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Bone Health

Health articles concerning bone health


Monday, 19 February 2018  |  Editor
Collagen - what is it and why should you know about it.

​Did you know that up to 35% of all body protein content is made up of one type of protein? This protein is a key component of our connective tissue the most widely distributed tissue in the body, which binds, holds, supports and strengthens other body tissues, as well as insulating and protecting the organs. It makes up our ligaments, tendons, skin, joints, cartilage, bone and even the gut lining, blood vessels and our teeth! It is therefore absolutely vital to health and proper integrity and function on ALL body tissues and organs.

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Monday, 4 December 2017  |  Editor
New Biocare Product - Collagen Plus

A comprehensive, high potency nutrient complex with marine collagen, antioxidants and nucleotides It is rapidly absorbed, superior form of type 1 collagen - identical to the collagen found in the body - with excellent research Collagen, hyaluronic acid and nucleotides are components of skin and joints and Vitamin C is important for collagen formation and supports the structure of bones, joints and skin.

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017  |  Editor
Best Vitamins and Minerals to Take for Knees and Joints

Unhealthy joints can cause a host of problems. And they can be very debilitating even up to the point that you have to start using knee pads or other accessories that provide knee support to be able to walk or do other everyday activities. Which is why you need to take care of your joints and knees and try to prevent any problems from occurring in the first place. One of the ways in which you can do this is through the consumption of the right vitamins and minerals.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017  |  Editor
Anti-inflammatory diet can protect your bones

Osteoporosis is a condition characterised by low bone mass and increased fragility, putting patients at significantly higher risk of fractures, which are major causes of morbidity, especially in older people. This latest study demonstrates how inflammation materially affects how this condition develops and gives tips on how to reduce it by diet and key nutrients

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016  |  Editor
MSM to relieve symptoms of musculoskeletal pain and inflammation

Sulphur is highly important. Approximately half of the total body sulphur is concentrated in the muscles, skin and bones. It is present in keratin, the tough substance in the skin, nails and hair. Sulphur is necessary for making collagen, the primary constituent of cartilage and connective tissue. 

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Monday, 6 June 2016  |  Editor
How supplements can reduce joint or bone problems

A joint is the place where the ends of two bones meet. In a healthy joint these ends are separated from each other by a layer of cartilage that prevents them from rubbing together. Synovial fluid, secreted from the membrane that lines the joint, lubricates and reduces friction between the bone ends.

This article explains what may help to alleviate the symptoms

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Wednesday, 16 March 2016  |  Editor
Media coverage on the potential pitfalls of not obtaining enough Vitamin D is missing the point!

Higher doses of Vitamin D are a positive move, but should we really be prescribing yet more inorganic calcium?

Naturopaths have for many years looked on in horror as main stream medicine continues to develop its nutritional beliefs based on symptomology rather than a truly holistic approach.

The very idea that if the bone lacks density it must all be due to a lack of one mineral, calcium, is in our view quite flawed. Why?

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016  |  Editor
The calcium connection: why hip and knee replacements might increase the risk of heart attack

A Dutch study of 95,000 Danes undergoing hip or knee replacements has shown in increased risk of heart attack in the 2 weeks following surgery for patients over the age of 60. The results also led to a recommendation that a prior heart attack in the year leading up to surgery should be a contraindication for knee and hip replacement operations.

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Sunday, 13 March 2016  |  Editor
Vitamin D supplements recommended for all under 5s as rickets cases rise

Vitamin D supplementation is being recommended for all children under the age of 5 as well as all pregnant and breastfeeding women as the number of cases of rickets has quadrupled in the past 15 years.

Rickets is a vitamin D deficiency disease resulting in softening of the bones which can lead to fractures and deformity.

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Saturday, 12 March 2016  |  Editor
Silicon and bone health

steoporosis results in over 200,000 fractures a year in the UK, and research has shown that silicon supplementation may be an effective tool in strengthening bones.

In fact, several studies have shown an increase in bone formation with silicon (or silica) supplementation, including one where silicon was found to be more effective than the usual medical routes of bisphosphonates and fluoride. Others have shown weaker bones and collagen structures where silicon is deficient.

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