How Does Ostera Help with Bone Loss?

When considering the use of a supplement like Ostera versus conventional medicine's drugs, the old saying that "disease is not a deficiency of drugs" was never more appropriate, especially when considering the role of the bisphosphonate drugs which are extremely causative of side effects, compared to the common sense approach of giving the body what it needs to build bones!  

The side effects of the drugs like Actonel, Fosamex, Boniva, and Reclast are numerous and significant and even can lead to susceptability to hip and femur fracture because of bone brittleness.  Dentists are reporting that they see a significant increase in bone loss in the jaw bone leading to tooth loss and infection.  Heartburn and esophogeal cancer are among other side effects.

We recommend that you give your body what it needs to naturally build strong and supple, not brittle bones.  Ostera and our very absorbable calcium, Cal Apatite Forte, are the perfect combination and have been clinically shown to build bone in postmenopausal women.  With no side effects to boot!

Ostera contains a blend of vitamin D, vitamin K, and HCL which may help to provide a number of health benefits. The blend:
  • Promotes healthy bone remodeling biomarkers to support bone quality and integrity.*
  • Clinically shown in a study of postmenopausal women with low estrogen levels to:*
  • Beneficially influence key markers of bone remodeling.
  • Positively influence osteocalcin, a key marker of bone remodeling rate.
  • Offer more effectiveness than diet and exercise alone.
  • Features selective kinase response modulators (SKRMs) in the form of RIAA from hops, as well as the herb berberine, and vitamins D and K to nutritionally support healthy bone remodeling during the aging process.*

How Does Vitamin D Help With Bone Loss?

Ostera contains vitamin D. Your body requires vitamin D to absorb calcium.  Most people do not get enough vitamin D because of fear of sun exposure and sunscreen.  We recommend you test your vitamin D levels with a blood spot test you can order here and do at home. Studies show that low levels of vitamin D cause lower bone density and bone mass loss.

How Does Vitamin K Help With Bone Loss?

Vitamin K is essential for regulating calcium balance in the body and a deficiency causes brittle bones and also abnormal calcium deposits in the vascular system and other areas.  This can lead to coronary artery calcification and increased heart attack risk.

Testing for Bone Loss 

There is a test you can do at home called the NTx N-Telopeptide (2nd morning urine) test.  It tells you whether you are building bone up or breaking it down.  You can order the lab kit from us.  This test allows you to monitor your bone remodeling safely, without exposure to harmful radiation that you get from bone density tests like the DEXA scans.  These tests are notoriously innacurate and you get dangerous exposure to xrays.   

Metagenics Ostera 60 CountOstera, in combination with a Mediterranean-style, low-glycemic-load diet and aerobic exercise, has been clinically shown in postmenopausal women to beneficially influence key markers of bone remodeling more than diet and exercise alone.

Metagenics Ostera 60Count $54.99

No reported serious adverse effects.Take one tablet twice daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Serving Size: 1 Tablet

  • Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)500 IU
  • Vitamin K (as phytonadione)500 mcg
  • Berberine HCl (Phellodendron amurense bark extract)90 mg
  • Reduced Iso-Alpha Acids Complex (from hops extract, Humulus lupulus L.)370 mg

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid (vegetable), croscarmellose sodium, calcium silicate, silica, coating (water, hypromellose†, medium chain triglycerides, and hydroxypropylcellulose†)