Bone Strength

Advanced Support for Bone Strength and Flexibility

A vegetarian-friendly calcium supplement – OsteoForm®
V-Caps® Capsules

Bone Health

Amino Acid Chelate Calcium with Trace Minerals for Bone Health

You don’t need more calcium, you need the right calcium.

Motherhood

Multivitamin Minerals

Proper nutrition during pregnancy is crucial to the growth and development of both the mother and child. OsteoForm® prenatal supplements provide important vitamins, calcium, iron and other body-building elements.

Infants & Young Children

Growth and development

Calcium is especially important to the growth and development of infants and children. Before age one, a calcium deficiency may lead to stunted growth or late teething. Prolonged, these may contribute to a short stature or growth pains.

Adolescents & Adults

Nutritional Supplements

Adolescents and adults need proper exercise and diet. A stressful work-life or an irregular diet can cause insomnia, anxiety or fatigue. Including a nutritional supplement in one’s diet provides beneficial vitamins and minerals.

Older Adults

Prevention of Geriatric Diseases

Aging adults experience accelerated bone loss as well as poor food digestion and vitamin absorption. In addition to exercise and sun exposure, daily calcium supplements help stregthen and promote bone health.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Osteoform® is a registered trademark of Pharmco International, Inc.

About OsteoForm®

For over 20 years, Osteoform® Amino Acid Chelate Calcium has been supporting bone health across the world.* The first Osteoform® capsule was manufactured at AMT Labs, Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1995 and was born from the frustration of inorganic calcium compounds that didn’t do the job. Low absorption and digestive side effects made available inorganic calcium supplements non-appealing.

That’s where Osteoform® came about. Based on extensive scientific research, Osteoform® utilizes AMT’s proprietary chelate technology ChelaMax in its manufacturing process to provide readily bio-available and stable calcium, other trace minerals and Vitamin D3 in the support of bone health to consumers across the world.

Here are a few snapshots of Osteoform® Amino Acid Chelate Calcium’s major events from the last several years:

1995
1997
2007
2008
2011
2012
2013
2018

1995

Osteoform® was first manufactured at AMT Labs, Inc. and marketed in the United States as a dietary supplement

1997

Osteoform® distribution expands to the People’s Republic of China, receives China SFDA drug approval and is marketed throughout mainland China and its territories   

2007

Osteoform® expands distribution to Canada and Mexico to become available throughout North America
   

2008

Reformulation of Osteoform® for improvements in chelate technology and product stability
   

2011

Osteoform® expands product distribution in North America in partnership with Amazon.com®
   

2012

AMT Labs, Inc. is acquired by Innophos Holdings, Inc., a leading producer of nutritional specialty ingredients, expanding Osteoform’s research base allowing partnership in improvements and expansion

2013

Osteoform® expands product offerings in China and receives regulatory approval from the China SFDA as a Nutritional Supplement for use in support of bone density health*

2018

Osteoform® launches Bone Strength product offering in North America utilizing patented KoAct Calcium Collagen Chelate raw materials

Benefits of OsteoForm®

OsteoForm®products are uniquely formulated to support bone health through the replenishment of essential minerals and vitamins.

Bones are living, growing tissues made up mostly of calcium, phosphate, and collagen. These elements give bones strength and flexibility. OsteoForm® provides a balance of these essential supporting nutrients to deliver advanced bone support, increase bone density, and improve flexibility while reducing the bone resorption associated with aging.

Osteoform®, utilizing AMT Labs® proprietary ChelaMax® chelate technology, contains organic minerals that are nutritionally functional amino acid chelates that possess the absorption advantages of natural chelates present in food.

Throughout the digestive process, Osteoform’s calcium amino acid chelate does not precipitate and remains in a soluble state to maximize absorption without causing the negative side effects many other calcium products do. Other calcium products using inorganic minerals, such as calcium citrate and carbonate, can form insoluble hydroxides, which are not in an absorbable state. Additionally, the settlement of these hydroxides is what influences the absorption of other minerals and vitamins as well, which often causes upset stomach and/or other gastrointestinal distress.

