The “osteo” conditions get a lot of
attention at Apple Country Chiropractic and in the research labs. “Chondroitin sulfate” receives
much attention for the benefit it has on
osteoarthritis, so researchers are directing attention to
its application with the other “osteo”: osteoporosis. Chondroitin
sulfate is a non-pharmaceutical intervention demonstrating benefit in managing and improving osteoporosis which we know our
Williamson chiropractic patients with osteoporosis will value. Gentle chiropractic care of osteoporosis can be relieving.
Osteoporosis is an age-related condition that concerns
millions of people and a skeleton-weakening condition produced
by a deficiency of calcium often
resulting in painful bone fractures and reduced mobility.
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is the most usual kind
of osteoporosis. A way to fight osteoporosis is by
balancing calcium levels in the body; however, it can be hard
to do alone. Luckily, chondroitin sulfate has surfaced
as a natural companion in this effort to help osteoporosis related
to calcium deficiency.
CHONDROITIN SULFATE FOR OSTEOPOROSIS – A good
Chondroitin sulfate’s ability to control
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, leading to
stronger bones and muscles. Chondroitin sulfate also helps lessen
inflammation and pain associated with osteoporosis which may
help control the effects of calcium deficiency-related
osteoporosis. In a newer rat study, researchers examined
chondroitin sulfate for osteoporosis and weighed its effectiveness against a calcium supplement, also. Chondroitin sulfate and
chondroitin sulfate oligosaccharide more effectively restored
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 delaying
the progression of postmenopausal osteoporosis with daily consumption.
(1) This is beneficial news for Williamson 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 complement each other’s effects.
Chondroitin sulfate, a natural compound found in the human body,
has been shown to be an effective solution for controlling osteoporosis triggered by a deficinency of
study reported that the combined action of chondroitin sulfate and
calcium eased osteoporosis via gut microbiota and
metabolomics in low calcium rats. Chondroitin sulfate reduced the inflammatory response,
reduced short chain fatty acid synthesis in intestinal
flora, stopped osteoclast differentiation, promoted
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 Williamson
chiropractic visit with Apple Country Chiropractic. The aches and pain
related to osteoporosis as well as its osteo-cousin, osteoarthritis,
are welcome at Apple Country Chiropractic for our gentle chiropractic treatment. Chondroitin
sulfate is simple to administer, increasingly available and highly
effective at alleviating osteoporosis in many
cases. It may help you! Let’s chat at your next appointment!