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Help Patients Prevent Bone Loss

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OsteoBalance from Pure Encapsulations provides a high calcium osteoporosis support formula with additional nutritional factors that promote optimal calcium absorption and retention and enhance healthy bone mineralization.* Bone loss occurs, especially for women in menopause. OsteoBalance is designed for women’s specific health needs for bone building, strengthening and helps in the reduction of mineral loss through urine excretion.

Randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled studies have reported statistically significant benefits of calcium supplementation for bone health and osteoporosis support†. Calcium malate and calcium citrate/malate are both highly bioavailable forms of calcium. In a two-year, double blind, placebo-controlled trial, calcium citrate/malate provided read more…

Promising Research into Osteoporosis Prevention

Osteoporosis is a serious concern for Americans, and as more and more Baby Boomers reach the age of 80, the risk continues to increase. Calcium is a supplement that has been long relied upon to help keep bones healthy and strong, but several other nutrients are beginning to come to the forefront in recent scientific research and study, including vitamin D, vitamin K2, collagen and others.

Do you recommend bone building supplements and lifestyle changes to your older patients? Find out more about the promising new research and which supplements to consider recommending to your patients in this in-depth article read more…

How to Talk to Your Teen About Marijuana

Guest post courtesy Labrix Clinical Services.

lab-logoEducating our teens and providing support can reduce the likelihood that they will abuse cannabis, or try any other dangerous substance. This is not a topic where a one time conversation will do it. This is a conversation that you will likely be having over many years.

Because the brain does not fully mature until the age of 25, young people are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including cannabis use. Cannabis use in adolescence, when the brain is undergoing critical development, may have neurotoxic effects. Research reveals that cannabis use in read more…

Build Immune Strength for Cold and Flu Season

ahcc_iagen_xlargeThe kids are back in school, summer is winding down, and cold and flu season will soon be in full swing. It’s the perfect time to recommend immune boosting supplements to your patients to help them help their bodies.

Iagen Professional AHCC(R) is formulated with Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC), the clinically proven immune booster that utilizes an organic blend of medicinal mushrooms including Shitake, all grown in Japan*. AHCC has been shown to significantly increase immune response* by promoting enhanced macrophage and T-cell activity* and maintaining peak Natural Killer (NK) cell function*.

Human clinical research suggests that AHCC® read more…

Elevated Androgen Levels Observed in Perimenopausal Women

Article Courtesy Labrix Clinical Services.

 

lab-logoConventional wisdom suggests that all hormones decrease after a woman goes through menopause. Signs and symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats, bone loss, changes in lipid profiles, and reduction of insulin sensitivity are well documented in the scientific literature and associated with changes in estradiol. Additionally, testosterone and DHEA are known to gradually decrease with age, although recent research suggests transient increases may be seen during the menopausal transition.

In reproductive women, production of testosterone is shared between the ovaries and adrenal glands and accounts for one third of testosterone in read more…

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