also helps to reduce the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness as falling is a risk factor for bone fractures among men and women over the age of 60 years old. Beyond bone health, Vitamin D has further health benefits as it plays a role in the maintenance of normal muscle function. It contributes to the immune system and is required for the process of cell division.
Vitamin K2 can be traced back to the 1600s when the Japanese Samurai warriors consumed natto, a fermented soybean dish that contains high levels of Vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 is chemically known as Menaquinone and exists in nine forms, Vitamin K2-MK1 to Vitamin K2-MK9. Our Bone Support tablets consist of Vitamin K2-MK9 which is a long-chain form of the vitamin. Dietary sources of Vitamin K2 include the aforementioned natto, eggs, yoghurt, cheese and spinach. Vitamin K2 contributes to the process of normal blood clotting which is essential to prevent excessive blood loss. The fat-soluble vitamin also supports the maintenance of normal bones, aiding the absorption of Calcium.
Magnesium was first recognised in 1755 by Joseph Black after he extracted magnesia from a lime. However, it wasn't until 1831 when the pure form of Magnesium was discovered. The mineral naturally occurs in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, nuts, brown rice, whole grain bread, fish, meat and dairy foods. Magnesium is a natural energy booster, contributing to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Magnesium also works with Calcium in the cell division process, and with both Calcium and Vitamin D to maintain the bones and teeth.
Turmeric originates from the Curcuma longa plant. The Turmeric that we know is extracted from the root of the sub-tropical plant before it is cut, dried and powdered for future use. The primary active ingredient in Turmeric is Curcuma which is believed to protect joints and bones by maintaining flexibility and preventing inflammation.
We offer four different product sizes to give you the flexibility of choice when purchasing. These tablets are quite large as we pack all the nutrients into our torpedo-style tablets.
Please note - we advise you to contact your health professional if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication before use. Certain medications may interact with Vitamin K2, including those for diabetes and anti-coagulants, and Vitamin K2 supplements should not be taken alongside these medications.
We recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.
Please beware that this product is not suitable for vegetarians or vegans.