Pathophysiology Of Osteoporosis

Published: May 12, 2016
Updated: July 22, 2022

The Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis

Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis | Bone Remodeling Process | The Bottom Line | References

Pathophysiology, that’s a mouthful. But what does it mean? Simply, it’s the underlying cause(s) of a health condition — what went wrong, and why.

When it comes to your bones, the pathophysiology of osteoporosis involves many different causes. But they all affect the same thing: the natural balance of how your bones are built up and broken down.

In this article, you’ll discover some of the main culprits behind why this happens. You’ll get to peek inside your bones to see what’s at stake. You’ll also discover a natural way to replace lost bone… and then some!

But first, you need to know about bone remodeling.

What is Bone Remodeling?

Your skeleton isn’t simply a static framework to which your muscles are attached. Your bones are very much alive and active. In fact, 10% of your skeleton is removed and replaced each year(1) — so in 10 years, your entire skeleton will have created itself anew!

That’s called remodeling. Constant, balanced bone remodeling is essential for the maintenance of a healthy skeleton. Just like all cells in your body, your bone cells also get old and worn down, and need replacing. After all, your daily life puts great stress on your bones:

  • When you eat, every bite places pressure on your jawbones. 
  • When you work out, there are micro-damages to your bone. (It’s natural!)
  • When you go up or down the stairs, or just walk or jog, you create tiny cracks in your bones.

All this abuse on your bones requires a little TLC. So what determines the rate of bone remodeling? It’s the balance between two cell types, your osteoblasts and osteoclasts.

Osteoblasts: The cells that form new bone. 

Osteoclasts: The cells that break down (resorb) old, damaged bone. 

These cell types work together to remodel bone and maintain a healthy skeleton.

The Bone Remodeling Process

Remodeling begins when inflammation triggers the osteoclasts to wake up and get to work! Inflammation triggers osteoblasts to produce a protein called the RANK ligand (RANKL). When RANKL activates the RANK receptor on the precursor cells for osteoclasts, these osteoclast-hopefuls get the message that they are to develop into mature osteoclasts and remove worn out, damaged or infected bone.(2)

They start cleaning up areas where there are microfractures in the bone. They release enzymes, which dissolve those areas to remove the old minerals, and different enzymes to digest the organic components (like collagen).

The osteoclasts’ work is normally done in two weeks. And in the following two weeks, the osteoblasts prepare to go to work. Once they arrive on scene, they cover the excavated area with osteoid, a special protein that gets mineralized into new bone. 

Finally, after 13 weeks of this action, their job is complete! Just like remodeling a house, it takes a lot longer to rebuild than to break down bone. (Visions of Tom Hanks and Shelly Long in the movie The Money Pit come to mind. Warning: If you are in the middle of remodeling your home, you may find this movie too true to life to be funny.)

The osteoclasts and osteoblasts work together inside a temporary structure called the basic multicellular unit (BMU). Each BMU contains: 

  • A team of osteoclasts in the front 
  • A team of osteoblasts in the rear 
  • A central capillary/blood vessel 
  • A nerve supply 
  • Connective tissue 

In healthy human adults, 3–4 million BMUs are produced each year with roughly 1 million active at any one moment!

The average lifespan of the osteoclasts and osteoblasts working in tandem inside a healthy BMU is around three to six months. Meanwhile, the lifespan of the whole BMU structure is six to nine months. So, a continuous supply of new osteoclasts and osteoblasts is essential for the BMUs to keep making progress on the bone surface.

Peer Inside Your Bones

There are two basic components to bone, cortical (hard) bone and trabecular (spongy) bone. Think of it like M&M chocolates. The cortical bone is the hard outer shell, while the trabecular bone is the soft inside. 

Actually, trabecular bone is more like the inside of an Aero bar. It’s a meshwork of spongy tissue that makes up the inside of our vertebrae (the bones of the spine) and the ends of the long bones (like the hip). 

Trabecular bone’s structure is a honeycomb of interconnecting spaces containing bone marrow. This bone marrow is the source of the precursor bone cells that can grow up to become osteoblasts or osteoclasts.

During bone remodeling, the BMU travels through cortical bone, excavating and replacing a tunnel. Then when it reaches the spongy, trabecular bone, the BMU moves across the surface, excavating and replacing a trench.

Our bodies have no trouble producing osteoclasts. But our bone-building osteoblasts are a different story. Let’s look at how osteoporosis occurs and the most common culprits behind it.

What Causes Osteoporosis?

There are two main reasons, and many different culprits behind each:

#1 When the osteoclasts remove bone quicker than the osteoblasts can replace them. 

#2 When bone remodeling is inhibited or has ground to a halt.

The key to #1 is inflammation.

Virtually anything that promotes chronic inflammation promotes excessive bone removal.

That’s because inflammation triggers osteoclast production, and we certainly don’t have a deficiency of inflammation! Here are some of the top culprits:

There’s also a not-so-obvious part of the Standard American Diet (SAD), which promotes inflammation and that’s the omega 6:omega 3 ratio (8). You know that omega 3 fatty acids are good for you, as they’re powerful antiinflammatories. But you may not know that many omega 6 fatty acids are inflammatory. Some top sources of omega 6s are corn, soybeans, and some oils like canola and soybean. 

Unfortunately, much of the SAD is loaded with omega 6s, so the typical omega 6:omega 3 ratio can be upwards of  20:1. Meanwhile, research shows a healthy ratio should be anywhere around 1:1 to 4:1.

Now, cause #2 of osteoporosis (when bone remodeling is inhibited or has ground to a halt) is where things get tricky.

When osteoclast activity is prevented, old and damaged bone accumulates. And that gradually turns the bone fragile, increasing risk of fracture. On the other hand, when osteoblasts are deprived of the nutrients they need to lay down new bone, they won’t strengthen your bones either.

Bone remodeling is also blocked by antiresorptive drugs and monoclonal antibody drugs.

The antiresorptive drugs(9) poison osteoclasts, while monoclonal antibody drugs used to treat osteoporosis prevent them from even developing. Both types of drugs inhibit new bone formation because old or damaged bone must be removed before new bone can be laid down.

Now, it’s not just what we’re putting in our bones that affects their density. It’s what we aren’t putting in them!

Just as you can’t make a cake without eggs, flour, butter, and more, you can’t build bone without calcium, vitamin D, vitamin K2, magnesium, boron, and a number of other trace minerals. And you need proper amounts of protein and collagen, too.

Bones are living tissue. And just like any other tissue in your body, they contain more than one ingredient.

The Bottom Line

The pathophysiology of osteoporosis stems from an imbalance between bone resorption by osteoclasts and bone formation by osteoblasts. Unfortunately, many factors in our modern lifestyles can disrupt this crucial balance. One of the top culprits is inflammation, which triggers osteoclasts to be chronically activated or blocks the osteoblasts’ ability to lay down new bone. 

Plus, if osteoblasts don’t receive the nutrition they need, that can also upset bone remodeling.

The solution is not to prevent all osteoclast activity, but to restore balanced bone remodeling. This is done by:

  1. Identify your inflammation triggers that promote excessive osteoclast activation. Then, control or eliminate them.
  2. Ensure your osteoblasts receive the proper nutrition they need to lay down new bone at a healthy rate.

References

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  2. Armour KJ, Armour KE. Inflammation-induced osteoporosis. The IMO model. Methods Mol Med. 2003;80:353-60. PMID: 12728730
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  1. Joy Noel

    May 6, 2022 , 8:01 pm

    Osteoporosis sneaks up on you! At 40, healthy and fit, it wasn’t even a consideration. Here, at 70, the bone density comes back a -3.0! Start early, people! Thank goodness there is hope. I’ll be back to report on my AlgaeCal experience!

  2. Kirby Johnson

    May 9, 2022 , 6:01 pm

    Joy,

    You’re absolutely right – osteoporosis is commonly referred to as the silent disease because bones can slowly become porous and brittle without us even noticing! Please keep us updated on your progress and don’t hesitate to reach out as you continue on your AlgaeCal journey – we are eagerly awaiting your results and are always here as a resource for you!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  3. Robin

    May 9, 2022 , 7:58 pm

    Indeed it is a silent disease that sneaks up and hits when least expecting. I never dreamed of having weak bones, or severe osteoporosis at 65. Thanks to AlgaeCal we can fix it!

  4. Catharina Lajoie

    May 10, 2022 , 1:17 am

    Well said

  5. Carolyn J Eveleigh

    May 10, 2022 , 2:35 am

    that is what happened to me at 62

  6. Louise Carlton

    May 10, 2022 , 9:14 am

    Great reading!

  7. Jill Glaser

    May 10, 2022 , 3:26 am

    I didn’t realize corn could increase inflammation. Corn products are in just about everything we eat
    I also was surprised that monoclonal antibodies can effects no bone loss.

  8. Antonia

    May 10, 2022 , 12:54 pm

    I’m having a similar great response after 5 years on Algae Cal!

  9. Deb Farrar

    May 10, 2022 , 1:05 pm

    Yes, it snuck up on me too. At age 57, already osteoporitic. Algae-cal is building bone back for me. Hallelujah!

