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

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It’s the system of using plants to address human illness. 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, particularly post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares some recent news about such plant-based treatments including ginger along with others like turmeric for Vancouver osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of improved 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, Vancouver women are reminded to take care of their bones. Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are influenced by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels drop which makes their fracture risk increase. In a new study, women were given a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to enhance fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density increased as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was improved. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre sees these as positive outcomes for Vancouver osteoporosis management with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Vancouver chiropractic treatment plans at Vancouver Spine Care Centre are based on well-done research studies and experience. Vancouver Spine Care Centre appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! 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 osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could surely affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Vancouver nutritional choices 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 around a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may come from the effect FLL seems to have 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 improved. (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 Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Spine Care Centre to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre shares benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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