Ninety percent of women suffer extreme bone deterioration by age 75
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(PRWEB) May 21, 2010
Andrew J. "Drew" Thompson, Nature's Aide Director of Research reports the new development of an Osteo-guard formula that he says is "guaranteed to fight the ever increasing effects of bone deterioration"
In this excerpt of a detailed report on this issue, Thompson tells us that half of all women between the ages of 45 and 75 show signs of osteoporosis. It afflicts more women than heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast cancer, or arthritis. One in three of these women are immobilized as a result. If we reach 75 years of age the statistics become chilling—nine out of ten of us exhibit extreme bone deterioration.
Although osteoporosis is considered a crippling disease it can be fatal. For example, hip fractures, a common consequence of weakened bones, cause long-term disability and a jump in the death rate for older women. Thompson further reports, that between 15 and 20 percent of the women with serious hip fractures die within three months. Thirty percent succumb within six months, either to the injury itself or to secondary complications arising from the injury.
Osteoporosis occurs when the calcium salts that make bones hard are "borrowed" from the bone in order to maintain critical calcium levels in the bloodstream. Without sufficient amounts of calcium readily available in blood serum the heart quits beating. The body "robs Peter to pay Paul" in order to keep the system functioning. Because calcium levels play such an important role in osteoporosis many people, including physicians, have the impression that osteoporosis is caused solely by a calcium deficiency and it can therefore be remedied by taking calcium supplements. Unfortunately, things are not quite that simple.
"Development of a complete formula requires many factors," reports Andrew Thompson.
The experts are often divided in their opinions, but on one thing they agree—supplementation is necessary in today’s world. Those of us living in today’s world are exposed to more stresses than were our grandparents, stresses which raise our nutritional requirements, while at the same time the foods we consume are lower in nutrients. Many of us take several supplements. When calculating maximum and minimum amounts of any specific nutrient, all supplement sources should be taken into consideration. The following nutrients are those directly involved in preventing or overcoming osteoporosis:
Calcium—1,000 to 2,000 milligrams per day of elemental calcium in chelate form.
Magnesium—750 to 1500 milligrams per day, depending upon the total amount of calcium.
Silicon—Horsetail herb is a good organic source. Take as directed on the label.
Boron—3 milligrams daily. Do not exceed this amount.
Zinc—From 50 to 100 milligrams daily. Do not exceed 100 milligrams.
Manganese—10 milligrams daily.
Copper—3 milligrams daily.
Vitamin D—300 to 400 IU daily.
Vitamin E—600 IU daily
Vitamin C—1,000 to 3,000 milligrams in buffered form, i.e. calcium ascorbate.
Vitamin K—100 micrograms from food sources like green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin A—10,000 IU daily.
L-Lysine—50 to 500 milligrams daily on an empty stomach.
Betacarotene—(Vitamin A precursor),15,000 IU daily.
Phytoprogesterone—From wild yam, take as directed on the label.
Phytoestrogen—From soy isoflavones. Take as directed.
Also helpful—Glucosamine, 1,000 milligrams daily. Glucosamine stimulates the building of new cartilage, connective tissue, and bone. Sulfur as directed on the label. Digestive enzymes with all meals to aid in the absorption of the calcium molecule.
You may download the complete report free of charge, through the Nature's Aide Vitamins website, http://www.naturesaide.com, then click on the Osteo-Guard Formula tab (in the left margin) and the Research Report tab on the product page.
Nature's Aide Vitamins, Inc. has been providing quality all natural nutritional supplements since 1997, through manufacturing facilities in Hauppauge, New York and distribution facilities In South Portland, Maine. Natural Medical News, Inc. publishes peer-review scientific books and news reports concerning natural health issues.
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