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Natural Treatments, Advice, and Supplements for Osteoporosis

Updated on September 28, 2012

Dr T. on Osteoporosis and Premarin

Recommended Supplements For the Treatment of Osteo

Jarrow Formulas Bone-Up, Promotes Bone Density, 240 Capsules
Jarrow Formulas Bone-Up, Promotes Bone Density, 240 Capsules

For the patient who has been diagnosed with osteo

 
Solaray Cal-Mag + D-3 Citrate Capsules, 180 Count
Solaray Cal-Mag + D-3 Citrate Capsules, 180 Count

For prevention, and to build bone. A more absorbable form of calcium.

 
Nature Made Vitamin D3 1000 I. U., 560 Tablets
Nature Made Vitamin D3 1000 I. U., 560 Tablets

A necessary nutrient, not only for bone, but for many bodily functions, including immunity.

 

Dr Oz on the importance of D3

Other Benefits Of D3

Doctor Oz explains the importance of D3. It is a necessary nutrient that increases bone density, among other things. It is a nutrient that is naturally converted into a hormone, that has a basis for many bodily functions including breast disease, high blood pressure, cancer, colon, and prostate health. It also boosts the immune system, millions of Americans are deficient.

Dr Becker on Osteoporosis.

Dr Becker explains osteoporosis, and the risks of contracting it. Age related hearing loss, as it relates to baby boomers, and supplements to help with it. Help for Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease.

New product for spot relief of pain

Help for Osteoporosis without Drugs, including natural treatments for the immune system, blood pressure, hearing loss, Parkinson's, Alzheimers, and cancer.

If you are taking osteoporosis drugs, such as Boniva, Fosomax, Actonel, or Reclast you need to reconsider your decision.

The FDA has issued the following warnings about the use of these drugs:

[09-01-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an update to the drug label for Reclast (zoledronic acid) to better inform healthcare professionals and patients of the risk of kidney (renal) failure. Kidney failure is a rare, but serious, condition associated with the use of Reclast in patients with a history of or risk factors for renal impairment. Cases of acute renal failure requiring dialysis or having a fatal outcome following Reclast use have been reported to FDA.

07-21-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is continuing to review data from published studies to evaluate whether use of oral bisphosphonate drugs is associated with an increased risk of cancer of the esophagus (esophageal cancer). There have been conflicting findings from studies evaluating this risk.

10-13-2010] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating the public regarding information previously communicated describing the risk of atypical fractures of the thigh, known as subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femur fractures, in patients who take bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. This information will be added to the Warnings and Precautions section of the labels of all bisphosphonate drugs approved for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis.

Bisphosphonates are a class of medicines that can be effective at preventing or slowing the loss of bone mass (osteoporosis) in postmenopausal women, thus reducing the risk of common osteoporotic bone fracture. Osteoporotic fractures can result in pain, hospitalization, and surgery.

Atypical subtrochanteric femur fractures are fractures in the bone just below the hip joint. Diaphyseal femur fractures occur in the long part of the thigh bone. These fractures are very uncommon and appear to account for less than 1% of all hip and femur fractures overall. Although it is not clear if bisphosphonates are the cause, these unusual femur fractures have been predominantly reported in patients taking bisphosphonates.

There are safer alternatives.

The following are the clinical markers for osteoporosis:

A diet low in minerals/ especially calcium, and magnesium

malnourishment

early menopause

reduced sun exposure

Vitamin D3 deficiency

small frame, as well as vistrel fat, (accumulated around the middle). See my article on weight loss.

And any type of intestinal condition that affects the bodies ability to absorb nutrients.

Long term use of corticosteriods, antiseizure medications, or anticoagulants, and synthetic thyroid medication.

Osteoporosis is a very painful, progressive condition. Marked by decrease in bone mass, especially in the spine, and hip. Which can result in a loss of height, and curvature of the spine. It can be detected for early intervention, by a dexa scan, dual energy x ray absorptiometry.

