Throughout your life, you have witnessed the miracle of your body recovering from colds, headaches, cuts and more…on its own…naturally. But when you lose bone mass and have weak bones, somehow it is assumed that nature is not up to the task. You are pronounced “diseased”, and medications are prescribed to interfere with your bone’s natural remodeling process.
fThink about it. Why is it that when you lose muscle mass, you are certain you can strengthen them naturally – with exercise, rest, and nutrition but when you lose bone mass natural strengthening is ruled out?
Remodeling for bones is like remodeling a home over its lifetime. As parts of the home become worn and outdated, they’re replaced with new parts. When the paint gets old, you repaint. When the carpet is worn you replace it. Similarly, little tiny worn pieces of your bones are constantly being replaced. This tearing down and building up process never stops for your whole lifetime whether you are 5 or 105.
For the first half your life, the new bone is packed on faster than the old bone is disposed of, so you experience a net INCREASE in bone density. But by age 40 you start disposing of more bone than you add, with the net result being an annual DECREASE in bone density.
The Snowman in July
So from age 40 on, our bone remodeling ends up with an average bone loss of 1% per year every year until we die (for the first 6 – 10 years after menopause it may be more like 2% per year due to hormonal change). If we live long enough every one of us declines to a point called osteopenia and then, as bone density drops further, osteoporosis – the point where our bones are dangerously fragile.
It’s like building a snowman in July – it’s melting off faster than you can pack it on.
So, are your bones somewhat like muscle – that can be strengthened with a concerted natural effort? Can you stop your annual bone loss naturally? Can osteoporosis even be reversed naturally?
The answer is: Yes, you can build new, healthy bone at any age, naturally! But first…
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis, “porous bones”, is a disease that causes bones to become brittle and very susceptible to fractures. These fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist.
A fracture or broken bone can have a huge effect on your life, causing disability, pain, or loss of independence. Fractures can make it very difficult to do daily activities without help.
It has been estimated that out of every 5 American women over the age of 50, 1 of them has osteoporosis, and about 3 of the 5 women are most likely to face a fracture of the wrist, hip, or spine.
Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Testing
The best method to diagnose osteoporosis is a bone mineral density test, called a DXA test. It is recommended to get a bone density test if:
- You’re a woman age 65 or older
- You’re 60 and at increased risk of osteoporosis – see our risk factors below
The results of your bone density test will give you a T-score. The T-score compares your bone density with that of an average healthy young adult of your sex. Below you will see how to interpret your T-score.
- Above -1 = Your bone density is considered normal
- Between -1 and -2.5 = Your score is a sign of osteopenia, a condition in which bone density is below normal and may lead to osteoporosis
- Below -2.5 = Your bone density indicates you have osteoporosis
In addition to a bone mineral density test, the following are basic labs that you should consider to potentially discover the root cause of your bone loss:
- 25(OH)D: This test checks your blood levels of 25(OH)D, which is the major form of vitamin D circulating in your bloodstream and the form of the vitamin that is the true barometer of your vitamin D status. It requires either a blood draw or a finger prick test. Adequate supplies of vitamin D are indicated by blood levels of 25(OH)D3 of at least 30 ng/mL (nanograms per milliliter) or 75 nmol/L (nanomoles per liter). While optimal levels (what you really want) are 50-80 ng/L (125-200 nmol/L), depending upon which form of measurement, ng/mL or nmol/L, the lab running your blood test uses to report the results. Vitamin D Council recommends supplementing with 5,000 IU of D3/day for 3 months and then running this test. Ideally, you should check your vitamin D status before beginning to supplement with D3 and then again after 3 months to ensure you are taking enough, but not more vitamin D than you need. Many labs offer this test.
- unOC : This test, offered by Genova Diagnostics, checks your blood levels of uncarboxylated (or inactive) osteocalcin. Osteocalcin is the protein that, once activated by vitamin K2, brings calcium inside your bones. A high level of unOC indicates you are not getting enough K2 to activate your osteocalcin, and therefore your ability to deliver calcium into your bones is impaired. A high level of unOC indicates a need for a higher dose of supplemental vitamin K2.
- Omega 3 index: This test, offered by OmegaQuant, checks levels of the long-chain omega-3s, EPA and DHA, in your red blood cells and also tells you the ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids present. EPA/DHA are highly anti-inflammatory fats that play crucial roles in preventing chronic inflammation and thus in protecting your bones, brain and cardiovascular system. The omega-6s, while also protective of our health when in balance with our omega-3s, tend to promote inflammation when their levels are excessively high. Optimal results are an index of 8% and an omega-6:omega-3 ratio of less than 4:1.