  10. Eileen

    May 7, 2022 , 7:44 pm

    Wow! Wonderful information. The statement that old or damaged bone must be removed before newbone can be laid down, makes me wonder how bone meds or those types of products can be helpful. I thought they delayed the osteoclasts from getting rid of old bone. I could be wrong about that I will look into it. Thank you wonderful article so informative

  11. Eliana

    May 8, 2022 , 9:16 am

    I will be 66 in 2 days; I had a DXA yesterday that classified me as a 65-year-old woman. I have no idea if this may have affected the way in which my numbers were calculated. I’ve had estrogen receptive breast cancer twice, and to have any hope of not dying soon, probably from brain cancer as my older sister did after her 2nd breast cancer diagnosis, I have to take medication that completely stops the small amount of estrogen that women continue to produce after menopause. I’ve been a vegetarian most of my life for moral reasons, but I’ve consumed close to a gallon of non-BGH 2% milk every day of my adult life and almost that much as a kid. I am aware of the dichotomy between being a vegetarian and drinking milk, both morally and ecologically. I use only olive oil, but I eat lentils fairly often, especially in the winter and I live in northern Vermont where that used to be at least 6-month, although global warming has reduced it to 4.5 to 5 months. I’ve always assumed that all the milk I’ve consumed has made me bullet-proof. I was wrong. My DXA scan showed that I’ve lost 4% of my bone density in the last 2 years! Unfortunately, my annual appointment with my oncologist was scheduled immediately following my DXA scan, so she hadn’t seen the results, and I have no clue what I’m supposed to do! I’m still in the midst of breast reconstruction surgery that began 7 months ago and due to every conceivable complication – to date, 2 very bad infections requiring in-hospital IV antibiotics, after which I developed necrotic tissue where both infections had been, and then in my “final” surgery 5 weeks ago, the procedure was somehow totally botched, hence the next “”final” surgery tomorrow – on my birthday! Yippee. As soon as I'm all healed up from my breast reconstruction (hopefully in about 6 weeks, barring further complications…) I then need to have surgery on both shoulders, as I have very bad arthritis and torn rotator cuffs, and a year ago my crumbling jagged-edged bones sliced through one proximal biceps tendon! Therefore, I haven't been allowed, or able, to lift anything heavier than a quart of milk for the past year, and won't be able to do so for at least another 6 months – and that's just from the breast surgery. I have no idea when I can at least start Physical Therapy after the shoulder surgeries, which will have to be done separately as I live alone and need at least one arm to be functional.
    So, while the article was extremely informative, in light of my apparent inability to do anything to increase my bone density, WHAT Am I Supposed to DO? (NOTE: I wrote this to enter the contest, but I've also sent it to my oncologist as I usually wouldn't see her for another year.)

  12. Kirby Johnson

    May 9, 2022 , 10:04 pm

    Eliana,

    Thank you so much for sharing about your health journey – we’re wishing you all the best with your contest entry! Regardless of pre-existing conditions or medical complications, we’re pleased to share that our Stronger Bones for Life Guarantee promises measurable bone density increases scan to scan for life while supplementing with our Bone Builder Pack. Our blog can also be a tremendous resource for you! If you have any questions that arise in the coming months, please don’t hesitate to connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants 7 days a week by calling 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  13. Amy

    May 8, 2022 , 1:38 pm

    I had no idea that inflammation has such a hand in the loss of bone mass. And who doesn’t have inflammation in the world we live in today?!? Knowledge is key, so this was very helpful.

  14. Kirby Johnson

    May 9, 2022 , 6:08 pm

    Amy,

    We’re so pleased you found this article helpful! For natural ways you can work to combat inflammation, you might also enjoy our discussion of anti-inflammatory foods HERE <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  15. Frances Kettren

    May 9, 2022 , 9:30 am

    Thank you for educating osteoporosis sufferers like me. I appreciate your attention to detail. It is obvious you care.

  16. Kirby Johnson

    May 9, 2022 , 5:56 pm

    Frances,

    It means everything to us to hear you say such kind words – thank you so much for taking the time to leave your thoughtful feedback. We’re so pleased to be of some help!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  17. Lavonda Allen

    May 10, 2022 , 11:55 am

    I agree. I need to learn more about diet to reduce osteoporosis

  18. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 2:52 pm

    Lavonda,

    To support you on your bone-health journey, you might enjoy our article discussing optimal nutrition on our blog HERE. Along with this, our entire blog is filled with delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  19. Nancy Laffitte

    May 9, 2022 , 7:39 pm

    Wonderful information! Thank you for helping and educating us!

  20. Ellen

    May 9, 2022 , 7:52 pm

    Very interesting article. I am working hard to battle my osteoporosis and more information is always helpful!

  21. Nancy C

    May 9, 2022 , 9:01 pm

    Great article. I need to pay more attention to the inflammation component!

  22. Lorraine Webster

    May 9, 2022 , 9:09 pm

    Interesting information. I did not know Soy milk was inflammatory, have had it daily on muesli for years. Thankyou.

  23. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:08 pm

    Lorraine,

    Nutrition is a key aspect of bone health! If you’re interested, you can always find a suitable substitute for soy milk using our breakdown comparison of popular milk choices HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  24. Sharyn

    May 9, 2022 , 9:28 pm

    Very informative – did not realize the skeleton regenerated. So sad drs don’t prescribe this instead of their meds. Thanks for keeping us enlightened,

  25. Pamela

    May 9, 2022 , 9:35 pm

    Excellent article! Great information beautifully presented! Thank you!

  26. Julie Mossberg-Kinsley

    May 9, 2022 , 9:43 pm

    I’ve read in the past that people with O blood type are more likely to suffer from systemic inflammation. I’m O+ and was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis in my spine and a hip at 51 years old. I discovered I had a sensitivity to gluten and dairy in my mid-30’s, so veered away from the SAD diet many years ago. I also stopped eating any animal products a few years ago, as well as stopped drinking alcohol and soda. I focus on eating a whole food plant based diet, drink a lot of water, and exercise via walking and weights. If it’s true about the connection between blood type and inflammation, could it take longer to see an improvement with the AlgeaCal Bone Builder supplements despite my efforts at reducing inflammation?

  27. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:17 pm

    Julie,

    It’s undeniable there are many factors which can impact the rate at which you see positive improvement on DEXA scans. You’re doing so many things right, and it’s imperative to remain focused on what you can control. Whether or not blood type has an impact on inflammation, we guarantee measurable increases scan to scan for life while supplementing with our Bone Builder Pack, regardless of other circumstances. It’s certainly not a factor we’ve seen influence someone’s progress, but we understand that everyone is unique. You can always discuss this further, or the details of our guarantee by connecting with one of our Bone Health Consultants by calling 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free).

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  28. Barbie McAllister

    May 9, 2022 , 9:49 pm

    I’m looking at an injection for my osteoporosis but not sure if I should. Thoughts?

  29. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:17 pm

    Barbie,

    We’d recommend that you discuss any bone medications with your doctor so that you can both be on the same page in regard to your bone-health goals. If you’re interested in AlgaeCal as a way of naturally increasing your bone mineral density, we’ve included a simple Doctor’s Information Sheet for you two to discuss together. We are here for any questions you may have regarding your bone health and you can always reach us online or over the phone at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) 😀

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  30. Michele Fitzgerald

    May 9, 2022 , 9:54 pm

    Thank you for the informative article. I would love to learn more about the causes of osteoporosis. I was so surprised when I learned that I had the disease! I learned about AlgaeCal while at a professional training unrelated to health care). I am so glad I did.
    I now avoid Flouride and my dentist poo-pooed my concern. There are many things we can do to help ourselves and one is educating other professionals.

  31. Clarissa Cartozian

    May 9, 2022 , 10:07 pm

    I am new to this wonderful product and am taking everything in like a sponge. I am very interested in the impact inflammation has on bone loss. I didn’t realize there was a connection until I read the article.
    Excellent information… will probably read it s few more times and take notes.

  32. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:39 pm

    Clarissa,

    We’re so thrilled to be a part of your bone-health journey <3 With all the information available on our BLOG, you might prefer to speak directly with one of our Bone Health Consultants to ask any questions you might have! You can reach us 7 days a week by calling 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free). Hope to hear from you soon!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  33. Sherry Harrison

    May 9, 2022 , 10:07 pm

    This has so much good information; I knew about the omega 3 and 6 ratio, but had not heard about it in relation to osteoporsis. I’ve been a vegetarian all of my life and believe I need to look more closely at my omega 3:omega 6 ratio.

  34. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:19 pm

    Sherry,

    There are so many aspects of bone health – if you’re interested in looking more closely at omega fatty acid ratios, AlgaeCal wrote a detailed article you might find helpful HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  35. Rene Bolton

    May 9, 2022 , 10:08 pm

    I feel blessed that I found AlgaeCal. I’ve had osteoporosis for several years. I am sharing this info with my friends!

  36. Beverly

    May 9, 2022 , 10:11 pm

    This information needs to be taught to everyone! Then you can make informed decisions about what you eat and exercise. I was surprised that even walking causes microfractures in your bones and the lengthiness of the rebuilding process. Thank you.

  37. Debbie H.

    May 9, 2022 , 10:26 pm

    Having this knowledge is critical! I’ve been able to keep osteoporosis at bay for several years through plant-based calcium and the osteopenia has not worsened. The inflammation information is intriguing – thanks to your articles, I’m going to research more on what I can do.

  38. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 1:04 pm

    Debbie,

    Every little bit helps; tremendous work on your results so far! Once you’ve spent some time researching inflammation and bone health, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have further questions <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  39. Toni Dassenko

    May 9, 2022 , 10:41 pm

    As always, your website offers such good information. I first heard of AlgaeCal the old fashioned way- I went to the library when I got my osteoporosis diagnosis and checked out Lara’s book “Your Bones”. I have gone from osteoporosis to osteopenia with regular use of AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost. I hope with continued use that I will continue to build bone mass and no longer have osteopenia. I tell all my friends and neighbors to look into it—it works for me! Great product!

