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

Phytomedicine. It may be a new concept for some. It’s the system of using plants to help human illness. It’s been used most of humanity’s existence, but today we are quite accustomed to pharmacological medicine. Looking to phytomedicine may benefit us all, especially post-menopausal women and others who suffer with osteoporosis. Spine & Sports Rehab Center shares some recent research about such plant-based therapies including ginger as well as others like turmeric for Baton Rouge osteoporosis treatment and side benefits of improved 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, Baton Rouge women are prompted to check the status of their bones. Osteoporosis is best described as an imbalance between bone formation and bone resorption; both are controlled by nitric oxide. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels drop which increases their fracture risk. In a recent study, women were treated with a nutraceutical containing Paullinia cupana, Muira puama, ginger, and L-citrulline, known to help fractures heal in rat studies. Nitric oxide was boosted along with other biomarkers like cGMP and calcium deposition. Bone mineral density rose as bone resorption was slowed and calcium deposition was improved. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center finds these to be positive results for Baton Rouge osteoporosis management with chiropractic.

GINGER AND TURMERIC FOR OSTEOPOROTIC BONE HEALTH

Baton Rouge chiropractic treatment plans at Spine & Sports Rehab Center are based on well-done research studies and experience. Spine & Sports Rehab Center appreciates this well-designed prospective triple-blind randomized controlled trial. That took a lot to set up, no doubt! Its aim is to quantify the effect of ginger and turmeric on quality of life, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis biomarkers in osteoporotic post-menopausal women. Since ginger and turmeric are pretty inexpensive, this study’s results could really affect the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. (2) Baton Rouge nutritional options for osteoporosis keep growing!

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’s been around a long time! Its bone-preserving properties may come from the influence FLL seems to have on the microecology of the intestine. Intestinal changes – changes to the gut’s microecology – come with aging, and FLL appears to influence that. As an extra effect, cognitive function got better. (3) Additionally, using both curcumin and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi enhanced bone regeneration, positioning it as a potential alternative herbal way to treat and prevent osteoporosis. (4)

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Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Spine & Sports Rehab Center to see how phytomedicine and chiropractic may enhance your life and take care of your post-menopausal osteoporosis.

 
Spine & Sports Rehab Center presents benefits of ginger, FLL and turmeric for osteoporosis care and treatment. 
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