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

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It is the use of plants to help human disease. It’s 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. Chiropractic Solutions reports on some recent research about such plant-based treatments including ginger as well as others like turmeric for San Jose osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of enhanced bone health and bone regeneration.

OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD

Women are quite aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, San Jose 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 reach menopause, estrogen levels drop which increases their fracture risk. In a new study, women were treated with a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known to help fractures heal in rat studies. Nitric oxide was increased along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density rose as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was improved. (1) Chiropractic Solutions sees these as beneficial outcomes for San Jose osteoporosis management with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

San Jose chiropractic treatment plans at Chiropractic Solutions are based on well-done research studies and experience. Chiropractic Solutions values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. Now, that’s a study! 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 post-menopausal women with osteoporosis. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty inexpensive, this study’s results could really make an impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) San Jose 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 available for a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may come 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) Further, using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative herbal approach to osteoporosis treatment and prevention. (4)

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Chiropractic Solutions shares benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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