Osteoporosis


Bone mineral density (BMD) is a major determinant of bone mass and is the most commonly measured quality of bone. A number of factors contribute to BMD including lifestyle factors (regular physical activity, not smoking, minimizing stress levels) and maintaining hormonal balance. Consuming a healthy diet and ensuring optimal levels of bone-building vitamins and minerals are key strategies for preserving bone strength.

BMD is determined by a lifelong process called bone remodeling. Bone remodeling occurs when bone tissue is removed from the skeleton (bone resorption) and new bone tissue is formed. Osteoclasts are cells involved with breaking down bone, while osteoblasts create a protein matrix primarily of collagen, resulting in the remineralization of bone and thereby promoting bone formation. While calcium is an effective starting point for promoting bone health, other nutrients are required for bone mineralization. Nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, boron, vitamin K and D and trace minerals significantly enhance the bone mineralization process.

Our product recommendations include:

OsteoPrev - provides a full spectrum of phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals that optimize the bone mineralization process and help maintain an optimal osteoclast to osteoblast ratio.

ProBono - This product is expensive, but also contains Strontium.  Research has shown strontium to provide all-natural bone support through its ability to increase the formation of osteoblasts while decreasing the formation of osteoclasts.


Posted by Mike Woodley, R.Ph., FAARM, ABAAHP on


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