- CTx: The CTx or C-terminal telopeptide (the full name is “carboxy-terminal collagen crosslinks”) test measures a specific crosslink peptide sequence of type I collagen that is found in bone: the portion cleaved by osteoclasts during bone resorption. Blood levels of this peptide sequence are proportional to osteoclastic activity at the time the blood sample is drawn. A DXA should be run no more than once a year or every other year. The CTx can let you know if your rate of bone removal is within normal, low levels or is elevated. Get the serum (blood) CTx test; results of the urine test CTx can fluctuate reliable, so the urine test is not reliable. A number of labs offer CTx. One reliable lab is Quest Diagnostics.
- 23&me: 23&me is a saliva test that analyses variations in your genes called SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms). Once you have run 23&me, you will be able to access your raw data file, which can then be downloaded into other health promotion tools, such as IQYOU, that can analyze your unique needs for various nutrients and let you know if, for your optimal health, you require more of certain nutrients, such as vitamin D3, or require some nutrients in their activated forms, such as B12 in its activated form of methylcobalamin, than the “average” person.
- Heavy metals challenge testing: this is a 2-part test offered by Doctor’s Data that evaluates urine concentrations of heavy metals before and after administration of a chelator (typically DMSA or DMPS, which provokes the release of heavy metals from bone and other tissues into the bloodstream and thence into the urine) and estimates body burden of heavy metals. Toxic levels of lead, mercury, and cadmium are surprisingly common in individuals age 50 and older and all cause bone loss.
- Intracellular magnesium: this test involves swabbing epithelial cells from under the tongue. Most doctors check serum (blood) levels of magnesium, but this provides a very inaccurate appraisal of your actual magnesium status since only ~1% of your body’s magnesium is circulating in your bloodstream; the remaining 99% is found inside your cells where it does its work. Thus, you can have apparently adequate magnesium levels in serum, but be seriously deficient inside your cells where it counts.
- 24-Hour Comprehensive Urine Hormone Test: this test, offered only by Meridian Valley Labs, involves 24-hour urine collection, after which several samples are sent to the lab in small vials and analyzed for DHEA, estrogens, progesterone, adrenal hormones, thyroid hormones – and more). Results may indicate, and serve as a guide for, highly individualized bio-identical hormone replacement.
- IgG Food sensitivity testing: these tests, offered by Cyrex Labs, involve a blood draw and check for gluten sensitivity, cross-reactivity and other common allergenic foods. You can have no digestive problems and still have bone loss caused by gluten or other food sensitivity reactions. Not just full-blown, but “sub-clinical” sensitivity to gluten (the protein in wheat) is now being recognized as a significant cause of chronic inflammation that promotes bone loss.
- Comprehensive digestive stool analysis: this test, offered by Genova Diagnostics, requires a stool sample and provides a comprehensive evaluation of the overall health and function of the digestive tract (healthy and pathogenic bacteria, [i.e. are enough good bacteria around? are bad bacteria disrupting digestion and causing inflammation?] and efficacy of digestion [i.e., are nutrients such as protein, essential fatty acids, B12, minerals, fat-soluble vitamins being absorbed?]).
These labs should be well recognized by most doctors. However, if your doctor is not familiar, they are widely available – and you should ask. Discovering food sensitivities, deficiencies or genetic predispositions will help you pinpoint your bone loss and give you the opportunity to stop it – and even reclaim your bone health!
Osteoporosis Causes and Risk Factors
There’s no way to “predict” whether you’ll get osteoporosis or not. Although if you live long enough, without taking the right precautions, it’s a guarantee: from age 40 and on we lose about 1% of our bone density each year! With that said, you should be aware of the litany of osteoporosis symptoms, causes and risk factors that can increase your chances of ending up with it.
The Top Causes of Osteoporosis
Be on the lookout for the following osteoporosis triggers. Some will come as no surprise. Others… well, you’ll just have to decide for yourself:
Lack of weight-bearing exercise. As the name suggests, if you’re not doing activities that require you to pull a little weight, you could get osteoporosis. Without challenging the bones- and requiring them to strengthen due to the physical activity- they become soft and out-of-shape. Sound familiar when it comes to exercise?
