Unless you’re at high risk for broken bones or are already struggling with a crippling injury, I’m guessing bone strength isn’t something you spend too much time thinking about.
But just beneath the surface, at this very moment, you could be quietly suffering from a perfect storm of risk factors. One that could lead directly to a painful and debilitating fracture.
And when that happens, life might never be the same again.
New research reveals a SECRET EPIDEMIC of brittle bones striking millions of older Americans. And don’t leave the room yet, men. It turns out bone health isn’t just a “women’s problem” anymore. Because the latest numbers show YOU’RE facing this rising risk, too.
Drug companies will no doubt use this thinning-bone crisis to sell even more osteoporosis drugs. But there’s another drug-free way to help rebuild that strength, protect the bone, and stop breaks before they strike.
After 50 your osteoporosis risks start rising
It happens once you hit 50. According to the new numbers, one in three guys and 40 percent of women have low bone mass in the femoral neck, lumbar spine, or both after that age.
That doesn’t always mean osteoporosis, of course. But it certainly DOES mean you’re headed in the wrong direction, and your risk is rising. And by the time you pass 65, a growing number of men and women alike have the disease.
The new study finds one in four women over 65 and one in 17 men have osteoporosis, meaning they have a very high risk of a break. Many millions more have osteopenia, or the thinner bone that’s not quite osteoporosis yet but could also lead to a serious injury.
That’s a risk you don’t want to face, given that 30 percent of hip fracture patients die within a year. And half of those who survive need permanent assistance afterward.
Of course, the mainstream is pushing bone meds. But those drugs are like playing Russian roulette with your bones. While they offer some degree of protection in some cases, they can also CAUSE breaks in others. (For more on the disturbing side effects of bone drugs see my earlier report here.)
Protect aging bone from devastating injuries
There’s often a better way to get bone protection as you grow older. It starts with a basic mineral we all learned about in grade school. And that’s calcium, of course.
But here’s what they DIDN’T tell you back then. Calcium alone is practically useless. And it’s no match for creeping osteoporosis risk.
Because by itself, the mineral doesn’t know where to go or what to do. That means, in some cases, it can even end up sticking to blood vessel walls, causing hardening and blockages.
That’s where three other essentials come into the picture:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin K2
The four nutrients work in tandem to get the calcium to where it needs to go… in your bone… and keep it OUT of your blood vessels, where it can cause trouble.
Just be sure to speak to a doctor before taking vitamin K. If you’re on blood thinners such as warfarin, the two don’t mingle well.