Can You Reverse Osteopenia or Osteoporosis?
Did you know that approximately 500 million people worldwide are suffering from osteoporosis? According to the latest statistics, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over 50 years old experience osteoporosis fractures.
This is a critical problem because falls and fractures are the main reasons elderly people become incapacitated. People with osteoporosis often don’t recover from falls and fractures. And this is mainly due to long-term deficiencies in essential nutrients for bone growth and development.
One way to reduce your risk of having osteoporosis is getting enough calcium in your diet by eating foods rich in calcium, AND taking supplements. If you’re buying a Bone Supplement with calcium in it, look for clinical studies showing that the calcium in their supplement is eﬃciently utilized for bone formation rather than hype about how quickly it gets into the bloodstream.
Bone is not built with calcium alone. Bone contains significant amounts of magnesium along with the trace minerals zinc, copper and manganese. Magnesium allows your bones to absorb calcium more readily, which is why it’s the perfect complement to calcium in supplements. It supports bone metabolism and helps to strengthen bones by aiding calcium incorporation into bone.
In a randomized, controlled, two-year trial, a supplement containing manganese, copper, and zinc in combination with a calcium supplement was found to be more effective than the calcium supplement alone in preventing spinal bone loss. You may not know this, but vitamin D is essential for bone formation, as it promotes the absorption of calcium into the bloodstream. But recent research has shown that vitamin K is also crucial to bone formation.
There are two bone supplement products I recommend – one of which is a chewable tablet. What’s the difference between those products? You’ll notice in the chart below that the two products are similar in terms of nutrient delivery per serving, but the “non-chewable” bone supplement has vitamin K and the amount of magnesium is more. However, the chewable bone supplement may be easier for you to take than a swallowable tablet. Both are best to take with a meal for good absorption, and servings can be divided across two or three meals.
|Bone Supplement||Chewable Bone Supplement|
|Vitamin D3||18.75 mcg (750 IU)||18.75 mcg (750 IU)|
|Vitamin K||50 mcg||N/A|
|Calcium||1,300 mg||1,300 mg|
|Magnesium||500 mg||125 mg|
|Zinc||1.9 mg||1.9 mg|
|Copper||0.25 mg||0.25 mg|
|Manganese||0.25 mg||0.25 mg|
One client noted; “I was 2 points away from osteoporosis in my back and hips. I have been taking [the bone supplement] and Vita-D3… I have had 2 bone density tests done and each time my numbers have improved by 2 or so points. Still osteopenia but soon to be out of that as well! Happy 65 year old!”
Another client noted; “My bone density improved [with the bone supplement].” From osteopenia to normal.”