The “osteo” conditions get much
attention at Minster Chiropractic Center and in the research labs. “Chondroitin sulfate” gains
a lot of attention for the positive effect it has on
osteoarthritis, so researchers are turning attention to
its application with the other “osteo”: osteoporosis. Chondroitin
sulfate is a non-prescription intervention that
is showing benefit in managing and making
better osteoporosis which we are sure our
Minster chiropractic patients with osteoporosis will appreciate. Gentle chiropractic care of osteoporosis can be relieving.
Osteoporosis is an age-related condition that affects
millions of people and a skeleton-weakening condition triggered
by a deficiency of calcium many times
resulting in painful bone fractures and reduced mobility.
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is the most common form
of osteoporosis. A way to fight osteoporosis is by
balancing calcium levels in the body; however, it can be difficult
to do alone. Luckily, chondroitin sulfate has emerged
as a natural companion in this attempts to help osteoporosis caused by calcium deficiency.
CHONDROITIN SULFATE FOR OSTEOPOROSIS – A suitable
Chondroitin sulfate’s ability to adjust
lipid metabolism by breaking lipids down into littler
particles can allow its absorption by cells to be
easier. This process allows cells to utilizes
the lipids more efficiently, resulting in
stronger bones and muscles. Chondroitin sulfate also helps lessen
inflammation and pain related to osteoporosis which may
help handle the effects of calcium deficiency-related
osteoporosis. In a newer rat study, researchers tested
chondroitin sulfate for osteoporosis and compared
it to a calcium supplement, too. Chondroitin sulfate and
chondroitin sulfate oligosaccharide more effectively repaired
femur calcium, bone fracture deflection, and serum indices and improved
cortical bone density, mechanical strength, and mineral content of bone. Their conclusions
showed excitement for the potential in postponing
the progression of postmenopausal osteoporosis with daily consumption.
(1) This is good news for Minster osteoporosis
patients to insert into their calcium supplementation routine.
CALCIUM FOR OSTEOPOROSIS – What about a combo?
Calcium is advised for osteoporosis all
the time. Many of us lack sufficient calcium levels. Both being non-drug interventions, calcium and chondroitin
sulfate may complement each other’s efforts.
Chondroitin sulfate, a natural compound existing in the human body,
has been shown to be an effective solution for controlling osteoporosis caused by calcium deficiency. Another
study reported that the combined action of chondroitin sulfate and
calcium was good for 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, halted osteoclast differentiation, elevated
the absorption of calcium and antioxidant mechanism, and improved
osteoporosis. (2) Now that is an effective osteoporosis nutrition combination!
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.
Make your next Minster
chiropractic appointment with Minster Chiropractic Center. The aches and pain
related to osteoporosis as well as its osteo-cousin, osteoarthritis,
are welcome at Minster Chiropractic Center for our gentle chiropractic treatment. Chondroitin
sulfate is simple to administer, increasingly available and highly
effective at alleviating osteoporosis for many folks. It may help you! Let’s chat at your next appointment!