You may have heard of Osteoporosis and the risks associated with this condition, breaks, fractures, and overall deterioration of the skeletal structure of the human body. It is six out of eight times more likely for women to suffer from this condition than men. Although medications exist that one can obtain with a doctor’s prescription, it may be more preferable to treat and prevent it naturally. This article will serve to provide some natural treatments for those into the healthy and natural lifestyle. Most of these can also be used as preventive measures.
Calcium and vitamin D
Most may have heard the term “Got Milk,” and milk is probably the most well-known dairy product to contain calcium, which helps build and reinforce the bone internally. For those that are lactose intolerant, their are calcium and vitamin D supplements, which contain a much higher content of calcium and vitamin D than dairy products alone.
It is well known that forms of exercise like walking, running, jogging, and lifting weights have a positive impact on not only the skeletal structure but the entire body. This improves overall wellness, as well as strengthening bone structure. The idea is to not be completely sedentary and to keep joints and bones well used.
This nutrient helps the body absorb magnesium, calcium and phosphorous as well as slowing the excretion of these vitamins and minerals from the bones. Boron can be found in fruits, vegetables, soy beans and nuts. Boron taken as a vitamin should be administered in “pulse” doses, meaning every two or three days rather than daily, due to possible accumulative toxicity.
Studies done on the efficacy of this mineral regarding both prevention and treatment of Osteoporosis are said to be promising, reducing the occurrence of fracture in the groups of people which were apart of the study. Those participating in the study had previously been diagnosed with Osteoporosis. Also, in the same group of individuals, bone density was found to have increased.
Bone Morphogenic Proteins
BMP’s as they are commonly referred to have been found to grow and heal bone. Originally thought to work only through local application in surgery, evidence now suggests that oral use of BMP’s may help restore skeletal architecture and have been recommended by some health care practitioners in doses of 200 to 1000 mg’s a day.
In conclusion Osteoporosis can be prevented through healthy food choices, supplementation, and preventing use of tobacco, and alcohol which have been found to aid in the excretion of healthy bone sustaining vitamins and minerals. Remember to always discuss alternate supplementation choices with your doctor so they can appoint a dosage and combination that will be most beneficial to you.