There are many factors that contribute to this condition, other than a lack of calcium. Diet, and lifestyle also have a cause and effect relationship. The necessary nutrients that are required to rebuild, and maintain bone must be present. Exercise, such as walking, will help to build bone. Protein consumption increases insulinlike growth factor (IGF-1), which is responsible for maintaining muscle, and bone strength. So, if you are a vegetarian, an amino acid supplement might be a good idea. Make sure that it contains L-Lysine, and L-arginine, both aide in calcium absorption, and connective tissue strength. A lack of estrogen, such as with menopause, or hysterectomy, is also a contributing factor. (see my article on menopause for recommendations). Caffeine, and carbonated beverages, actually cause the body to eliminate calcium, even if it has to take it from the bones.

The nutrients that are required to maintain, and rebuild bone are the following, and recommended for osteo, reduce to the lower amount for prevention:

Calcium- 1500mg, up to 2000mg. If you take a thyroid hormone, increase calcium in take by 25-50%.

A cup of yogurt, is about 300mg, a cup of broccoli is 180mg. If you take a diuretic, consult a physican before supplementation. Diuretics increase blood calcium levels.

Magnesium- 750mg, improves calcium uptake.

Boron- 3mg, improves calcium absorption.

Copper- aides in the formation of bone, and to balance with zinc.

Zinc- no more than 100mg combined, helps with calcium uptake.

Vitamin D3- 400IU to 1000IU needed for the absorption of calcium to increase bone strength.

The added benefits of D3, not only for building bone, include boosting the immune system. Thereby assisting in many viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. The always sick syndrome, due to low immune function.The other conditions it benefits are high blood pressure, cancer, breast disease, colon, and prostate diseases.

The following are other recommendations from holistic doctors for prevention, and treatment:

Switch to tea. Green tea contains beneficial anti oxidants, and less destructive to bone.

Increase exercise, as tolerated. Gardening, and walking are both, excellent choices.

Eat plenty of foods high in calcium, including dark green leafy vegetables, sesame seeds, shrimp, oats, hazelnuts, and yogurt.

A good multivitamin containing most of the mentioned nutrients. Add to that the other necessary supplements.

The top recommended supplements for osteoporosis, treatment, and prevention include:

Calcium citrate by Solaray, a more easily absorbable form of calcium.

Or

Boneup, by Jarrow, contains calcium as well as other nutrients, for bone formation.

Or

Bone Defense, by Kal, and Bone support, by Synergy plus.

Malic acid- derived from apples, to help with connective tissue problems, and muscle cramps.

End pain, by Enzymatic therapy, for the pain of osteo.

Hormone replace therapy, such as soy, wild yam, and black cohosh. To increase estrogen production, thereby increasing bone density.

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"

All the proceeding information was found in the following books, and the following websites.

Drug Muggers

Foundations for Healing, Dr Richard Becker

Prescription for Nutritional Healing

FDA.gov

Vitamin shoppe.com, Health Guides

Other Supplements

the Vitamin Shoppe - Malic Acid, 600 mg, 90 capsules
the Vitamin Shoppe - Malic Acid, 600 mg, 90 capsules

For the rebuilding of tendons, and connective tissue

 
Nature Made High Potency Magnesium 400 mg - 150 Liquid Softgels
Nature Made High Potency Magnesium 400 mg - 150 Liquid Softgels

A necessary nutrient involved in many bodily functions.

 

Other Recommended Products

Nature Made CoQ10, Naturally Orange, 100mg, 72 Softgels
Nature Made CoQ10, Naturally Orange, 100mg, 72 Softgels

Helpful for many conditions, including heart disease, age related hearing loss, among others.

 
Vitafusion Calcium, Gummy Vitamins For Adults, 500 mg, 100-Count
Vitafusion Calcium, Gummy Vitamins For Adults, 500 mg, 100-Count

A chewable calcium containing vitamin D, for those who cannot swallow pills.

 
Source Naturals Amino Day, 1000mg, 120 Tablets.
Source Naturals Amino Day, 1000mg, 120 Tablets.

Help for the vegetarian, an amino acid blend containing the major amino acids in a balanced formula.

 

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