Boosting Bone Health
All the calcium we need for a healthy bone structure comes from our diet. However, only one third of ingested calcium is actually absorbed; the rest is excreted.
BENEO-Orafti has developed a new form of inulin enriched with oligofructose. Called Orafti®Synergy1, this ingredient has been proven to have superior efficiency in increasing calcium absorption and bone density.
This was demonstrated in a double-blind study led by US researchers. 100 adolescents were given either 8g Orafti®Synergy1
or an equivalent amount of placebo every day for a year. Calcium absorption and bone density were far higher in those who consumed Orafti®Synergy1. Indeed, at six-week and one-year interventions, calcium absorption had increased by 25%. After one year, Bone Mineral Density (BMD) was significantly higher. The researchers also measured Bone Mineral Content (BMC) and found that in the Orafti®Synergy1 group, bone calcium accretion increased by an extra 30mg per day; proof that the extra calcium was actually deposited in the bones.