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

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It’s the use of plants to address human illness. It is been around most of humanity’s existence, but today we are more used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, particularly post-menopausal women and others who have osteoporosis. Layden Chiropractic reports on some recent news about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well as others like turmeric for Plainville 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, Plainville 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 influenced by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels drop which makes their fracture risk rise. In a recent 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 reduced and calcium deposition was enhanced. (1) Layden Chiropractic sees these as beneficial results for Plainville osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Plainville chiropractic treatment plans at Layden Chiropractic are based on well-done research studies and experience. Layden Chiropractic values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. Now, that’s a study! Its goal 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 relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could surely make an impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Plainville nutritional choices for osteoporosis keep growing!

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 stem from the effect 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, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a hopeful alternative herbal way to osteoporosis treatment and prevention. (4)

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