  40. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:50 pm

    Toni,

    We couldn’t be happier to hear of all the progress you’ve made on your bone-health journey, Toni <3 Thank you so much for sharing your story with us! We can't wait to see even further increases in the years to come; we're always here to support you!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  41. Jill R

    May 9, 2022 , 11:02 pm

    One year of algae cal bone builders pack increased the density of my spine by 11%

  42. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:47 pm

    Jill,

    This is such fantastic news! Congratulations! We are looking forward to many more years of increases <3 If you'd like any support or information on how to further your bone-health efforts, please don't hesitate to connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free).

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  43. Linda

    May 9, 2022 , 11:06 pm

    I have learnt so much by reading your well written article.
    The inflammation culprits to watch for! Thank you.

  44. Carol Kuehner

    May 9, 2022 , 11:14 pm

    I’m glad I have Triple Power to help with inflammation.

  45. Lorraine

    May 9, 2022 , 11:29 pm

    Another interesting and informative article. You are very good at making this information easily digestable. And I am impressed by the list of references that we can use to further inform ourselves.

  46. Lou Annette Holden

    May 9, 2022 , 11:34 pm

    It was good to find out that the type of cooking oil I use could be part of my problem. Changing right now!

  47. Frances Misquitta

    May 9, 2022 , 11:45 pm

    Thank you, very informative and helpful to someone new to osteoporosis.

  48. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 1:33 pm

    Frances,

    Our mission is to provide individuals with safe and natural support to increase their bone density. If you ever have questions about our clinically supported approach to bone health or the free resources available on our BLOG, we’re always here to help! You might also find value by connecting with one of our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  49. Ann

    May 9, 2022 , 11:48 pm

    I appreciate all the information that is made available to help people like me who have low bone density. Hoping for a better DEXA scan result next time.

  50. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:22 pm

    Ann,

    We’re so excited to be a part of your bone-health journey <3 We can't wait to see the results from your upcoming DEXA scan! Please be sure to connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants after receiving your results to schedule a DEXA review - you can send us your results by emailing us at [email protected] to get that ball rolling when the time comes. Otherwise, we’re always here if you have questions along the way!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  51. Karla Ducote

    May 9, 2022 , 11:58 pm

    This article explains osteoporosis in detailed layman’s terms, which I very much appreciate! It’s so helpful to those of us diagnosed with osteoporosis to understand it and have knowledge of things we can do to improve or reverse it, and without detrimental side effects. Thank you.

  52. Lorie V.

    May 10, 2022 , 12:28 am

    I have a few autoimmune conditions that cause my inflammation to be very high. Prednisone was the only thing that helped for 3+ years. Now I have osteoporosis in addition to my autoimmune (PMR and RA). I need all the help I can get to help my bones.

  53. Chelsea Dugas

    May 11, 2022 , 7:12 am

    We’re sorry to hear about your diagnosis, Lorie, and would love to help and work with you on this. The best would be to reach out to our friendly Bone Health Consultants at 1-800-820-0184, seven days a week, for more personalized support. We look forward to hearing from you!
    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  54. Linda Williams

    May 10, 2022 , 12:53 am

    Very interesting information. Have been on AlgaeCal for over 1 year now. Will be interesting to see my next Dexa results.

  55. Vicki Brimer

    May 10, 2022 , 12:55 am

    I’m so thankful for an all natural approach to bone building! I’m confident AlgaeCal is the right solution for my osteoporosis. I will not take the traditional meds prescribed by physicians. Thanks for providing an alternative I can trust.

  56. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:26 pm

    Vicki,

    It means so much to hear you say that <3 We're absolutely thrilled you've found a natural way to increase your bone mineral density and are here to support you in any way we can on your bone health journey! In case you have any questions, our Bone Health Consultants are available 7 days a week over the phone at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free). As a reminder, a simple sheet detailing how to take our supplements can be found HERE. Please keep us updated on your progress and don’t hesitate to reach out!
    – Kirby

  57. Peggy t

    May 10, 2022 , 1:00 am

    Inflammation I have! My osteoclasts are probably not doing so well Will have to try AlgaeCal Omega 3 to help with this Well written and informative article

  58. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:23 pm

    Peggy,

    We’re so pleased to hear you found our article helpful <3 You can always learn more about AlgaeCal's Triple Power Fish Oil and our Triple Guarantee HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  59. Rebecca Mikla

    May 10, 2022 , 1:06 am

    I also am happy I found AlgaeCal. I had osteoporosis and just had a Dexa scan last week and I now have improved and osteopenia. My doctor said to keep up with the AlgaeCal and my exercise & Pickle ball activity.

  60. Debbie H

    May 10, 2022 , 1:18 am

    The pharmaceutical industry inexcusably contributes to our bone degradation with artificial colors and plastic chemicals in commercial medications. I am so happy that AlgaeCal are vegetarian capsules made from natural materials!

  61. Susan Burke

    May 10, 2022 , 1:26 am

    This is such good information, and written so I can understand it! I have been working with a functional doctor to address my inflammation for another issue, and now I know eliminating this inflammation will help my bones too! I’m so thankful I found Algae/Cal!

  62. Brenda Weigle

    May 10, 2022 , 1:27 am

    Great, informative article. I am hoping Algae Cal Plus helps me improve my bone health. After reading this article I think I need to work on increasing my Omega 3!

  63. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:40 pm

    Brenda,

    It’s an important part of bone health! You can read more about finding the right omega 3 supplement for you on our blog HERE. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  64. Cherry

    May 10, 2022 , 1:35 am

    I’ve never known how bone rebuilds itself. This was an interesting article. I realize I need to make some dietary improvements to reduce inflammation and slow the osteoporosis development as I continue to use my Algae Cal products.

  65. Kathy Eberline

    May 10, 2022 , 1:37 am

    Interesting article on the effects of inflammation on bones.

  66. Cynthia Blasko

    May 10, 2022 , 1:37 am

    Thank you for sharing such valuable information. I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis 8 years ago. I started AlgaeCal on 2/1/2021 and I am so grateful. I’ve learned so much about this disease and everyday I get stronger and stronger. Thank you AlgaeCal. ❤️

  67. Sylvia Mary Grech

    May 10, 2022 , 1:39 am

    Great information! I love the detailed explanation of what causes bones to deteriorate and how to build them back.

  68. Connie Finley

    May 10, 2022 , 1:49 am

    Bone loss is a silent enemy that sneaks up before you even know it’s happening. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis several years back when I was quite younger, now 65. I started AlgaeCal and StrontiumBoost Supplementation about 4 years ago. I had a bone density test last year, and I was very pleased that I was no longer considered full osteoporosis. My bone loss had stopped and reversed. I then knew that the AlgaeCal and StrontiumBoost really worked. I tell people about AlgaeCal and StrontiumBoost and how it has helped me. Very happy!!

  69. Nancee Bue

    May 10, 2022 , 1:52 am

    Thank you for such clear information and explanation on osteoporosis.

  70. Rena Dortch

    May 10, 2022 , 1:54 am

    My brother found your product for me when I had a tibial plateaufracture from a goat kick to the knee.

  71. Deborah Bohr

    May 10, 2022 , 2:03 am

    Very informative article. Thank you!

  72. Omattie

    May 10, 2022 , 2:04 am

    I found out I have osteoporosis 2 1/2 years ago. After on AlgaeCal and strontium for 2 years, I’ve had great improvements. I will continue and looking for more improvements in another 2 years.

  73. Karen

    May 10, 2022 , 2:10 am

    I just received bone density diagnosis of -3 in my left hip. All my life it has been difficult to swallow pills or capsules. I’m 72 and know I must address this.I’m hoping your products are not huge capsules.

  74. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 12:18 pm

    Karen,

    We’re so sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis – please know that we are always available as a resource for any questions you might have <3 AlgaeCal Plus capsules are approximately 21.5mm x 8mm, though if you any trouble swallowing our soft veggie capsules, you'd always be welcome to twist open the capsules and mix the tasteless powder into foods like smoothies, yogurt, nut butters, applesauce, or oatmeal. Please don't hesitate to give our Bone Health Consultants a call at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) if you have further inquiries!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  75. Kay Lukken

    May 10, 2022 , 2:11 am

    Thanks for the informative article. My doctor was retiring and decided she wanted me to have a DEXA scan before she left practice. I just thought we were covering all the bases. Imagine my surprise when the results showed I have osteoporosis. For two months I tried one of prescription drugs that people normally take, and I had so much pain in my legs that it hurt to just walk normally, let alone exercise. I’m a very active person and decided that I just couldn’t live like that. I stopped taking the prescription meds and started researching alternatives. I’m so happy that I found AlgaeCal.

  76. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 12:27 pm

    Kay,

    We’re honored to be supporting you on your bone-health journey <3 With you living such an active lifestyle, we hope you'll take some time to explore all the resources on our blog full of inspiration to utilize in your daily exercise regimens. You can find our entire library of exercise resources HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  77. Val

    May 10, 2022 , 2:14 am

    I feel so ignorant of my body. Thank you for such invaluable information. I wish I had taken the time in the past to research and to keep my body in a better state. However onwards and upwards and I am so glad to have come across AlgaeCal. Thank you.

