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

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the system of using plants to address human disease. It is been around most of humanity’s existence, but today we are more used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic shares some recent research about such plant-based therapies including ginger along with others like turmeric for Fernandina Beach 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, Fernandina Beach women are prompted to check the status of their bones. Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are influenced by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels decrease which increases their fracture risk. In a recent study, women were given 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) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic sees these as positive outcomes for Fernandina Beach osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Fernandina Beach chiropractic treatment plans at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! Its goal 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 really make an impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Fernandina Beach 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 has 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 seems to influence that. As a bonus effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Additionally, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a promising alternative herbal approach to osteoporosis treatment and prevention. (4)

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Schedule your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment with Amelia Chiropractic Clinic to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

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