The “osteo” conditions get a lot of
attention at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre and in the research labs. “Chondroitin sulfate” gets
a lot of attention for the positive effect it has on
osteoarthritis, so researchers are directing attention to
its application with the other “osteo”: osteoporosis. Chondroitin
sulfate is a non-drug intervention that
is showing benefit in managing and making
better osteoporosis which we are sure our
Toronto 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 triggered
by a deficiency of calcium many times
resulting in painful bone fractures and reduced mobility.
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is the most usual 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 appeared
as a natural companion in this attempts to help osteoporosis related
to calcium deficiency.
CHONDROITIN SULFATE FOR OSTEOPOROSIS – A good
Chondroitin sulfate’s ability to regulate
lipid metabolism by breaking lipids down into smaller
particles can allow its absorption by cells more easily. This process allows cells to use
the lipids better, leading to
stronger bones and muscles. Chondroitin sulfate also helps reduce
inflammation and pain associated with osteoporosis which may
help handle the effects of calcium deficiency-related
osteoporosis. In a newer rat study, researchers examined
chondroitin sulfate for osteoporosis and compared
it to a calcium supplement, too. 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
expressed excitement for the potential of postponing
the progression of postmenopausal osteoporosis with daily use.
(1) This is good news for Toronto osteoporosis
patients to add to 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 dealing
with osteoporosis caused by calcium deficiency. Another
study stated 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, halted osteoclast differentiation, elevated
the absorption of calcium and antioxidant mechanism, and eased
osteoporosis. (2) Now that is an effective osteoporosis nutrition combo!
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 Toronto
chiropractic appointment with Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre. The aches and pain
related to osteoporosis and its osteo-cousin, osteoarthritis,
are welcome at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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!