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

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It is the system of using plants to help human disease. It’s been used most of humanity’s existence, but today we are quite used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR reports on some recent findings about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Colorado Springs osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of enhanced 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, Colorado Springs women are prompted to check the status of their bones. Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are regulated by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels decrease which makes their risk of fracture increase. In a recent study, women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known to enhance fracture healing 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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR finds these to be beneficial results for Colorado Springs osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plans at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR are based on well-done research studies and experience. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. Now, that’s a study! Its aim is to quantify the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers in post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could surely impact the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Colorado Springs nutritional options for osteoporosis keep expanding!

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 come from the influence FLL seems to have on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL appears to influence that. As an extra effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Additionally, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a promising alternative herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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