Fosteum is a medical food that contains cholecalciferol, genistein, and zinc. It is used to manage bone loss, primarily in post-menopausal women. A medical food are foods that are specifically designed with nutrients intended to treat a specific disease that cannot be met by the diet alone. Genistein is the main active ingredient and is a natural isoflavone derived from soybean. Isoflavones have some estrogen activity and help in reversing bone effects of estrogen loss in postmenopausal women. Genistein has been clinically proven to reduce bone resorption and increase bone formation.
Cholecalciferol is Vitamin D3, the natural form of Vitamin D that is produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D is important for reducing fracture risk and for enhancing the absorption of calcium from the intestines. Zinc is a naturally occurring mineral and is important for mineralization (hardening and strengthening) of bones. The special combination of these ingredients results in a slowing of the metabolic processes the cause bone loss and ultimately osteoporosis in women. Overtime this improves bone mineral density and reduces the risk of fracture.
Fosteum is not for everyone and should be avoided in individuals with a history of breast or reproductive organ cancer.
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