Secret #3: Stimulate New Bone Growth

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Key nutrients taken in the right combinations not only prevent bone loss, they can actually stimulate new bone growth. New bone growth brings significant anti-aging benefits.

Age-related loss of bone mass known as osteoporosis, a disorder characterized by porous, fragile bones, is a serious public health problem for more than 10 million Americans, 80 percent of whom are women. Another 34 million Americans have osteopenia, or low bone mass, which precedes osteoporosis. But while bone formation—the acquisition of bone mineral density (BMD)—peaks between the ages of 20 to 30, new research shows that cellular rejuvenation of bone tissue and muscle mass is now a very powerful new reality. Through a process known as “remodeling,” old bone is constantly replaced with new.

Rebuilding bone
Lactoferrin: Lactoferrin found in foods such as yogurt and kefir will stimulate new bone growth while preventing further breakdown of existing bone tissue, lactoferrin enhances both the growth and the activity of osteoblasts (the cells that build bone), and reduces the rate of bone cell death by 50 to 70 percent and decreases the development of osteoclasts, the cells responsible for breaking down bone.
The New News about Vitamin D: When the body is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet light, it produces its own vitamin D—and only 10 minute a day in the summer, and about fifteen in winter is adequate. Vitamin D may also improve muscle strength, thereby reducing fracture risk through falls and high blood levels of vitamin D prevent the loss of calcium from bones.
Vitamin K2 good for the bones and heart: Studies have shown that vitamin K2 may act directly act on bone metabolism. In bone tissue, K2 promotes calcium uptake in bone tissue. The exciting synergy of K2 is that K2 adds calcium to the bones, where it belongs, and removes it from the arteries, where is should not be. K2 stays in the blood for an extended period and when eating natto or taking K2 as a supplement, it continues to build up in the body, accruing superior, long-term protection from thinning bones, fractures and other bone-related problems.
Omega-3’s Build Better Bones: Most Westerner’s diets are high in omega-6s (found in most vegetable oils, grains and grain-fed beef) and low in omega-3s (found in salmon, sardines, nuts, omega-3 eggs, grass-fed beef and dairy products, etc.) However, new studies show that omega-3 fatty acids help promote bone formation and higher intakes of omega-6 fatty acids lead to an increased production of compounds associated with bone loss.
Magnesium: Increasing magnesium intake can inrease bone density in the elderly and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Higher magnesium intake through diet and supplements was positively associated with total-body bone mineral density in older men and women.
Boron: Boron is now being recognized as an extremely important nutrient for supporting healthy bone mass and preventing osteoporosis.
Silicon: Bone Builder and Wrinkle Smoother: Silicon, in the form of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid (ch-OSA™), improves the bone health benefits of both calcium and vitamin D, helps build and maintain bone by regulating bone mineralization, helping to trigger the deposition of calcium and phosphate, reduces the number of osteoclasts (bone destroying cells) and increasing the number of osteoblasts (bone building cells). Higher dietary silicon intake is associated with greater BMD in both men and pre-menopausal women.
Vitamin C: One of the most important vitamins, Vitamin C is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially because Vitamin c ester have been shown to be an antioxidant. Antioxidants are shown to prevent cancer and cancer can lead to bone loss.
Sources of calcium
Milk, cheese, yogurt, kefir, dark leafy greens, broccoli, canned sardines and salmon with bones, dried beans and peas, tofu and sea vegetables (seaweed). Vitamin D, Vitamin K2 Natto (Japanese fermented soy product) nattokinase supplement, Vitamin or K2 supplement, Silicon in the form of choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid, Omega 3 fish oil, Magnesium, Ch-OSA Silicon, Boron

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  1. Dear Dr. Perricone,

    First, for you and anyone who might wonder what happened to our weight loss diet^-^, I lost two pounds and am keeping it off so far. It’s been exactly two weeks today and I am getting into the third week. In addition to my regular diet, I have been taking supplements and haven’t changed anything in my daily life.( Also, I am not that overweight from the beginning anyway.)

    A couple of people I know who have been taking your supplements have been away from town for the past a few days so I can’t give an update on their progress in this second week. But I know they all feeling very good. From now on, I guess we need to pay attention to the actual daily diet, what to eat, what to do, how much to exercise and so on. That’s our goal and we will see how it goes. By the way I have to get more supplements this week as more people want to try.^ ^ That’s good ! I am happy for that! Oh, also, Neuropeptide lines as well. I have to get them. I like my neuropeptide facial cream very much. I think that whole line will be perfect for my mom as well, her birthday! I think she will say “How come you didn’t get these things earlier?” “Mom, I didn’t know , either.” —^_^ This was exactly what our conversation was like about your weight loss supplements between me and my sister. She’s pretty heavy. (Ups!)

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    Thank you!
    Sincerely,

    Minkyong,

    P.S.
    I wish you and all your readers wonderful blessings on the first day of spring of 2009, by the lunar calendar !
    Thank you for excellent articles for the past a week. Especially, thank you for the recap of weight -loss diet supplements and Secret#1, Secret#2 and Secret#3. We will explore them more. ^ ^

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