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- Supply: 2 Months
- Cost per Day: $0.45
- Dosage: 1 capsule at night with food
- Cost per Dose: $0.45
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water), ascorbyl palmitate, and silicon dioxide.
Free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten, soybeans, and yeast. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Suggested Use: Adults: 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Caution: Not intended for use by infants or children. unless under the guidance of a physician. If you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition (including hypercalcemia), or taking prescription drugs (including blood-thinning medications), consult your physician before using this product. It is recommended that individuals taking 100 mcg (4,000 IU) or more vitamin D per day have their vitamin D blood levels monitored. Do not exceed recommended dose. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Common Questions About Supplements
How long do you recommend taking the listed supplements?
Our chief concern at ScoliSMART is how these products may affect the outcomes of your child’s scoliosis during growth. However, once your child reaches skeletal maturity, or for Adult patients, your provider may recommend these products on an ongoing basis to address any non-spinal symptoms or genetic variants.
Will these products have any negative side effects?
The supplements we recommend are all-natural, organic, Kosher, and non-GMO. However, parents should discuss these supplements with their pediatrician if they are taking any prescription medications.
What can be expected once supplementation starts?
Although the primary goal of these supplements is to support scoliosis therapy, many parents notice positive improvements in their children’s behavior and focus as well.
Will my insurance cover the cost of the supplements?
Although health insurances do not typically cover supplements, many FSA or HSA accounts will reimburse you for them if your treating provider writes a letter of medical necessity.
Will taking the recommended supplements alone improve scoliosis?
No. The nutritional interventions may help prevent further curve progression, as well as improve treatment outcomes. The recommendations in this report are intended to be done in conjunction with a scoliosis-specific exercise program like ScoliSMART BootCamp or the Scoliosis Activity Suit.
What if taking pills is a problem?
Many of the supplements are available in liquid and chewable forms. Also, capsules can be opened and the powdered contents can be mixed in juices or applesauce.
What can you do to balance your levels?
Get plenty of sun exposure
15 minutes of daily sun exposure causes your body to produce about 10,000 IU of vitamin D3, a key ingredient in maintaining bone density.
Maintain a daily routine of weight-bearing exercise.
This might include things like walking with hand weights, ankle weights, etc.
Experience whole-body vibration
Vibration stimulates certain hormone pathways that signal for increasing bone density. Many gyms and fitness centers have vibration platforms you can use.
Avoid cow’s milk
Although logically it makes sense to drink milk for the calcium, cow’s milk is a very poor source of bioavailable calcium. Dark green leafy vegetables are among the best sources.
Avoid calcium supplements
Study after study has shown calcium supplements do not improve bone density and fail to stop ongoing bone density loss. Furthermore, recent studies have suggested that excess calcium intake via calcium supplements can increase artery plaquing, thereby increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke or heart attack.
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2. Weber P. Management of osteoporosis: is there a role for vitamin K? Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 1997;67(5):350-56.
3. Kanellakis S, Moschonis G, Tenta R, et al. Changes in parameters of bone metabolism in postmenopausal women following a 12-month intervention period using dairy products enriched with calcium, vitamin D, and phylloquinone (vitamin K(1)) or menaquinone-7 (vitamin K (2)): the Postmenopausal Health Study II. Calcif Tissue Int. 2012 Apr;90(4):251-62.
How will this product help?
Vitamin K2 is central to the metabolism of calcium and vitamin D3 is a necessary part of maintaining normal bone health. This product is formulated to nutritionally support healthy bone density, increase skeletal strength, and improve bone remodeling, all of which may be important factors in the prevention of age-related scoliosis progression.
How does this product work and affect scoliosis?
Among the dietary factors critical to bone health, vitamin K has emerged as a key player. Vitamin K is believed to be necessary for bone mineralization.
Vitamin K2 may protect bone integrity by reducing osteoclast activity.2
Studies have demonstrated a significant beneficial effect of vitamin K supplementation on bone health.3
Vitamin K and vitamin D share some similar characteristics and are believed to act synergistically.