Osteoporosis is characterized by decreased bone density and mass, increasing fracture susceptibility. Since it is more likely to progress with age, the incidence increases. In addition, in the case of older people, there are many cases where this disease makes them prone to fractures or become bedridden. What is the best bone supplement for elderly?
Medicines for osteoporosis
Avoiding too strong medicines in their health care may be better for older adults. Bisphosphonates may cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea and stomach pain, while SERMs may worsen menopausal symptoms. Active vitamin D3 drugs, on the other hand, are characterized by fewer serious side effects.
In addition, as a side effect of Bisphosp
honates and Denosumab, which suppress the action of bone absorption, cases of jawbone necrosis during dental treatment, such as tooth extraction, have been reported as rare cases. When you receive dental treatment, tell your dentist that you are using the medicine that suppresses bone absorption, and also make efforts to manage oral hygiene. Although rare, atypical femoral fractures also happen.
Calcium and Vitamin D as bone supplements for elderly
The first bone supplements that come to mind are calcium and vitamin D.
In December 2017, the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Tianjin Hospital, China, published an interesting academic paper. The title was “How do calcium and vitamin D supplements affect osteoporosis?”
(Reference: Association Between Calcium or Vitamin D Supplementation and Fracture Incidence in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.JAMA. 2017 Dec 26./)
It concludes, “There is no evidence to suggest that calcium alone, vitamin D alone, or both calcium and vitamin D can prevent vertebral and hip fractures in the elderly, etc.
There have been various claims that those two materials help bone health, and even the clinical guidelines for osteoporosis prevention recommend supplements in some countries.
This new opposite perspective caused repercussions in the related industries.
What else do we have? Best bone supplement for elderly?
Beside the above famous materials, Juveriente®’s natural bone supplement, “Bone Strength Complex” may be the new best supplement for elderly. Since its launching in 2016, it has gathered positive feedbacks as the following.
“I have been taking Juveriente Bone Strength Complex for two years. I was waiting for my bone density test this year to write a review. My bone density test results improved. I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis two years ago. The prescription medications for Osteoporosis have too many side affects and I was looking for a good alternative. I am proud to report this product works and has no side affects. The gel capsules are easy to swallow.” (Nov. 17th 2022, a product review for our Amazon shop)
The main functional ingredient is simply an extract of a Japanese popular citrus fruit. Needless to say, it is better to try a natural food before jumping to strong medicines. Please learn details in our product page.
Osteoporosis prevention by bone strengthening
What is necessary to prevent osteoporosis other than supplements?
The answer is “stimulation to strengthen bones = exercise (strength training).”
The German medical scientist Wolff advocated that “bone repels applied force (Wolff’s law.).” Now we know that bone density increases by training muscle strength.
Osteoporosis is particularly prevalent in older women. They say that the risk of developing osteoporosis in women is several times higher than in men because the secretion of hormones in women decreases markedly due to menopause, and the inhibitory effect of estrogen on bone resorption decreases.
“strength training to strengthen bones” is necessary to reduce this risk even a little.