  78. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 4:21 pm

    Val,

    We absolutely understand missed opportunities, but it’s never too late to reclaim your bone health! We are also thrilled you’ve found us! Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to comment; we’re looking forward to supporting you for years to come <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  79. Ora-Lea

    May 10, 2022 , 2:31 am

    Does heredity also contribute ?

  80. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 1:50 pm

    Ora-Lea,

    Family history is absolutely a contributing factor when it comes to bone health; there’s no escaping genetics! However, there are still many ways you can work to positively influence your own bone health – you can learn more on our blog post HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  81. Linda

    May 10, 2022 , 2:34 am

    Very helpful information on the role inflammation plays in osteoporosis.

  82. Joyce

    May 10, 2022 , 2:39 am

    I’m sure that inflammation is the main culprit for my osteopenia. I’ve had asthma since a toddler and have taken steroids for over 70 years, which is the other culprit. The article reinforced my refusal to take the medications doctors want us to take. This article explains how these so-called bone- building drugs are anything but that. Thanks for sharing info with us.

  83. smichna

    May 10, 2022 , 2:40 am

    Very informative article, thank you.

  84. zumkauf

    May 10, 2022 , 2:41 am

    I am curious how one identifies inflammation inside your body. How would it be monitored?

  85. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 2:38 pm

    zumkauf,

    Great question! There are a number of inflammatory marker tests available – you can speak with your doctor further to find the blood test most appropriate for you and steps you can take to naturally decrease your levels of inflammation. One such way is to supplement with omega 3 fatty acids, which are a tremendous way to support your bone health along with working to decrease levels of inflammation. You can always learn more about this on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  86. Doris Fundora

    May 10, 2022 , 2:58 am

    I’m so glad to have found AlgaeCal & all the information they have provided regarding osteoporosis like this article. It’s good to have an understanding of what caused this problem to begin with & all we must do to correct our situation.

  87. Karen Pulis

    May 10, 2022 , 3:31 am

    Very good article. I have osteoarthritis and spondylitis. Bones are very brittle. Thanks for your info.

  88. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 4:01 pm

    Karen,

    So glad you found our article helpful! AlgaeCal also wrote a detailed article discussing osteoarthritis you might find interesting. You can find it on our blog HERE. If you have any questions that come up, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  89. Patty

    May 10, 2022 , 3:33 am

    Thank you for the thorough information. My body is an amazing organism that I need to be careful to take care of with proper nutrition and exercise,

  90. Jensine

    May 10, 2022 , 3:40 am

    I began my bone rebuilding journey 3 years ago when I discovered AlgaeCal. Two Dexa scans a year apart showed marked improvement out of osteoporosis. I look for ways to fight inflammation as I continue toward normal bone density at age 70.

  91. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 9:14 am

    Jensine,

    We are so thrilled with the improvements you’ve seen increasing your bone density – congratulations! For more information on inflammation and natural steps you can take to reduce it, you might enjoy our blog article HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  92. Bonnie Faville

    May 10, 2022 , 4:17 am

    So much great information that I need to continually read over and digest!! Thanks so much!

  93. Carolyn Baird

    May 10, 2022 , 4:22 am

    I can’t wait to see what my resualts will be with my upcoming Dexa this fall. I have been on AlgaeCal for over 6 months. Hopefully I will have a better score with better, stronger bones!

  94. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:50 pm

    Carolyn,

    We’re also looking forward to seeing your results! After receiving them, please be sure to connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants to have a DEXA review to go over your numbers and discuss the state of your bone health. You can always get this ball rolling by emailing your original/most recent DEXA results to us at [email protected].

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  95. Diana Kendle

    May 10, 2022 , 4:24 am

    I was recently diagnosed with osteoporosis, and this information is very helpful in my making better choices in nutrition, decreasing stress, and maintaining my exercise program, as well as taking Algae Cal and Strontium.

  96. Kelly Miller

    May 10, 2022 , 4:25 am

    I have taken AlgaeCal for 3 and 1/2 years. I have learned so much about my osteoporosis. I have gone from my Dexa 4 years ago of -3.9 to my Dexa score 1 month ago of -2.9. Thank you AlgaeCal.

  97. Carol Jones

    May 10, 2022 , 4:37 am

    Very informative article. Thanks for the details on the how and why osteoporosis occurs. Typically we hear most about what osteoporosis is. Sounds like there is a lot we can do to help ourselves both in the prevention and treatment of the disease. I waited till my osteopenia turned into osteoporosis before taking AlgaeCal Plus. I am very pleased with the results and looking forward to my dexa scan at the end of this year. Don’t wait like I did or wait for your Dr to tell you what to do. Be Proactive.

  98. Jane Houck

    May 10, 2022 , 4:38 am

    One of the most thorough articles on Osteoporosis i have read to date. Thank you.

  99. Catherine

    May 10, 2022 , 4:42 am

    Great article that lays out clearly how bone remodeling occurs and what inhibits this.
    Very informative

  100. Ginger

    May 10, 2022 , 4:54 am

    Im a detitian who reviews research articles daily and who has access to many nutritional companies products. I read supplement labels for fun! What a joy to find a supplement that has all the right ingredients in the right amount in one formula. And even better is reading a comprehensive article that addresses all the causes of osteoporosis. Functional Nutrition Therapy works!

  101. Pam Yusko

    May 10, 2022 , 5:18 am

    I really wanted the article to go into detail about how AlgeaCal and Strontium boost support this balance. It also made me wonder if I need other supplements. Inflammation does so much damage. Trying to control it is the challenge!

  102. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 9:21 am

    Pam,

    We’d love to share further information! You can read more about how our Bone Builder Pack works to preserve and re-build your bone health HERE. In fact, we provide a detailed breakdown of each component in our clinically supported supplements and explain how they work! Regarding inflammation, we wrote a detailed article about the positive impact omega 3 fatty acids can have on bone health HERE. We hope these resources are helpful to you! If you have further questions or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants by calling 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  103. Susan Gruca

    May 10, 2022 , 5:20 am

    I also recently found out I have osteoporosis. I am 68 yrs. old and thought I was doing everything right. What a shock! After researching the medication my doctor wanted to start me on, I decided that definitely wasn’t for me! Finding your site and reading these informative articles has been just what I was looking for. Thank you!

  104. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:17 pm

    Susan,

    We’re so pleased to hear you’ve found a natural way to increase your bone mineral density and are here to support you in any way we can on your bone-health journey. Our BLOG is full of actionable ways you can work to positively impact your bone health today – if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to connect with our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free).

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  105. Laurie Robb

    May 10, 2022 , 5:23 am

    How about anti inflammatory diets? Are they helpful?

  106. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:14 pm

    Laurie,

    Whole foods are a tremendous way to naturally support your bone health! AlgaeCal wrote an article on anti-inflammatory foods you can implement into your diet HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  107. Jeanne Malcuit

    May 10, 2022 , 6:10 am

    This article is so informative! I think I got more information from this than I did from my doctor when diagnosed with osteoporosis! Very helpful and interesting! So glad I found Algae Cal.

  108. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:10 pm

    Jeanne,

    We’re thrilled to be supporting you on your bone-health journey <3 Thank you so much for your kind words and please don't hesitate to reach out if we can answer any questions you might have! You can reach our Bone Health Consultants 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free).

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  109. Marty-Jean

    May 10, 2022 , 6:23 am

    I can’t wait for next Spring when I get my next DEXA scan to see how much ground I’ve made up since starting with AlgaeCal… I already know the Triple Flex is helping with reducing my inflammation. At 70 y.o. any improvement is a bonus!

  110. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:09 pm

    Marty-Jean,

    We can’t wait to see the improvement on your next DEXA scan! A service we offer all our customers is a DEXA review with one of our friendly Bone Health Consultants so please be sure to reach out after receiving your results <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  111. Terri Smith

    May 10, 2022 , 6:31 am

    This is a lot of fascinating information. Our bodies are so amazing!

  112. Julie Arneson

    May 10, 2022 , 12:32 am

    I’m 56 and jumped right past osteopenia into osteoporosis and am worried about my future. I’m taking bone meds per my physician and trying to incorporate weight bearing exercise and taking Algaecal and Strontium. This article was helpful to explain what’s going on inside my bones.
    Thanks

  113. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 1:55 pm

    Julie,

    So happy to be of some help <3 If any questions or concerns arise on your bone-health journey, please don't hesitate to reach out! Our Bone Health Consultants are available 7 days a week over the phone at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free).

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  114. Valerie McAlister

    May 10, 2022 , 8:16 am

    Very interesting and mindful information. There is so much information out there on OP that it’s nice to come to a safe site to get real information.

  115. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 9:10 am

    Valerie,

    We’re so glad you hear you feel that way <3 Our mission is to provide individuals with safe and natural support to increase their bone density - you can find our entire library of resources to support you on your bone-health journey on our blog HERE. And if you ever have questions, our Bone Health Consultants are available 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free)!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  116. Susan Janelle

    May 10, 2022 , 1:46 am

    As always, this article is quite informative. It really helps to “see” a picture of what’s happening normally with our bones. I think my big challenge now might be the ratio of Omega 3 and 6, as it is very confusing to me. I try to be as vegan/veggie as possible, so not inclined to take fish oil. I have used flax oil for years instead of butter on my steamed food, and wonder if that is enough or not. I also eat a lot of avocados.

