What? Bone Revolution is a unique blend of mineral-rich sea vegetables, most importantly Aquamin F®, a form of the red seaweed Lithothamnium calcareum that contains 32% calcium and lots of other skeleton-friendly stuff.
Why? Sea vegetables, especially the red ones, are a major source of natural minerals. This is good news because, when it comes to bone health, calcium seems to work better in combination with other bone- nutrients, all of which work better together.
So what? It’s nutritional teamwork. The Real Thing Bone Revolution CAPSULES is a specifically formulated, bone related supplement containing calcium and magnesium (Aquamin F®), with added vitamins and minerals that increase the intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphorous, all playing an important role in the development and maintenance of bones. When combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, it may reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis (weakening of bones).
WHAT’S IN BONE REVOLUTION?
Calcium, a different kind
MenaQ7® (Vitamin K2)
THE RECOMMENDED BLEND.
While taking lifestyle steps such as quitting smoking, exercising more, drinking less alcohol and avoiding bone-damaging meds, Bone Revolution helps take care of these nutrient needs. The rest is up to you.
1. CALCIUM, A DIFFERENT KIND
It?s a plant-derived supplement. Some calcium supplements are isolated elements created in a lab, whilst others are made from crushed chalk, cow bone, limestone or different sorts of rock. The calcium in Bone Revolution is delivered in a powdered sea-veg form. So which is better for us, rock or plant? We believe the body prefers the latter.
It?s extra-easy to absorb. The mineral-rich Lithothamnium calcareum red seaweed in Bone Revolution (also known as Aquamin®) grows extremely slowly. Really. Very, slowly. This means it has plenty of time to filter, absorb and ?pre-digest? calcium and other minerals from the sea thoroughly. That?s why the calcium in this supplement is easy for your body to absorb, retain and ultimately use.
WHY WE?VE INCLUDED CALCIUM
? Calcium is essential for normal bone structure and function.
? It?s one of the main bone-forming minerals, in fact 99% of the body?s calcium is found in the skeleton.
? Because it?s lost through sweat, skin cells and waste, the body?s calcium concentration tends to decline with time. This is particularly pronounced in women. Why? Because with age, oestrogen levels decrease and calcium absorption tends to fall too.
WHAT?S THE RIGHT DOSE?
Although the 2010 South African Nutrient Reference Value (SANRV) and US Institute of Medicine say the recommended adult calcium intake is 1 300mg a day, most modern diets provide less than half that. In western countries the average is 500 mg – 600mg a day, sometimes even less ? a 2006 study involving South African women found their intake to be as low as 450 mg daily! So, because the average diet delivers up to 850 mg less calcium a day than it should, we?ve designed Bone Revolution to contain 400 mg of elemental calcium (1333 mg calcium salt) per dosage in a unique form to supplement daily intake.
It?s a booster for other bone nutrients. Studies show that boron can help keep bones strong by activating vitamin D, which in turn promotes calcium absorption. Nice. Clearly better levels of one lead to better levels of the others and therefore better nutritional support.
WHY WE?VE INCLUDED BORON
? It makes more vitamin D available and specifically improves levels of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (or vitamin D3), which improves the bone-nourishing effect.
? Boron also enhances calcium and magnesium levels, all of which play important roles in maintaining bone health.
It works with calcium. Magnesium is another team-playing mineral in the Bone Revolution blend that?s also been shown to influence calcium metabolism and help bone growth.
WHY WE?VE INCLUDED MAGNESIUM
? A proper magnesium intake can help improve bone mass density. What?s a proper intake? Well, when it comes to bone health, 423 mg of magnesium from all nutritional sources is recommended a day by the 2010 South African Nutrient Reference Value (SANRV). Bone Revolution helps by supplying 108,3 mg of Magnesium per dose.
? Magnesium also helps make higher-quality bone. How? By preventing the formation of larger hydroxyapatite crystals, which can lead to brittle bone.
WHAT?S THE RIGHT DOSE?
With local diets supplying as little as 273mg daily, many people are living with a magnesium deficit of over 300mg a day. Fortunately Bone Revolution provides 423 mg of elemental calcium and 108,3 mg of elemental magnesium per dose. While everyone?s needs are different, Bone Revolution aims to supplement this magnesium deficit as best as possible.
4.VITAMIN D3 – WHY WE?VE INCLUDED VITAMIN D3
? It?s essential for normal bone structure and function.
? It helps the bone mineralisation process and increases the intestinal absorption of bone nutrients like calcium and phosphorous.
? Vitamin D insufficiency is a worldwide problem. Fact. This vitamin is supplied by certain foods and exposure to the sun. Therefore, the broad scale lack of vitamin D3 is due to a combination of low intake, impaired intestinal absorption and too little sunshine time due to habitat, age, skin colour and increased sunblock use (a good thing except when it comes to D3 supply and demand).
WHAT?S THE RIGHT DOSE?
It?s hard to get enough vitamin D from your diet or from the sun. What is enough? According to the 2010 South African Nutrient Reference Value (SANRV) its 600IU a day for adults from all sources. This is why Bone Revolution contains 600 IU of vitamin D3 per daily dose.
5. MenaQ7 ? VITAMIN K2
Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin that is vital for regulating bone metabolism.
