Manchester Chiropractic Tip for Osteoporotic Bone Health: Ginger, FLL and Turmeric

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It is the system of using plants to help human disease. It is been around most of humanity’s existence, but today we are more accustomed to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit many of us, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries reports on some recent research about such plant-based treatments including ginger as well as others like turmeric for Manchester osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of enhanced bone health and bone regeneration.

OSTEOPOROSIS AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN: BONE FRACTURES, BMD

Women are very aware of osteoporosis. With DEXA scans and concerns for fracture risk in the news, Manchester women are prompted to check the status of their bones. Osteoporosis is best explained as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are controlled by nitric oxide. When women get to menopause, estrogen levels drop which makes their fracture risk increase. In a recent study, women were treated with a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, said to enhance fracture healing in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density rose as bone resorption was reduced and calcium deposition was improved. (1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries finds these to be positive outcomes for Manchester osteoporosis care with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Manchester chiropractic treatment plans at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries are based on well-done research studies and experience. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! Its goal is to measure the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers for osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty inexpensive, this study’s results could surely make an impact on the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Manchester nutritional choices for osteoporosis keep expanding!

FLL AND CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) FOR BONE PRESERVATION AND REGENERATION

Fructus Ligustri Lucidi (FLL) is an olive family plant used for its antioxidant and anti-aging properties to treat osteoporosis for more than 1000 years. It has been available for a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may come from the effect FLL has on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL seems to influence that. As a bonus effect, cognitive function improved. (3) Additionally, combining curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative herbal approach to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next Manchester chiropractic appointment with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your life and manage your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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