While most of us recognize Calcium as an important mineral for bone health, Calcium and other minerals represents only 20-40% of total bone mass and Calcium alone is not sufficient for proper bone health and strength. Trace elements, especially Silica, are also essential for normal growth and development of skeletons in humans. Although they are minor structural components of teeth and bone, they play important functional roles in bone metabolism and bone turnover. In addition, these minerals need to be present in the appropriate ratios in order to be optimally effective. Eidon Bone Support is the only liquid supplement to offer these essential minerals in their proper ratios, all in a silica base: Boron: Recent studies have reported possible improvements in bone mineral density in women who supplemented with boron. Boron's role in bone metabolism appears to be associated with its interactions with other minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium.Calcium: 98% of the body's Calcium is stored in our bones. Its primary function in bone is to create rigidity (giving us our distinctive shape) and as a storehouse for the body's metabolic needs for Calcium such as nerve transmission, blood clotting, and blood pH balancing.Magnesium: 64% of the body's Magnesium is concentrated in the bones. Magnesium is necessary for Calcium metabolism and the hormones that regulate Calcium.Manganese: The role of Manganese in cartilage metabolism appears to be centered on its involvement in the synthesis of proteoglycans, which are major constituents of cartilage's extra cellular matrix.Silica: Studies indicate that Silica supplementation can promote bone density, resiliency, and strength. Silica is essential for building the bone/collagen matrix that other minerals bond with for proper mineralization.Sulfur: Approximately 10% of the body's total Sulfur content is concentrated in bone. Proteins involved in musculoskeletal development and support all require Sulfur within their molecular framework.Zinc: This mineral regulates secretion of calcitonin from the thyroid gland which influences bone turnover and calcium reabsorption to maintain blood pH. Serum and bone levels of Zinc are often low in individuals who experience bone loss associated with aging.