Adding vitamin K to calcium supplements to anti-aging clinic services can provide your patients with the bone health support they need
Bone health and diet, for senior patients, in addition to chiropractic care are concerns rising to the forefront for chiropractors and their wellness patients. Even if you do not operate as a full-on anti-aging clinic, there are vast opportunities to serve your senior patients with products or services they are already seeking elsewhere.
Stats show that roughly 4 in 10 women in one age demographic will fracture their hip, spine, or wrist in their later years, while 20% will experience hip fractures that put them in a nursing home. While chiropractors spend a large amount of time putting the vertebrae of the spine back into proper alignment, the full spectrum of chiropractic care involves a great deal more.
Bone health is now a public health concern
We may think that bone health is just a chiropractic concern, but a comprehensive report from the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office makes a convincing case for bone health as a larger public health concern for those serving anti-aging clinic services, even if just supplements, amidst a population with an ever-declining quality of diet and food intake.
According to “Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General,” American adults are suffering from
poor bone health. As many as 1.5 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures.
Diet, lifestyle and bone health
Recent research has shown that dairy products may not be the best source of calcium for American bone health. A 2015 article in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition discussed the concerns regarding dairy products that are high in retinol, or vitamin A. The study researchers found that excessive levels of retinol can actually reduce bone mineral density.
The U.S. National Institute of Health shares that being too thin will likely led to osteoporosis, that smoking increases that risk also and can decrease the likelihood of calcium absorption, and that people who drink a lot of alcohol are also at risk for osteoporosis. Research also discusses the value of vitamin K for preventing arterial calcification, which is a known risk from excess calcium consumption.
The study authors suggest that adding vitamin K to calcium supplements to anti-aging clinic services can provide your patients with the bone health support they need, while protecting against arterial calcification.
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