Fractures and Recovery
Bone fractures are very serious to our health as we age. More than you may think. Consider that the 6-month mortality rate from hip fractures and the complications that result is 13.5%!
By year 2 the mortality rate from fractures rises to 20%!
Fractures are more likely to happen later in life (due to thinning bones) – exactly at a stage when staying active is so critical. And sadly, while trying to heal from a fracture, our bones continue to thin at an accelerated pace due to the sudden inactivity – beginning an unfortunate downward spiral.
Normally all the doctor advises us is to stay off the injured limb. But the good news is you can speed up the healing process and get back on track sooner by following these tips:
Increase Blood Flow
The more blood that reaches the bone, the better for healing. So things like smoking, which diminishes blood flow, will definitely slow the healing process.
Increase Calorie Intake
Studies show that as much as 3x your normal intake of calories will help to speed up recovery. (2)
Your metabolism is essentially working overtime in repairing bone, so rather than a typical caloric intake of 2500 per day, you may benefit from as much as 6000 calories per day to speed recovery. Giving you a perfect, scientifically backed excuse to chow down on your favorite healthy treats and snacks.
Increase Protein Intake
Because bone is approximately half protein by volume, it is very important to speed up fracture repair.
Protein helps make up the scaffolding of our bones, and is what crucial minerals like calcium attaches to. Today’s science shows that even increasing your protein intake by as little as 20 grams per day can reduce fracture healing time.
Notorious free radicals, that have been implicated as a main culprit of aging, also negatively affect bone healing. But antioxidantskeep the oxidizing effect of free radicals in check, and have been proven to improve fracture healing time in animal studies. (4)
Foods with the high antioxidant content include artichokes, spinach, red cabbage, red and white potatoes (with peel), sweet potatoes and broccoli, avocados, cherries, green and red pears, fresh or dried plums, pineapple, kiwi and others.
Berries, green tea and nuts are also good sources and can all contribute to a faster bone healing time.
Increase Mineral Intake
If you’re like most you probably are deficient in essential minerals in your diet.
They are so important, and especially so if you’ve suffered a fracture. Because about 70% of the weight of our bones is due to the minerals. (6) And contrary to what we learned growing up, the bones aren’t only made of calcium, but many other trace minerals such as vanadium, manganese, silica.
All these minerals are found in your bones, so to reduce your healing time, it’s crucial to have ample amounts in your diet.
If you can stick to an all organic diet with lots of calcium rich foods, fresh vegetables, fruits and lean meats you will likely get all the minerals you need for fastest healing.
However, today’s more typical western diet consists of mineral deficient foods, due to mass production. If that more closely describes what you eat, then that’s where supplements come in.
A good multi-mineral and calcium supplement will ensure that you aren’t shortchanging your bones of the building blocks they need.
AlgaeCal Plus is more than heart friendly, organic plant calcium – it contains absorption maximizing Vitamin C and Vitamin D 3.
Are You Eating Rocks?
Almost every calcium supplement on the market is made from marble or limestone. If you look at your current calcium product, the supplements facts box will call it “calcium carbonate” or “calcium citrate” or some other name, but it is simply ground up rocks! You wouldn’t think of making a peanut butter and marble sandwich, or a lemon and limestone pie, so why eat rock calcium supplements? You might have wondered why your calcium pills are large and hard to swallow, then constipate and causes digestive discomfort. Now you know why! But tolerability issues are just the tip of the iceberg warning us of more sinister problems with rock based calcium supplements.
Natural Food Sources of Calcium are Safer
The good news reported in these two studies, is that calcium from FOODS does NOT cause arterial calcification. Foods that naturally contain calcium also supply other minerals which direct the calcium into bone rather than soft tissues like arteries, kidneys and eyes. A food source of calcium from an ocean algae is a safer choice than rock calcium because it is a natural balance of nutrients. Food calcium is also safer because it is effective at a lower dose. Less calcium means less arterial plaque. With AlgaeCal you can do more with less…and that is safer. The FDA granted AlgaeCal a New Dietary Ingredient Number approval in 2009, and has subsequently been certified as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).
PLANT Calcium Discovered
This wild-harvested, plant-sourced calcium is derived from a South American marine algae called Algas Calcareas. The entire kiwi-fruit size algae ball is hand harvested, sun dried, then milled into a powder. There is no extraction process or additives used – just pure whole food.
