greens+ bone builder
Build and protect your bones while you boost your nutritional intake!
Just one scoop daily builds and protects your bones and supports healthy immune function, while increasing your energy and vitality – naturally. Formulated with a synergistic blend of the most powerful bone-building antioxidants, vitamins and minerals including Vitamins C, D3, Lycopene and 3 forms Calcium, PLUS a full serving of highly alkaline-forming, nutrient-rich greens+.
All the nutrition you need for better bone health, immune function, plus more energy and vitality.
Bone loss can start earlier that we generally think – in our early 30s! Without proper nutritional support, bone loss increases more rapidly, including risk for fractures and osteoporosis.
Based on leading research, greens+ bone builder feeds the body with the most powerful bone-building antioxidants, vitamins and minerals including Vitamins C, D3, Lycopene and 3 forms of Calcium, PLUS a base of the highly alkaline-forming, nutrient-rich greens+, to build bones 15x better than calcium alone1!
greens+ bone builder feeds your body the most important bone-building nutrients, helping to stimulate bone formation (via osteoblasts), inhibit cells which break down bone (osteoclasts), promote alkalinity in the body to retain minerals, prevent oxidative stress and maximize Calcium absorption, and reduce risk for osteoporosis, bone fractures and curvature of the spine.
greens+ bone builder bone builder was found to be 2-3 times more effective at increasing bone growth area than calcium alone 1,2.
Another reason that greens+ bone builder has such a positive effect on bone health is due to the naturally occurring Vitamin K content. Studies show that Vitamin K from green vegetation can reduce fracture rates and can increase bone mineral density.
1 Snyder D, et al. Extracts of the Nutritional Supplement, bone builderTM, and the Herbal Supplement, greens+, Synergistically Stimulate Bone Formation by Human Osteoblast Cells in Vitro J Bone Miner Res 2010; 25 (Suppl 1): MO-0200
2 Rao L, et al. greens+ bone builder nutritional supplement stimulates bone formation in an in vitro human SaOS-2 cell cultures” presented to Gelda Scientific and Sunstar Inc, Mississauga, Ontario, February 14, 2007.
- Product Q&A
There is no vitamin K in the greens+ bone builder formula, however, there will be some naturally occurring vitamin K due to its ingredient profile (roughly 40 mcg of vitamin K1). The RDI for vitamin K is 90mcg for females and 120mcg for males (North Americans as a whole take in about 80mcg per day through diet). While 40mcg may seem like a small amount, it can be very valuable in filling in a nutritional void. In clinical trials using 1000mcg of vitamin K1, researchers have chosen 45mcg of M-7 as an equivalent (e.g. Brinkley, et al. J Bone Mineral Res 2008). Genuine Health recognizes the need for even more vitamin K for some adults – in these cases, vitamin K can be taken as a separate supplement. Lastly, it’s worth pointing out that it is the synergy of the alkalinity of greens+ and the bone building ingredients that make greens+ bone builder uniquely effective and research proven.
We use 3 forms of calcium in greens+ bone builder: calcium formate, calcium bisglycinate and calcium citrate malate. We chose these 3 forms of calcium as they have been shown to be the best absorbed by the body.
There are 54 calories per 14.7g serving of greens+ bone builder in blackberry flavour.
We recommend that you take greens+ bone builder at the beginning of the day – a few hours away from medications.
Yes! greens+ bone builder is a great addition to your smoothie! When making a smoothie, it’s a good idea to balance your fruit with plenty of fibre, protein and healthy fats so you don’t spike your blood sugar. If you’re looking for recipe ideas, check out our Genuine Hub.
It is not recommended, as all greens+ formulas contain standardized herbs and botanical extracts. This caution is a Health Canada requirement and one you will find on the majority of products in our industry with compliant labels. The government takes a very cautious approach with this delicate population and requires this warning on almost all ingredients.
However, our fermented organic gut superfoods+ is made from fermented fruits, vegetables, culinary herbs and prebiotics, and is safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
There are no known contraindications between osteoporosis medications and the ingredients of greens+ bone builder. However, anyone taking prescription medications should always first check with their healthcare provider before taking any supplements.
Yes. Additional Vitamin A beyond that found in multi-vitamins might actually compromise bone health. Too much Vitamin A has been associated with fracture risk in a number of large studies. As stated in the Journal of Women’s Health (2004) “It is not yet possible to set a specific level of retinol intake above which bone health is compromised. Pending further investigation, Vitamin A supplements should not be used with the express goal of improving bone health.”
