The “osteo” conditions get a lot of
attention at Johnson Chiropractic and in the research labs. “Chondroitin sulfate” gains
much attention for the benefit it has on
osteoarthritis, so researchers are directing attention to
its use with the other “osteo”: osteoporosis. Chondroitin
sulfate is a non-drug intervention that
is showing benefit in managing and improving osteoporosis which we are sure our
Richmond chiropractic patients with osteoporosis will value. Gentle chiropractic care of osteoporosis can be relieving.
Osteoporosis is an age-related condition that affects
millions of people and a skeleton-deteriorating condition caused
by a deficiency of calcium many times
resulting in painful bone fractures and reduced mobility.
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is the most usual form
of osteoporosis. A way to attack osteoporosis is by
balancing calcium levels in the body; however, it can be difficult
to do alone. Fortunately, chondroitin sulfate has emerged
as a natural companion in this effort to help osteoporosis caused by calcium deficiency.
CHONDROITIN SULFATE FOR OSTEOPOROSIS – A good
Chondroitin sulfate’s ability to adjust
lipid metabolism by breaking lipids down into smaller
particles can allow its absorption by cells more easily. This process allows cells to utilizes
the lipids better, leading to
stronger bones and muscles. Chondroitin sulfate also helps reduce
inflammation and pain related to osteoporosis which may
help manage the effects of calcium deficiency-related
osteoporosis. In a recent rat study, researchers examined
chondroitin sulfate for osteoporosis and compared
it to a calcium supplement, also. Chondroitin sulfate and
chondroitin sulfate oligosaccharide more effectively repaired
femur calcium, bone fracture deflection, and serum indices and enhanced
cortical bone density, mechanical strength, and mineral content of bone. Their conclusions
expressed excitement for the potential in delaying
the progression of postmenopausal osteoporosis with daily use.
(1) This is beneficial news for Richmond osteoporosis
patients to add to their calcium supplementation schedule.
CALCIUM FOR OSTEOPOROSIS – What about a combo?
Calcium is recommended for osteoporosis all
the time. Many of us lack sufficient calcium levels. Both being non-drug interventions, calcium and chondroitin
sulfate may enhance each other’s efforts.
Chondroitin sulfate, a natural compound existing in the human body,
has been shown to be an effective solution for managing osteoporosis triggered by calcium deficiency. Another
study stated that the combined action of chondroitin sulfate and
calcium alleviated osteoporosis via gut microbiota and
metabolomics in low calcium rats. Chondroitin sulfate slowed down the inflammatory response,
decreased short chain fatty acid synthesis in intestinal
flora, stopped osteoclast differentiation, elevated
the absorption of calcium and antioxidant mechanism, and improved
osteoporosis. (2) Now that is an effective osteoporosis nutrition pair!
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kelly Brinkman on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she described diagnosis of
compression fractures often related to osteoporosis as well as the care of patients
with gentle Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression.
Schedule your next Richmond
chiropractic visit with Johnson Chiropractic. The aches and pain
related to osteoporosis and its osteo-cousin, osteoarthritis,
are welcome at Johnson Chiropractic for our gentle chiropractic treatment. Chondroitin
sulfate is easy to administer, increasingly available and highly
effective at easing osteoporosis for many folks. It may help you! Let’s chat at your next appointment!