Silk Plus for Bone Health® – Nutritionally Dense & Very Smart
New Product Enhanced with NutraFlora® and Calcium to Support Bone Health
BROOMFIELD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Due to the increased risk at the onset of menopause, osteoporosis is a serious concern for women over the age of 40. In fact, osteoporosis is the most prevalent metabolic bone disease in developed countries, including the United States, particularly for Caucasian and Asian women1. A lifetime of regular exercise and a healthy diet, with adequate calcium, as recommended by the Surgeon General2, may help to reduce the high risk of developing this disease later in life. In an effort to help consumers get more calcium in their diet, Silk today announced it is introducing Silk Plus For Bone Health®. This new addition to the Silk Plus product line provides added calcium in every glass, and incorporates all the vitamins, minerals and heart-healthy3 soy protein of regular Silk. As an added benefit, NutraFlora® natural prebiotic fiber has been included to help the body absorb calcium more effectively4.
“Silk has always delivered great-tasting, high-quality soy products to health-minded consumers”
Silk Plus For Bone Health is a great way to take in more of the nutrients that support strong, healthy bones. Every serving of Silk Plus For Bone Health delivers 400mg of calcium – 40 percent of the recommended daily value and 30 percent more than you’ll find in a glass of dairy milk.5
“Silk has always delivered great-tasting, high-quality soy products to health-minded consumers,” said Scott Stevens, general manager for Silk Soymilk. “By introducing Silk Plus For Bone Health with NutraFlora® prebiotic fiber and added calcium, we continue to meet their needs and make it easier for consumers to get more of the nutrients they need in the products they use every day.”
As with all Silk soymilks, the Silk Plus line is lactose-free, dairy-free, cholesterol-free and is fortified with calcium. Other varieties in the Silk Plus line include Silk Plus Fiber and Silk Plus Omega-3 DHA. Beginning in September, Silk Plus For Bone Health will be available in half-gallon sizes at select supermarkets and natural food stores. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $3.79. For more information about Silk Soymilk and the health benefits of soy, visit www.silksoymilk.com.
Silk Soymilk was launched in 1996 and is the best-selling soymilk brand in the country. Not only do Silk products taste delicious, a cup of Silk contains as much calcium as a cup of milk and is loaded with soy protein, which when consumed as a part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease3. Silk is available in virtually all major supermarket chains and the complete product line includes a number of varieties and flavors to meet specific tastes and nutritional needs. For more information, visit www.silksoymilk.com.
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1 Wasnich RD. Vertebral fracture epidemiology. Bone 1996;18 (3 suppl):179S-183S.
2 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General, 2004.
3 In 1999 the FDA issued a health claim for soy and its role in promoting cardiovascular health. Food and Drug Administration. Food labeling, health claims, soy protein, and coronary heart disease. Fed Reg 1999;57:699-733.
4 Ohta, et al, J Nutr, 2, 37-43, 1999
5 Silk Plus For Bone Health contains 400mg of calcium per serving: 2% diary milk contains 280mg of calcium per serving.