Bone Supplement – Frequently Asked Questions
Are Top Doctors Labs products drugs?
No, they are advanced micronutrient dietary supplements.
Are Top Doctors Labs products approved by the FDA?
No, only drugs and pharmaceuticals are approved by the FDA. As advanced dietary supplements, SurgeryMD™, RecoveryMD™ and OsteoplexMD™ are regulated by the FDA.
Who should take OsteoplexMD™ for bone health?
If you are concerned about bone health you should consider taking an advanced combination of micronutrient elements as integrated a single product solution like OsteoplexMD™.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and other groups, risk factors for bone loss and osteoporosis include history of prior fractures, family history of osteoporosis, early menopause (younger than 45 years), dementia, poor nutrition, smoking, alcoholism, impaired eyesight, weight less than 120 pounds, history of falls, sedentary lifestyle, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder), eating disorders, gastrectomy, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease (gluten intolerance), stroke, lactose intolerance, and some medications. There is increasing information to indicate rising concern for the risk of osteoporosis (or “soft bone”) in men over 45 as well.
Who should NOT take OsteoplexMD™?
It is always recommended that you discuss any medication or supplement you are taking with your doctor. OsteoplexMD™ contains an advanced combination of vitamin K to support bone nutrition and reparative cell growth. It is well known that vitamin K can influence the function of some blood thinners, such as warfarin or Coumadin. Most experts recommend that patients on certain blood thinners such as warfarin or Coumadin should take a steady, daily oral source of vitamin K to meet FDA recommended daily intake levels, and to simultaneously optimize bone health and cell growth. These experts emphasize that in patients taking blood thinners like warfarin, the most important thing is a relatively “consistent and non-excessive daily source” of vitamin K (as is present in OsteoplexMD™). This consistent, non-excessive daily intake permits both: 1) Safer and more consistent management of blood thinners like warfarin, while 2) Optimizing the very important health and nutritional benefits of vitamin K. These can be complicated medical considerations and strategies that are always best discussed with your doctor.
Does OsteoplexMD™ replace my regular calcium supplement?
OsteoplexMD™ does replace a regular calcium supplement, and then provides much more. It contains a combination of best-quality integrated compounds so that it may be used as a single supplement solution for the advanced support for daily bone health. OsteoplexMD™ contains safe, natural and integrated nutrient forms of calcium, vitamin D, vitamin K1, vitamin K2 (as pharmaceutically-pure MK-4), and copper. These micronutrients are present in optimized forms and levels that well exceed that of regular calcium supplements.
OsteoplexMD™ seems more expensive than a regular calcium or bone support supplement…why is this?
OsteoplexMD™ takes a unique approach to best health, using only safe, natural, and pharmaceutically-pure ingredients to ensure your very best and most consistent benefit. Only the most effective forms of each of the nutrients are used. Finally, the thoroughly researched OsteoplexMD™ formula is made using manufacturing that meets or exceeds both FDA cGMP practices and NSF GMP manufacturing practices. For an individual to purchase independent supplements to match the ideal combination present together in OsteoplexMD™ would actually cost MORE.
We realize that not everyone will prefer a bone support supplement of this advanced nature and quality, but for those who insist on the very best without compromise, there is no substitute for OsteoplexMD™ for bone health.
What is MK-4 and how is it important for bone health?
Very few bone support products include vitamin K2 (as MK-4). It is expensive, and is not widely available, but its nutritional benefits in skeletal health and cellular repair have been studied and are increasingly appreciated. In clinical trials MK-4 has been shown to decrease risk of vertebral (spinal) fracture by 60%, hip fracture by 70%, and non-vertebral fractures by up to 81%. Even though it is a safe and natural compound, MK-4 has been used as a pharmaceutical in Japan and other countries from as early as 1995 given its recognized benefits in bone health; in the United States MK-4 is considered by the FDA as a dietary supplement.
What is the best dose of OsteoplexMD™ for me?
For most people seeking to maximize the potential benefits of OsteoplexMD™, it is recommended to take two tablets, twice daily with food. This equates to 120 tablets as a one month supply with daily use.
Taking OsteoplexMD™ as two tablets twice a day has several advantages, including maintaining a consistent optimized blood level of MK-4. Studies have shown the health advantages to this more consistent schedule. This twice a day dose also optimizes the potential for the body to absorb calcium in a more efficient way than if just taken as a single larger dose once a day.
Lower doses of OsteoplexMD™ (such as one tablet, two times a day) may be appropriate for some people whose daily intake includes an abundance of whole food sources of calcium and vitamin K, or for those who take other dietary supplement sources that contain the same nutrients present in OsteoplexMD™. We recommend you talk to your doctor for more information.
For patients taking OsteoplexMD™ as part of SURGIKIT® Orthopaedic, the recommended dose is one tablet, twice a day (with meals).
These are general recommendations, and it is always best to talk to your doctor if you have questions about what is best specifically for you.
Why doesn’t OsteoplexMD™ contain magnesium?
Magnesium is present in many OTC calcium supplements because it is inexpensive and can be used as filler. While magnesium does help with calcium absorption, it is very easy to get the recommended amounts through diet and the majority of people do not need additional supplementation.
When formulating OsteoplexMD™, we chose to focus on the most powerful bone fortifying nutrients, which are also very difficult to get in a regular diet. Specifically, vitamins D, K1, K2 and copper, which have all been shown through published medical studies to increase bone density and dramatically reduce the risk of fracture.
How long will it take to receive my order?
Orders are processed within 48 hours of receipt and shipped via USPS Priority Mail, which guarantees delivery within 3 days. Based on this, you should receive your order within 3-5 business days. You may check the status of your shipment via the tracking number provided in your order confirmation email.