Absorption times vary, however 2-3 hours with a meal would be average.
Kidney stones are calcium oxalate, so it makes sense that some people are concerned that supplementing with calcium could cause kidney stones. While some forms of calcium can increase the risk of kidney stones (calcium carbonate forms pose a small elevated risk), other forms, like calcium citrate can actually lower the risk, as can combining calcium with magnesium. At this time, the exact mechanism of kidney stone development is not well known. Some things that are known: people with the highest calcium intake are the least likely to have kidney stones, and those with kidney stones are more likely to have decreased bone mineral density. So, avoidance of calcium may not be the best advice! There may be genetic susceptibilities at work, and the risk of calcium stone formation is so small in the general population, that to restrict dietary calcium and supplements at the expense of bone health may not be a good idea. Taking calcium supplements with food may prevent any increase in risk of calcium-containing stones. At present, the only dietary change proven effective in reducing kidney stone recurrence is increasing fluid intake.
All formulas with the original greens+ base have been tested to contain <20ppm of gluten which is below the amount allowed by Health Canada in a gluten free product. However we cannot label original greens+ formulas gluten free because they contain wheat and barley grass; although these grasses are not direct sources of gluten they can contain gluten due to possible grains in the grass. For those with high sensitivities or celiac disease we recommend our Vegan greens+ O.
Refrigeration is recommended to provide optimal product freshness after opening. Refrigeration is a controlled environment, so we know the product is not sitting on a window ledge, on top of a radiator, or kept in other non-optimal storage situations. A cool temperature will also reduce oxidation and maintain probiotic stability. However, greens+ is ok to consume if it has not been refrigerated for a short period of time.
Recommended Use: To prevent bone resorption (the gradual loss of bone), promote bone formation, and enhance calcium absorption and retention, as well as increase energy and well-being.
Adult Dosage: Mix 1 scoop (14.7 g) in 1½ cups (375 mL) of pure water. Shake well. If you are a new user of greens+, begin with 1/3 of a scoop daily and gradually increase to a full scoop daily over a 3 week period. Take with food a few hours before or after taking other medications. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 months.
Amount (per 14.7 g) greens+ Lecithin (97% oil-free; soybean; 26% phosphatidylcholine) / Lécithine (exempte d’huile à 97 %; soya; 26 % de phosphatidylcholine) 2,171 mg Spirulina cells / Cellules de spiruline (Arthrospira platensis) 1,450 mg Apple fruit / Pomme (Malus domestica) 1,033 mg Organic barley grass / Herbe d’orge biologique (Hordeum vulgare) 734 mg Organic alfalfa grass / Herbe de luzerne biologique (Medicago sativa) 383 mg Organic wheat grass / Herbe de blé biologique (Triticum aestivum) 383 mg Chlorella (cracked cell wall) / Chlorelle (paroi cellulaire micro-éclatée) (Chlorella vulgaris) 383 mg Organic soy sprouts / Pousses de soya biologique (Glycine max) 383 mg Organic whole brown rice kernel / Grain de riz brun entier biologique (Oryza sativa) 383 mg Royal jelly standardized to 5% 10-HDA / Gelée royale normalisée à 5 % de 10-HDA 150 mg Bee pollen / Pollen d’abeille (Apis mellifera) 150 mg Licorice root extract standardized to 10% glycyrrhizin (5:1 = 580 mg) / Extrait de racine de réglisse normalisé à 10 % de glycyrrhizine (5:1 = 580 mg) (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) 116 mg Acerola berry juice extract standardized to 18% Vitamin C / Extrait de jus de baies d’acérola normalisé à 18 % de vitamine C (Malpighia glabra) 115 mg FOS (fructooligossacharides) (from chicory root; / issus de racine de chicorée [Cichorium intybus]) 100 mg Eight bacterial cultures: / Huit cultures bactériennes : 100 mg Lactobacillus helveticus (R0052) 0.19 billion cfu / 0,19 milliard d’UFC Lactobacillus rhamnosus (R0011) 0.43 billion cfu / 0,43 