Osteoform® can effectively avoid these side effects. Osteoform’s a unique blend of chelated minerals and Vitamin D3 help keep our body’s minerals in balance supporting your body’s bone health.*

Benefits of ChelaMax®

The ChelaMax® line was developed as a readily absorbable mineral chelate with a binding strong enough to protect the mineral from hydrolysis, but weak enough to allow for absorption of the mineral further along the digestive tract.

The development of these custom chelates borrowed from both the paradigms of proteinates and amino acid chelates, allowing for the greater potency of an amino acid chelate as well as the proven high bioavailability of a proteinate.

Targeted Potencies

The ChelaMax® line specifically is formulated to deliver targeted potencies of minerals, while ensuring the minerals are chelated, and therefore bioavailable. In some cases, delivering this potency requires a dilution or trituration of the final product. In order to promote the most thorough reaction with all potential reagents, these triturations are performed in situ. In every case, the mineral is fully converted to a chelate form.

pH Stable from Stomach to Intestine

A key component to ensuring good bioavailability of a mineral chelate is to ensure that the metal component is not hydrolyzed when making the transition from the stomach to the small intestine. The chelation of the mineral occupies reaction sites on the metal that could otherwise cause the metal to precipitate out into a less absorbable form.

Stability to Oxidation

Oxidation and reduction are the chemical processes through which there is electron transfer between the two components of a reaction. Certain minerals are only useful to the body in one oxidation state since this affects the chemistry they can perform in the body.

Stability to Oxidation (cont.)

Many minerals are taken with other supplements or in blends such as multi-vitamins. One issue with mineral salts is they have a propensity to react with and oxidize some vitamins, especially Vitamin C (a well-known anti-oxidant). Unfortunately, such reactions are counter-productive in that they tend to not only neutralize the metal but also denature the vitamin. Fortunately, minerals in ChelaMax® dietary ingredients are, by design, resistant to oxidation. In a mechanism similar to how chelates ensure pH stability, the chelation of the mineral also protects reactive sites on the metal from reduction.

Laboratory-Proven Results

ChelaMax® makes claims about the potency, stability, and palatability of the mineral chelate and its fate in the digestive system. Each of these claims is based on laboratory observation. ChelaMax® products and their soluble ChelaSol® counterparts are demonstrably shown to be resistant to pH changes, and redox resistant in the presence of Vitamin C. In raw, single-blind taste panels, ChelaMax® products are invariably preferred to their inorganic counterparts.

OsteoForm® Bone Health Plus

Amino Acid Chelate Calcium with Trace Minerals for Bone Health

Promotes Bone Health*

supports bone density and minimizes bone resorption

9 Essential Mineral Amino Acid Chelates

plus Vitamin D3

ChelaMax® Chelate Technology

organic formulation for maximum absorption, no negative GI effects*

Vegetarian Friendly Vcaps®

and allergen free

Vitamin D3
Calcium
Phosphorus
Magnesium
Zinc
Copper
Manganese
Vanadium
Silicon
Boron

5 mcg
250 mg
25 mg
30 mg
8 mg
200 mcg
2 mg
8 mcg*
700 mcg*
200 mcg*

  • Vitamin D3 25%
  • Calcium 19%
  • Phosphorus 2%
  • Magnesium 7%
  • Zinc 73%
  • Copper 22%
  • Manganese 87%

* Daily Value Not Established

Ingredients: Amino Acid Chelate Calcium, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Ascorbate, Amino Acid Chelate Magnesium, Amino Acid Chelate Zinc, Amino Acid Chelate Manganese, Amino Acid Chelate Vanadium, Magnsium Trisilicate, Cholocalciferol (Vitamin D3), Amino Acid Chelate Copper, Amino Acid Chelate Boron.

Capsule: Vegetable Cellulose, Water.

Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 capsules 1 time daily.

Safety Warning: Store at room temperature 15C-30C (59F-86F) Store away from heat, light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. ChelaMax® is a registered trademark of Innophos Holdings, Inc. Vcaps® is a registered trademark of Capsugel. Osteoform® is a registered trademark of Pharmco International, Inc.

OsteoForm® Bone Strength

KoACT® Calcium Collagen Chelate with Trace Minerals for Bone Strength

Promotes Bone Strength*

advanced support for bone strength and flexibility

4 Essential Mineral Amino Acid Chelates

plus Vitamin D3 for total support and absorption

KoACT® Calcium Collagen Compound

patented, proven to improve bone strength and density

Allergen Free

Vitamin D
Calcium
Phosphorus
Zinc
Selenium
Copper
Manganese
Collagen

20 mcg
440 mg
200 mg
11 mg
55 mcg
1.8 mg
2.3 mg
500 mcg*

  • Vitamin D 100%
  • Calcium 34%
  • Phosphorus 16%
  • Zinc 100%
  • Selenium 100%
  • Copper 200%
  • Manganese 100%

* Daily Value Not Established

Ingredients: KoAct® Calcium Collagen Chelate, TriCalcium Phosphate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Cholecalciferol, Rice Extract.

Capsule: Gelatin, Water.

Serving Size: 2 Capsules

Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily.

Safety Warning: Store at room temperature 15C-30C (59F-86F) Store away from heat, light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. KoACT® is a registered trademark of AIDP, Inc. Osteoform® is a registered trademark of Pharmco International, Inc.

OsteoForm® Extra Strength Bone Health

Extra Strength Amino Acid Chelate Calcium with Trace Minerals for Bone Health

Maximize Bone Health*

supports bone density and minimizes bone resorption

400 mg of Calcium

plus essential minerals and Vitamin D3

ChelaTech® Chelate Technology

organic formulation for maximum absorption, no negative GI effects*

Allergen Free

Vitamin D3
Calcium
Zinc
Copper
Manganese

5 mcg
400 mg
8 mg
1 mg
2 mg

  • Vitamin D 25%
  • Calcium 31%
  • Zinc 73%
  • Copper 111%
  • Manganese 87%

* Daily Value Not Established

Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Amino Acid Complex Powder, Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin D3.

Capsule: Gelatin.

Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule 1-2 times daily.

Safety Warning: Store at room temperature 15C-30C (59F-86F) Store away from heat, light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. ChelaTech® is a registered trademark of Innophos Holdings, Inc. Vcaps® is a registered trademark of Capsugel. Osteoform® is a registered trademark of Pharmco International, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question not answered here, please contact our team to learn more.

Why Chelated Minerals?

For Minerals to be absorbed in the small intestine it has to meet two requirements: first, a mineral has to be soluble in the luminal fluid of the small intestine; second, it has to present itself in a singular molecule as an ionic entity, so that it will be able to penetrate the mucous membrane and be absorbed. This ability to be absorbed is many times called bioavailability. In order for a mineral to be bioavailable, it must be soluble to some degree in the intestine where absorption takes place (large particles cannot penetrate the wall of the intestine and cannot be absorbed). Many mineral forms depend on acid in the stomach to convert the mineral to a soluble form before absorption can take place. However, many forms of minerals are not soluble in the intestine due to chemical reactions that occur along the way from the stomach to the intestine that causes the mineral to precipitate out of the solution. Thus, defeating the purpose of the mineral itself. Amino Acid chelates are resistant to this type of chemical reaction. They are also generally soluble to some degree and are readily absorbed into the body so that the mineral can be used.

Are all chelated minerals the same?

Simply mixing inorganic minerals with amino acids in a liquid or dry mixture does not fall into the category of a true amino acid chelate. This simple ionic and hydrogen bonding of minerals to amino acids does not produce a stable product. Special processing must be performed to create a stable (covalent) bond which is important for greater bioavailability. There are many products on the market, which are reported to be chelates. Some are only complex mixtures of minerals and proteins not fitting into the definition of true amino acid chelates. These lose integrity during digestion, becoming unstable and compromising availability.