An overactive thyroid. It promotes excess bone resorption. Also sugar and sugary drinks like soda (calcium leaches from your bones to compensate for blood acidity from soda); a low-calcium diet; excess coffee; lack of estrogen; and even the very same drugs you take to combat osteoporosis. We’ll get into osteoporosis drugs shortly.
However, one of the top causes of osteoporosis is insufficient nutrients for healthy bones. Not enough of the ‘good stuff’ (calcium, magnesium, boron, strontium and other trace minerals, vitamin D3, K2, A, E, C, B vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids) and plenty of the ‘bad stuff’ (excessive intake of pro-inflammatory compounds like refined sugars, pesticides, and endocrine disruptors).
Check out the following article for the comprehensive list of 42 osteoporosis causes and how you can get more of the ‘good stuff’ and avoid the ‘bad stuff’.
Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
In the past osteoporosis was thought of as a women’s disease. Now we know that men also have to worry about weak bones and are at risk of osteoporosis. In fact, one in four men over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture caused by osteoporosis.
These factors can increase your chances of developing osteoporosis:
- Your Sex – Fractures from osteoporosis are about twice as common in women as they are in men. And according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 80% of Americans living with osteoporosis are women! Chalk this up to biology: women’s bones are naturally thinner and they start off with less bone density than men’s anyways. The drastic decline of estrogen during menopause also doesn’t help, taking bone mass with it. Discover more on how osteoporosis is detected, diagnosed and treated in women.
- Age – Your bones become weaker as you age. As mentioned above, come age 40, we all tend to lose 1% or so of our bone mass every year. Over a lifetime, you can expect to lose 45-50% of your bone mass!
- Race – Caucasian and Southeast Asians have a greater risk of osteoporosis, with white women having the highest fracture risk. Black and Hispanic men and women have a lower but still significant risk. To illustrate the great variance in bone health depending on ethnicity, the risk of hip fracture at age 50 is 15.8% and 6.0% in American women and men, respectively, while those same figures for Chinese women and men are 2.4% and 1.9%. Family History – Having a family member with osteoporosis puts you at greater risk as osteoporosis is genetic. In fact, a study published in the online medical journal Nature Genetics showed as many as 32 genetic regions linked to osteoporosis and likelihood of fractures. One of the study’s authors cautioned there may, in fact, be over 500 gene variants influencing osteoporosis.
What’s more, several studies agree measures of bone health- like bone mineral density- are 60-80% likely to be explained by heredity. Your family genes have a significant influence on your bones’ fate!
- Body Size – Individuals who are thin or have small body frames have a higher risk because they have less bone mass. This one’s self-explanatory. The less bone mass a person has, the more likely that bone is to become brittle, as there’s less density to protect the bone. Osteoporosis creates more holes in your bone- your bones become more porous- so this issue is amplified when the bone is already thinner than most!
- Smoking – Research has shown that tobacco use contributes to weak bones. The University of Pittsburgh notes smoking compromises the amount of calcium your bones absorb. That’s because tobacco interferes with Vitamin D and its efforts to help the bones absorb calcium. It also lowers estrogen levels. That’s important because estrogen too helps the bones absorb and retain calcium and trace minerals critical to your bone density. If that weren’t enough, smoking also degrades osteoblasts– your bone-building cells.
- Breast Cancer – Women who have had breast cancer are at increased risk of osteoporosis, especially if they were treated with chemotherapy. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases reports that due to loss of ovarian function during cancer treatment, estrogen levels drop. And as we outlined in the previous point, a reduction in estrogen promotes bone loss. The National Institutes of Health-sponsored Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS) also found breast cancer survivors had increased risk of fractures.
- Lack of Exercise – Exercise throughout life is important, but you can increase your bone density at any age. It’s a well-known fact that exercising regularly helps strengthen your bones, improve balance and therefore, reduce falls and fracture risk.
- Diet – A diet lacking in calcium plays a major role in the development of osteoporosis. This may seem obvious, but not only is it important to consume calcium, it’s important you get the right kinds of calcium. Supplementing with your typical store-bought calcium is not the best way to get enough calcium, and ward off osteoporosis.
Here’s why: those calcium supplements you’re swallowing are actually made from rock.
That’s right… marble and limestone to be precise. And our bodies aren’t designed to absorb rock ingredients. It’s not a natural osteoporosis treatment like calcium derived from organic sources such as food and plants. That’s why you should be diligent about the kind of calcium you put in your body!
We recommend an organic, plant-based calcium source that actually contains the right amount of calcium and the other crucial trace minerals your bones are made of and need on a daily basis! In fact, this naturally-occurring calcium source actually mirrors the same mineral composition in your bones. And no 1-ingredient rock calcium supplement can claim that.
