Good protein source for stronger, healthier bones
PROTEIN is built from blocks called amino acids. Quality protein contains all 20 types of amino acid, including the nine essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce and must obtain from dietary sources.
Long-term high consumption of animal protein (meat) can have detrimental effects on one’s bone health and increases the risk of developing diabetes. Animal protein is laden with saturated fats and cholesterol, which may lead to obesity.
Findings from a 2000 study titled Overweight, obesity, and health risk published in Archives of Internal Medicine show that high intake of animal protein is associated with insulin resistance, thus increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
On the other hand, plant protein can provide essential amino acids along with plenty of fibre when consumed in the right combinations. Some examples of such plant protein are non-genetically modified soy and pea.
Several studies such as a 2017 one titled A plant-based diet for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes published in Journal of Geriatric Cardiology show that the consumption of plant protein is associated with lower blood glucose levels and a reduced risk of developing diabetes as plant protein can improve insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism.
Additionally, a 2006 study titled The underappreciated role of muscle in health and disease published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who met their daily protein requirements maintained bone health better than those eating less than the recommended levels.
Calcium is a key nutrient for bone tissue as it constitutes a large part of them. However, supplementation with calcium alone is not enough to maintain optimal bone density.
Several studies have shown that a combination of calcium with other nutrients such as magnesium, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 significantly improved bone health.
This is because magnesium and vitamin D3 facilitate the absorption and utilisation of calcium while vitamin K2 helps improve bone density by effectively depositing calcium to bones and teeth for proper storage, according to a 2017 study titled The Synergistic Interplay between Vitamins D and K for Bone and Cardiovascular Health: A Narrative Review published in International Journal of Endocrinology.
Hence, magnesium, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 work synergistically for effective calcium utilisation and metabolism.
According to the European Food Safety Authority, vitamin K2 (also known as menaquinone and MK-7) is a highly bioavailable form of vitamin K that helps maintain healthy bones.
Biogrow HPF-5 PLUS is a new-andimproved formula with a blend of plant protein and digestive fibre. It is enhanced with nutrients for bone health such as calcium, magnesium, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2.
One scoop (≈16g) of Biogrow HPF-5 PLUS daily:
Provides more than 61% plant protein (non-genetically modified soy and pea proteins) complete with all nine essential amino acids for protein synthesis Provides synergistic effect between magnesium, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 for better absorption, retention, utilisation and deposition of calcium
Provides more than 18% digestive fibre to regulate bowel movement
Contains no added sugar or cholesterol and is lactose free Suitable for all ages, including people with diabetes and lactose intolerance
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Containing many essential nutrients, Biogrow HPF-5 PLUS is a good protein source to maintain bone health.