Have you been diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis and ‘sentenced’ to a life of calcium supplements and bisphosphonate drugs, both of which do nothing to help the situation, but come with dire side effects which damage health? This is a very harmful approach to a problem which can be managed naturally. These other measures have the effect of calcifying the blood vessels in the arteries, heart valves, kidneys and other soft tissue) instead of the bone. And contrary to popular opinion, bone is actually made up mostly collagen, not calcium at all.
Calcified breast arteries appear in women very often, when they are treated for hypertension – as they are most often prescribed a thiazide diuretic which causes the body to retain calcium while losing magnesium and potassium – and this happens throughout the body’s arteries. But you can reverse/prevent all this with specialised vitamins for your bones. Eat whole foods rich in nutrients (stop the junk food) and instead of calcium and drugs embark on a programme to heal your bones concentrating on some excellent and important bone nutrients.
The Bone Building Protocol:
- Vitamin C (See below for different types you can take)
- Vitamin K2 (45-100mcg a day minimum)
- Vitamin D3 (2000-5000iu/day)
- Magnesium (I recommend Magnesium Citrate Powder or Chelate)
- Omega-3 Fish Oil (not flaxseed oil) – 3 a day
- Pure Hydrolysed Collagen (Bovine) – my brand is 2 scoops a day
This programme will keep bones much healthier than calcium, and they won’t end up in the wrong places the way calcium does. They will also strengthen the heart & bone, and begin to slough away the calcium plaque in the arteries and redirect it to the bones where it belongs.
HOW VITAMIN C STRENGTHENS BONE
- It mineralizes the bone and stimulates bone-forming cells to grow.
- Prevents too much degradation of bone by inhibiting bone-absorbing cells.
- Dampens oxidative stress, which is what ageing is essentially.
- Is important in collagen synthesis.
Osteoclasts break down old bone and osteoblasts build new bone – both are very imoportant in the whole scheme of things – and osteoblasts should always be more numerous than osteoclasts. When vitamin C is low, just the opposite happens. Osteoclasts proliferate and bone cells that lay down mineral and new bone called osteoblasts are not formed.
Getting enough vitamin C is difficult from diet alone and with the toxic load we all have, even with the most pristine diets, we require more vitamin C internally than our ancestors ever did.
Adults need around 2-5 grams per day minimum as a general supplement. If you have active kidney stones or kidney disease (emphasis on ‘active’), check with your doctor first. But vitamin C will not cause stones, please be assured of this – calcium does that for you! Humans, monkeys and guinea pigs cannot make any vitamin C whatsoever, we have to take it or eat it. Cats weighing only about 3-5kg synthesize more than 15 times the RDA of Vit C recommended for humans. Large goats are about the size of a human adult, and under no stress, they synthesize 13 grams per day. Under stress, it can rise to 100 grams a day – so never fear taking vitamin C. It is one of the most non-toxic and safe supplements known. Very large doses might cause a harmless laxative effect, and if that happens, simply cut back.
There are several good versions of Vitamin C you can find in my online store:
- Lipospheric vitamin C sachets (the best)
- Liposomal vitamin C capsules (very good – 1g each)
- Ester C (very good indeed – 1g each)
- Scorbi-Cee – 1 teaspoon = 5g – take in a glass of water
- Super-Cee – also excellent, as it enables you to take 5g per teaspoon in water – or add it to your water bottle and drink all day
We tend to do 2 Lipospheric sachets each day, plus several Ester C during the day. Sometimes I’ll take Scorbi-Cee or Super-Cee in a glass of water – and I take 2 Liposomal capsules a day too – in all – probably 10-15g a day easily.
Vitamin C is vital – but there are other important factors too – and vitamin K is well known among holistic practitioners to be crucial in cardiovascular and bone health. Supplementation is vital for us all, especially if you have heart or bone issues, immune problems, depression and a number of other conditions.
We need a good level of Vitamin D3 – around 75 or more to keep the immune system functioning well and the bones strong. Vitamin D is responsible for enhancing uptake of calcium from food – but then K2 redirects that calcium to bone, not arteries.
I recommend 3g of a GOOD Fish Oil too daily – as this is important for bone growth.
I also recommend 1-2 scoops of Pure Hydrolysed Collagen a day – as this is the most prevalent protein in bone – making up 90% of bone.
And to complete the ‘recipe’, take a spoon of Magnesium Citrate Powder daily. Bones rely heavily on magnesium.
This is the best way to protect and strengthen bone – there is nothing that will do it quite like this – end of story! You can find all these excellent nutrients in my online store here.