    I started taking AlgaeCal 2 years ago after a chiropractor broke 6 vertebrae. Even though I told him I’m fragile (knew I had severe osteoporosis but refused the typical drugs knowing what that did to my mother.) A friend told me about AlgaeCal and I certainly had nothing to lose, and knowing it was from algae made me quite happy. Two years later, my DEXA scan shows a total of 17% bone density increase!! So I tell everyone about this product. I am very grateful.

  117. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 11:02 am

    Susan,

    We’re absolutely thrilled with the improvement you’ve already seen from taking AlgaeCal! Congratulations! For more detailed information on omega fatty acids, you might enjoy our blog article HERE. You’ll find a detailed breakdown of the different types and how to get the amounts you need <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  118. Linda Brann

    May 10, 2022 , 9:05 am

    I also have had oestrogen receptive breast cancer, and diagnosed with osteoporosis at the time. The medication prescribed caused pain in my bones, so it was changed. I have been taking Algaecal supplements, and my last DXA scal revealed osteopenia – no longer osteoporosis. So I am grateful. The article was very interesting.

  119. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 2:47 pm

    Linda,

    Thank you so much for sharing your success <3 Congratulations! Please keep us updated on your progress in the years to come and don't hesitate to reach out for any support.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  120. Evie Budiman

    May 10, 2022 , 9:05 am

    I’ve been taking algaecal on and off. Love to do it all the time but I find it too expensive. I wish I could afford having it all the time as I believe in the products.

  121. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 9:44 am

    Evie,

    We absolutely understand that our supplements represent a significant investment in your health. We do our best to make AlgaeCal affordable through bundle and subscription savings along with free international shipping. For more information on our pricing options, feel free to call our Bone Health Consultants at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) 7 days a week! Otherwise, there are many things you can do to help strengthen your bones, such as weight-bearing exercise and eating a balanced diet. We regularly update our BLOG with delicious bone-healthy recipes, exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals to support you in this. Keep up all your fantastic work and keep loving your bones!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  122. Patti Goewey

    May 10, 2022 , 2:49 am

    Great article that brings up many different reasons for osteoporosis.

  123. Deidre Hankins

    May 10, 2022 , 10:00 am

    I read in the article that monoclonal antibodies have a detrimental effect on your bones. When I had Covid I was given a Monoclonal Antibody treatment. Would 1 treatment be enough to cause problems?

  124. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 9:48 am

    Deidre,

    Great question! We certainly wouldn’t anticipate a single monoclonal antibody treatment to have a lasting impact on your overall bone health – such findings are often the result of continued use. For more detailed information, please be sure to discuss this topic further with your doctor <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  125. Jenifer Zihlman

    May 10, 2022 , 10:12 am

    Excellent information!

  126. Pamela Panetta

    May 10, 2022 , 10:13 am

    Thank you for the great article. Is there a way to determine levels of inflammation?

  127. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 2:40 pm

    Pamela,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out <3 There are a number of inflammatory marker tests available - you can speak with your doctor further to find the blood test most appropriate for you and along with steps you can take to naturally decrease your levels of inflammation. Hope this helps!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  128. Chiara Perry

    May 10, 2022 , 10:23 am

    Great description of the building and rebuilding of our bones and the nutrients needed! Thank you for this great article.

  129. Linda Brann

    May 10, 2022 , 10:34 am

    I left a comment earlier, but I do not see it here. I was diagnosed with oestrogen related breast cancer and also osteoporosis; medication was making my bones hurt. I changed my medication, and have been taking Algaecal products for nearly a year. My latest scan revealed osteopenia — so an improvement! I will continue use of all products.

  130. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 2:45 pm

    Linda,

    Thank you so much for sharing your success <3 Congratulations on all the improvement you've already seen on your bone-health journey! We are looking forward to many more years of increases - please keep us updated on your progress and don't hesitate to reach out for any support.

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  131. Mary Bender

    May 10, 2022 , 10:38 am

    Excellent presentation in this article and more comprehensive in that it covers all questions.

  132. Amy B

    May 10, 2022 , 10:43 am

    I was so happy to discover AlgaeCal products and am excited to try them. This article was very helpful in providing a basic understanding of the bone building process and what may be inhibiting progress. Bring only 54 and having had significant bone weakening in two years (with treatment) that led to an osteoporosis diagnosis I am hopeful these products will be the answer to improving my bone health. Thank you for this informative article!

  133. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 10:58 am

    Amy,

    We can’t wait to support you on your bone-health journey! If you have any questions about our clinically supported supplements, our Bone Health Consultants are available 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3 Hope to hear from you soon!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  134. Mary C

    May 10, 2022 , 10:56 am

    Excellent article and at a level from r anyone to easily understand. I am very fortunate I found algaecal. I had osteoporosis, which has now been improving Ver to osteopenia. My healing continues with this product!

  135. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 2:10 pm

    Mary,

    We are absolutely thrilled with the results you’ve seen to far! Keep up all your fantastic work, and please be sure to keep us updated on your progress <3 We're always here to support you along your bone-health journey!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  136. Ellen

    May 10, 2022 , 11:12 am

    what an excellent article; I learned more than any doctor has ever told me. Thank you!

  137. Lisa Bonanno

    May 10, 2022 , 11:17 am

    Amazing how inflammation can cause so many problems in our bodies. Seeking out information about the causes of inflammation is the first step in helping our bodies do the job they were created to do!

  138. Bernice Lorenz

    May 10, 2022 , 11:29 am

    Very informative reading.

  139. Mary Teeuwen

    May 10, 2022 , 11:36 am

    Great help in understanding osteoporosis and what I can do to help myself. Thank you so much.

  140. Kathi

    May 10, 2022 , 11:39 am

    I have osteoporosis and have been working very hard on diet and exercise. After a pulmonary embolism I was prescribed daily aspirin and omeprazole. I recently found out that omeprazole blocks calcium absorption! I’m hoping this year with Algaecal and without the omeprazole I have a better report. Great information as there are many factors in osteoporosis.

  141. Chelsea Dugas

    May 11, 2022 , 1:30 pm

    Best of luck with this, Kathi! We also have a great article on natural remedies for GERD/acid reflux that you may find really helpful! You can find that HERE

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  142. Debbie Reagin

    May 10, 2022 , 11:51 am

    I was diagnosed with osteoporosis four years ago at age 63 after fracturing my pelvic bone in a bicycle crash – what a shock, especially since I am active and eat healthy foods! A friend recommended AlgaeCal – what a blessing!! My bone density is improving with each subsequent Dexa scan.

  143. Floy Hart Shuler

    May 10, 2022 , 11:54 am

    This article was so very informative. Using AlgaeCal after receiving a diagnoses of osteoporosis (a result of having to stay on a “chemo pill” following breast cancer) after 2 years I was down to one area of osteopenia. My doctor could not believe it. I am a true believer in this product.
    My husband is having trouble with his knees. Could AlgaeCal help with this inflammation?

  144. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 9:44 am

    Floy,

    We’re so glad to know you’ve found a safe and natural approach to increase your bone density. While AlgaeCal is clinically supported to increase bone mineral density by providing all the bone-essential nutrients, your husband might find greater relief implementing some of the topics discussed in our blog article HERE. In addition to this, we’d recommend discussing his symptoms in detail with your doctor!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  145. Marie king

    May 10, 2022 , 11:55 am

    Thank you for such great information
    Why didn’t we learn more about this in nursing school?!

  146. Jeanette Metzler

    May 10, 2022 , 12:00 pm

    What a clear concise explanation. I eat whole food plant based and know this has reduced inflammation. Yet never quite clear about how to get collagen without animal products. I’ve been on algae cal plus for about 9 months without taking the Strontium due to some reactions, but am easing this in.

  147. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 2:55 pm

    Jeanette,

    It’s an overwhelming topic to put it simply. If you do ever need support or if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to connect with our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free). We’re available 7 days a week and would be thrilled to support you any way we can <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  148. Donna Benton

    May 10, 2022 , 12:20 pm

    Love learning new words- pathophysiology: the underlying cause of a health condition.

  149. Elizabeth Seaman

    May 10, 2022 , 12:24 pm

    Hi,
    Well written article it’s amazing to learn of how much work goes inside one’s bones the remodeling work that is involved it was never explained to me this way .
    Thank you again.

  150. ab

    May 10, 2022 , 12:28 pm

    Our bodies are complex, all the moving parts are interconnected ! Hoping starting with AlgaeCal will play a role in rebuilding.

  151. Cindy Reynolds

    May 10, 2022 , 12:29 pm

    This article was so informative and easy for me to understand. Sometimes I just get overwhelmed with the information. I’d like to print this out so I can refer to it often. I work in a church, and I’d like to help some of our church family understand more about the remodeling of bones. Thank you for this information!

  152. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 9:32 am

    Cindy,

    We’re always happy to help! You can find the “Print” function towards the top of the article directly below the caption, “Written by AlgaeCal” <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  153. Roxane Cummings

    May 10, 2022 , 12:33 pm

    I wish my health care provider had given me all of this information 5 years ago when she told me I had osteopenia. No information was given, only encouragement to take medications. So thankful for these educational articles and research that provide understanding and have helped me take an active role in rebuilding my bone density. I take every opportunity I get to share AlgaeCal info with friends.

  154. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 9:31 am

    Roxane,

    We’re honored to be supporting you on your bone-health journey – thank you for sharing your kind words! If you ever have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  155. Kathy Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 12:41 pm

    Thank you for your well written article which made the information of bone break down and rebuilding easy to understand.

