Ostera (a natural supplement from Metagenics) versus the new crop of osteoporosis drugs such as denosumab. Let’s see:
Denosumab is given by injection
Denosumab may cost more than $10,000 per year
Denosumab works by affecting the immune system, so the long-term effects on immune function and cancer risk are unknown and will need to be tracked by the FDA.
Or would you rather try something less-expensive and drug- free?
Ostera! A supplement that promotes healthy bone remodeling in postmenopausal women. Researchers at Metaproteomics, a nutrigenomic research and development company employing more than 40 scientists and physicians at its research centers in the US and Europe, developed Ostera. Drawing on the anti-inflammatory properties of hops, as well as other unique nutritional agents like berberine and acacia, Ostera is a potent promoter of bone-remodeling.
Osteoporosis is actually an INFLAMMATORY DISEASE. Inflammation accelerates bone loss. But all of us tend toward inflammation as we age, and this body-wide process does not exempt the bones. The realization that inflammation is at the core of osteoporosis has prompted investigation into new drug therapies that specifically target bone inflammation. One such drug is denosumab, now in clinical trials. Denosumab is a breakthrough bio-engineered monoclonal antibody. This new Amgen drug has shown significant benefits in clinical trials, and promises to be a block-buster once it’s approved within a couple of years. But it’s certain to be VERY expensive, and it requires injections to work. I predict these new drugs will arrive at an opportune time: just when the medical establishment and the public will be in full retreat from the current crop of medications, as their limitations and side effects become increasingly evident.
Ostera, in combination with a Mediterranean-style, low-glycemic-load diet and aerobic exercise, has been clinically shown in postmenopausal women to beneficially influence key biomarkers of bone remodeling more than diet and exercise alone.
was field-tested on 77 postmenopausal women with low estrogen. It produced dramatic improvements (greater than 40%) in markers of bone turnover. Those patients adding Ostera
to there arsenal of natural therapies for osteoporosis will further enhance there results, sometimes even after a few short months of treatment.
Ostera is perfectly safe with other natural supplements and prescribed medications.
Dr. Tucker’s osteoporosis recommendation:
Cal Apatite Forte Capsules
Daily supplements of vitamin D and calcium.
A safe natural alternative for bone support.
“Studies: New Osteoporosis Drug Cuts Fracture Risk” Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press, 8/11/09, ap.org