“Pre-Digested” Calcium is Body-friendly
The AlgaeCal marine plant draws calcium and 70 other minerals from sea water and pre-digests it for you much like a carrot or potato root breaks down the in-edible rock minerals in soil converting them into a useable form your body recognizes as food. AlgaeCal plant-digested calcium is so body-friendly that 97% of AlgaeCal’s calcium goes into solution in 30 minutes using USP standard tests simulating stomach conditions – proving it is very bio-accessible. Please continue reading to learn about more important studies showing the effect on human bone density.
Algas Calcareas is Organic and Kosher Certified
Organic certification attests to both the purity, and to the sustainability of this algae. A third party organization called IBD Certificacoes has certified that the harvest area is free of pollutants and that the harvest levels are allowing this resource to regenerate. IBD is held responsible by the USDA and IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) ensuring that AlgaeCal is the highest quality, wild-harvested ingredient. See Organic Certification for Algas Calcareas Algas Calcareas is kosher certified through Natural Food Certifiers. See Kosher Certification
Minerals are the Key
Did you know that clinical studies demonstrate trace minerals are important for bone growth in addition to calcium and magnesium? Patent pending AlgaeCal is more than a plant-source, whole-food calcium supplement. AlgaeCal also contains high levels of natural magnesium, plus more than 70 trace minerals, and phyto-nutrients! You get a full spectrum of minerals and plant nutrients working for you instead of a single element like most calcium supplements provide! By the way, which is the most important mineral for your bone health? Answer: the one YOU are missing!
Your Calcium Only SLOWS Your Bone Loss… But You Can Do Better!
In our lifetime, we increase bone mass from childhood to about our mid-thirties at which time we reach our peak bone mass. A few years later we lose about 1% of our bone every year until death. Hormonal changes, medications, and other causes can trigger a much larger drop in annual bone density. If we live long enough, everyone becomes osteoporotic and risks breaking bones from doing every-day activities. Numerous fractures of the spine are common causing a humped back as the vertebrae collapse like broken bricks. When osteoporosis is severe, even rolling over in bed can break a hip. Traditional calcium supplements along with vitamin D have been in existence since the 1930’s so they have many studies supporting their role in slowing this annual bone loss (here is a summary of these studies). Why settle for slowing bone loss when you can have a better result?
AlgaeCal INCREASES Your Bone Mass
Although the best you can do with regular calcium supplements is slow your annual bone loss, you can expect more from AlgaeCal. Depending on the formulation, you can either STOP the loss entirely at one year, or you can actually INCREASE your bone density at six months. Please see two published clinical studies showing five groups of adults all increasing bone density within 6 months or one year. The exact clinical formulations used in these studies are offered below. Clinical Formula #1 is a simple formula that is suited for anyone who would like to replace their current calcium supplement with a safer and more effective choice that will either stop bone loss or increase density modestly at one year. Clinical Formula #2 is a more comprehensive formula. It is composed of two products which taken together produce an increase in bone density after six months. Clinical Formula #2 is designed to support those with osteoporosis or osteopenia.
Strontium – A Secret Weapon Used in the AlgaeCal Studies
Strontium is a common earth element similar to calcium in many respects, is naturally found in your bones. Strontium is naturally present in trace amounts with around 100 micrograms in every gram of your bone, and one Finnish study estimated you eat about 2 mg per day in your diet normally.
Strontium’s Double Benefit for Your Bones
Scientists have discovered Strontium has a unique method of action which provides a dual activity in your bones. Your bone cells are continuously growing and being re-absorbed at the same time; bone growth drugs or calcium plus vitamin D supplements effect only one side of the equation. Strontium inhibits bone resorption while simultaneously stimulating bone growth, an exciting double benefit. No other natural substance or drug is known to provide this dual effect. Various forms of strontium have been tested on bone strength since the 1950`s with very exciting results, so we decided to try adding it to AlgaeCal in some of the clinical study groups with excellent additive results. Learn more about strontium
Bone Building Cell Study – AlgaeCal® vs. Rock Calcium
Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the University of Connecticut conducted a head to head test of AlgaeCal® versus the types of rock calcium usually found in supplements…calcium carbonate and calcium citrate. AlgaeCal was better in every parameter tested. Please see the AlgaeCal Bone Building Cell Study! The study authors believe this extraordinary effect on human bone building cells is due to the mineral complex naturally found in AlgaeCal®.
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