  156. Brenda

    May 10, 2022 , 12:44 pm

    I’ll be looking into my personal habits that contribute to inflammation AND continue taking my Algaecal Good article

  157. JoAnne Goodnight

    May 10, 2022 , 12:59 pm

    Thank you for such an informative article. No Dr has explained OP in a clear and concise manner as you have. I’m so glad I found AlgaeCal and the awesome team that supports AC!

  158. Trish Schultz

    May 10, 2022 , 1:12 pm

    So interesting! I often think of bone as “just the hard skeleton” and completely forget that it’s living tissue. It’s unfortunate that most doctors don’t understand the basics of this article….especially the part about inflammation.

  159. Joan Kostera

    May 10, 2022 , 1:15 pm

    Great explanation of bone building process

  160. Lori Crumb

    May 10, 2022 , 1:26 pm

    I’m so looking forward to my bones repairing with these products! can’t wait to see results!

  161. Sue Felli

    May 10, 2022 , 1:29 pm

    That is a very detailed article. It explains my mom’s decrease in height. Osteoporosis was not diagnosed, but it is probably the cause of it.

  162. Rebecca Mueller

    May 10, 2022 , 1:30 pm

    Some of this I “knew”, but didn’t really attend to until this read. Thank you. Understanding the two step process of new bone generation changes my commitment to better eating. I am connected to the damage I am doing to the osteoclasts and osteoblasts if I choose inflammatory foods. I don’t want to harm these cells!

  163. Barb ryan

    May 10, 2022 , 1:32 pm

    Thank you for such a detailed explanation of bone growth. This has helped me understand how this works and has given me hope!

  164. Judy Volker

    May 10, 2022 , 1:41 pm

    Thank you for putting this in terms lay people can understand. There is so much to learn that it becomes over whelming. I appreciate how you build on the topics and tell a story!

  165. Vera Ito

    May 10, 2022 , 2:05 pm

    This article certainly expanded my knowledge of bone workings, which is much appreciated. I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, have been on AlgaeCal for 3 years now am working on getting my Scan checked, which is not easy, my Dr. took some persuading to put an order in and the Dexa clinic will not do them within 3 years of the first one. Am now waiting for an appointment with them.

  166. DJ

    May 10, 2022 , 2:06 pm

    Thank you for this article, and all the articles. It makes it easier to help keep my bones strong. I have used AlgaeCal for a couple years now and my bones are stronger.

  167. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 12:15 pm

    DJ,

    Here’s to many more years of strong, healthy bones <3 We're always available if you have questions along your journey! Our Bone Health Consultants are available 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free).

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  168. Valerie

    May 10, 2022 , 2:10 pm

    Wonderful article. I need to reread these so I don’t get off-track, as sometimes that is so easy to do.

  169. Nancy Walsh-Boeder

    May 10, 2022 , 2:19 pm

    Wow! I learned so much from this article! Thank you!

  170. Sandy Buckner

    May 10, 2022 , 2:27 pm

    I am so glad I found AlgaeCal reading all the comments from women that have success, I encouraging. I just started AlgaeCal. I am 62 , run and was of and on doing yoga and weights. That has changed. I run, and now do weights and core work along with meltmethod a form of rolling bringing hydration back into the fascia. I have CPRSD, from a break in my left wrist. Not knowing, when I first got this 9 years ago. I lost body mass, I thought it was only muscle mass but it was not. Oct of this year I had surgery on my wrist to remove the botched surgery from 9 years ago my wrist broke during surgery. my surgeon was extremely worried about by bone health. I finally got a Dexa scan in April my numbers are not great -3.5 Lumbar Spine, Right Femoral Neck and total hip -2.7 Left 2.9. Research on the meds that were available to treat osteoporosis was terrifying! Lots of Prayers, I was guided to AlgaeCal. My PA agreed try this. I am going to see if we can get a scan again in a year. Praise be to God.

  171. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 2:49 pm

    Sandy,

    We’re so sorry to hear of all the trouble you’ve experienced so far on your bone-health journey – we want you to know that we are here as a resource for you, whether you have questions or would like supplemental information! Our Bone Health Consultants are available 7 days a week over the phone at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) and are always happy to help <3 Keep up all your fantastic work supporting your bones and we're looking forward to seeing the increases in the years to come.

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  172. Karen Utz

    May 10, 2022 , 2:27 pm

    What great information! I had no idea that inflammation was a contributing factor to bone loss!

  173. Louise bourassa

    May 10, 2022 , 2:44 pm

    Great information

  174. Mary

    May 10, 2022 , 4:34 pm

    👍🏻

  175. Carol Adams

    May 10, 2022 , 4:39 pm

    Very interesting and informative. So glad I learned about AlgaeCal.

  176. Lynn van Dokkum

    May 10, 2022 , 5:03 pm

    Very informative article

  177. Christine

    May 10, 2022 , 2:46 pm

    Have osteoporosis. Doing my best to eat an anti-inflammatory diet and do the right things. Taking AlgaeCal and hoping for a good report on my next DEXA.

  178. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 12:11 pm

    Chritine,

    Tremendous work supporting your bone health! We’re looking forward to seeing the results from your upcoming DEXA scan. After receiving your results, you can email your before/after DEXA scan results to our team at [email protected] and we’d be happy to schedule a DEXA review with one of our knowledgeable Bone Health Consultants <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  179. Janis Strawbridge

    May 10, 2022 , 2:54 pm

    Osteoporosis happens before you know it…you think you are doing everything right and then something like this happens. I am so glad I found AlgaeCal and I am counting on it rebuilding my bones as for so many others. I feel it is the only safe way from all that I’ve read . I have refused to take any of the drugs that Dr.’s recommended as I know they are just causing a domino affect in many that I have talked to. Thank you AlgaeCal for all the information and help too along this journey.

  180. Carol Brodeur

    May 10, 2022 , 2:54 pm

    Interesting article. Very good explanation of osteoporosis.

  181. Susan Mathews

    May 10, 2022 , 4:23 pm

    Sorry, Carol, I cannot find where to comment except for *Reply.* Amazing article, requires several readings to take it in. This is my 6th year on algae cal, can’t wait for my next dexa results.

  182. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 5:09 pm

    Susan,

    Not to worry at all, your comment has been noted! Thank you so much for your continued patronage – we are also looking forward to seeing the results from your upcoming DEXA scan! After receiving your results, we certainly hope you’ll reach out to schedule a DEXA review with one of our Bone Health Consultants by emailing your results to us at [email protected] <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  183. Nina Kordulak

    May 10, 2022 , 3:04 pm

    Excellent article! I have had Osteoporosis for many years and a wrist fracture this past September and knew I had to do something soon. I started AlgaeCal and Strontium in April and will let you know if it is helping my bone density increase.

  184. Leah Higginbotham

    May 10, 2022 , 3:10 pm

    Great article. Getting back to the basics of the life cycle of our bones. Understanding this cycle inspires me to do better so that my bones can continue to get better. Inflammation wreaks havoc in so many ways.

  185. mary s

    May 10, 2022 , 3:11 pm

    Thank you for information that is so clear and easy to absorb.

  186. Jane

    May 10, 2022 , 3:15 pm

    Extremely informative and professionally presented. I’m anxiously awaiting a recent bone density result after taking Algae Cal & Strontium for more than a year. Prior to that I had consumed bisphosphonates for many years with no improvement in bone density.

  187. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 2:43 pm

    Jane,

    After receiving your results, we’d love to connect in order to discuss the details of your progress. You can schedule a DEXA review with any of our knowledgeable Bone Health Consultants by emailing your before/after DEXA results to us at [email protected] <3 Hope to hear from you soon!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  188. Karen D’Olive

    May 10, 2022 , 3:16 pm

    Very informative! I’m already taking Algaecal and Strontium. Hope to have good results this year from a Dexa scan.

  189. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 1:02 pm

    Karen,

    We can’t wait to see your results! Please keep us updated on your progress and don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of any support <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  190. Jan Cox

    May 10, 2022 , 3:27 pm

    Thanks again for the education. Watching my diet to keep the osteoclasts away so the osteoblasts can do some building 🙂

  191. Linda

    May 10, 2022 , 3:27 pm

    very interesting

  192. Michelle

    May 10, 2022 , 3:35 pm

    I am so grateful for the uplifting way that the AlgaeCal community views osteoporosis – its so good to share resources and to view this as a multifaceted approach to osteoporosis. And to have a solution that works!

  193. Stephanie Corbisiero

    May 10, 2022 , 3:40 pm

    Very informative Many things I didn’t know I now do. Thank you. I have been taking AlgeaCal and strontium for 2 1/2 years and definitely showing signs of improvement.

  194. Jill Stickney

    May 10, 2022 , 3:49 pm

    I have read this article before, it is the reason I began using Algae Cal 6 months ago. When I finish a whole year of using your supplements my doctor has agreed to schedule another Dexa scan ( although I can tell she is skeptical). It is difficult to make a lot of changes all at once and todays reading reminded me to make some dietary changes that I had forgotten about. Thank you!

  195. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 2:40 pm

    Jill,

    We’re glad that we could be that helpful reminder on your bone-health journey today 🙂 We’re looking forward to seeing the results from your upcoming DEXA scan! In preparation, you might be interested to read a short refresher on our Stronger Bones for Life guarantee and qualifying requirements HERE. If we can be of any support leading into the next 6 months, please don’t hesitate to connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants by calling 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  196. Leslie Randall

    May 10, 2022 , 3:53 pm

    Had no idea that over the course of my life I have had 7 new skeletons!