milliard d’UFC Lactobacillus casei (R0215) 0.09 billion cfu / 0,09 milliard d’UFC Lactobacillus plantarum (R1012) 0.09 billion cfu / 0,09 milliard d’UFC Lactobacillus salivarius (R0078) 0.04 billion cfu / 0,04 milliard d’UFC Bifidobacterium longum (R0175) 0.04 billion cfu / 0,04 milliard d’UFC Bifidobacterium bifidum (R0071) 0.04 billion cfu / 0,04 milliard d’UFC Bifidobacterium breve (R0070) 0.24 billion cfu / 0,24 milliard d’UFC Siberian ginseng root extract standardized to 0.8% eleutherosides (28:1 = 1,680 mg) /Extrait de racine de ginseng de Sibérie normalisé à 0,8 % d’éleuthérosides (28:1 = 1 680 mg) (Eleutherococcus senticosus) 60 mg Milk thistle seed extract standardized to 86% silymarin (40:1= 2,400 mg) / Extrait de graine de chardon-Marie normalisé à 86 % de silymarine (40:1 = 2 400 mg) (Silybum marianum L.) 60 mg Organic red beet root / Racine de betterave rouge biologique (Beta vulgaris) 43 mg Atlantic dulse seaweed / Petit goémon de l’Atlantique (Palmaria palmata) 33 mg Ginkgo biloba L. leaf extract standardized to 24% ginkgo flavonglycosides and 6% terpene lactones (50:1 = 1,000 mg) / Extrait de feuille de ginkgo biloba normalisé à 24 % de glycosides flavonoïdes de ginkgo et à 6 % de terpéno-lactones (50:1 = 1 000 mg) 20 mg Japanese green tea leaf extract standardized to 90% polyphenols (20:1 = 300 mg) / Extrait de feuille de thé vert du Japon normalisé à 90 % de polyphénols (20:1 = 300 mg) (Camellia sinensis L.) 15 mg European bilberry extract standardized to 25% anthocyanidins (100:1 = 1,000 mg) / Extrait de myrtille européenne normalisé à 25 % d’anthocyanidines (100:1 = 1 000 mg) (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) 10 mg Grape extract standardized to 95% proanthocyanidins and 200 ppm resveratrol (500:1 = 2,500 mg) / Extrait de raisin normalisé à 95 % de proanthocyanidines et à 200 ppm de resvératrol (500:1 = 2 500 mg) (Vitis vinifera) 5 mg BONE BUILDER BLEND / MÉLANGE BONE BUILDER Vitamins / Vitamines Vitamin C (calcium ascorbate 80 mg; magnesium ascorbate 20 mg) / Vitamine C (ascorbate de calcium, 80 mg; ascorbate de magnésium, 20 mg) 100 mg Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) / Vitamine B6 (chlorhydrate de pyridoxine) 10 mg Folic acid / Acide folique 400 mcg Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) / Vitamine D3 (cholécalciférol) 20 mcg / 800 IU Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) / Vitamine B12 (cyanocobalamine) 10 mcg Minerals / Minéraux Calcium (formate 200 mg; citrate-malate 150 mg; bisglycinate 150 mg) / Calcium (formiate, 200 mg; citrate-malate, 150 mg; bisglycinate, 150 mg) 500 mg Magnesium (aspartate) / Magnésium (aspartate) 300 mg Zinc (BioactiveTM proteinate; Saccharomyces cerevisiae) / Zinc (protéinate BioactiveMC) 10 mg Manganese (BioactiveTM proteinate; Saccharomyces cerevisiae) / Manganèse (protéinate BioactiveMC) 3 mg Boron (FruiteX-B® OsteoboronTM; calcium fructoborate) / Bore (FruiteX-BMD OsteoboronMC, fructoborate de calcium) 3 mg Copper (chelate) / Cuivre (chélate) 1 mg Selenium (BioactiveTM proteinate; Saccharomyces cerevisiae) / Sélénium (protéinate BioactiveMC) 100 mcg Horsetail stem and leaf extract standardized to 7% silica (10:1=430 mg) / Extrait de feuille et de tige de prêle normalisé à 7 % de silice (10:1=430 mg) (Equisetum arvense) 43 mg Other Ingredients / Autres ingrédients L-Lysine / L-lysine 400 mg Lycopene / Lycopéne 7 mg
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Natural flavour blend with Stevia rebaudiana leaf extract.
Allergy Alert: May contain skim milk as part of probiotic culture.
greens+ bone builder contains no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners. NON-IRRADIATED.
Caution: Not to be taken by children, during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, by those on medication or with chronic health problems unless under the recommendation of a health care practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhoea or severe abdominal pain. Do not use if you have gastrointestinal blockage. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset occur, persist or worsen beyond 3 days. Use with caution if allergic to bee products.
For maximum freshness, keep refrigerated after opening.