WHY WE?VE INCLUDED VITAMIN K2
? Osteoblasts produce a vitamin K-dependent protein called osteocalcin. This protein helps bind calcium to the bone matrix, leading to increased bone mineral content. Consequently, the skeleton becomes more resistant and less susceptible to fracture.
? Vitamin K2 showed improvements in bone mineral content and bone mineral density with overall improved bone strength after 3 years of supplementation.
Zinc is a biologically essential trace element. Oral zinc is effective for treating and preventing zinc deficiency. It is used as a co-factor in bone mineralization.
WHY WE?VE INCLUDED ZINC
Zinc supplementation plus calcium, manganese and other elements resulted in greater gain in bone compared with calcium alone.
Manganese is required for the biosynthesis of mucopolysaccharides in bone matrix formation.
WHY WE?VE INCLUDED MANGANESE
Manganese contributes to the development and maintenance of normal bones.
WHY DO YOU NEED BONE REVOLUTION ?
? What we put in it. It?s a powdered sea-veg blend featuring the mineral-rich red seaweed Aquamin® and complementing vitamins and minerals for good measure.
? What we don?t put in it. We don?t add colourants, flavourants or preservatives.
? How it?s grown. The red seaweed known as Lithothamnium calcareum, naturally absorbs minerals as it grows over five years. It then settles into a hard, calcified state on the seabed, and that?s when it?s harvested, washed, dried and powdered into a supplement-friendly form. Because the mature mineralised plant is used, and the living, young ones are left to grow, the process is environmentally friendly and sustainable.
? How it?s made. Bone Revolution is produced in a GMP approved facility.
BEFORE YOU TAKE BONE REVOLUTION ? have a look at our Patient Information Leaflet for more detail to help you decide if you should reach out for help from our Pharmacist or your healthcare practitioner before taking Bone Revolution Capsules.
Do not take Bone Revolution if you…
? Are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients
? Have hypercalcemia (abnormally high levels of circulating calcium in the blood)
? Have the autoimmune condition systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
? Heart block
? Severe Renal Disease
? Toxaemia in the 2 hours preceding delivery
Speak to your doctor before taking Bone Revolution if you…
? Have a medical condition
? Are pregnant or breast-feeding
? Have decreased kidney function
? Have heart disease
? Have arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
? Are taking Digitalis, anticoagulants (Warfarin)
CAUTIONARY TALES (SIDE EFFECTS)
Bone Revolution should be well-tolerated at recommended doses, but some minor side effects such as:
? Belching or gas
? Nausea or vomiting
? Constipation or diarrhoea may occur
? Vasodilation & hypotension
? Increased bleeding times
You may need urgent medical attention if you experience the following serious side effects:
? Hypercalcaemia (high calcium levels in the blood)
? Hypercalcuria (high calcium levels in the urine)
? Ectopic calcification (calcium deposits or bone growth in body tissue)
? Kidney damage or renal stones
? Damage to the heart and blood vessels
Not all side-effects reported for this supplement are included on this website. Should your general health get worse while taking this supplement, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other health care professional for advice.
HOW DO YOU TAKE BONE REVOLUTION?
REMEMBER TO READ THE FULL LABEL AND/OR INFORMATION LEAFLET BEFORE USE.
The usual dose for adults 18 years and older is: Take 3 (three) capsules orally once a day with a glass of water, or consult your healthcare provider. Take with meals to reduce gastrointestinal effects. Do not take more than the recommended dose, unless under direct supervision of your doctor. Avoid taking more than 1 300 mg calcium per day; consider all sources, dietary and supplementation (count approximately 300 mg calcium per day from non-dairy foods and 300 mg calcium per day per cup of milk). Supplementation should not replace a healthy, balanced and varied diet.
If, by mistake, you take more Bone Revolution than you should?
More severe side effects may occur if you have taken too much THE REAL THING BONE REVOLUTION CAPSULES. Stop taking the supplement. Treat the symptoms that may occur. In the event of overdosage, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If neither is available, seek help at your nearest hospital or poison centre. Chronic vitamin D overdose can lead to too much calcium and phosphate in the body, excess urea and other nitrogenous waste in the blood and low iron, or anaemia. Excess calcium can lead to numerous effects including fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps.
If you forget to take Bone Revolution for a day or more?
It?s no problem. Just start again at the regular daily dose. In other words, don?t take double doses to make up for the days you forgot. And set a reminder on your phone. Remember, you may not see optimal benefits if you do not take Bone Revolution regularly.
If you stop taking Bone Revolution?
The benefits and improvements you?ve seen may slowly start to decline if you discontinue the recommended dose on a regular basis.
PRESENTATION OF BONE REVOLUTION
THE REAL THING BONE REVOLUTION CAPSULES is a clear, hard capsule (vegicap), size 00, containing a fine cream coloured powder. THE REAL THING BONE REVOLUTION CAPSULES are packed in a 200 ml amber glass bottle with a non-child resistant 45 mm polyethylene black screw cap fitted with an aluminium foil heat-induction or pressure tamper-evident seal. A silica gel sachet is included in the bottle. The bottle contains 90 capsules. The bottle is packed in a round core carton. Alternatively, it may not be packed in a core carton.
STORING AND DISPOSING OF BONE REVOLUTION
Store Bone Revolution in a cool, dry place, at or below 25°C and out of direct sunlight.
Don?t use it after the expiry date stated on the label or container and return any unused or expired capsules to your pharmacist for proper disposal.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.