The Cycle-Breakers® Difference

If you were to start up your own supplement company, the easiest way to do so would be to copy the formulas of those who were already successful.  That's how most companies have gotten started!  As a result, the same mistakes are repeated over and over by nearly all the supplement suppliers on the planet. And their customers lose! It would take a book to inform you of all the potential pitfalls, but here are just a few:

Bone Formula

  • Nearly every formula on the market for bone health is overloaded with copper.  Daily doses of copper in these bone health formulas range from 1 to 3 mg.  The more the merrier for thinning bones?  On the contrary, while copper is necessary for optimal bone health, high doses can promote oxidative stress, potentially leading to increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease and even cancer.  What good are strong bones if you develop one of these diseases?  Yet the high doses promoted a decade ago are still being used because companies are copying one another rather than doing their own research.  At Cycle-Breakers®, we've got your back - and your hips, forearms and all your bones.  While the average American adult loses bone density by 1% annually, our patients (at the Leonardi Institute) are gaining bone density on average, by over 1% per year - without drugs and without being poisoned with high dose copper.

  • Another issue is that all bone formulas on the market (except Cycle-Breakers®) contain both calcium and magnesium.  This makes sense because both are important minerals for bone health.  However, what they don't consider is that taken together, calcium interferes with the absorption of magnesium from the gut.  To benefit optimally from magnesium it should be taken separately from calcium and on an empty stomach.  So our customers and patients take OsteoSynergy™ twice daily with food and our magnesium chelate separately on an empty stomach for optimal absorption and benefit.

Here are four additional pitfalls seen with other multivitamin formulas that are sidestepped when using our Foundation Formula™.  This is part of why research is our most important ingredient.

  • We don't use retinyl palmitate or retinyl acetate.  These forms of vitamin A have been shown to reduce bone density with intakes as low as 0.5mg a day.  Instead, our vitamin A comes entirely as Beta Carotene, proven not to detract from bone density at any dose.

  • Another major cause of bone loss is acidic nutrition.  Why, then, should your source of vitamin C come in the form of ascorbic acid?  Instead, in our Foundation Formula, we use buffered vitamin C in the form of calcium ascorbate.

  • Our vitamin D comes in the form used by the cell to enhance calcium absorption to maintain healthy bones - vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).  Many brands use precursors to this nutrient because they're less expensive, hoping that the body will convert them efficiently to cholecalciferol.

  • Evidence shows that while vitamin E is very important to human health, supplementing vitamin E only as d-alpha tocopherol above 60 iu per day is linked with increased mortality.  Our vitamin E is supplied in the form of d-alpha tocopherol only at the safe dose of 60 iu and the balance in the other important tocopherols: beta, delta and gamma.  This is how vitamin E is found in nature.

These are just a few examples of how Cycle-Breakers® formulations are unique and effective while avoiding the many pitfalls that so many other companies ignore or are unaware of. Rest assured when you use Cycle-Breakers® supplements that we're continually updating our formulas based on the latest research to provide you the best possible advantages in attaining optimal health.