  197. Paula B

    May 10, 2022 , 3:53 pm

    I walk daily and have always tried to be thoughtful about what I eat. And yet I went for my bone density test and was diagnosed with osteoporosis. I have been told that I cannot repair the damage that has been done but I hope to stop it from getting any worse. Reading about how the osteoclasts and osteoblasts work together was quite interesting. I have been taking Algae Cal and Stronium Boost for about a year now and I go for my next bone density in February 2023. I am hoping that things have remained status quo.

  198. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 2:57 pm

    Paula,

    While stopping bone loss would be a win, AlgaeCal Plus & Strontium Boost are clinically supported and guaranteed to increase bone density. And we can’t wait to see your results next February 🙂 As a reminder, here’s a simple sheet detailing how to take our supplements effectively, and we want to reiterate that we are always available to support you on your bone-health journey. Whether that’s through our BLOG or connecting with one of our friendly Bone Health Consultants, ensuring you achieve your bone-health goals is our mission! Don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) with any questions or concerns.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  199. Pat Alexander

    May 10, 2022 , 3:56 pm

    This has been very informative. I wonder how much DNA plays into this as the women in my family started bone loss in their late 30’s.

  200. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 2:35 pm

    Pat,

    There’s no denying that genetics and family history play a major influence when it comes to bone health. Still, there’s not much we can do about that! To learn more about other pieces of the puzzle, you might be interested to read our detailed article HERE. We’re always available if you have any follow-up questions!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  201. Carol Miettinen

    May 10, 2022 , 3:58 pm

    It’s fascinating how complicated our bodies are! And, wonderful to know the folks at AlgaeCal are looking out for our best health!

  202. Janis Fodran-Keeney

    May 10, 2022 , 4:14 pm

    Thanks for the information.

  203. Judy Carlile

    May 10, 2022 , 4:14 pm

    Very informative article.
    I was on osteoporosis drugs for years and my bone density decreased. Last year after my bone density test, my doctor asked me what I was taking because my scores were better.

  204. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 5:44 pm

    Judy,

    We’re so pleased you’ve found a natural way to increase your bone mineral density <3 Here's to many more years of DEXA scan increases! We're always here to support you on your bone-health journey; please don't hesitate to reach out.

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  205. Sherryl Rampton

    May 10, 2022 , 4:17 pm

    Very informative.

  206. Bernice Brown

    May 10, 2022 , 4:19 pm

    Can’t wait to start building new bone!!!

  207. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 4:57 pm

    Bernice,

    Neither can we! We are always here as a resource for you on your bone-health journey <3 All the resources on our blog should prove useful; you'll find delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  208. Sharon

    May 10, 2022 , 4:24 pm

    Whew! Lots of information and a bit overwhelming! Good to have, though, and I’ll need to revisit to absorb.

  209. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 4:59 pm

    Sharon,

    It’s true this can be a lot to take in all at once. If you have any questions, you’re always welcome to speak on the phone one-on-one with any of our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  210. Jan

    May 10, 2022 , 4:30 pm

    Really good information, that even my doctor hadn’t shard with me. thanks.

  211. Simone

    May 10, 2022 , 4:31 pm

    Very informative article. Just have to find out why my bones are the way they are and fix them.

  212. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 5:05 pm

    Simone,

    Bone health is often a complex and multivariate topic; while our clinically supported supplements are a tremendous way to naturally support your bone health, it never hurts to stack the chips in your favor! We certainly hope you’ll take advantage of all the free resources on our blog HERE. You’ll find delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  213. Deborah Torchia

    May 10, 2022 , 4:34 pm

    I had no idea that corn is an inflammatory. I will have to adjust my diet accordingly.

  214. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 5:06 pm

    Deborah,

    Making sustainable changes to your nutrition is a tough nut to crack! To ease that transition, feel free to take advantage of all the free recipes available on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  215. Lori Yob

    May 10, 2022 , 4:37 pm

    Outlined in clear concise way. Very understandable for anyone.

  216. Claudia Davis

    May 10, 2022 , 4:39 pm

    Interesting article.

  217. Vicki V.G.

    May 10, 2022 , 4:52 pm

    So informative… appreciate your educating us!

  218. Linda Plohg

    May 10, 2022 , 5:01 pm

    Very, very informative & easy to understand!

  219. Linda

    May 10, 2022 , 5:05 pm

    Didn’t realize how the rebuilding process works. Thanks for the great information!

  220. Bonnie Ihrke

    May 10, 2022 , 5:12 pm

    Very informative.

  221. Jean I

    May 10, 2022 , 5:14 pm

    Very informative article. I will look at my inflammation triggers and see what can be eliminated from my diet.

  222. Terri David

    May 10, 2022 , 5:16 pm

    Very informative. I didn’t know fluoride affected bone health.

  223. sherrie brentson

    May 10, 2022 , 5:20 pm

    I learned a lot, thanks

  224. Sandi Renfro

    May 10, 2022 , 5:20 pm

    This is a very interesting and informative article. It provided much information of which I was not aware.

  225. Elena K

    May 10, 2022 , 5:22 pm

    Good to know, I knew some of it but not all of it. We are bombarded by pollutants and chemicals, it’s hard to be free of all of that when big industries lobby to reduce regulations.

  226. Nancy Smith

    May 10, 2022 , 5:34 pm

    Understanding the balance that must be present to regain and maintain healthy bone is so important to achieving it. thank you for this very easy to understand explanation.

  227. Patricia Nichols

    May 10, 2022 , 5:35 pm

    Very informative and easy to understand

  228. Yukiko

    May 10, 2022 , 5:51 pm

    Thanks for this article. I am starting to understand better what causes bone loss and how better to combat it. Well done.

  229. Jillane Exton

    May 10, 2022 , 5:54 pm

    Excellent information. Very interesting how your bones are regrowing throughout your life.

  230. Barbara H

    May 10, 2022 , 5:56 pm

    One reads a lot about avoiding inflammatory foods, toxins, etc. This article really helped me understand the effects on bone remodeling. My C-Reactive Protein is tested twice a year due to an autoimmune condition I have because out of normal readings indicate inflammation is rising and could cause a flare up in my condition. Now, I see it can also be an indication of improper bone remodeling. Thank you for the article.

  231. Jackie Sherman

    May 10, 2022 , 5:58 pm

    As always AlgaeCal provides the best and most current information available.

  232. Steve Schklair

    May 10, 2022 , 5:58 pm

    Osteoclasts & Osteoblasts are interesting components involving the ongoing building and breaking down of the bone formation, it’s amazing what the body does.

  233. Mary Dashiell

    May 10, 2022 , 5:58 pm

    Thank you! Interesting and informative.

  234. In-Yol Moore

    May 10, 2022 , 5:59 pm

    Great Information, learned a lot.

  235. Linda Smith

    May 10, 2022 , 5:59 pm

    A clear, informative & interesting article. A reminder of the importance of the omega 3-6 ratio.

  236. Betty Greene

    May 10, 2022 , 11:04 am

    Excellent information for those of us with osteoporosis. Everyone needs to be aware of those food items that are not good for anyone in regards to osteoporosis. AlgaeCal has helped me greatly. I took bone meds for years and each time I had a bone scan the results were worse. Then I heard about Algae Cal and since using it my bone scan results have improved. Thank goodness for AlgaeCal products!

  237. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 2:04 pm

    Betty,

    We couldn’t be happier to hear of the success you’ve had taking our supplements! Congratulations! Please be sure to keep us updated on your progress and don’t hesitate to reach out if we can offer you any support on your bone-health journey <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  238. Silvia

    May 10, 2022 , 6:04 pm

    I learned that a healthy ratio of omega 6:omega 3 ratio should be anywhere around 1:1 to 4:1. good to know!

  239. Jean Olthoff

    May 11, 2022 , 8:54 am

    This was a good review of how our bones stay healthy and reminders to eat healthy

  240. Connie Cummings

    May 10, 2022 , 6:07 pm

    So much information here and I will be referring to it again.

  241. Katherine Horne

    May 10, 2022 , 6:11 pm

    I got lost in the technical information, but I appreciated the “bottom line.” I was hoping for more specifics about the 2 key items and what to do to improve on them.

  242. Cathy Norgaard

    May 10, 2022 , 6:16 pm

    Very educational and easy to understand. I had never thought before of bone processing to understand the breakdown and buildup of the skeletal system. The article didn’t mention but I’ll assume there is no diagnostic test yet created to give people detailed info of their osteoclast and osteoblast status.

  243. Megan AlgaeCal

    May 12, 2022 , 2:57 pm

    Hi Cathy, thanks for your insightful comment!

    Testing for Bone Turnover Markers gives an indication of the balance between osteoclast and osteoblast and activity 🙂

    Hope this helps,

    – Megan @ AlgaeCal

  244. Diane Bertrand

    May 10, 2022 , 6:24 pm

    We’ll explained & easy to understand.

  245. Elizabeth Nelson

    May 10, 2022 , 6:26 pm

    Another informative article. I look forward to your articles.

  246. Sue

    May 10, 2022 , 6:28 pm

    Interesting

  247. Margaret Prange

    May 10, 2022 , 6:30 pm

    You seem to be very knowledgeable when it comes to this and I trust you.

  248. yolanda caspellan

    May 10, 2022 , 6:40 pm

    Very informative article.

  249. Nina Kelly

    May 10, 2022 , 6:44 pm

    Would love to have a mechanism which would enable us to identify the precise “cause” of our bone deficiencies and other ailments so we could more easily and actively provide corrections toward healing!