Drugs That Cause Osteoporosis
With the laundry list of side effects accompanying most prescription drugs, is it any surprise there are 18 known drugs promoting bone loss? Read on to see if you’re taking any of them right now.
Drug Classes Known To Cause Bone Loss
Proper nutrition and exercise are cornerstones of building new healthy bone, but avoidance of bone destroying compounds is also critical. You probably already understand that smoking or more than two alcoholic drinks a day are proven bone saboteurs. You may have even read about the dangers of fluoridated drinking water on bones, but you probably don’t realize that most common medicines contribute to osteoporosis. Here are the medicine classes which are currently known to play a role in or cause osteoporosis:
Drug Class And What They’re Commonly Prescribed For
- NSAIDS – Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs: pain relief, especially arthritic pain
- Corticosteroids: a wide variety of conditions, including inflammation throughout the body
- Contraceptives: birth control pills, birth control shots
- Aromatase Inhibitors: cancer treatment
- Gonadotrophin-releasing agonists: endometriosis, breast cancer, prostate cancer
- Anticonvulsants: epilepsy, bipolar, neuropathic pain
- Benzodiazepines: depression, schizophrenia, insomnia
- Antidepressants: Depression, anxiety
- Insulin sensitizing agents: type 2 diabetes
- Opioid pain medications: severe pain management
- Calcineurin inhibitors: immune system suppression
- Antacids/Proton Pump Inhibitors and H2 Receptor Blockers: indigestion, heartburn
- Loop diuretics: blood pressure, liver cirrhosis
- Blood coagulants: prevent excessive blood clotting
- Thyroid Medications: hypothyroidism
Please consult your doctor before stopping or altering the dosage of any medication. Only your doctor and you can decide the risks versus benefits of a medicine.
For further information, check out the following article on additional drugs that cause osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Treatment Options
Your doctor has a few osteoporosis treatment options at his or her disposal. All are intended to “manage” osteoporosis and at best slow down the amount of bone resorption naturally occurring each year. Frankly, none are able to reverse low bone density and actually build new bone.
Your well-intentioned doctor may not know about natural osteoporosis treatments and are just familiar with the drugs marketed to treat osteoporosis. It’s easy to understand why: The osteoporosis drug market is expected to reach $14.8 billion by 2022.
Your conventional osteoporosis treatment options are segmented as follows. However, the three options that virtually all Doctors consider first are Bisphosphonates, Denosumab, and Teriparatide:
|Kyphoplasty||Calcitonin||Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs)||Teriparatide (PTH)||Denosumab (RANK Ligand Inhibitor)||Hormone Therapy (HT)||Strontium Ranelate (Approved in Europe only)||Bisphosphonates|
|Action on Bone||Minimally invasive surgery to treat spinal compression fractures.||Hormone made by thyroid gland and controls osteoclasts||Estrogen helps to build and maintain bone density (non-hormonal for the uterus and breast)||Activates the bone-building cells||Inhibits the development and activation of osteoclasts||Used to supplement lost hormones to the lowest level required to prevent bone loss||Works to increase deposits of new bone (osteoblasts) and reduces resorption of bone (osteoclasts)||Posions already mature osteoclasts and slow down bone-eroding cells (osteoclasts)|
|Administration||Surgery||Nasal Spray, 200 units/day or injection form of 100 units/day||
||Subcutaneous injection into the thigh or abdomen – 20 mcg once/day||Injection under the skin once every 6 months – 60 mg/mL||Oral dose of 0.625 mg/day||Oral dose/daily taken 2 hours apart from food and calcium containing foods/supplements||
||Denosumab||Estrogen or Progesterone – either alone or a combination of the two||Unnatural Strontium Salt (Strontium Ranelate)||
|Half-Life||N/A||Injection and nasal under 1 hour||
||60 hours||10 years|
|Recommended Duration||N/A||Should not be taken longer than 2 years||No formal guidance, consult with your Doctor after a few years||Should not be taken longer than 5 years|
- Kyphoplasty: A surgical procedure to treat spinal fractures (and pain) from osteoporosis. A surgeon will enter the affected vertebra, insert a balloon and inflate it to make a more open bone cavity, and ultimately inject a special bone cement to fill the now larger cavity. This will hopefully increase the height of the fractured vertebra to restore pre-fracture conditions.
