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Managing Your Bone Health

The Surgeon General's Report (2004) says that half of all women over 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis doesn't hurt until after you break bones, so it's important for you to take charge of your bone health before that happens. With lifestyle changes and therapy, osteoporosis can be avoided or slowed down.

Hormones, Perimenopause, and Bone Mass

Healthy bone is regularly broken down and reformed; this is a normal process called 'bone turnover'. Estrogen keeps the bone turnover in balance so that the bone remains strong. After about the age of 30, the estrogen levels in a woman's body begin to decrease and at perimenopause (start of the change), a woman begins to produce significantly less estrogen. Less estrogen causes more breakdown and less replacement of bone. Over time, these hormonal changes can result in a loss of bone.

By the time a woman reaches 65, it is common to have lost 25-30% or more of total bone tissue, which may result in fractures. When these fractures occur in the spinal bones (vertebrae), the person can lose height and eventually develop a 'dowager's hump'. Other fractures may also occur, most commonly in the hip, wrist or rib, leading to significant pain and disability.

Natural Remedies for Bone Loss and Calcium Supplements

While there are many so-called natural remedies for bone loss or natural remedies for osteoporosis sold over the counter, the natural osteopenia treatments that have reliable long-term data for efficacy are the combination of calcium and vitamin D plus weight-bearing exercise. It is important to take vitamin D3 with calcium supplements, because the vitamin D helps to absorb the calcium and deposit it into bone. Recent studies have shown that after menopause calcium and vitamin D may not be sufficient to stop bone loss.

Recommended Daily Intake of Calcium and Vitamin D

Adult Age Calcium Vitamin D
19-50 1000 mg 600 IU
51-70 1200 mg 600 IU
>70 1200 mg 800 IU

You can protect your bone health by working with your doctor and taking Fosteum PLUS, an entirely different and more natural approach to the dietary management of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Instead of just improving your diet to ensure you take in enough calcium and vitamin D, or going to a drug to slow down bone loss, Fosteum PLUS effectively balances and restores the normal metabolic processes involved in bone turnover. Fosteum PLUS has been shown to be both effective and safe in several clinical studies, and Fosteum PLUS reduces the number and intensity of hot flashes over time. Talk to your doctor about Fosteum PLUS.

  • Why Fosteum Plus?
  • Why Medical Foods?
Why Fosteum Plus?
Fosteum PLUS is the only product available clinically proven to manage bone loss that offers calcium, phosphate and MK-7 in a single capsule along with genistein, citrated zinc bisglycinate and vitamin. Each ingredient is chosen for its specific action in helping to build quality bone.
Why Medical Foods?
Medical foods are an official Food and Drug Administration (FDA) category of products that must have therapeutic value based on recognized science. The name “medical foods” was chosen by the U.S. Congress. All medical foods must meet the distinctive dietary requirements of a particular disease.