- Daily Support for Bone Health
- Natural source of calcium
- Strengthens and rejuvenates bone tissue
- Supports healthy joints
- Promotes normal bone growth and density
Banyan Botanicals uses coral calcium that is sustainably and ethically sourced from old reefs that are no longer active and have been naturally pushed above sea level. Creating a synergy with the calcium, herbs arjuna, ashwagandha, and ginger assist in the complete absorption of the calcium by delivering it from the bloodstream and into the bones.
Beneficial to young growing bones as well as aging bone tissue, the herbs in this formula help maintain healthy bone density while gently kindling the digestive fire to support the body’s natural toxin cleansing mechanisms. Vata, which can disturb bones when imbalanced, particularly in the later years of life, is also balanced and grounded by the warm nourishing herbs in this blend.
There certainly are some coral supplements that have been harvested from coral below sea level, which does destroy living reefs and upset ecological balance. The source of coral used in Banyan Botanical’s Healthy Bones formula utilizes fossilized, ancient reefs that have been geologically pushed above ground thousands of years ago.
Consider the following microscopic images. The first image shows coral calcium and the second shows calcium carbonate. Note how porous the coral calcium is. Compare these images with the microscopic image of human bone, which is also porous and similar in structure to the coral calcium. The porosity allows the minerals to better dissolve. Further, Ayurveda has a rule of “like increases like.” Because of the similar structure and qualities, according to this rule, the human bone should assimilate the coral calcium better than calcium carbonate derived from limestone.
SYNERGIZING WITH AYURVEDIC HERBS
Weak bones are more often than not caused by high ether and air elements, or vata. Ayurveda also explains that the colon has an intricate relationship with bone, and its health is of utmost importance when it comes to bone health. Not surprisingly, the colon is the seat of vata and plays a role in the absorption of many of the minerals and vitamins important to bone health. This is why we have chosen the herbs in Healthy Bones to complement the coral calcium.
Ashwagandha, as a fantastic pacifier of vata and nourisher of the body, it is naturally excellent for bone health. For instance, the major constituent, withaferin A, has been shown to support the cells that naturally create bone tissue, which are called osteoblasts, and decrease the activity of the cells that naturally break down bone tissue, which are called osteoclasts. In one study of laying hens, the hydro-alcoholic extract of ashwagandha improved the retention of calcium and phosphorus in the tibia bone. Arjuna is similarly known to support bone health. Ginger is a great herb for detoxification and cleansing, particularly in the digestive tract. Without a healthy colon, one is bound to have a number of health problems including challenges with bones.
Rasa (taste): astringent, bitter, sweet
Virya (action): cooling
Vipaka (post-digestive effect): sweet
Doshas (constitutions): Balancing for all doshas, especially vata and pitta
Possible Contraindications: None known
Take 2 tablets twice daily with food, or as directed by your health practitioner.
Please consult with your health care practitioner prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant or nursing, taking medications, or have a medical condition. Keep out of the reach of children.
Serving size: 2 tablets (calcium absorption is best when a person consumes no more than 500 mg at one time, so consume one tablet twice daily)
Servings per container: 45
Each 500 mg tablet contains: Coral Calcium (Caribbean, above-sea harvested), Arjuna bark (Terminalia arjuna)+, Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera)+, Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)+.
Other ingredients, from natural sources: organic gum acacia, organic rice flour. Free of gluten, soy and dairy.
100% vegetarian: no animal products and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
HOW TO GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF CALCIUM
Each serving of Healthy Bones (two tablets) provides 218 mg of calcium. The daily recommended allowance for calcium ranges from 1000-1300 mg. Therefore, if you were to take two servings of Healthy Bones, you would get roughly 43.6% of the daily recommended amount of calcium. Getting the remaining 564 mg or so of calcium can be done easily in a number of ways. Here are a few examples of calcium derived from whole foods:
1 cup of dried figs (300 mg)
1 ounce of whole roasted sesame seeds (280 mg)
1 cup of cooked spinach (240 mg)
1 cup of cooked amaranth (270 mg)
1 cup of milk (300 mg)
1 cup of yogurt (450 mg)
1 ½ ounces of mozzarella cheese (350 mg)
[1-4] Source: OBGYN Vindra Devani, M.D. and Certified Ayurvedic practitioner
Banyan Botanicals’ Eco-Safe Healthy Bones is included in our Peaceful Postpartum Bundle.