The “osteo” conditions gain much
attention at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC and in the research labs. “Chondroitin sulfate” receives
a lot of attention for the positive effect it has on
osteoarthritis, so researchers are turning attention to
its use with the other “osteo”: osteoporosis. Chondroitin
sulfate is a non-prescription intervention that
is showing benefit for managing and improving osteoporosis which we are sure our
La Grande 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-deteriorating condition triggered
by calcium deficiency often
resulting in painful bone fractures and decreased mobility.
Postmenopausal osteoporosis is the most usual form
of osteoporosis. A way to attack osteoporosis is by
balancing calcium levels in the body; however, it can be hard
to do alone. Fortunately, chondroitin sulfate has appeared
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 regulate
lipid metabolism by reducing lipids into smaller
particles can allow its cellular absorption to be
easier. This process permits cells to use
the lipids more efficiently, resulting in
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 recent 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
communicated excitement for the potential of delaying
the progression of postmenopausal osteoporosis with daily consumption.
(1) This is good news for La Grande osteoporosis
patients to add to their calcium supplementation routine.
CALCIUM FOR OSTEOPOROSIS – What about a combo?
Osteoporosis sufferers are recommended calcium
all the time. Many of us are calcium
deficient. Both being non-drug interventions, calcium and chondroitin
sulfate may complement each other’s effects.
Chondroitin sulfate, a natural compound existing in the human body,
has been shown to be an effective solution for managing osteoporosis triggered by calcium deficiency. Another
study stated 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,
lowered short chain fatty acid synthesis in intestinal
flora, stopped osteoclast differentiation, promoted
the absorption of calcium and antioxidant mechanism, and eased
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.
Make your next La Grande
chiropractic visit with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. The aches and pain
related to osteoporosis as well as its osteo-cousin, osteoarthritis,
are welcome at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC for our gentle chiropractic treatment. Chondroitin
sulfate is simple to administer, increasingly available and highly
effective at easing osteoporosis in many
cases. It may help you! Let’s chat at your next appointment!