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The Top 6 Causes of Osteoporosis

This isn’t your typical “Top Causes of Osteoporosis” list…

You know the ones we’re talking about, right? The ones that all list the same risk factors and causes for osteoporosis you can’t do anything about. Things like:

  • Family history
  • Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Gender

Yes, they contribute to osteoporosis, but they’re not causes you can do anything about.

So we’re going to do things differently. We’re going to cover the top 6 causes of osteoporosis WITH actionable advice on what you can do about them so you can live the life you deserve. And the encouraging news is that, in spite of having family history, age, ethnicity or gender working against you, annual bone loss can be affected significantly by adjusting these 6 things.

So, let’s get to it. Here are 6 causes of osteoporosis with an in-depth explanation of each and what you can do about them:

Hormone Levels

Hormone levels influence all sorts of biological processes in your body. And that includes your natural bone remodeling – the process where old bone is broken down and removed, and replaced with new bone.

See, it’s all about balance when it comes to hormones. If your levels of crucial hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are too low or too high, your bone remodeling becomes unbalanced. And then there’s your thyroid (that’s the gland in your neck that secretes thyroid hormones).

Did you know more than 12% of the American population will develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime? If that wasn’t bad enough, a problem with your thyroid has consequences for your bones too… To discover exactly how hormones can cause osteoporosis, click the name of each below.

Overexposure To Toxins

You may know inflammation causes bone loss. Chronic inflammation over-activates osteoclast cells that break down and remove your bone. And the bad news is, countless substances in our everyday lives contain inflammatory toxins. That includes drugs (even ones prescribed by doctors), refined foods, and even the environment!

Click on the category below to discover how each can contribute to weaker bones and what you can do to avoid them.

The Inability to Detoxify Frequently and Effectively

Your body’s a lot like a car… Your circulatory system pumps “oil” throughout. Your kidneys flush out “exhaust and toxins” built up through driving. Your liver powers the “engine” to keep things running. And your bones are the chassis that holds all the pieces together!

But if your major organs are out of whack, the rest of your body may have to work overtime. And if this happens often enough, it can compromise your ability to detoxify naturally and effectively. Now, exposure to many pro-inflammatory toxins is unavoidable. But there are ways to naturally enhance your ability to remove these toxins from your body!

So let’s check out the following ways you can support your body’s natural detox capacities (and ultimately help your bones, too):

Osteoporosis Lifestyle Choices

The decisions you make every day – consciously or not – help determine your bone health. Some lifestyle choices are obvious factors that affect your bone health, but others are a little more obscure.

In this section we’ll cover how a lack of weight-bearing exercise, frequency of Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) testing, and sunscreen can cause osteoporosis and what you can do about them!

Conditions or Diseases

If you’re diagnosed with a serious disease, odds are you’re probably not thinking about how it can affect your bone health. But unfortunately, that’s the case for a lot of diseases. Your bones can suffer from the way a disease changes your body function, or from the medications prescribed to treat it.

Below are some common conditions that cause bone loss (please note, this isn’t an exhaustive list):

So what can you do about these diseases?

If you have one of these diseases, you can still minimize the negative effects they have on your bones. They may require medication or treatment. But by being aware of the medications and treatments that can cause bone loss, you can work with your doctor to find a solution that doesn’t harm your bones further.

As for some of the other diseases, like chronic kidney and liver disease, your diet plays a major role in preventing them by keeping inflammation in check. And as you’ll see in the next section, your diet is the most important factor for supporting your bone health!

Lack of Optimal Bone-Building Nutrients

There are many factors that contribute to healthy bones (exercise, and avoiding toxins, etc.) But proper nutrition is the most important of all.

Did you know your bones need 13 specific minerals to stay strong and healthy? And there are three vitamins crucial to the bone-building process, too. All these nutrients combine to support healthy bone remodeling and optimal bone health.

The 13 Essential Bone-Supporting Minerals

Calcium
Calcium
Magnesium
Magnesium
Boron
Boron
Copper
Copper
Manganese
Manganese
Silicon
Silicon
Nickel
Nickel
Selenium
Selenium
Strontium
Strontium
Phosphorus
Phosphorus
Potassium
Potassium
Vanadium
Vanadium
Zinc
Zinc

The Supporting Cast Of Vitamins

Vitamin C
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin D
Vitamin K2
Vitamin K2

For an overview of every vitamin and mineral on the list, and how they promote healthy bones, check out our “Osteoporosis Diet and Nutrition” page.

It sounds easy, right? Provide your bones with the nutrients they need to stay strong and healthy, and osteoporosis will never rear its ugly head. But there’s a catch…

Modern agricultural techniques and mass food production have altered the mineral content of our produce. In fact, the mineral levels in many common vegetables are 30-50% below what they were only 50 years ago! Our soil is becoming nutrient-depleted from overuse and other factors like fertilizers that only replace 3-4 of the dozens of nutrients we need.

The truth is, the produce our grandparents ate contained far more nutrients than the same produce we eat today! So how can you ensure you get all 13 essential minerals- in amounts similar to that of healthy bone- without buying 13 separate supplements?

Well, there’s a simple solution. AlgaeCal Plus. It’s a natural, plant-based calcium source that contains all 13 minerals on the list, plus clinical doses of vitamin D and vitamin K2 too! When you take AlgaeCal Plus along with our natural strontium supplement Strontium Boost– (together they form our Bone Builder Pack)- you’re guaranteed to increase your bone density in as little as six months!

If you don’t, we’ll refund your purchase. And it gets even better! When you take our Bone Builder Pack, you’ll continue to add new bone year after year. And because AlgaeCal Plus is a plant-based calcium supplement and provides a proper balance of calcium and magnesium, there are zero side effects.

Award-winning studies have been conducted to back up our claims, and we can confidently inform you no other calcium product on the market can guarantee a positive outcome for your bone density. So why not give the Bone Builder Pack a try? It’s 100% risk-free.

Causes Takeaways

There are many factors that contribute to bone loss and osteoporosis. Some are out of your control, like your gender and your family history. But as we’ve outlined on this page, there are causes for osteoporosis you do have control over. There are things you can do, or changes you can make today to stop bone loss in its tracks and even build new bone.

Replacing your plastic food container with a ceramic one, embarking on a weight-bearing exercise regimen, and trying the risk-free Bone Builder Pack are all simple changes. And they will have a positive impact on your bone health.

Yes, osteoporosis is scary, and it can be overwhelming. But remember, you have a say in your bone health. Every single day. We hope this information was useful for you. And if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We’re here to support you on your bone health journey.