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Largo Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the use of plants to help human disease. It is been used most of humanity’s existence, but today we are more used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Hollstrom & Associates Inc reports on some recent news about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Largo osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of improved bone health and bone regeneration.

OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD

Women are very aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, Largo women are reminded to take care of their bones. Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are controlled by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels drop which increases their fracture risk. In a new study, women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to help fractures heal in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density increased as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was improved. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc sees these as beneficial outcomes for Largo osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Largo chiropractic treatment plans at Hollstrom & Associates Inc are based on well-done research studies and experience. Hollstrom & Associates Inc appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! Its aim is to gauge the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers for osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could really make an impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Largo nutritional options for osteoporosis keep growing!

FLL AND CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) FOR BONE PRESERVATION AND REGENERATION

Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) is an olive family plant used for its antioxidant and anti-aging properties to treat osteoporosis for more than 1000 years. It’s been around a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may stem from the influence FLL has on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL appears to influence that. As a bonus effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Additionally, using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next Largo chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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