Ipriflavone capsules, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, contain 300 mg of ipriflavone, a type of isoflavone. Ipriflavone is a phytonutrient that supports normal bone turnover and decreased bone resorption for healthy bone structure.
Ipriflavone helps promote bone density by inhibiting bone resorption. Numerous studies of postmenopausal women and individuals whose bones are showing signs of demineralization have investigated the benefits of ipriflavone on bone health. Laboratory and clinical studies have documented ipriflavone’s positive effect on bone density.
Serving Size: 1 capsule Servings Per Container: 60
Other ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), microcrystalline cellulose and vegetable stearate
Gluten Free | Non-GMO
Suggested Use:One capsule twice daily as a dietary supplement, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Cautions: Consult your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children.
Experts agree that ipriflavone appears to directly inhibit osteoclast activity, thereby decreasing bone resorption. Osteoclasts and osteoblasts are two primary types of bone cells. Osteoblasts, the more exterior cells, are responsible for bone mineralization. Osteoclasts, found beneath the osteoblasts, are responsible for bone resorption. When calcium levels in the blood drop, the osteoblasts change shape, allowing the osteoclasts to become exposed and release calcium from the bones to the rest of the body.
Scientists suspect ipriflavone may also stimulate osteoblast activity. Since osteoblasts are responsible for laying down new bone, an increase in osteoblast activity would result in increased bone mineralization. This suggests Ipriflavone may not only inhibit the breakdown of existing bone, but also encourage the formation of new bone.
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