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Bone Health-

Disease Overview:

Your bones play many roles in the body and maintaining their health may be easier than you think. Not only does your bone health provide anchor points for the muscles, but it provides structure and protection for our internal organs. Bones are constantly changing and growing throughout your life from the moment you are born.

When you’re young your body makes new bone tissue faster than it breaks down the old tissue. As a result, your bone mass increases. It’s also why your bones are a lot stronger when you’re younger. While your bones continue to remodel as you age, you eventually lose more bone mass than you gain.

The amount of bone mass you have gained or “stored” can depend on many things:

  • Almost your entire life you are advised to stay active for your health. This is true. Those that stay active are less likely to develop osteoporosis.
  • Our bones contain a lot of calcium. A low calcium diet can contribute to diminished bone density. Sadly, this could mean early bone loss and an increased risk of fractures.
  • Your diet has always been important to be able to keep your body healthy. It also plays a big part in how strong your bones become. Restricting food intake and becoming underweight weakens the bone structure in both men and women.

 

Bone Conditions:

Rickets and Osteomalacia. These are two bone conditions that indicate the formation of poorly mineralized bone. Rickets is found in children where the bones are weak and soft. Osteomalacia usually occurs in adults resulting in a failure to mineralize collagen. This leads to “softening” of the bone tissue.

Another common bone condition is Osteoporosis. This happens when bones become increasingly fragile with a greater risk of fracture due to the loss of bone mass. According to Mayo Clinic, the body is constantly absorbing and replacing bone tissue. When new bone creation doesn’t keep up with old bone removal it can make them weak and brittle.

Thus far, there are few studies stating how much IV Therapy may benefit bone health. However, getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals to your body may help strengthen your bones and make sure your body stays healthier.

 

Nutrient Research:

  • Calcium- The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and muscles. It is stored in our teeth and skeletal system as it helps support their structure and hardness. When calcium levels from our diet are low, our body uses calcium from our bones to maintain total calcium in the blood.
  • Magnesium- This is a nutrient regulates muscle and nerve function as well as blood sugar levels. About 60% of Magnesium is found in bone. This allows for a reserve supply to regulate magnesium homeostasis in the body.
  • Potassium- It helps our nerves to function and muscles to contract while keeping our heartbeat regular. Potassium salts may prevent calcium release from the bone. This may help keep your bone stronger.
  • B-Vitamins- They promote energy, decrease sugar cravings, insomnia, nightmares, and help to regulate mood, all while making sure you stay focused and alert. Research has suggested that high homocysteine concentration may be associated with reduced bone mineral density and osteopenia.
  • Folate- Required for DNA synthesis and formation of new cells. It may also support the growth and repair of tissues in the body, including bone.
  • Vitamin B6- Helps convert food into usable energy. It can also assist in the formation of neurotransmitters, red blood cells, proteins, and DNA.
  • Vitamin B12- Also helps convert food into usable energy, produce red blood cells, and is also required for proper nerve function.
  • Vitamin C- This is a type of ascorbic acid that has many important functions. It is a cofactor in numerous enzymatic reactions involved in making collagen. Collagen constitutes 90% of bone matrix in which bone minerals are deposited.
  • Vitamin D- This vitamin is made in the skin when exposed to sunlight. It helps regulate calcium and phosphate in the body. A lack of this vitamin may lead to bone deformities.

 

At The IV Lounge, we want to make sure your body’s total needs are met. We provide many services that include tones of vitamins and minerals so that you can stay as healthy as possible. To hear more just visit or website or give us a call. We’ll be able to schedule your appointment right away!

Works Cited

Mayo Clinic Staff. (2021, March 6). Bone Health: Tips to Keep Your Bones Healthy. Retrieved from Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/bone-health/art-20045060

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