Bone health is one aspect of our health that nobody really thinks about… until we suffer from a fracture or break. But bone health should be one of your top priorities — especially as you age.
First, your bones are alive. Every day your body breaks down old bone and puts new bone in its place. And as you get older, your bones break down more bone than they put back. This is why it’s much easier to suffer from fractures later in life. And while this is natural and normal with age, it can make aging more painful.
But here’s the problem:
Many people have weak bones and they don’t even know it. Bone loss happens over a long period of time and is painless — well, until you break a bone.
And when you lose too much bone, you can get osteoporosis. But most people aren’t diagnosed until they break a bone. It’s estimated that 10 million Americans over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. And it’s a misconception that only women can get osteoporosis. While about 80% of people with osteoporosis are women, another 20% who have it are men.
Plus, another 43 million Americans (including 16 million men) have low bone mass, which increases their risk for developing osteoporosis.
Besides osteoporosis, there are several other kinds of bone diseases. But osteoporosis is the most common. And there’s no way to treat osteoporosis yet, which makes prevention even more important. Prevention is always the best form of medication — but this is especially true with diseases that can’t be cured.
There are some ways you can reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis such as
- Eating a diet high in calcium, magnesium (which your body needs to use calcium), and vitamin D.
- Regular exercise — your bones are like muscles. The more you use them, the stronger they grow. And the less you use them, the weaker they become.
- Your weight — being too thin increases your risk of osteoporosis
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Smoking cigarettes because cigarettes keep your body from using calcium. And smoking can speed up menopause for women, which increases your risk of osteoporosis.
- Certain medicines can cause bone loss (such as a type of medicine called glucocorticoids, which is used for people who have arthritis and asthma as well as other diseases).
And then there are a few risk factors that are out of your control such as age, gender, ethnicity, and family history.
Women have a greater chance of developing osteoporosis because they have smaller bones than men and they lose bone faster after going through menopause. Also, white women and Aasian women have a higher chance to develop osteoporosis than Hispanic and African women (but they’re still at risk).
But perhaps the worst part about osteoporosis is simply having a higher likelihood of breaking bones — especially in your wrists, spine, and hips. If you’ve ever broken a bone before, you know how painful it is at the moment. But what’s worse is that it stops you from going about your day and makes your muscles weaker because you can’t use them while in a cast.
But don’t worry.
We have two supplements that can help you prevent osteoporosis — and other forms of bone disease — as well as a host of other benefits.
These bone supplements are relatively unknown today.
But you know what?
Ancient indigenous tribes rarely experienced physical issues like osteoporosis, frequent bone breakage, or joint and dental issues.
The two supplements I’m about to share with you definitely helped.
Let’s look at them…
Bone Health Bone Supplement #1 — Bone Marrow
Bone marrow is one of the coolest things on planet earth. It has a ton of benefits which I’ll get into. But first let me explain why it’s so cool:
A study by NIH (National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke) suggests that bone marrow might’ve been the key to human evolution 2 million years ago — specifically because it caused our brains to grow bigger.
Humans have eaten bone marrow since the beginning of time (and maybe before humans as we know it even existed).
And other animals know to go for the bone marrow in their prey too. For example, wolves instinctively go for the bone marrow in their prey.
And you can even test this yourself if you have a dog. Here’s what you do:
Try tossing your dog a mix of raw bones, organs, and muscle meat — and most likely your dog will eat the bone marrow before anything else (including liver, heart, and muscle meat).
Fast forward to this 2003 report:
NIH found that bone marrow generates new neurons in human brains because of stem cells inside bone marrow that can enter the brain and form neurons.
With that in mind and how animals typically go for bone marrow first before anything else in their prey, it’s plausible that early humans some 2 million years ago used bone marrow to grow bigger brains that enabled them to outsmart predators and evolve into the humans we know today.
I told you this was one of the coolest things on earth!
We don’t know this for sure, of course. But it’s fun to think about at least!
Despite bone marrow being a staple in the human diet for most of our existence, it’s not nearly as popular for modern people as it once was. But it’s starting to regain popularity in culinary circles and in fine-dining restaurants because of its unique, pleasant, and creamy taste. However, cooked bone marrow is not anywhere as nutrient dense as raw bone marrow.
That’s why I’m so excited to announce NXGEN’s Grass-Fed Beef Bone Marrow supplement we recently added to our store!
We even sold out within 5 days of announcing it to our customers.
Bone marrow plays several important roles in your body. It’s made of osteoblasts (which help form bone cells using minerals), fat cells (also called adipocytes), fibroblasts (which help form connective tissue), and osteoclasts (which help with bone resorption).
All these signs point to bone marrow as an effective supplement for preventing osteoporosis. But of course, we need more research before we know for certain or not.
And while there isn’t much research on bone marrow itself, there is extensive research into the various nutrients contained inside bone marrow such as…
- Glucosamine — which supports stronger bones, joint function, and is great for building and repairing cartilage
- Glycine — which curbs inflammation and supports gut health (along with proline and hydroxyproline, which are also included in bone marrow)
- Two different types of stem cells, hematopoietic and stromal — hematopoietic stem cells produce blood cells and stromal stem cells produce new bone, fat, and cartilage. (Please note that these stem cells are not alive like in stem cell therapy, but they are still very helpful!)
Plus, it contains vitamin A and K2, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, and zinc, iron, selenium, boron, and manganese (among several other smaller nutrients).
So it’s jam-packed with proven nutrients.
And NXGEN Grass-Fed Beef Bone Marrow is one of the highest quality bone marrow supplements today.
Due to their freeze dried process, NXGEN preserves the heat sensitive enzymes, peptides, vitamins, and minerals bone marrow contains. And there’s only two ingredients: freeze dried bone marrow and their beef gelatin capsule, which means these bone marrow capsules are completely free of hormones, GMOs, fillers, and stearates!
