Unicity Bone Fortify- Power, Balanced, Complete

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Unicity’s Bone Fortify provides the body with both the raw materials and the tools it needs to build bones. As a member of Unicity’s Genomeceutical™ line of products, Bone Fortify helps regulate the genes involved in calcium and magnesium uptake, as well as the genes that affect
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production of collagen in bone cells. It is a powerful blend of perfectly balanced ingredients to maximize the bio-availability and absorption of minerals, improve your immune health, and slow the aging process. The ingredients work synergistically together bringing you most efficacious formula on the market today.

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Calcium Citrate Malate is the most bioavailable Calcium on the market today. Early-stage calcium deficiency may not cause any symptoms. However, symptoms will develop as the condition progresses.
Symptoms of Dietary Calcium Deficiency
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  • Back or neck pain
  • Bone pain or tenderness
  • Bone fractures as a result of minor or no trauma
  • Loss of height
  • Stooped or humped posture
  • Symptoms of more severe Calcium Deficiency can include:
  • memory loss
  • muscle spasms
  • numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, and face
  • depression
  • hallucinations

Unlike dietary calcium deficiency, the second type of Calcium Deficiency, Hypocalcemia has to do with low levels of calcium within the blood. Whereas Dietary Calcium Deficiency is a result of inadequate nutritional intake, Hypocalcemia is usually caused by certain medications or even medical conditions like Hypoparathyroidism. Hypocalcemia is particularly concerning as the body will readily pull calcium from the bones in the event of a blood calcium deficiency in orders to support the proper function of the brain, heart, nerves, and muscles.

Symptoms of Hypocalcemia
  • Muscle cramps
  • Numbness
  • Poor appetite
  • Large bruised areas
  • Bleeding under the skin that looks like tiny red dots
While very different, both types of Calcium Deficiencies can trigger life-threatening diseases.
Indications of Calcium Deficiency can include:
  • Hypertension – also known as high blood pressure of arterial hypertension
  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unusual changes in alertness of consciousness

