Preferred Products

Below are options for high quality-to-value vitamins and minerals to prevent, halt, and reverse osteoporosis and osteopenia.

Magnesium

  • Magnesium glycinate (calming effect that may aid sleep).
  • Magnesium citrate.
  • Magnesium aspartate.
  • Magnesium taurate.
      Product:
  • Swanson – Chelated Magnesium Bisglycinate (133 mg).
  • Whole Foods 365 – Magnesium Glycinate (~133 mg).
  • Now Foods – Magnesium Citrate (200 mg).
  • Good State – Ionic (liquid) Magnesium (100 mg).
  • Doctor’s Best – Chelated Magnesium Glycinate (100 mg).

Vitamin K2

  • Menaquinone – 7 (MK-7).
      Product:
  • Jarrow Formulas – MK-7 (90 mcg).
  • Sports Research – MK-7 (100 mcg).
  • Nutrigold – MK-7 (100 mcg).
  • Now Foods – MK-7 (100 mcg).

Zinc

  • Zinc orotate (absorbs exceptionally well).
  • Zinc monomethionine (absorbs extremely well).
  • Zinc picolinate (absorbs extremely well; may irritate empty stomach).
  • Zinc citrate (absorbs well; may irritate empty stomach).
  • Zinc gluconate (absorbs well; may irritate empty stomach).
      Product:
  • Jarrow Formulas – Zinc Balance: Zinc (15 mg) Copper (1 mg).
  • Swanson – Zinc Orotate (10 mg).
  • Whole Foods 365 – Zinc (15 mg) Copper (1 mg).
  • Solgar – Zinc Picolinate: (22 mg).
  • Pure Encapsulations – Zinc 30: Zinc Picolinate (30 mg) (high dose, take less frequently).
  • Kal – Zinc Orotate (30 mg) (high dose, take less frequently).
  • Liquid ionic zinc (various brands) (15 mg).

Vitamin D

  • D3
      Product:
  • Life Extension – D3 (1,000 IU).
  • Nutrigold – D3 (2,000 IU).
  • Sports Research – D3 (2,000 IU).

Calcium

  • Calcium citrate (absorbs very well with or without food).
  • Calcium carbonate (absorbs well with food).
      Product:
  • Citracal Petites – Calcium Citrate (200 mg) D3 (250 IU).
  • Pure Encapsulations – Calcium Citrate (150 mg).
  • Bluebonnet – Calcium Citrate (250 mg) D3 (200 IU) Mag. Aspartate (100 mg).
  • NATURELO – Plant-Based Calcium (150 mg) D3 (6.25 mcg) Mag. Glycinate (50 mg).

Iodine

  • Nascent (atomic) iodine (absorbs exceptionally well; superior form of iodine).
  • Molecular iodine (absorbs well on an empty stomach).
  • Potassium iodide (absorbs moderately well).
      Product:
  • LL – Magnetic Clay Nascent Iodine – 1 oz (400 mcg per drop).
  • Go Nutrients – Iodine Edge Nascent Iodine (~300 mcg per drop).
  • NOW – Kelp Caps (150 mcg).

Potassium

  • Potassium Chloride.
  • Potassium Citrate.
      Product:
  • NoSalt – Potassium Chloride (640 mg per 1/4 tsp).
  • Morton Salt Substitute – Potassium Chloride (690 mg per 1/4 tsp).
  • NOW – Potassium Chloride Powder (365 mg per 1/8 tsp).
  • NOW – Potassium Citrate Powder (448 mg per 1/4 tsp).

Multivitamin


      Product: (estimated cost* at half dose usage):
  • Xtend-Life Natural Products – Total Balance ($26/month).
  • Douglas Laboratories – Ultra Preventive X ($43/month).
  • NATURELO – Whole Food Multivitamin ($45/month full dose).
  • Life Extension – Life Extension Mix ($30/month).
  • Life Extension – Two-Per-Day ($5/month). **
  • Optimum Nutrition – Opti-Men/Opti-Women ($5/month). **

* estimated cost as of February 3, 2019

** additional cost required due to need for more standalone vitamins