Osteo Forte Orotate… for those who refuse to let their bones betray them
Osteo Forte Orotate is a combination of the orotate salts of
calcium, magnesium, and zinc, along with vitamins B6, C, and
D, boron, silicon, and other minerals — substances chosen
because of their known effects on bone health. All of these substances
are normally found in the body, but rarely in optimum amounts.
This supplement is designed primarily for countering bone loss and osteoporosis, and in these areas it is unrivaled. But each
of the ingredients has its own area of benefit as well, which means that Osteo Forte Orotate can also be applied to:
inflammatory ailments, such as arthritis, spondylitis, lupus, retinitis, phlebitis, and colitis;
cardiovascular problems, such as hypertension, and atherosclerosis;
viral diseases, such as hepatitis, and colds;
tissue repair, such as for wounds, diabetic damage, and alcoholic liver;
and various other conditions.
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Osteo Forte Orotate is a
combination of the orotate salts of calcium, magnesium, and zinc, along
with vitamins B6, C, and D, boron, silicon, and other minerals —
substances chosen because of their known effects on bone health. All of
these substances are normally found in the body.
What we can’t tell you
the U.S. and some other industrialized countries, government agencies
like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have adopted censorship as a
method for intensifying their control over supplement users and their
suppliers. Thus, FDA regulations prohibit us from telling you that any
of our products are effective as medical treatments, even if they are, in fact, effective.
Accordingly, we will limit our discussion of Osteo Forte Orotate to a brief summary of relevant research, and let you draw
your own conclusions about what medical conditions it may be effective in treating.
Forte Orotate was formulated with bone health in mind. Each of the
ingredients, however, has its own individual merits in other areas of
health. It therefore makes sense to use this product as a broad-purpose
supplement and not just for its effects on bones and joints.
The mineral orotates in this product
Orotate (orotic acid) is a biochemical substance made by all living cells. It is a necessary raw material for making the genetic
materials RNA and DNA.1
Calcium, magnesium, and zinc are minerals that are required in substantial quantities for life and health. Calcium is used
by the body to make structural material for bones and teeth, and to assist in communications within and between cells.5 Magnesium and zinc serve as cofactors for many enzymes and other proteins.2,3,4 Bone strength is highly dependent on magnesium,20 and zinc is needed for prevention of osteoporosis.21
Orotate mineral salts were popularized as supplements by Dr. Hans Nieper, the innovative German physician,67,8 In particular, he used calcium orotate for:
who used them to treat many different conditions.
bone loss and pain due to inflammation or osteoporosis
arthritis and spondylitis
high blood pressure
Nieper used magnesium orotate to treat:
kidney failure from diabetes or high blood pressure
And Nieper used zinc orotate to treat:
Hodgkin and non-Hogkin lymphomas
Nieper considered orotates to be superior to carbonates, chlorides, sulfates, and other anions as bioavailability enhancers
Calcium supplements are universally recognized as preventatives for bone loss and osteoporosis.9
While other calcium salts, such as calcium citrate, can effectively
inhibit bone loss, Hans Nieper’s studies concluded that calcium orotate
supplies the bones with more usable calcium per amount of supplement
consumed, and also benefits the user in other ways — such as
controlling appetite and suppressing inflammatory conditions.10
Boron and silicon and bone health
The element boron has been shown to be important for preserving bone strength and is also considered appropriate for treating arthritis.11,22,23 But people’s intakes of dietary boron vary widely,12 averaging around 2 mg/day13 — whereas 3 to 10 mg/day seems to be indicated for maintaining bones and joints.14 LifeLink’s Osteo Forte Orotate therefore includes 5 mg of boron per tablet.
It has been known for decades that the mineral silicon plays a significant positive role in bone formation and maintenance.15
Severe silicon deficiencies are probably rare, but many people consume
less than the optimum amount of this element — average consumption is
about 30 mg/day. A 2007 study revealed “large differences in BMD (up to
10%) between the highest (>40 mg Si/day) and lowest (<14 mg
Si/day) quintiles of silicon intake.”16 BMD (bone mineral density) is a measure of bone strength. Silicon should therefore be included in all supplements aimed at
improving bone health — LifeLink’s Osteo Forte Orotate contains 23 mg of silicon per tablet.
Other minerals in this product
addition to calcium, magnesium, zinc, boron, and silicon, a number of
other vitamins and minerals are important for maintaining bone
strength. These include phosphorus, potassium, fluoride, manganese,
copper, iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B, C, D, and K.17 Some of these are present in adequate amounts in the average diet; those that are not, but are needed in only tiny amounts,
are included in this product as ‘trace minerals’.
Is our Osteo Forte Orotate supplement useful for the conditions and purposes mentioned above? We aren’t allowed to tell you,
so you should take a look at some of the references cited here, and then decide for yourself.