Frequently Asked Questions
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bonebalance™ contains just one ingredient - FORTIBONE™ Bioactive Collagen Peptides®. It is 100% natural and has no additives and no known side-effects.
Bioactive collagen peptides are specially created molecules of the protein collagen developed to be readily absorbed by the body into bone tissue. A number of different types of collagen peptides exist and their different properties and molecular weights have different effects on skin, hair, nail and bone tissues.
The FORTIBONE™ Bioactive Collagen Peptides® in bonebalance™ have been shown to specifically move into bone tissue.
The specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides® in bonebalance™ are clinically proven to:
- Stimulate collagen metabolism in bone
- Stimulate osteoblasts (bone building cells)
- Reduce osteoclasts (bone breakdown cells)
- Improve bone matrix and consequently bone mineral density
(Imperial College, London has found that treatments commonly prescribed by doctors to treat osteoporosis cause bone stiffness. Whilst such medication may help increase bone density, it doesn’t address the need for bone flexibility and thus creates brittle bone that is likely to fracture on impact.)
bonebalance™ comprises high quality specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides® that promote bone health. bonebalance™ works through:
- Stimulating collagen metabolism in the bones
- Stimulating bone building cells (osteoblasts)
- Reducing bone breakdown cells (osteoclasts)
- Improving the bone matrix and bone mineral density
bonebalance™ promotes bone stability, tensile strength, flexibility and density to build strong, flexible bones (like wood) rather than dense, brittle bones (like glass) which are more prone to breaking on impact.
bonebalance™ is recommended for people diagnosed with osteoporosis, osteopenia or low bone mineral density (BMD). People who smoke or drink frequently, the elderly or anyone severely underweight may also benefit from taking bonebalance™.
Yes. bonebalance™ is a food by definition and has no side-effects or contra-indications. It can be safely taken as a preventative or therapeutic measure by anyone living with, or at risk of developing, brittle bones.
bonebalance™ is a flavourless powder. Simply mix 5g, once a day, in 200ml of water or juice or add it to a hot drink. You could also stir the powder into a smoothie or yoghurt.
bonebalance™ is not suitable for vegetarians as it contains animal derived ingredients including bovine collagen, derived from cows.
Yes, bonebalance™ is a natural food supplement and has no contra-indications, so it is safe to take with medication. You may wish to discuss any concerns about your medications with your GP.
bonebalance™ is classified as a ‘Food for Special Medical Purpose’ (FSMP). This means it is approved for the dietary management of a specific disease or medical condition in this case osteoporosis, osteopenia and low bone mineral density. It is a food by definition and approved for use under medical supervision from a healthcare professional.
The earlier you start looking after your bones the better for bone health. Taking bonebalance™ whilst on HRT or at least one year before stopping will help protect your bones.
bonebalance™ can help anyone at any age; there is no upper age limit to gaining the benefits. In fact, because bonebalance™ can help increase your bone mineral density without you taking exercise, it’s ideal for older or more frail people who are less mobile. Independent studies have demonstrated that bonebalance™ starts to work within six days.
The earlier you start looking after your bones the better for bone health. Taking bonebalance™ whilst on HRT or at least one year before stopping will help protect your bones. HRT can support bones whilst it's being taken however these benefits are lost soon after taking it - as much as 5% bone mineral density in the first 12 months of stopping HRT.
It's never too late to start looking after your bones. bonebalance has been optimized to be highly absorbed into bone tissue where it can help to stimulate the body’s bone building cells. Its Bioactive Collagen Peptides® have demonstrated in independent studies to start to work within six days, helping to start building strong, flexible bones.
There are several types of collagen and each has a different role to play in the body. Different collagens have different molecular weights. It can help to think of them as different shaped keys – where each different collagen ‘key’ unlocks benefits in different areas of the body. Collagen for skin, hair and nails will be absorbed into these tissues but it won’t reach your bones. To improve your bone health, you need to take collagen peptides that are the right molecular weight and shape to unlock and be absorbed into bone tissue to stimulate bone cells and improve bone health. You can safely take more than one type of collagen at a time so we would advise taking bonebalance™ in addition to your skin, hair and nails supplement. If taking two or three different types of collagen, it is advisable to take them at different times of day and to drink plenty of fluids.