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

Phytomedicine. A new concept? Not really. It’s the use of plants to address human illness. It is been around most of humanity’s existence, but today we’re more used to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us all, particularly post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares some recent news about such plant-based treatments including ginger as well as others like turmeric for Groton 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, Groton 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 controlled by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels decrease which makes their fracture risk rise. In a new 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 improved. (1) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office finds these to be beneficial results for Groton osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Groton chiropractic treatment plans at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office are based on well-done research studies and experience. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office values this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! 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 osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are relatively inexpensive, this study’s results could really make an impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Groton nutritional options 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 influence FLL has on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL seems to influence that. As an extra effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Further, using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a promising alternative herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next Groton chiropractic appointment with Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may benefit your life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office shares benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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