- Calcitonin: Calcitonin is a hormone that the C-cells in the thyroid gland produces and releases. It regulates calcium levels in the blood, by limiting the action of the bone-resorbing cells (osteoclasts) in our bone. The less bone is broken down in the normal remodeling process, the less calcium eventually filtered into the bloodstream. In this way, calcitonin is meant to balance out the work the parathyroid hormone does.
- Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs): According to Osteoporosis Canada, SERMs act like estrogen does in certain parts of the body. As we discussed earlier, estrogen is a critical ingredient to regulating bone health. That’s why as women age and lose estrogen during menopause, they can take SERMs to compensate for the lack of estrogen. This osteoporosis treatment is quickly falling out of favor amidst the emergence of studies showing the severe side effects of SERMs. Particularly, an increased risk of heart attack and certain cancers.
- Parathyroid Hormone Therapy (PTH) Drugs: This drug is supposed to affect our bone remodeling process (more on that later). Essentially, it’s intended to create and add new bone faster than old bone is broken down and removed. PTH is meant to mimic the real hormone produced in the parathyroid glands.
- Denosumab (RANK Ligand Inhibitors): Another drug meant to sabotage the action of our bone-resorbing cells (osteoclasts). With RANK Inhibitors, they stop the normal process of RANKL proteins connecting to cell receptors which create osteoclasts. In this way, osteoclasts aren’t permitted to grow, in attempts to reduce the amount of bone that’s recycled in the body. In effect, more bone remains, but that includes old, worn out bone that naturally would have been removed.
- Hormone Therapy: Is typically used to relieve menopause symptoms. However, estrogen also plays a role in maintaining bone health and can be considered another osteoporosis treatment option if you are looking to treat menopause symptoms, too. It uses estrogen/progesterone either alone or in a combination to supplement the loss of hormones during menopause. It’s not intended to fully replace them, but enough where it prevents further bone loss.
- Strontium Ranelate: Not to be confused with the natural form, Strontium Citrate, Strontium Ranelate is available in some European countries and in Asia, but has not been approved by the FDA and not sold in the U.S. Current attempts are being made to remove Strontium Ranelate from the list of medicines provided to patients. It works to increase the deposits of new bone (osteoblasts) and reduces resorption of bone (osteoclasts). Severe side effects such as deep vein thrombosis and blood clots forced the European Medicines Agency to complete a review and recommend certain patients not take this drug. The only patients who should consider this are those who are free from cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and at severe risk of fracture for whom no other alternative prescription will work (Denosumab, Teriparatide, and Bisphosphonates should be tried first).
- Bisphosphonates: Is the most common osteoporosis drug category. Simply, they work on both types of bone cells we’ve discussed above: osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Not only do they inhibit the work of our helpful, bone-resorbing cells, but they reinforce the work of the bone-building cells by giving them more opportunity to create new bone. Ultimately, they’re intended to grow more bone.
- Zoledronic Acid
Recent studies have shown that dependence on bisphosphonates not only increases the risk of a special case of thigh fracture but in fact, even doubles the risk of esophageal cancer, as published in the British Medical Journal recently.
Other bisphosphonate drugs side-effects are heartburn, constipation, and diarrhea. In fact, the FDA suggested in 2009 that these oral osteoporosis drugs could be linked not only to esophageal cancer but also to untimely deaths in women, from bisphosphonate-related malignant tumors.
You know it’s bleak when the drug companies themselves warn not to take bisphosphonates past a certain amount of time.
They advise you not to continue with bisphosphonates for longer than 5 years. (Not a vote of confidence for their long-term efficacy.)
So even if you do take these drugs, afterward you’ll need to transition into something else to protect your bones.
If you’re interested in natural substances to support your bone remodeling system, why not try a natural osteoporosis treatment instead?
Treat Osteoporosis The Natural Way
It is never too late, or too early to treat or prevent osteoporosis. Yes, building strong bones when you are young is the best defense against getting osteoporosis later on in life. But if you aren’t “young” anymore, you can start with a healthy lifestyle. To treat (or defend against) osteoporosis naturally, you must practice good habits. And you can stack the odds in your favor when you include the following key ingredients in your everyday life:
- Exercise: Get out there and be active! Exercise is proven to slow bone loss and improve muscle strength. Muscles are attached to the bone and therefore can influence their health.
With strong bones comes strong posture and movement. By having stronger bones you can limit bone-damaging falls because you can move freely with confidence.