Calcium (Ca) in Blood

A test for calcium in the blood checks the calcium level in the body that is not stored in the bones. Calcium is the most common mineral in the body and one of the most important. The body needs it to build and fix bones and teeth, help nerves work, make muscles squeeze together, help blood clot, and help the heart to work. Almost all of the calcium in the body is stored in bone. Normally the level of calcium in the blood is carefully controlled. When blood calcium levels get low (hyocalciumia), the bones release calcium to bring it back to a good blood level. When blood calcium levels get high (hypercalciumia), the extra calcium is stored in the bones or passed out of the body in urine and stool.
The amount of calcium in the body depends on the amount of:
  • Calcium you get in your food.
  • Calcium and Vitamin D your intestines absorb.
  • Phosphate in the body.
  • Certain hormones, including parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, and estrogen in the body.
  • Vitamin D and these hormones help control the amount of calcium in the body. They also control the amount of calcium you absorb from food and the amount passed from the body in urine. The blood levels of phosphate are closely linked to calcium levels and they work in opposite ways: As blood calcium levels get high, phosphate levels get low, and the opposite is also true. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/…
Magnesium Citrate, like our Calcium is also the best source of Magnesium on the market. Anytime you’re taking magnesium, you need to take calcium, vitamin D3, and vitamin K2 into consideration as well, since these all work synergistically with one another. Excessive amounts of calcium without the counterbalance of magnesium can lead to a heart attack and sudden death, for instance. If you have too much calcium and not enough magnesium, your muscles will tend to go into spasm, and this has consequences for your heart in particular. These four nutrients perform an intricate dance together, with one supporting the other. Lack of balance between these nutrients is why calcium supplements have become associated with increased risk of heart attacks and stroke, and why some people experience vitamin D toxicity. Taking mega doses of vitamin D supplements without sufficient amounts of K2 and magnesium can lead to vitamin D toxicity and magnesium deficiency symptoms, which include inappropriate calcification that may damage your heart.
  • Among researchers, Magnesium Deficiency is known as the silent epidemic of our times, and it is widely acknowledged that definitive testing for deficiency remains elusive. Judy Driskell, Professor, Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska, refers to this “invisible deficiency” as chronic latent magnesium deficiency.
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  • Magnesium activates over 300 enzyme reactions in the body, translating to thousands of biochemical reactions happening on a constant basis daily. Magnesium is crucial to nerve transmission, muscle contraction, blood coagulation, energy production, nutrient metabolism and bone and cell formation.
  • Magnesium is a mineral used by every organ in your body, especially your heart, muscles, and kidneys. If you suffer from unexplained fatigue or weakness, abnormal heart rhythms, or even muscle spasms and eye twitches, low levels of magnesium could be to blame.
In addition, magnesium is necessary for:
  • Activating muscles and nerves
  • Creating energy in your body by activating adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
  • Helping digest proteins, carbohydrates, and fats
  • Serving as a building block for RNA and DNA synthesis
  • Acting as a precursor for neurotransmitters like serotonin
These symptoms may be neurological signs of magnesium deficiency.
  • Anxiety
  • Times of hyperactivity
  • Difficulty getting to sleep
  • Difficulty staying asleep
Adequate Magnesium is necessary for nerve conduction and is also associated with electrolyte imbalances that affect the nervous system. Low Magnesium is also associated with personality changes and sometimes depression. Neuromuscular symptoms such as these are among the classic signs of a potential Magnesium deficit.
  • Painful muscle spasms
  • Muscle cramping
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Facial tics
  • Eye twitches, or involuntary eye movements
Before the year 2000, very few doctors ever considered the possibility that you might be Vitamin D deficient. “But as the technology to measure vitamin D became inexpensive and widely available, more and more studies were done, and it became increasingly clear that Vitamin D deficiency is absolutely rampant.” Dr.Michael Hollick
  • The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that 50 percent of children aged one to five years, and 70 percent of children between the ages of six and 11, are deficient or insufficient in Vitamin D
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  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 32 percent of children and adults throughout the US were Vitamin D deficient — and this is grossly underestimated as they used Vitamin D levels that were not consistent with optimal health.
  • Researchers have pointed out that increasing levels of vitamin D3 among the general population could prevent chronic diseases that claim nearly one million lives throughout the world each year.
DNA repair and metabolic processes. One of Dr. Holick’s studies showed that healthy volunteers taking 2,000 IUs of Vitamin D per day for a few months up-regulated 291 different genes that control up to 80 different metabolic processes, from improving DNA repair to having effect on autoxidation (oxidation that occurs in the presence of oxygen and/or UV radiation, which has implications for aging and cancer, for example), boosting your immune system and many other biological processes.
  • “Studies have shown that if you improve your Vitamin D status, it reduces risk of colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, and a whole host of other deadly cancers by 30 to 50 percent. You’re correct. Cancer is a big deal. You need to realize that vitamin D is playing a very important role in helping to maintain cell growth and to help fight cancer when a cancer cell is developing in your body.”
  • Vitamin D also fights infections, including colds and the flu, as it regulates the expression of genes that influence your immune system to attack and destroy bacteria and viruses.
  • Autoimmune diseases. Vitamin D is a potent immune modulator, making it very important for the prevention of autoimmune diseases, like multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease.
  • A study done in Japan, for example, showed that schoolchildren taking 1,200 units of vitamin D per day during winter reduced their risk of getting influenza A infection by about 40 percent.
  • One study showed that vitamin D deficiency increased the risk of heart attack by 50 percent. What’s worse, if you have a heart attack and you’re vitamin D deficient, your risk of dying from that heart attack creeps up to nearly 100 percent!
What are the symptoms of Vit D Deficiency? There is no clear pattern of symptoms. In fact many people remain asymptomatic despite low levels. But here are the more common symptoms
  • General muscle pain and weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Restless sleep
  • Poor concentration
  • Headaches
  • Bladder problems
