No Bones About It

Meet a Better Nutrition reader who uses natural products to keep her bones strong and healthy

When Roz was diagnosed with osteoporosis several years ago, her doctor handed her a prescription for Boniva, a drug used to prevent and treat the bone disease. Roz researched the medication online and discovered its use was linked to cases of shattered jaws. She opted to try a natural route first instead of the prescription. A friend recommended Bone-Up from Jarrow Formulas. “I take two tablets twice a day,” says Roz. With the help of Bone-Up and other natural supplements, Roz has been able to manage her osteoporosis and prevent further bone damage. Her doctor agreed: She no longer needs a drug like Boniva.

Favorite Foods: Roz also credits her healthy diet with helping to strengthen her bones and keep her feeling healthy and energized. Her typical day includes:

Oat bran pancakes Breakfast: Oat bran pancakes made with canned pumpkin, turkey bacon, fresh fruit, and a cup of tea sweetened with stevia
grilled vegetables Lunch: A bowl of grilled vegetables with mozzarella cheese melted over the top
chicken Dinner: 4 oz of protein (such as tri-tip, turkey, or chicken), roasted root vegetables (a favorite), and some type of vegetable-based soup
Roasted seaweed Snack: Roasted seaweed “sheets”
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Other favorite supplements:

  • Buried Treasure VM-100 Complete: “This is a tasty liquid multivitamin that keeps my immune system strong and energy level up,” says Roz.
  • Magnesium citrate (health food store brand)
  • Vitamin D3 (health food store brand)
  • Probiotic formula (health food store brand)
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Editors’ Take

We love that Roz chose a well-rounded bone health formula like Bone-Up. This product contains key nutrients for building bone, namely vitamins K1 and K2, boron, zinc, manganese, copper, potassium, magnesium, vitamin D3, vitamin C, and elemental calcium from microcrystalline hydroxyapatite, a highly absorbable form of the mineral. The one thing we might suggest Roz add to her routine? Strontium—an important mineral that helps increase bone growth and decrease the breakdown of bone.

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