Friday, January 11, 2013

Jarrow Bone-Up Product Review




My Star Rating: 5 stars out of 5 = I Love It

Summary Statement: Heard a Fracture Healing Story Then Our Family Experienced Two Fast Healings While Using Bone-Up – and I Use It For Osteoporosis Prevention

Our family was introduced to this Jarrow product with an anecdotal story. My son (age 15) had fractured his ankle while rolling it while running on a bumpy field, and was on restricted movement and unable to play at his sport. A mother of another athlete who does his sport reported her child had the same fracture and used this product and had full bone healing in two weeks instead of the estimated four weeks, confirmed by x-ray with the orthopedist – which left her orthopedist stunned. Since my son’s fracture was new and I had yet to add in a calcium supplement I figured, why not give it a try? My son took three capsules twice a day, with the morning and evening meal. After two weeks his fracture was deemed essentially healed and he was able to stop wearing the walking boot cast. Thus, claims that Jarrow’s Bone-Up seemed to be true….that was six months ago.

In the meantime I have been taking Bone-Up daily as a general calcium supplement to try to stop any future bone loss and osteoporosis.

Last month my son (still age 15) fractured his hand (boxer’s fracture with a 20% angle of displacement). The healing time estimate was 4-6 weeks by the orthopedist and he was splinted 24/7 with no use of that hand allowed, estimating four full weeks on the splint and two weeks with fingers taped. My son begged to restart taking the Jarrow Bone-Up so he could possibly heal faster so he could resume playing his sport since a competition was upcoming. The recheck x-ray on day 19 showed a fully healed bone and the doctor removed the splint. My son was advised to use two tiny pieces of tape to bind the fourth and fifth fingers and to do avoid weight lifting and other athletic use for two weeks then to return to normal activities. Thus again his healing was deemed faster than was first projected by the orthopedist!

I still choose to take Jarrow Bone-Up on a daily basis for osteoporosis prevention. Anytime anyone else in the family has a bone injury I am sure they will be happy to start taking Jarrow Bone-Up to aid in the healing process.

Here is what Jarrow claims about their product having a superior type of calcium and additional minerals that aid in the absorption of the calcium:

“It starts with the finest source of calcium available: Australian bovine bone hydroxyapatite from chemical-free, range-grazed calves less than two years old (bones from veal calves are never used). Skeletal health, however, requires more than calcium. Scientific evidence conclusively demonstrates the need for other nutrients like vitamin D3, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, boron, and trace minerals such as zinc, copper, and manganese.”

Jarrow Bone-Up has worked well our family so I see no need to switch brands! I have no reason to doubt their claims.

NOTE: I am not giving medical advice, I am sharing personal stories.

Disclosure: After purchasing bottles of Jarrow Bone-Up for our family's use I received one bottle from Amazon.com's Vine program for the purpose of writing a review on Amazon.com's site. I was not paid to write the review or to blog it, or to review it favorably.

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