Bone Mineral Density: Why It’s So Important
When we think of our physical health, we might think about the health of our heart, staying at a healthy weight and eating our five fruits and vegetables a day to help support a healthy immune system.
We don’t often give much thought to the health of our bones. We just think of our skeleton supporting us, quite literally, without asking for any favors throughout the entirety of our lives.
But our bone health is just as important as the health of our heart, brain, immune system and everything else. In particular, our ‘bone mineral density’ is crucial for a strong skeleton.
What is Bone Mineral Density?
Our bone mineral density is a measure of how much calcium (and other minerals) is present in our bones. If we have a low bone mineral density, we’re at risk of brittle bones that can break or fracture more easily. Having brittle bones can eventually lead to a serious health condition called osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis means that our bones gradually and continually become weaker and more brittle over time, and if we experience falls, our bones can fracture and break even with a small amount of trauma. Often, the first sign you may have osteoporosis is breaking a bone after such a knock or fall, most commonly the hip.
The condition is more prevalent in people over 65 and is more common in women than men, especially if they’ve experienced early menopause. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, about eight million, or 80%, are women. Even so, osteoporosis does not go hand in hand with aging. Monitoring your bone health, along with good lifestyle habits such as staying active could help to lower your risk.
Testing for Low Bone Mineral Density
Imagine the insides of your bones as a hard, sponge-like structure, someone with low bone mineral density would have larger pockets and spaces throughout their bones – that is, a sponge-like structure with bigger air gaps. This is what makes the bones less dense and more likely to break or fracture. Their overall structure is weaker.
If your doctor suspects that you might have a low bone mineral density or brittle bones, then they may send you for a DEXA scan. This is a type of x-ray and is completely painless. It measures the amount of calcium in the bones which gives your doctor an idea of your overall bone strength.
Osteosine™ for Building Healthy Bones
Our proprietary bone health complex, Osteosine™ is a plant-based nutraceutical that supports healthy bones. We developed OsteosineTM after extensive research and has been found to help increase bone mineral density by 8-10%.
Within our bones, cells called osteoblasts help to build new bone tissue to replace lost old bone tissue. Another group of cells called osteoclasts, remove old bone tissue by removing minerals. Osteosine™ works by increasing the number of osteoblasts present in bone tissue by 20% and decreasing the activity of osteoclasts. People who supplement with Osteosine™ have shown, via the use of DEXA lab reports, that the new bone tissue created is greater than the amount of old bone tissue that is removed, resulting in a net gain of new bone tissue.
Osteosine™ also helps to increase the levels of calcium and another important bone mineral called phosphate by 3-5%.
Taking Osteosine™ is simple and could help support your future bone health goals.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.