* *ADVISORY* *Ossein hydroxyapatite should not be considered a replacement for standard osteoporosis management and treatment.
DOSAGE:The studies we reviewed tested dosages from 3.2 to 6.4 grams per day of ossein hydroxyapatite, so these are the doses we recommend. We also recommend taking additional calcium in the form of a supplement or dietary source to reach 1800 mg per day suggested for postmenopausal women to prevent osteoporosis.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that while ossein hydroxyapatite appears promising as an addition to calcium supplementation in women who do not have osteoporosis, there is not enough support for its use. It appears to have a greater impact on bone mineral density than calcium carbonate. It does contain some calcium (although less than plain calcium carbonate), but it is more expensive. More trials are needed to see if this supplement results in fewer fractures. If you do elect to try it, remember to include it in your list of medications when you visit your doctor and other health care providers.
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