2265 North Clybourn Avenue    Chicago, IL 60614    P: 773.296.6700     F: 773.296.1131

Your Bones Need More Than Calcium

Click here for the Health Tip link.

Most people know that calcium supplements are recommended for healthy bones. If you’re really up on the latest data, you’re also adding a good dose of vitamin D3 and magnesium to the mix. However, bones are living tissue and require many other nutrients as well to maintain a healthy, strong matrix.

A few of these lesser-known bone-builders:
• Vitamin K, abundant in leafy green vegetables, plays a key role in bone formation, remodeling, and repair by helping build the protein matrix on which bone is mineralized. Without vitamin K, bones don’t get built in a strong, lattice-like structure, and as a result, are brittle and fragile. In recent studies, vitamin K has been shown to reduce the risk of hip fractures by 73%.

• Zinc is found in the bone matrix and helps stimulate bone-building activity. In fact, people with lower bone density have less zinc in their bone. Zinc is also an important antioxidant that helps suppress bone loss caused by free radical damage and by the normal breakdown of bone as it rebuilds itself.

• Boron, a trace mineral, has a powerful influence on the metabolism of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D. Boron also exerts an effect on the production of estrogen and DHEA, two hormones helpful for maintaining bone density after menopause.

• Strontium ranelate, distinct from the radioactive Strontium-90, is a promising new osteoporosis treatment from Europe. Since strontium ranelate is chemically similar to calcium, it is drawn to the same sites on bone, adding additional strength. Strontium may also draw additional calcium to the bone.

OsteoPrime Ultra contains these nutrients in the correct amounts, plus the calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D3 required for healthy bones; available in convenient tablets.

For a good book on bone health, check out Dr Alan Gaby’s Preventing & Reversing Osteoporosis.

Leave a Comment


Join our Newsletter

Get health recommendations, delicious and time-saving recipes, medical news, supplement reviews, birthday discounts, and more!

BIRTHDAY

Health Tips

Dr. Edelberg’s Health Tips contain concise bits of advice, medical news, nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical updates, and stress relief ideas. With every Health Tip, you’ll also receive an easy, delicious, and healthful recipe.

When you sign up to receive Health Tips, you can look forward to Dr. Edelberg’s smart and very current observations arriving in your in-box weekly. They’re packed with helpful information and are often slightly irreverent. One of the most common responses to the tips is “I wish my doctor talked to me like this!”

Quick Connect

Get One Click Access to our

patient-portal

The Knowledge Base

Patient education is an integral part of our practice. Here you will find a comprehensive collection of staff articles, descriptions of therapies and nutritional supplements, information addressing your health concerns, and the latest research on nutritional supplements and alternative therapies.

Join our Newsletter

Get health recommendations, recipes, medical news, supplement reviews, birthday discounts, and more!

Upcoming Workshops

**Pain Relief with Therapy Balls
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6 – 7:30 PM
With Yoga and Movement Therapist Renee Zambo, RYT
Course Fee: $65.00
(includes WHC Myofascial Release Kit, $40 value)

Does that same spot in your neck, shoulders, back or hips seem to bother you every day? Do you have joint aches and pains in the hands and feet? Would you like to learn ways to alleviate that pain and tension?

Join us for this workshop if you experience:
• Chronic Pain • Arthritis • Back, Neck, Shoulder or Hip Pain • Muscular Tension • Injuries • Plantar Fasciitis • Scar Tissue • Tension Headaches • And More!

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please register online.
Call the Center for additional information at (773) 296-6700
More>>

Recent Health Tips

  • I Feel So Inflamed!

    And among other symptoms, indeed she was. Julia, a bright 40-something, had written “fatigue,” “pain,” “bad digestion,” and “brain fog” on her WholeHealth Chicago intake paperwork. She’d been ill for years and brought with her two binders full of medical info on herself. The thicker of these contained accumulated medical records, lab tests, imaging studies, and physician summaries. At first glance, it appeared the various Read More

  •  “I’m Really Confused About Sun Exposure”

    Julie was heading for an all-inclusive week in Cancun to loll on a vast expanse of beach, soaking up rays and having someone named Juan bring her endless pina coladas (she planned to get her money’s worth). Sounded pretty nice to me. After months of Chicago overcast/gray, it seemed like a perfect way to put seasonal affective disorder to bed for the winter. Julie was Read More

  • Here’s What You Should Know About Lyme Disease

    In H.G. Wells’s novel (and Steven Spielberg’s movie) War of the Worlds, aliens invade Earth, fully intending to destroy it. Despite our best efforts to defend ourselves, we’re clearly losing until suddenly all the aliens start dying off. Scientists later discover the aliens had no immunity to Earth’s bacteria. The evil aliens were out of their territory and paid the price with their lives. With the Read More

April Sale: 20% off Four Elements Organic Herbals Tea Blends

Celebrate the arrival of spring with 20% off Four Elements Organic Herbals tea blends. Based in central Wisconsin, Four Elements has been dedicated to organic growing for nearly three decades. These herbal tea blends are made with their hand-harvested organic herbs and packaged in oxygen-bleached paper. Purchase now       More Info