Osteoporosis / February 4, 2016

Osteoporosis in Men How Do Men Get It? | Causes | Where Do Men Get It? | Male vs. Female Osteo | | Risk Factors | Bone Density in Men | Treatment Options How Do Men Get It? While osteoporosis is more common in women, men do get it. In fact, the numbers show that: One in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.   Men older than 50 are more likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis than they are to get prostate cancer.   Men with Osteoporosis are more likely than women to die within a year after breaking a hip, which has to do with related problem to the break.  [1] So how do men get it? Just as with women, age plays a role. After peak bone mass (around age 40) both… read more >

Nutrition / February 1, 2016

Did you know there are many health benefits of boron? Boron is a trace mineral, which means your body only needs it in small amounts. But don’t let that fool you. Just because your body only needs a tiny bit, does not mean it’s any less important for your health. That’s why I want to share what this trace mineral can do for you! The 10 Surprising Benefits of Boron You Didn’t Know Of #1   Boron is an anti-inflammatory agent.   In fact, it has been prescribed in Europe since the early 1970’s specifically for the treatment of osteoarthritis.  And in some patients who have taken boron, their osteoarthritis symptoms have not only been lessened, but been relieved altogether. [1] #2   Boron protects against oxidative stress.   Oxidative stress means there is an imbalance between the production of… read more >

I really didn’t want to share this silly video with you.  I mean, what does churning butter have to do with bone health anyway?  (Oh, I guess we could research up some connection between the amazing fat soluble vitamins in hand churned butter and bone density – but it would definitely be a stretch!) Anyway, my wife Viv (AlgaeCal’s COO) and Monica (AlgaeCal’s Content Manager) overruled me! So here you go.  Have a chuckle at my expense.   Watch the video below.     What You Need: 1 cup heavy whipping cream A stand mixer, hand mixer, or whisk and large bowl Cold water Strainer Optional: 1/2 tsp. salt ** Use organic ingredients whenever possible. Instructions: Take 1 cup of organic whipping cream and place into a large electric mixer. If using a hand mixer or mixing by hand, place into… read more >

When you have pain, whether it’s joint, osteoarthritis or chronic pain, sometimes all you want to do is lie in bed and not move. I’ve been there. There are days where my hip flares up and it’s tiring and distracting.  (I live with osteoarthritis in my hip). But when you have this pain, exercise is a must.  Why?  Research shows that exercise improves your pain threshold. You see, with chronic pain, your pain threshold drops.  This means that it takes less pain to make you feel more uncomfortable. But when you exercise, strengthen your muscles and increase flexibility, your pain threshold improves! How Exercise Can Easily Relieve Your Chronic Pain Studies show that stretching can increase your joints’ range of motion. This not only helps you fight through stiffness, but it can also protect from any wear and tear. “The… read more >

Blog / Fitness / Health / Nutrition / Osteoporosis / January 19, 2016

A new vitamin D study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), has revealed that vitamin D does not reduce your risk of falling.¹ In fact, it may increase it! At least that’s what it seems like on the surface… What The Study Found When It Came to Falls This one-year, double-blind, randomized clinical trial, conducted in Zurich, Switzerland, included 200 men and women. There were three study groups with monthly treatments of vitamin D3: The high-dose group received 60,000 IU/month of vitamin D3. The middle-dose group received 24,000 IU/month of vitamin D3, plus 300 mcg of pre-formed calcidiol. (This is the form of vitamin D3 after activation in the liver. This makes it 5 times more potent than D3, but still not in its final hormonally active form) The low-dose group received 24,000 IU/month of vitamin D3.… read more >

Health / Nutrition / January 7, 2016

Have you been taking your Triple Power Omega 3 Fish Oil? If so, I’ve got some great news! Not only are you combatting inflammation and supporting your bone health – but a new study shows your brain is better off, too. Omega 3 Fatty Acids Protect Against Dementia, Alzheimer’s A meta-analysis published less than a week ago in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, included a whopping 181,580 participants.  Results showed that just 1-serving of dietary fish per week was associated with a lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s. I’ll get into the specific numbers in just a minute, but before I do… This isn’t new news. Fish oil and omega 3 fatty acids have been associated with a lowered risk of cognitive decline for many years.  But this new study reaffirms the benefits of fish oil for brain health.… read more >

2015 has been a whirlwind of a year! We introduced the entirely new website and product branding. A 7 year study on AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost was completed and submitted for publication We launched a brand new AlgaeCal product: Triple Power Omega 3 Fish Oil. And we recently revamped our “Success Stories” page.  Which includes new testimonials you probably haven’t seen before. We’ve done a lot more, but I won’t bore you with the rest.  Instead I wanted to recap the year with the top 9 AlgaeCal blog posts of 2015, picked by YOU, the readers. #1 What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Organic:   An experiment by a Swedish grocery chain had one family demonstrate the difference eating organic makes. #2 6 Foods to Avoid for Osteoporosis:   Keeping away from these foods will not only improve your bone… read more >

Fitness / Health / Nutrition / Osteoporosis / December 23, 2015

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It has been said that osteoporosis is a “geriatric disease with pediatric origins”. But preventative care needs to be a priority in young people. Why? Studies show if you can build strong bones throughout childhood and adolescence, bone loss in later years will have less effect. In fact, the time of greatest bone growth is during puberty and adolescence. For young boys and girls between ages 11-17 this is when maximum bone growth takes place. In fact, you build about 90% of your bone by the time you’re 20! [1] And when it comes to girls, they can accrue as much bone around their first menstrual cycle as is lost in the last 4 decades of life! [2] Preventative Care for Osteoporosis Forming bone healthy habits early in life will not only contribute to the bone building process and ensure… read more >

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