• CALCIUM FISH BONE
    (MCHC) POWDER

    Supporting bone health and density
    with calcium, phosporus and collagen

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Calcium Fish Bone Powder

10kg

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Why Take This Product

  • Fish bone naturally contains calcium and phosphorus in the right ratio of approximately 2:1 to form hydroxyapatite, which is considered the most bioavailable form of calcium.
  • Naturally occurring high levels of calcium (25.14%), phosphorus (12.75%) and marine collagen (14.2%), are retained. As well as many other naturally occurring minerals and trace elements, including iron, magnesium, selenium, and zinc.
  • Calcium is an essential dietary mineral. It is present mainly in skeleton, which provides structural support for the body. Calcium deficiency is known to lead to osteoporosis, and is very common with an estimated 20% of the worldwide population being calcium deficient.

Key Components

CALCIUM

Calcium is an essential dietary mineral. It is present mainly in skeleton, which provides structural support for the body. Calcium is also necessary for muscle contractions, nerve cell signalling, and blood clotting. Calcium deficiency is known to lead to osteoporosis and is very common, with an estimated 20% of the worldwide population being calcium deficient.

PHOSPHORUS

Phosphorus is the second most plentiful mineral in your body. The first is calcium. Your body needs phosphorus for many functions, such as filtering waste and repairing tissue and cells. Phosphorus also helps to keep your bones strong and healthy, manage how your body stores and uses energy, and to move your muscles.

CALCIUM HYDROXYAPATITE

When calcium and phosphorus are naturally present in the right ratio of approximately 2:1, they then form a crystalline structure called hydroxyapatite. Calcium hydroxyapatite from fish bone is considered the most bioavailable form of calcium.

COLLAGEN

Fish collagen is a complex structural protein that helps maintain the strength and flexibility of skin, ligaments, joints, bones, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, gums, eyes, nails and hair. Fish collagen is a Type One collagen, which is the most abundant collagen in the human body. Type One is best known for providing the foundation for beautiful skin, strong connective tissues and sturdy bones. Fish collagen has recently shown its ability to increase the body’s own natural collagen reproduction.
(Refer “Effects of fish collagen peptides on collagen post-translational modifications and mineralization in an osteoblastic culture system”, National Institute of Health September 2013).

Research

Massey University

Research Conducted by Massey University on United Fisheries Calcium Fish Bone (MCHC) Powder showed:

Calcium from fish bone powder was highly bioavailable and helped to maintain bone mineral density. “Additionally, the research conducted on the fish bone powder demonstrated a bioactive property that improved lean mass gain and reduced fat mass in the post-menopausal female. It is likely this effect was due at least in part to the proteins and/or collagen in the fish bone powder product that are not present in calcium carbonate.”

2016 Research Conducted By Massey University

Massey University – Research Studies Of Fish Bone Powder – Containing Calcium, Summary report

Massey University – Fish Bone Calcium and Bone Density in the Young Growing Rat

Massey University – Fish Bone Calcium and Bone Density in the Ovariectomised Female Rat

2014 Research Conducted By Massey University

Bone tissue grows, repairs and degenerates through the activity of two main types of cells. Bone is broken down by osteoclasts and then replaced through the formation of new bone by osteoblasts. An imbalance between bone breaking down and bone formation results in a decrease in bone mineralisation, this leads to osteoporosis.
Research conducted by Massey University tested the effect of United Fisheries fish bone MCHC powder on osteoblast cell proliferation and osteoclast formation. United Fisheries fish bone MCHC powder had a significant effect on bone cells in the lab, indicating potential positive effects on bone cell function. The studies showed that United Fisheries fish bone MCHC powder enhanced the growth of osteoblasts and stimulated them to produce more bone mineral, while reducing and inhibiting the formation of osteoclasts.

Massey University – Summary Of Findings

Massey University – The Effect of a United Fisheries Limited MCHC fish bone powder on osteoblast function and osteoclast-precursor differentiation. Summary of Findings

Massey University – The Effect of a United Fisheries Limited MCHC fish bone powder on osteoblast mineralisation. Summary of Findings

Massey University – Full Reports

Massey University – The Effect of a United Fisheries Limited MCHC fish bone powder on osteoblast function and osteoclast-precursor differentiation. Full Report

 

RESEARCH FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Fish: A Suitable System to Model Human Bone Disorders and Discover Drugs With Osteogenic or Osteotoxic Activities
Vincent Laize et.al. Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models.

Calcium from Salmon and Cod Bone is Well Absorbed in Young Healthy Men
Marian K Malde et.al. Nutrition & Metabolism 2010, 7:61.

Effect of Calcium Compound Obtained From Fish By-Product on Calcium Metabolism in Rats
Phatchareerat Tongchan et.al. As.J. Food Ag-Ind. 2009, 2(04), 669-676.

Marine Fish-Derived Bioactive Peptides and Proteins for Human Therapeutics
Samanta S. Khora. As.J. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Vol 5, Suppl3, 2013; ISSN-0975-1491.

Calcium and Phosphorus Determination in Bones of Low Value Fishes
Logesh AR et.al. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease (2012)S254-S256.

Bioactive Compounds from Marine Processing Byproducts
Kim Sk, Mendis E. Food Research International 39 (2006) 383 – 393.

Biological Hydroxyapatite Obtained from Fish Bones
Boutinguiza et.al. Material Science and Engineering C 32 (2012) 478 – 486.

Development of Hydroxyapatite from Natural Fish Bone Through Heat Treatment
Prabhakaran and S. Rajeswari. Trends Biomater. Artif. Organs, Vol 20(1), pp20-23 (2006).

Preliminary Study of Calcium Balance and Bone Mineralization Improvement by a New Calcium Supplement in Growing Rats
Flammini et.al. Dept. of Pharmacy, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze, 27/A, 43124 Parma, Italy.

Fish-Bone Peptide Increases Calcium Solubility and Bioavailability in Ovariectomised Rats
Won – Kyo Jung et.al. British Journal of Nutrition (2006), 95, 124-128.

Fish Bones – A Highly Available Calcium Source for Growing Pigs
M.K. Malde, I.E Graff et.al. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition; DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2009.00979.x.

Preparation and Characterization of Hydroxyapatite from Fishbone
Juraida et.al. UMTAS 2011. Empowering Science, Technology and Innovation Towards a Better Tomorrow. PCO11.

Calcium from Fish Bone and Other Marine Resources
Jung Wk et.al. Marine Nutraceutical and Functional Foods. 2008.

Preparation and Characterization of Biological Hydroxyapatite (HAp) Obtained from Tilapia Fish Bone
Ahmad Norman Khalis bin Ahmad Fara et.all. International Conference on X-Rays & Related Techniques in Research & Industry 2014 (ICXRI2014).

Physical and Chemical Properties of Fish and Chicken Bones as Calcium Source for Mineral Supplements
Pianpan Phiraphinyo et.al. Songklanakarin J. Sci. Technol., 2006, 28(2) : 327 – 335.

Typical Analysis

TYPICAL ANALYSIS (PER 100 GM FISH BONE POWDER)

Protein
25 %
Calcium
25.13 %
Phosphorus
12.75 %
Collagen
14.27 %
Magnesium
0.43 %
Sulphur
0.25 %
Potassium
0.03 %
Zinc
90 ppm
Manganese
17.5 ppm
Iron
17.5 ppm
Selenium
0.69 ppm
Copper
0.18 ppm
Boron
<5 ppm