What makes Osteoform® chelates so effective?

Size: Picture in your mind the fuel filter on your car engine. The filter allows fuel to pass through but holds back large particles from entering the engine. The same idea applies to the absorption of minerals from the intestine to the bloodstream. Large particles cannot easily pass through the intestinal wall. Many mineral products on the market have molecular weights too large to be absorbed intact.

Through patented technology, Osteoform® has been able to produce chelated minerals with molecular weights small enough to pass easily through the intestinal wall. The result is a compound similar to that which the body itself produces by natural chelation.

Stability: The Osteform chelation process guarantees the stability of this unique mineral molecule throughout the digestion process which allows for a bioavailable mineral.

The body cannot utilize traditional mineral compounds in their natural state. Zinc sulfate, iron sulfate or any mineral sulfate, oxide or carbonate must be broken apart and restructured to allow it to be transported through the intestinal wall. A similar situation exists with some reported chelates or complexed mineral products. Not properly stabilized, they break apart, exposing the raw, ionized mineral.

It is after digestion when many mineral forms have their mineral payload separated from their carriers. In this situation, these minerals become charged ions and their bioavailability comes into jeopardy. These charged free minerals are known to block the absorption of one another or to combine with other dietary factors to form compounds that are not absorbable. Only Ostefrom chelates are manufactured according to specific patented technology that maintains the bioavailable stability of these nutritionally functional mineral amino acid chelates.

Neutrality: The osteoform process of chelation results in the final mineral compound becoming neutral, i.e., containing no electrical charge. Why is this important? Mineral compounds that have electrical charges can interact with other dietary components and other oppositely charged molecules, and from substances that are not absorbable. In addition, mineral compounds that have electrical charges are reactive, and as such, they can negatively affect other important nutrient factors, such as vitamin E, ascorbic acid, various B-vitamins, as well as important medications.

Osteoform® Amino Acid Chelated Calcium Compound are true excellent mineral chelates. They are prepared at AMT Labs in Utah utilizing AMT’s patented chelation methods. The manufacturing process involves intricate and complex chemical reactions where metal ions are combined with an exact molar ratio of ligands composed of free amino acids. The resulting chelates consist of metal ions strongly bound to organic ligands through coordinate covalent bonds as well as ionic bonds. The metal ions in these chelates are well-protected by the surrounding ligands of small organic molecules. They are not only very soluble but also very stable and allow for maximum absorption in the body.

Why can't I just increase absorption by taking more dosage of other minerals?

You could. But as a result, there will be more inorganic minerals precipitated in the stomach and small intestine. Have you ever had negative effects such as diarrhea or constipation after taking a mineral supplement such as calcium carbonate, which is found in many nutritional supplements? If so, this is the side effect caused by the excess amount of insoluble mineral left in the small intestine. The precipitate can also affect the absorption of crucial vitamins as it is excreted, thus depriving the body of essential vitamins.

Who is the manufacturer of Osteoform®?

All Osteoform® products’ raw materials originate from AMT Labs in the United States and are sent out to respective encapsulators for the finished product.

Why are there different encapsulators?

Encapsulation and finished product manufacturing are dependent upon the requirements and regulations of the respective market. Due to the different requirements and regulations (including product registrations), different encapsulators are utilized both in the US and Overseas.

Are Osteoform® products Chelated or Chelates?

Yes, all products sold under the Osteoform® brand are manufactured utilizing AMT’s ChelaMax® Chelate Technology.

Why are some of the product ingredients listed as inorganic minerals in certain countries?

Due to certain markets and their respective regulatory requirements regarding ingredients, each product may be listed differently. However, each of these products under the Osteoform® brand are manufactured utilizing the AMT Labs, Inc.® ChelaMax® Chelate Technology and contains chelate minerals.