Osteoporosis—the Silent Disease
Get Support from the Right Supplements
Bone is a living tissue and when healthy it undergoes continual renewal. It’s the body’s primary reservoir of the calcium needed for a wide variety of the body’s biological processes. Osteoporosis is a medical condition that occurs when bones lose density and become porous. The result is bones that become weak and break easily. It’s called a silent disease because often the first indicator of osteoporosis is a broken bone.
Osteoporosis was long viewed as only affecting aging women. It’s now seen as a multifaceted disease driven by interrelated factors. Hormonal imbalances, oxidative stress, elevated blood sugar, inflammation and other metabolic syndromes can all contribute to the development of osteoporosis.
Pharmaceuticals often neglect treating the multiple factors responsible for osteoporosis and therefore have had limited success. Some have serious side effects as well. Fortunately, clinical trials have found that micronutrients support bone health and prevent atherosclerosis, a condition related to the same factors as osteoporosis. Supplementing with Vitamin K, D and trace minerals, has been shown to improve bone metabolism and potentially protect against osteoporosis.
Ronda Pitcher, owner of Healthy Lives Naturally, is a Life Extension representative residing on the North Shore of Oahu. Life Extension has been at the forefront of groundbreaking medical research for more than 35 years, funding more than $175 million for anti-aging and disease research resulting in superior-quality, premium, nutritional supplements.
Life Extensions recommendation for osteoporosis prevention is a multi-targeted approach that includes: regular resistance exercise, weight loss, stress reduction and bioidentical hormone restorations; and strategic use of nutritional supplements that promote healthy bone protein formation, reduce inflammation and oxidant stress, and supply adequate amounts of trace and utltra-trace minerals.
Navigating the vast array of supplements available on the market can be overwhelming. Ronda can assist in this journey. She has access to the Life Extension health advisory group for questions and support as needed to determine the best formula based on current and past concerns.
Ronda will also be making Life Extension products available at Waialua Fresh, 67-071 Nauahi St, in Waialua.
The information provided is for information purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for your physician or other health care professional. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.Edit ModuleShow Tags