Gynovite® Plus is a complete nutritional supplement formulated for postmenopausal complaints. This supplement emphasized magnesium over calcium.
Based on a review of the published literature, the information available does not support an important role of calcium in osteoporosis. In laboratory animals studied, calcium deficiency causes osteo-malacia (soft bone), not osteoporosis (porous bone). However magnesium deficiency resulted in osteoporosis(1).
Countries with the highest consumption of calcium had the highest incidence of hip fracture. The lowest hip fracture rates in post menopausal women were observed in countries with daily calcium intake as low as 400-500 mg(1). Several other nutrients play an important role in bone integrity and these nutrients are in Gynovite. An increase in bone density was observed in 19 post-menopausal women following supplementation with Gynovite(1). Compared to a 0.7% increase in 7 women not on Gynovite, a increase of 11% was observed in the 19 women followed for the same period of time less than one year.
Repeated bone density measure following 2 years on Gynovite showed a further increase in bone density(1). Fifteen of the 19 women were below fracture threshold at the beginning of the study. Within one year only 7 of them still had values below that threshold(2). For best results, Gynovite should be used as part of a total dietary program.
6 tablets contain:
Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate) 5000 IU (100%DV)
Vitamin C 180mg (300%DV)
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) 400 IU (100%DV)
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate) 400 IU (1000%DV)
Thiamin (as thiamine mononitrate) 10mg (667%DV)
Riboflavin 10mg (588%DV)
Niacin (as niacinamide) 20mg (100%DV)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCL) 20mg (100%DV)
Folic Acid 400mcg (100%DV)
Vitamin B12 (as hydroxocobalamin) 125mcg (2084%DV)
Biotin 125mcg (42%DV)
Pantothenic Acid (as Ca Pantothenate) 10mg (100%DV)
Calcium (as calcium citrate) 500mg (50%DV)
Iron (as amino acid chelate) 18mg (100%DV)
Iodine (as hydrolyzed protein complex) 150mcg (100%DV)
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide) 600mg (150%DV)
Zinc (as amino acid chelate) 15mg (100%DV)
Selenium (as hydrolyzed protein complex) 200mcg (286%DV)
Copper (as amino acid chelate) 2mg (100%DV)
Manganese (as amino acid chelate) 10mg (500%DV)
Chromium (as hydrolyzed protein complex) 200mcg (167%DV)
p-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA 25mg
Betaine HCL 100mg
Pancreatin 4X 93mg
Boron (hydrolyzed protein complex) 3mg
Other Ingredients: Microsolle, a silica-based excipient containing a non-ionic surfactant, cellulose and modified cellulose, silica, stearic acid, pharmaceutical glaze, magnesium stearate, natural flavor and cranberry powder as a natural source of color.
Adults: Six tablets daily with meals as a dietary supplement, or as directed by a physician.
If taking any prescription drug, consult physician before use. Do not use for pernicious anemia, or if you have hemochromatosis or hemosiderosis. Read brochure inside bottle before use. Accidental over dose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of the reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.
1. Abraham, G.E., The Importance of Magnesium in the Management of Primary Postmenopausal Osteoporosis, J. Nut. Med., 2:165-178, 1991.
2. Abraham, G.E., Grewal, H., A Total Dietary Program Emphasizing Magnesium Instead of Calcium: Effect on the Mineral Density of Calcaneous Bone in Postmenopausal Women on Hormonal Therapy, J. Rep. Med., 35:503, 1990.
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.