If you’d like to try NXGEN’s Grass-Fed Beef Bone Marrow supplements for yourself, you can save 13% when you place your order today using the link below (no coupon required):
Each bottle comes with 160 capsules — the recommended dose is 2 capsules before 2 meals (or, 4 capsules per day).
Bone Health Bone Supplement #2 — Bone Matrix
Remember how I mentioned ancient indigenous tribes almost never experienced osteoporosis, bone breaks, and joint or dental issues?
Well besides bone marrow, here’s another reason why:
These ancient indigenous tribes had a commitment to never wasting any part of the animals they killed — including their bones! In fact, this was their primary form of calcium. Cultures all over the world have consumed animal organs for centuries to support “like for like” health. Meaning, eating heart organs are good for your heart and so on.
And so it is with bone — eating bone supplements are good for your bones.
We already discussed bone marrow, but adding bone matrix to the mix adds a 1-2 punch for growing stronger bones.
NXGEN, the same company who produces the bone marrow supplement mentioned above, recently introduced their Whole Bone Matrix — designed to boost and strengthen your own bone health.
NXGEN’s Whole Bone Matrix contains a naturally occurring microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHA). It provides much greater nourishment than regular calcium supplements because it’s highly absorbable (whereas regular calcium isn’t — more on that in a second!).
MCHA has been shown to improve bone thickness without a spike in calcium levels in your blood. Here’s why that’s important:
When calcium isn’t properly absorbed into your blood, it can calcify soft tissue like your arteries and joints. This calcification can cause aggravating arthritis, gallstones, and kidney stones. Among several other nasty health problems.
But calcium absorption is important for your overall health — and deficiencies can lead to muscle cramps, heightened nervousness, heart palpitations, brittle nails, eczema, hypertension, aching joints, increased cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, tooth decay, and insomnia.
There are two nutrients you must have when taking calcium:
1. Magnesium (I recommend Perfect Magnesium)
2. Vitamin K2 (I recommend any of NXGEN’s Grass-fed Beef Organ supplements — which are all naturally high in vitamin K2)
Let’s start with magnesium:
Magnesium and calcium work as a team in a few places in your body. First, as I mentioned earlier in this article, your body needs magnesium to properly absorb calcium into your blood.
They also work together to help your bones. Everyone knows calcium strengthens your bones. But most people don’t realize magnesium gives your bones flexibility.
Most people don’t realize flexibility is as important for preventing bone breaks as strength is!
Calcium and magnesium also help your muscles. You need calcium to flex your muscles, but you need magnesium to relax them. (This is why magnesium also helps many people sleep. To read all about the importance of the amazing mineral magnesium, check out this blog post.)
If you’d like to order Perfect Magnesium, you can grab some here: https://www.nourishingworld.com/perfect-magnesium/
Now let’s discuss vitamin K2:
Vitamin K2 is crucial to have in our systems so the calcium pathways aren’t disrupted. Vitamin K2 is critical for facilitating how our bodies use calcium once it is absorbed into the blood, helping it get to where it needs to go — into our bones and teeth.
NXGEN Wholefoods recommends taking the Whole Bone Matrix along with a diet rich in vitamin K2 foods like spinach and organ meat. Or with any of their Grass-fed Beef Organ supplements, which are naturally high in K2 (as well as so many other good nutrients) available here: https://www.nourishingworld.com/Nxgen/
Alright, back to the Whole Bone Matrix supplement:
Whole Bone Matrix offers a harmonious 2:1 physiological ratio of calcium and phosphorus. Phosphorus supports the formation of strong bones and teeth and is needed by the body to synthesize proteins which help cells and tissues grow, flourish, and repair.
We know calcium strengthens bones and teeth, but it also helps to regulate muscle, enzyme function, and blood clotting. NXGEN Whole Bone Matrix also offers trace minerals, naturally occurring collagen proteins, and bone-stimulating peptides, as well as the highly absorbable MCHA calcium.
But that’s not all!
It’s also made from 100% Australian Lake Eyre beef which is sought after for being super clean. It’s free of all nasty chemicals like GMOs, pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics. Plus there are no fillers, flow agents, or additives of any kind.
And similar to NXGEN’s bone marrow, it’s vacuum dried to preserve all the nutrients as nature intended.
This makes NXGEN Whole Bone Matrix the best natural calcium supplement available today.
If you’d like to order some Whole Bone Matrix, you can do so here: https://www.nourishingworld.com/nxgen-grass-fed-whole-bone-matrix/
Adults may take 3 capsules of NXGEN Whole Bone Matrix per day (or follow the direction of your provider).
While either of these bone health supplements are powerful on their own, stacking them together creates a 1-2 punch for excellent bone health.
Remember, bone marrow helps:
- Support stronger bones, joint function, and is great for building and repairing cartilage
- Curb inflammation and improve gut health
- Produce blood cells and new bone, fat, and cartilage (thanks to the two different types of stem cells included in bone marrow)
- Might be the reason we evolved into humans
Plus, NXGEN Bone Marrow contains vitamin K2 (among several other important nutrients).
And bone matrix helps:
- Promote healthy bone growth, flexibility, and strength
- Boost and strengthen your teeth
- Synthesize proteins which help cells and tissues grow, flourish, and repair (thanks to the phosphorus in bone matrix)
- Regulate muscle, enzyme function, and blood clotting
- Might have helped ancient indigenous tribes rarely experience osteoporosis, bone breaks, and joint or dental issues
Plus, NXGEN Whole Bone Matrix contains MCHA, which is a highly absorbable form of calcium (without spiking your calcium levels in your blood).
Better bone health is here! Or maybe, it was here all along and we just forgot 😉