GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International, Inc., is spreading the word about a tool to help build and maintain strong bones Â“ NutraFloraÂ® prebiotic fiber. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, with another 34 million suffering from low bone mass.
Of the many health benefits of prebiotics, perhaps the most impressive is their ability to increase the amount of calcium the body absorbs from food and/or calcium supplements. The body, on average, only absorbs 30 percent of the calcium ingested. NutraFlora increases calcium absorption, making it a critical tool in helping to build and maintain healthy bones. Prebiotics help create an environment in the digestive tract that allows minerals, including calcium, to stay in a form that is easily absorbed by the body for a longer period of time, enhancing the bodyÂ™s natural processes for calcium and mineral absorption.
Often portrayed as a womenÂ™s issue, osteoporosis and poor bone health also affects men and children. According to the NOF, one in four men and one in two women over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporotic fracture, while 90 percent of girls and 75 percent of boys ages 9-13 are not getting enough calcium to achieve peak bone mass during this crucial growth period.
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Many popular foods are fortified with one of the most effective prebiotics, NutraFlora. Foods enhanced with NutraFlora can be identified by the green leaf seal on product packaging, and include such better-for-you products as BarbaraÂ™s BakeryÂ® Wild PuffsÂ„ cereals, Horizon OrganicÂ® smoothies and yogurts, SilkÂ® Plus for Bone Health soy milk and DeWaflebakkerÂ™sÂ® frozen waffles and pancakes.
Visit www.nutraflora.com to download an informational Prebiotics and Bone Health podcast featuring two leading experts Â“ Dr. Daniel Barry, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center specializing in musculoskeletal research and Dr. Coni Francis, Ph.D., R. D., senior manager of science technical and marketing services for GTC Nutrition.
About GTC Nutrition
GTC Nutrition is a recognized leader in providing innovative, customized ingredient solutions along with scientific, technical and marketing expertise to the food processing, dietary supplement and animal feed industries. GTC Nutrition promotes health globally with innovative functional food ingredients and unsurpassed customer support. For more information, visit gtcnutritionsolutions.com.
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