Calcium-rich, marine multi-mineral complex (Aquamin) is superior to calcium carbonate in its ability to slow bone loss

In a recently published study in Calcified Tissue International, Orlaith Brennan (Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland) and colleagues, compared the calcium-rich, marine multi-mineral complex, Aquamin to calcium carbonate in an ovariectomised rat model of osteoporosis. The purpose of the study was to assess Aquamin's efficacy in preventing bone loss. Aquamin is a natural, multi-mineral supplement derived [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:13:53-04:00July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Osteoporosis and Vascular Calcification

In a study published in Climacteric, C.E. Lampropoulos, et al. assessed the correlation between osteoporosis and vascular calcification in postmenopausal women. The goal was to determine not only if there was a correlation (there have been numerous studies linking these as comorbidities) but also to determine if low dose calcium supplementation plus vitamin D contributed [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:20:38-04:00May 14th, 2017|0 Comments

OsteoStim: Now has Apolactoferrin

On March 8th you will finally be able to place your order for OsteoStim. It has been a long arduous process, but getting things right sometimes takes time...and this certainly took more time than expected. From procuring ingredients, to manufacturing, and even to printing labels, we seemed to run into production delays all the way. [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:24:35-04:00March 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Becoming Anabolic in the Face of Osteoporosis – Even While Running 50 miles at the 2016 Pinelands Salomon Trail Running Festival

Reducing fracture risk is about more than just making bones denser with calcium. It is also about: 1) reducing chronic systemic inflammation, 2) staying strong and supple, and 3) remaining positive as you navigate through life.  As I was slogging through a 50-mile race in Maine a few days ago, I began to wonder if [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:43:34-04:00June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Probiotics May Be Repurposed for Therapy in Osteoporosis

In my book, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis,I write about the importance of gut health when treating osteoporosis. An unhealthy digestive tract can not only interfere with optimal nutrient absorption but it disrupts the immune system and can lead to chronic systemic inflammation. As with the loss of estrogen at menopause, another common cause of osteoporosis [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:44:46-04:00May 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Supplemental Calcium – Concerns Addressed

Two of the most frequently asked questions I field from patients: #1) Are there safety issues with supplemental calcium...and specifically...is there an increased risk for heart disease from taking calcium in a pill form? And, #2) Do calcium supplements cause kidney stones? My response to both is, "no". Calcium supplements ARE safe and especially if [...]

By |2019-05-14T22:28:30-04:00April 9th, 2015|0 Comments