This month's bulletin highlights the power of natural antioxidants to reverse the effects of aging and strengthen your bones.
First, we'll look at a study about an under-appreciated amino acid. Researchers discovered that it facilitates the creation of a powerful antioxidant that prevents cell damage.
The second study we'll review is about a bone-essential vitamin that can prevent a type of cell death that has been linked to degenerative cognitive diseases.
Finally, we'll hear about the desperate attempts of the Medical Establishment to increase sales of prescription osteoporosis drugs. It seems that more and more people are pursuing alternative paths to bone health!
Taurine Supplements Could Reverse Aging Process
Researchers have found that supplementation with the amino acid taurine can help reverse the effects of aging.
Taurine, a compound found mostly in animal products such as fish, shellfish, chicken, turkey, and beef, plays an important role in combating oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is the damage caused to cells by “free radicals” or radical oxygen species (ROS). These free radicals are the result of many normal physiological processes, but if they aren't kept in check, they can cause undesirable chronic conditions. As we age, our body's ability to protect against free radicals decreases. However, as this study shows, we can counteract that natural decline.
The researchers conducted their experiment with 24 women between the ages of 55 and 70. They divided the participants into two groups. One group took a daily supplement of 500mg of taurine for 16 weeks. The other group took a placebo.
“Researchers analyzed oxidative stress markers in blood samples collected before and at the end of the study. They found a nearly 20 percent increase of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) in the taurine group. Meanwhile, the placebo group saw a decrease of 3.5 percent.
Researchers explain that SOD protects cells against harmful reactions of free radicals. Antioxidants, in general, keep free radicals in check and lower oxidative stress.
“Preventing the buildup of free radicals that naturally occurs with aging probably prevents cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, among other chronic conditions,” says co-principal investigator Ellen de Freitas, a professor at the Ribeirao Preto School of Physical Education and Sports.”1
One of the conditions caused and advanced by the buildup of free radicals is bone loss. Oxidative stress damages the cells that keep bone healthy and strong. That makes antioxidants an important part of preventing and reversing osteoporosis.
Researchers found that supplementing with the amino acid taurine increased levels of the antioxidant enzyme Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) by nearly 20 percent in participants. Increasing antioxidant levels helps prevents the oxidative stress that causes chronic conditions associated with aging– including bone loss.
Study Finds Vitamin K Defends Against Alzheimer's Disease
New research has found that both Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (menaquinone-4) prevent cell death.
An international team of scientists was able to show that the vitamin acts as an antioxidant by inhibiting ferroptotic cell death. Ferroptotic cell death, or ferroptosis, is characterized by the oxidative destruction of cellular membranes. This form of cell death has been linked to a variety of degenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's.
“During the last years, ferroptosis has been implicated as a driver of Alzheimer’s disease and acute organ injuries among many other diseases. Thus, the present findings put forward the concept that a vitamin K treatment might be a new powerful tool for treating these ferroptosis-related diseases… In addition, since ferroptosis most likely constitutes one of the oldest types of cell death, the researchers hypothesize that vitamin K might be one of the most ancient types of naturally occurring antioxidants.”2
Vitamin K is a Foundation Supplement, one of the most important micronutrients in the Osteoporosis Reversal Program. It's a good sign that new research continues to confirm that Savers have been on the right path all along.
Vitamin K facilitates a process called carboxylation that allows calcium to join the bone matrix. Calcium is the most common mineral found in bones, but it needs Vitamin K to get there.
Researchers found that Vitamin 1 and K2 act as an antioxidant to inhibit ferroptosis, a type of cell death that contributes to Alzheimer's, among other degenerative diseases. Add that to the list of reasons that Vitamin K is a Foundation Supplement, essential for bone and overall health.
Medical Groups Begging For More Osteoporosis Drug Prescriptions
Several groups within the Medical Establishment have been attempting to convince doctors to prescribe more osteoporosis drugs.
Between 2008 and 2012, osteoporosis drug prescriptions dropped by half. This remarkable reduction is mostly attributed to growing awareness of the horrifying side effects that some patients experience, including atypical femur fractures and osteonecrosis of the jaw.
These medical groups all have close ties to the pharmaceutical industry, so it's no surprise that they view a reduction in prescriptions as a problem.
“The problem is so pronounced, that the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, the National Osteoporosis Foundation, and the National Bone Health Alliance have called on their colleagues to step up the use of drugs to treat high-risk patients…
The medical societies are urging patients to be more aware of the need to take the drugs but that is a very hard sell these days, Dr. Paul D. Miller, medical director of the Colorado Center for Bone Research, told the Times.
“Ninety percent of patients, when you talk to them about starting one of these drugs, won’t go on,” Dr. Miller said. “Ninety percent who are on the drugs want to come off. The fear factor is huge.”3
Fortunately, we have the power to rebuild our bones without the use of dangerous and ineffective prescription drugs.
Making that choice isn't about fear, it's about protecting our health and well-being. Why would you take the unnecessary risks posed by osteoporosis drugs when you could pursue a risk-free intervention that actually improves your overall health?
Perhaps instead of attempting to recover Big Pharma's profits, these groups should apply their energy toward helping people rebuild strong and healthy bones without taking dangerous medications.
Several Medical Establishment groups have been trying to convince doctors to prescribe more osteoporosis drugs. Prescription rates have been falling as more and more people learn about the horrible side effects of osteoporosis drugs. Instead, choose a safe and effective natural approach to rebuilding bone.
What This Means To You
You have the tools you need to build stronger bones– tools like supplementation, diet, and exercise. The research you learned about today is the scientific evidence that these approaches work. Antioxidants reverse the effects of aging by protecting your cells– and that includes all of the cells that work together to keep your bones strong, supple, and healthy.
Meanwhile, the Medical Establishment can't see beyond risky and unnecessary prescription drugs.
The Osteoporosis Reversal Program contains everything you need to forego osteoporosis drugs while still defeating osteoporosis. Even better, you won't have to worry about side effects. In fact, every approach taken by the Program improves other areas of your health!
Actions that are good for your health have a positive ripple effect. Their benefits multiply, making your life increasingly rich over time.