Bone Dysfunction Syndrome is a nutritional deficiency resulting in osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. This can lead to reduced mobility, reduced quality of life, increased risk of fractures, and chronic pain. Osteoarthritis does not cause osteoporosis, nor does the reverse seem to occur.
The shared link between the two is that they both occur primarily due to a chronic Vitamin D deficiency. Individuals who don’t receive adequate levels of Vitamin D are at a heightened risk of developing Bone Dysfunction Syndrome. People who do get sufficient Vitamin D reduce their risk of the occurrence of this syndrome.
The two most significant deficiencies are Vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acids. Additional deficiencies include Glucosamine, Minerals such as Calcium and Magnesium. Supportive nutrients include Green Tea and Pomegranate.
Go Outside: Vitamin D is free! Simply spend an extra 20 minutes outside in the sun every day. Even on cloudy days you can receive Vitamin D from the sun.
- Exercise - Regular exercise is critical to preventing Bone Dysfunction Syndrome. Exercise can strengthen muscles around afflicted joints, stimulate the bones to build new mass, and reduce chronic pain caused by inflammation.
- Diet - Limit intake of carbohydrates and simple sugars as these can lead to joint inflammation. Eat foods rich in calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D.
- Key Nutrients:
1) Vitamin D – May reduce pain, improve muscle strength, and reduce the occurrence of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
2) Glucosamine – May strengthen cartilage, particularly in the knees.
3) Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Increases calcium absorption in the gut, increases calcium levels in bone, strengthens bones, and reduces joint swelling and stiffness.
We can supply our customers with the correct nutrition through our Multivitamin tablets as well as our Omega 3 tablents. Let us know how we can be of service to you.