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OstiGenä (Melts) - Bone Health for Life

 

FOR ALL HEALTHCARE MATTERS, CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. The following information does not replace consultation with your doctor or healthcare provider.

 

What is OstiGen?

OstiGen is an advanced organic compound for helping bone-building and maintenance that helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

 

Why OstiGen?

OstiGen is formulated with the active ingredients that promote bone formation and remodeling. It gives you the benefits of healthy bone nutrition in a convenient and easy-to-use form. OstiGen is low-calorie and has no lactose or fat.

 

What is OstiGen intended for?

·          Help build and maintain healthy bones.

·          Part of a preventive care program to reduce the risk of low bone mass and osteoporosis.

·          Complement osteoporosis treatment drugs as a high-quality bone mineral nutrient source.

 

How does OstiGen work?

·          Helps regulate the cellular-level activities of bone remodeling.

·          Helps maintain a regulated blood calcium-mineral nutrition level.

·          Provides a balanced nutrient profile to help mineral absorption.

 

OstiGen is ideal for:

·          Persons diagnosed with low bone mass and/or osteoporosis.

·          Persons at risk for low bone mass.

·          Perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.

·          Current and/or past steroid users.

·          Current and/or past hormone therapy users.

· Current or former users of tobacco products or alcohol.

· Part of a combined therapy intended to prevent/treat osteoporosis.

 

How should OstiGen be taken?

 Recommended Dosage:

Take 3 melts in a 24-hour period. For maximum benefits, it is recommended to be taken every 4-6 hours.

 

This product does NOT need to be taken with meals. It contains the required nutrients to enable the proper mineral absorption.

 

Maximum Dosage: Do not exceed 6 melts in a 24-hour period, as no additional benefit may be achieved.

 

For maximum benefits, continued daily usage is recommended.

 

Weight-bearing exercise is recommended in conjunction with this product. Patients should be advised to follow healthy life styles, with proper exercise, diet and stress management.

 

What medical issues should I discuss with my physician when I plan to take OstiGen*?

·          Inform your physician of any prescription drugs and other supplements your are taking.

·          Healthcare concerns related to menopause, cancer, intestinal and stomach disorders, blood pressure and heart-related issues.

·       Pregnancy.

·       Exercise programs dietary requirements.

 

NOT INTENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE 5.

 

What are the possible side effects of OstiGen?

OstiGen contains maltitol which may have a mild laxative effect. If this effect is pronounced, stop taking this product immediately and consult your healthcare provider.

 

What about the calcium supplements I am using?

OstiGen is an advanced bone-building product. It replaces your calcium supplement with a organic calcium-mineral complex. OstiGen is a better product to use in a combination therapy intended for osteoporosis prevention/treatment.

 

Unless recommended by your physician, it is not recommended to take other calcium supplements while on OstiGen.

 

 

If you have further questions, or require more information, please contact customer service at USFP.

*Possible contraindications of any supplements containing calcium:

Although certain medicines or dietary supplements should not be used together at all, in other cases they may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your healthcare professional may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. It is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the following:

·       Calcium-containing medicines, other—Taking excess calcium may cause too much calcium in the blood or urine and lead to medical problems

·    Cellulose sodium phosphate (e.g., Calcibind)—may decrease the effects of cellulose sodium phosphate

·     Etidronate (e.g., Didronel)—may decrease the effects of etidronate; etidronate should not be taken within 2 hours of any supplements containing calcium

·     Gallium nitrate (e.g., Ganite)—may cause gallium nitrate to not work properly

·    Magnesium sulfate (for injection)—may cause either medicine to be less effective

·    Phenytoin (e.g., Dilantin)—may decrease the effects of both medicines; any supplements containing calcium should not be taken within 1 to 3 hours of phenytoin

·    Tetracyclines (medicine for infection) taken by mouth—may decrease the effects of tetracycline; any supplements containing calcium should not be taken within 1 to 3 hours of tetracyclines

 

Other Medical Considerations

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of supplements containing calcium. Make sure you tell your healthcare professional if you have any other medical problems, especially:

·          Diarrhea, or

·          Stomach or intestinal problems—Extra calcium or specific calcium preparations may be necessary in these conditions.

·          Hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood), or

·          Hypercalciuria (too much calcium in the urine)—may make these conditions worse

·          Hyperparathyroidism, or

·          Sarcoidosis—may increase the chance of hypercalcemia (too much calcium in the blood).

·          Hypoparathyroidism—may cause high blood levels of phosphorus which could increase the chance of side effects.

·          Kidney disease or stones—may increase the chance of kidney stones.

 

Precautions While Using This Medicine

If any supplements containing calcium have been prescribed by your health care professional and you will be taking it in large doses and/or for a long time, your health care professional should monitor your progress at regular visits. This is to make sure the calcium is working properly and does not cause unwanted effects.

·          Do not take within 1 to 2 hours of taking other medicine by mouth. To do so may keep the other medicine from working properly unless you are otherwise directed by your health care professional.

 

To make sure that OstiGen is used properly by your body:

·          Do not take other medicines or dietary supplements containing large amounts of calcium, phosphates, magnesium, or vitamin D Unless you are otherwise directed by your health care professional,

·          Do not take calcium supplements within 1 to 2 hours of eating large amounts of fiber-containing foods, such as bran and whole-grain cereals or breads, especially if you are being treated for hypocalcemia (not enough calcium in your blood).

·          Do not drink large amounts of alcohol or caffeine-containing beverages, or use tobacco.



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