There are many factors that increase your risk of osteoporosis: your age, family history, body type, lifestyle choices, and your diet all come to mind.
And while these are just a few of the many factors that contribute to bone health (or lack thereof), a lot of our customers share a very similar story. They were aware of their risk, they made several lifestyle and diet changes, and yet they still wound up with osteoporosis.
That’s why when we received this story from Sandy about her struggles with bone health, we weren’t surprised. And we wanted to share her story with you to make sure that you understand that getting osteoporosis is not your fault. At all. It’s a natural part of aging for most people, and it’s likely something you were never told about until it was too late.
Many of you have tried endless amounts of medications and supplements, various diets, different exercise regimens, or all combined – to no avail. And like many of you, you’re probably tired of trying all these things with no results. You’ve been let down. And we at AlgaeCal get that.
Fortunately, some of you have been willing to try AlgaeCal. And that’s why Sandy’s story is so impactful, because she decided that she was going to give it a shot. She had nothing to lose, but bone density to gain! And so do you.
Watch as Sandy tells her story.
My name is Sandy Ham and I have an AlgaeCal success story to tell.
My mother had severe osteoporosis in her 40’s and currently both of my older sisters have it. Since I already had my genes working against me, I was determined not to be a statistic and in my mid-20s I made significant health changes: I became a vegetarian, began taking calcium supplements and exercising .
Well unfortunately my first DEXA scan at the age of 50 revealed that I already had osteopenia so I was even more determined to prevent further bone loss. I began seeing some holistic health professionals and after 3 years, my bone density continued to decrease.
In July of 2013, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism/Hashimoto Disease. I consulted a holistic professional but eventually it was determined that I needed to begin taking thyroid medication, T4The medication significantly improved my symptoms but I was concerned about how it might affect my bone density. I had a DEXA scan in February 2014, a little over a year since my last one, and unfortunately it now revealed that I had osteoporosis in my right femur and spine with significant osteoporosis in my left femur, a decrease in my T-score from -2.0 to a -4.0. I was familiar with the Algaecal program from their website but was hesitant to try it because of the cost. However, after trying so many other options, and not wanting to go on medication, I figured what have I got to lose except about $300 if it didn’t work, but I could gain back my bone health if it did work. So I decided to take the risk and ordered my first 6 month supply.
I began taking Algaecal Plus and Strontium Boost in February of 2014 and had a DEXA scan in August of 2014. My scan revealed that I no longer had osteoporosis in my femurs and was only border line in my spine, with the most significant change being in my left femur which had gone from a T-score of -4.0 to -2.2 in just 6 months on the Algaecal Program!!! And this happened during the same time that I was also taking thyroid medication!!! I am such a believer in the Algaecal Program and I plan to stay on it for the rest of my life!
Sandy Ham – Age 55