Most kinds of exercise are good, but your bones crave weight-bearing exercises above all. That’s any kind of exercise where your body works against gravity. Don’t worry, because these include everything from the most simple to the intense: walking, dancing, running, yoga, lifting weights, gardening and playing tennis all count!
- Diet: like everything to do with your body, your diet directly affects your bone health. And much of the equation is interlinked: Too little calcium and your bones will feel it. Too little magnesium, same result. Too little vitamin D3 and you won’t be able to absorb calcium. And too little vitamin K2 and you don’t be able to activate the proteins that put calcium into your bones and keep it out of your arteries! Too much sugar, and all these minerals- and much more- get sucked out of your bones.
And since you shouldn’t just eat to accommodate one or two vitamins or minerals, it’s important to view your diet as a whole. Ensuring you follow an anti-inflammatory diet as much as possible is key. The less inflammation in your body, the fewer problems you’ll have throughout– including your bones!
A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, fish and whole grains like quinoa and brown rice will go a long way to battling inflammation. It probably goes without saying, but avoiding excess sugars, processed foods and artificial ingredients will greatly help preserve bone mineral density… and ward off osteoporosis.
- Clinically Proven Supplements: Not your typical rock calcium supplements we discussed earlier. Not a multivitamin with calcium (for the same reasons as the previous point), but a natural, food-based calcium your body can readily digest.
Granted, these are few and far between. But they do exist. Keep reading and we’ll share the only one guaranteed to increase your bone density every year!
A Multi-Nutrient, Proven Treatment for Osteoporosis
The problem with store-bought calcium supplements- aside from being rock-based- is they’re a one-nutrient solution to a multi-nutrient problem.
That’s because your bones are composed of 73 minerals. Calcium is just one of the minerals your bones needs.
You also need zinc … magnesium … vanadium … strontium … silica … boron … and more. Each mineral plays a unique role in your bone’s health. So, today’s emphasis on just one mineral is an oversight.
Without other minerals present, calcium can’t even do its job!
Why feed your bones one ingredient when they need dozens?
That’s why we created a multi-nutrient calcium supplement that’s a natural osteoporosis treatment. It’s actually taken directly from a plant-based superfood right from the pristine shorelines of South America.
This superfood is called Lithothamnion Superpositum (or Lithothamnion Superpositum (or Algas Calcareas as the locals call it) as the locals call it). It’s a rare marine algae that mimics the mineral composition of your bones. Because it’s plant-based, the minerals your bones crave are already “pre-digested” by the algae. That means your body has a much easier time absorbing the nutrients, getting the full bone-building effect that lets us guarantee you increased bone density (or your money back).
This natural calcium supplement is called AlgaeCal Plus. The “Plus” means you get full clinical doses of added vitamins and minerals to ensure your body gets the most out of the AlgaeCal powder.
There’s more than a full daily dose of Vitamin D. The maximum allowable amount of magnesium. Even a full day’s worth of the most expensive vitamin on earth- which acts as an efficient calcium recycling plant for your bones- Vitamin K2!
Plus added Vitamin C and boron make AlgaeCal Plus the natural solution your bones need to stay- or to get- healthy.
AlgaeCal Plus is Clinically Proven to Increase Bone Density
AlgaeCal Plus is clinically proven to increase your bone density. In one study published in the International Journal of Medical Sciences, 414 postmenopausal women each took different formulations of AlgaeCal Plus for 12 months– and the lowest average increase in bone density was 1.3%.
In another study published in the same Journal of Medical Sciences, when 216 men and women took AlgaeCal Plus with our Strontium Boost supplement, in 6 months they saw an average increase of over 2% in bone density.
Don’t forget, we lose bone density every year after age 40. And other calcium supplements at best only slow down the bone loss. But AlgaeCal Plus shows outright growth!
Here’s the most amazing part: in AlgaeCal’s most recent clinical study, 172 women in their mid-60s increased bone density 7 consecutive years with the AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost combo!
On average they gained 1% a year, every year. Until now, this sort of result was unheard of. But it’s not only possible with our Bone Builder Packs, it’s guaranteed.
And while you can try AlgaeCal Plus risk-free from this website, there is one “catch”: supply of this superfood algae is strictly limited. The Ministry of Environment and organic certifiers working the shorelines where the algae is found enforce this annual limit.
Don’t regret missing out on this year’s harvest. Try AlgaeCal Plus and enjoy increased bone density – guaranteed – while we still have stock.
No one should suffer from osteoporosis when we now have the means to naturally reverse low bone density. It’s a preventable disease when you know how to protect yourself every day.