The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is essentially a system of muscular tubes that propel materials along its length, to enable the absorption of nutrients and the excretion of waste products. The wall of the GI tract is sealed by a layer of intestinal epithelial cells. As well as selectively absorbing nutrients and excreting waste products, the GI wall acts as a first line of defense by preventing potentially harmful toxins or bacteria in the gut from entering the blood. Certain conditions and treatments may damage the GI tract, resulting in loss of integrity of the GI wall. Known as intestinal permeability
Laura Harris is a forty-two-year-old woman living in London, Ontario who was diagnosed with osteoporosis in her lumbar spine. Known as the “silent thief”, osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture. In January of 2018, Laura’s bone mass test revealed a sobering result; her T- Score was -2.5, the borderline for osteoporosis.
Worried about the potential for a compression fracture in her spine that could lead to extreme pain and curvature of her spine, Laura began religiously taking AOR supplements, including Lactoferrin and Bone Basics.
A little over a year later, she returned for another scan and has graciously shared the results with us. We think her words convey them better than we could:
“I have amazing news!! I had my bone scan yesterday, and my specialist was crying with joy the results were so good. My spine has increased in density from -2.5 to -2.0. I’m still in disbelief. Technically, I do not have osteoporosis anymore – it has moved into osteopenia!”
Osteopenia is a midpoint between healthy bones and osteoporosis, so Laura’s bone density is going in the right direction! We are thrilled that Laura is on her way to recovering dense and strong bones. She plans to stick to her routine of AOR supplements.
Laura’s story shows that osteopenia and osteoporosis are not inevitable. Diet, exercise and the right supplements can help keep your bones from deteriorating, despite factors such as menopausal changes and hereditary conditions.
One of the critical supplements Laura has been taking is AOR’s Bone Basics.
Bone Basics is more than just a calcium supplement; it is a complete bone-building formulation that includes nutrients fundamental for maintaining mineral balance in the bone matrix and for supporting healthy joints. Bone Basics is unique because it serves not only to reduce bone loss but to maintain or even increase bone growth.
The key ingredient is microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHA) complex, an extract of free-range New Zealand bovine bone (free from antibiotics and growth hormones) and an excellent source of calcium and phosphorus. MCHA provides proteins, growth factors, and mucopolysaccharides that work together to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss. Additional nutrients and mineral cofactors enhance the absorption and usage of calcium and support collagen production, which builds the framework for bone.
Thank you, Laura, for putting your trust in our products and for sharing your success with us. We wish you continued improvement!