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation or Diarrhea
What diseases are associated with Vit D Deficiency? Vitamin D deficiency has been shown to play a role in almost every major disease.
  • Osteoporosis and Osteopenia
  • 17 varieties of Cancer (including breast, prostate and colon)
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
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  • Obesity
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Infertility and PMS
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Periodontal disease
  • Psoriasis
There are several different forms, mainly K1 and K2, though they act differently in the body. Vitamin K1– (or phylloquinone) is natural form found in greens and nettle that is used by the liver for proper blood clotting. Vitamin K2– (or menaquinone (MK-7) is a more absorbable form of Vitamin K found in certain fermented foods and supplements is used by soft tissues and is helpful for bones, heart tissue and more
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interestingly, studies have shown great health and cardiovascular benefits from K2, but hardly any effect from K1. K1 is necessary for proper blood clotting and is used by the liver, while K2 benefits the bones and controls proper utilization of calcium. In fact, it is helpful to think of them as two separate nutrients with different purposes.
Why Vitamin K2 so important
  • For Healthy Bones
  • For Heart Health Vitamin K is needed to usher calcium into bones and other necessary places in the body and keep it out of soft tissue, arteries and the heart. Magnesium without the needed K2, D3 and magnesium, calcification is more likely.
  • For Oral Health
  • Reduce Varicose Veins. The preliminary study published in the Journal of Vascular Research found that Vitamin K2 was necessary in reversing the chemical change and avoiding or getting rid of varicose veins.
  • Reduce Cancer Risks. There are several well-documented studies that show a correlation between higher Vitamin K consumption and lower risk of certain cancers
  • A European cohort study showed that K2 may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 35%
  • A follow up study showed a 63% reduced risk of prostate cancer in those with the highest Vitamin K intake vs. the lowest
  • A 2003 study showed a benefit of K2 in slowing the growth of lung cancer and leukemia cells.
  • It is also shown to reduce the risk of and halt the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma, a dangerous type of liver cancer.
  • Stop the proliferation of cancer cells
  • Vitamin K2 is one nutrient children need that provides healthy longevity. The function of vitamin K2 is unique among other vitamins. It activates certain proteins in the body, such
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as osteocalcin in the bones, Matrix Gla Protein (MGP) in the arteries, and clotting factors in the liver. Osteocalcin is responsible for binding calcium to the bone matrix. Without adequate vitamin K2 intake, a significant portion of osteocalcin will stay inactive and unable to bind calcium. At the same time, MGP helps prevent circulating calcium from adhering to and remaining in arterial walls – provided there is enough vitamin K2 in the body.Without adequate vitamin K2, specifically as menaquinone-7 (MK-7), calcium cannot be adequately processed in the body to build healthy, strong bones. During childhood and adolescence, bones are highly active and osteocalcin levels are 8 to 10 times higher compared to adult bones – therefore, children require much higher levels of vitamin K2. Unfortunately, many children are vitamin K2 deficient, so supplementing with vitamin K2 should be considered.
  • Vitamin K2, particularly menaquinone-7 (MK-7), has been the subject of much research because it stays active in your body longer so you are able to benefit from much lower levels.
K2 also works synergistically with a number of other nutrients, including calcium and vitamin D. Its biological role is to help move calcium into the proper areas in your body, such as your bones and teeth. It also plays a role in removing calcium from areas where it shouldn’t be, such as in your arteries and soft tissues.
Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue, a naturopathic physician, estimates that about 80 percent of Americans do not get enough vitamin K2 in their diet to activate their K2 proteins to shuttle the calcium where it needs to be.
  • One study published in the journal Modern Rheumatology found that vitamin K2 has the potential to improve disease activity besides osteoporosis in those withrheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Another, published in the journal Science found that vitamin K2 serves as a mitochondrial electron carrier, thereby helping maintain normal adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production in mitochondrial dysfunction, such as that found in Parkinson’s disease.
Boron is an important trace mineral that has largely been ignored for health maintenance and freedom from disease. It is believed that boron improves the natural ability of the human body to absorb calcium and magnesium.
  • Boron plays an important role in maintaining cellular and organ membrane functions and in stabilizing the hormone receptors so the bodily processes go smoothly. Boron can
Boronsignificantly alleviate the difficulties caused by Congestive Heart Failure conditions.
  • Studies have shown that Boron can enhance brain function, eye-hand coordination, short-term memory and the powers of concentration.
  • Boron might inhibit some harmful enzymes from forming or acting, while simultaneously serving as a co-factor for other beneficial enzymatic reactions.
  • Boron uses include the ability to help keep the skeletal structure strong by adding to bone density, preventing osteoporosis, treating conditions like arthritis, and improving strength and muscle mass.
  • Boron is used by many athletes and bodybuilders because it’s believed to increase the body’s ability to produce and use testosterone, so it’s beneficial for recovering from exercise, preventing aches and pains, building muscle mass, and keeping bones strong.
  • Boron is linked to improved brain function in some instances since it helps boost concentration, focus and the ability to learn new information.
Boron is linked with helping prevent conditions, including
  • Signs of aging on the skin
  • Worsened menopausal and PMS symptoms
  • Allergies
  • Weak muscles
  • Stomach and digestive parasites
  • Candida infection and yeast infections
  • Eye infections
Another theory is Boron helps balance pH levels and assists the body in handling other minerals like Magnesium, Calcium and Phosphorus by producing necessary digestive enzymes.
Health Conditions Improved Naturally with Boron
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Aging
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Sex Hormones
  • Allergies
  • Parasites
  • Candida Albicans
  • Lupus Erythematosis
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As you can see the power in this little product, Unicity’s Bone Fortify, with it’s completely researched and perfectly balanced formulation is designed to create the strongest cascade of anti-aging, bone fortifying, immune enhancing nutrition in your body. The Partner product, Unicity Joint Mobility, combined with Unicity’s Bone Fortify, is the perfect combination to keep you moving with strength, energy and worry free for decades.

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