How Much OsteoPhase Should Wife Take For Osteopenia?


My wife has mild osteopenia and wants to know much OsteoPhase she should take. On your website it says to take 1 to 2 capsules daily, and elsewhere it says to take 2 capsules, twice daily. Can you clear this up?

Thanks, D.B.


  1. Dear D.B.,

    If your wife has only mild osteopenia she is at extremely low risk for fracture. Doctors and drug companies are trying to get women and men to take osteoporosis drugs even when they only have mild bone loss, or osteopenia. Her main focus should just be on developing or maintaining leg strength and balance to prevent falls, her actual greatest risk for fracture at this point.

    Bone density diminishes slowly, so there is no need for fear when she just has osteopenia. Unless a subsequent bone density test indicates a speed up of bone density loss progressing rapidly towards osteoporosis, she does not really need to change much at this time. If she does wish to retain her current, relatively healthy bone density, she would only need to take two capsules, once per day of OsteoPhase.

    Or, she could take 2 capsules, once per day of Herbal Boost, a comprehensive formula that supports bone density, improved circulatory health and restored hormone balance for post-menopausal women. OsteoPhase primarily focuses on improving calcium regulation and bone density, while Herbal Boost gives a broader systemic benefit that aids in supporting many of the disorders that occur with aging.

    John Steinke, L.Ac.

  2. Received Zometa along with hormone blocking drugs for metastatic breast cancer in 2002 for about 2 years. Quite Zometa about 3-4 years ago. I’m in remission from cancer and test mid range for osteopenia. Take liquid calcium with maganesium and zinc plus vitamin D3 (5000/day).
    Some have recommended MiaCalcin. I have Hashimotos thyroid as well. What regimen would you recommend for bones and for immune support?

  3. Karen, if you have mid-range osteopenia it is not clear if you should take OsteoPhase. This depends somewhat on your age and actual scores on your DEXA bone scans. Mild osteopenia is not a dramatic risk for fracture by itself unless you are young and have other risk factors that speed bone loss. From my perspective your current supplement regimen is fine if your calcium intake is not above 600 mg. per day. Also, OsteoPhase appears to work by modulating hormonal function to regulate calcium activity throughout the body and in your bones. As such, it may not be suitable for you in relation to your cancer remission. If you need to review further if OsteoPhase is something you should take, Tango Advanced Nutrition does provide a free consulting service toll-free @1-866-778-2646, ext 2. It is always helpful for them if you have your most recent bone density scores available. Sincerely, John

Submit a comment or feedback:

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here