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Building Bone Density

Building bone density is not the same as  numerically increasing it. All calciums build bone, yet many do not numerically increase it, at least not conistently. How can that be?Building-Bone-Density | Article

The answer is natural bone loss.  Starting in their mid 30s, most adults begin to naturally lose bone.  At menopause, bone loss accelerates rapidly.  Yearly bone loss can exceed 3% for menopausal women, in some cases more. Postmenopausal adults experience less dramatic bone loss, but it still occurs, year-in and year-out.  Some experts believe that a woman can lose 30% of her bone mass within 10 years of menopause. 

Calcium’s building bone density effect can be more accurately described as slowing the rate of bone loss. Researchers equate the reduction of natural bone loss as building bone, even though the net absolute change is zero or negative.

Increasing bone density numerically is quite different and beyond the clinical study record of most calciums. It’s understandable. Not only would calcium have to compensate for natural bone loss, it  would then have to go a step farther. That’s why you typically find “building bone density” claims with other calciums.  They may have shown a numerical increase in some studies.  However, there are an equal number of studies on these same calcium forms showing no net gain in bone density or a numerical loss.  Building-Bone-Density | ArticleAdvaCAL is the only calcium supplement we’ve found  that has increased average bone density numerically in each published bone density study, four in total.  AdvaCAL users even showed average numerical bone density increases  during most interim measurement periods of  multi-year studies, not just at the final reading.  AdvaCAL is proven effective in building bone density like other calciums. But unlike others, AdvaCAL also has numerically increased average bone density above  baseline values.

This is a numerical comparison, not a statistical one.  A statistical comparison to initial (or “baseline”) bone density was performed in two of the four AdvaCAL studies mentioned above.  In both studies, bone density increases from taking AdvaCAL was statistically improved.  In the other two studies, average bone density of AdvaCAL users was compared only to placebo groups (i.e. people that were losing bone naturally). While AdvaCAL users showed a statistically significant improvement to placebo, no statistical analysis of bone density versus baseline was discussed.

The calcium in AdvaCAL was studied alone in these trials. Other nutrients added to AdvaCAL may certainly help bone density.  Most important is vitamin D3, which is added to AdvaCAL at levels now recommended by vitamin D experts. AdvaCAL Ultra 1000 also features vitamins C and K, magnesium, boron, manganese, copper, and other minerals.  While the evidence on these other nutrients is not as compelling as the research on AdvaCAL or vitamin D, there is only upside in having  them in a bone healthy diet.   Building-Bone-Density | Article

In sum, a uniquely effective calcium, along with vitamin D and other nutrients help make AdvaCAL impressive in numerically increasing and building bone density.