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How Probiotics Improve Bone Strength

This article by Suzy Cohen, RPh highlights the exciting new research that show that probiotics go beyond just gut health and influence bone remodeling! Check it out!

"There’s actually a gut flora-bone signaling ‘pathway’ and in animal studies, researchers proved that beneficial probiotic strains (Lactobacillus reuteri and Bifidobacterium longum) actually mitigated menopause-induced bone loss. Gut bacteria ‘talk’ to the bone bone cells whose task is to remodel bone tissue. These bacteria dictate the rate of remodeling.

The more friendly flora you have, the faster your bone remodels.

Poor probiotic status means weaker bones

That’s not all. Your microbiome and intestinal hormones improve the absorption of calcium and other nutrients you need for a healthy skeleton. It’s about absorbing your calcium, not just dumping a lot into yourself. Follow me?

I’ll repeat this differently: It’s about how well you absorb calcium (and other minerals) from the food you eat, it’s not at all about how much calcium you supplement with. Calcium-rich foods, leafy greens, green superfood drinks and so forth.

You have to absorb it or it just goes through your tube. I take from this that high-quality probiotics are the next frontier to reduce risk for hip fractures and falls. Probiotics should be at the top of your list if you are worried about"...Click Here to Read More


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