  250. Susan Stiffler

    May 10, 2022 , 6:48 pm

    The info on bone remodeling was very interesting. I also liked the info the the cortical and trabecular parts of the bone

  251. Lori

    May 10, 2022 , 6:48 pm

    I didn’t know the differences between Omega 6 and Omega 3. This was very informative. I now know what the healthy ratio should be.

  252. Lisa Bunker

    May 10, 2022 , 6:50 pm

    I found this article very helpful

  253. Lori

    May 10, 2022 , 6:51 pm

    I also like the links within the article. The inflammation triggers is something I have been wanting to learn more about. Thank you. I plan to read the nutrition link as well.

  254. AnJB

    May 10, 2022 , 11:57 am

    Such fantastic information! As a health coach who is experiencing osteoporosis, I appreciate sources with easy to understand content to share with clients. I guide them through better lifestyle choices but adding in proper supplementation can be a critical piece in their healing journey! Thank you!

  255. Colleen Ede

    May 10, 2022 , 6:58 pm

    This product is amazing. So grateful I’m taking this!

  256. Kim Sloan

    May 10, 2022 , 3:57 pm

    I wish this came in liquid form. I really want to try it but financially I can’t afford it I hope to win.

  257. Debra Lanaway

    May 10, 2022 , 6:58 pm

    Very interesting article to read and easy to understand the causes of osteoporosis.

  258. Sue

    May 10, 2022 , 6:59 pm

    I did not know omega 6 is harmful and we need more omega 4

  259. Teri Strom

    May 10, 2022 , 7:01 pm

    Very helpful and informative!

  260. Alana Goddard

    May 10, 2022 , 7:03 pm

    Thank you for the information.

  261. Gail McKay

    May 10, 2022 , 7:08 pm

    Good article – learned a lot.

  262. alice kinsman

    May 10, 2022 , 7:08 pm

    Very informative. I just found out I have osteopenia, so I need this.

  263. Camille

    May 10, 2022 , 7:14 pm

    Very informative! Thank you! I have hope of being able to care for myself and become healthier, rather than depending on doctors and dubious pharmaceuticals.

  264. Eva Fallis

    May 10, 2022 , 7:16 pm

    Very informative

  265. Merline Brewer

    May 10, 2022 , 7:17 pm

    Very intriguing, informative, detailed, enlightening, easy to understand and extremely helpful information. It was so great to have the what, why and how about osteoporosis published in one place!!!

  266. Barbara M.

    May 10, 2022 , 7:19 pm

    I didn’t know that 10% of the bone mass is replaced each year. Fascinating!

  267. Michele B

    May 10, 2022 , 7:19 pm

    This makes me hopeful- Thanks!

  268. Diane

    May 10, 2022 , 7:24 pm

    thanks for articles

  269. Sheryl Santos-Hatchett

    May 10, 2022 , 7:24 pm

    There is always something new to learn about this disease and ways of slowing it down. Thanks

  270. Adel Hernandez

    May 10, 2022 , 7:27 pm

    Thank you for this information! Learning to change from SAD diet to Nutritarian diet. Would like to identify all the information elements. Thank you for your product! I know it’s helping!

  271. Leslee

    May 10, 2022 , 7:32 pm

    I think you have convinced me to stop taking my Prolia shots which have done nothing to increase my bone in over 2 yrs. I will concentrate on your product and good nutrition and proper exercise. Hopefully, that will help me reverse or slow down my bone destruction.

  272. Beth

    May 10, 2022 , 5:27 pm

    Yes, Leslee, I think you’ve certainly made the right decision! Just be cautious how you go about the change. Have you received guidance about ceasing from Admin at AlgaeCal. I do not know myself whether it needs to be handled in any specific manner, but many drugs need weaning if possible…….All the best to you, and so glad with your healthy decision! 💖

  273. Kathleen L. Williams

    May 10, 2022 , 7:34 pm

    I can’t wait to see the results of my bone scan after taking the Builder Pak!

  274. Kathryn McLaughlin

    May 10, 2022 , 7:43 pm

    this article is so informative and helpful. thank-you as knowledge is power.

  275. Debra Shirley

    May 10, 2022 , 7:46 pm

    This is very informative!

  276. Sumie Makino

    May 10, 2022 , 7:47 pm

    This article was very informative and written in a way that clarified many things about my bones, thank you!

  277. Cheryl Wolf

    May 10, 2022 , 7:52 pm

    I’m keeping my intention focused on rebuilding of my bones within 10 years! Strong, healthy and renewed! Thanks AlgaeCal for leading the way!

  278. Sandy Dickens

    May 10, 2022 , 7:55 pm

    What complicated bodies we have! Thanks for the helpful article.

  279. Carol Tilden

    May 10, 2022 , 12:59 pm

    I have never heard the term “bone remodeling” before. Your article explained what it is and how it works, which I understood, to a degree. I would need to, slowly, re-read the article to understand it completely.

  280. Jenny C

    May 10, 2022 , 1:01 pm

    Excellent information!!

  281. Kate Montgomery

    May 10, 2022 , 1:01 pm

    I didn’t know that some activities cause microfractures in my bones. I also didn’t know before reading the article that the omega ratio was so important. The writing style is easy to understand because step by step bone remodeling processes were explained clearly. Thanks – will forward to a relative that needs to know this information.

  282. Linda

    May 10, 2022 , 1:02 pm

    This article is very informative. Lots of things about osteoporosis that I didn’t know about.

  283. Connie Gregory

    May 10, 2022 , 1:08 pm

    Such an interesting article…lots of great information.

  284. Jessica Vineyard

    May 10, 2022 , 1:11 pm

    I broke my arm at the tender age of 55, and learned I had osteopenia. This degraded into full-blown osteoporosis by age 62. I had started AlgaeCal right around that time. My last Dexa scan, at age 64, showed that I had reversed the osteoporosis to osteopenia, and I’m betting it continues to improve.

    I have been scrupulous in upping my strength training, eating very well, and never missing my daily double dose of AlgaeCal. I’m a fan for life.

  285. Wendy

    May 10, 2022 , 1:15 pm

    Thank you, very informative and educational , giving pathways to rebuilding and how it works 💪, j have been on this journey for many years and believe 💯 percent in algaecal.

  286. Donna Brownfield

    May 10, 2022 , 1:17 pm

    I understand more now about the bone building & “tear-down” process. It is complex.

  287. Patricia DF

    May 10, 2022 , 1:18 pm

    I have heard the statement that inflammation is the beginning of all disease processes, but I didn’t know that included osteoporosis. I eat very well, but I’m going to focus even more on nutrition and getting that Omega 3/Omega 6 balance healthier. I’m really trying to avoid going on harsh drugs. But I’ve only been on your products for five months so I don’t know yet if I’m improving. Can’t wait to find out.

  288. Mary

    May 10, 2022 , 1:23 pm

    Interesting and informative! I have increased my exercise routine for bone health.

  289. Ellen Richter

    May 10, 2022 , 1:27 pm

    Lots of good information. I know I can improve my nutrition, but my main problem is damage to my right femur and hip due to radiation damage.

  290. Gspinner

    May 10, 2022 , 1:34 pm

    Great, informative article.

  291. Hedwig Abramski-Hahn

    May 10, 2022 , 1:36 pm

    Reinforced my learnings from Anatomy and Physiology classes

  292. Debbie Campbell

    May 10, 2022 , 1:39 pm

    Great info! I am trusting the AlgaeCal to show an increase in my bone density with my
    Next scan!

  293. Cherrie

    May 10, 2022 , 1:40 pm

    This article is very informative and easy to comprehend. I am now into my second month of AlgaeCal so I’m just beginning this healing (and learning) process.

  294. LML

    May 10, 2022 , 1:44 pm

    My Mom had really bad osteoporosis which took about 5″ off her height & gave her a stooped posture. She broke her wrist & her femur at various times & was on medication (which didn’t seem to help much). This article was very interesting & gives me some guidance going forward. Thank you!

  295. Dawn

    May 10, 2022 , 1:54 pm

    I found out I had Osteoporosis & Osteopenia after Radiation & Chemotherapy in 2019 at 49ys old. Started taking AlgaeCal and after only 6mo I gained 6% bone density back. So happy I’m getting back on track.

  296. Mary A Steinbrenner

    May 10, 2022 , 1:56 pm

    This article lays out the reason I do not want to begin Bisphophanate Infusions. The idea of preventing bone remodeling sounds like poisening my sytem and preventing healthy bone formation.

  297. Karen Woodcock

    May 10, 2022 , 2:01 pm

    Kaiser has said I have severe osteoporosis!! But it’s because they left me on steroids to long which they put me on for a medication they had me on that gave me colitis!! It’s a vicious cycle with them Please help🙏

  298. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 8:23 am

    Karen,

    We’re so sorry to hear of the bone loss you’ve experienced, Karen; please know that we are here as a resource for you on your bone-health journey <3 We’ve helped thousands of people since 2002 build brand new bone and we believe anyone, regardless of the severity of the bone loss they've experienced, can do the same. AlgaeCal is the only calcium supplement clinically supported to increase bone mineral density - we're so confident AlgaeCal works that we guarantee scan to scan increases for life while supplementing with our Bone Builder Pack.

    If you’re interested in a natural approach to bone health, please don’t hesitate to connect with our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free)!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  299. Sallie A Russell

    May 10, 2022 , 2:04 pm

    I am recovering from a major fracture of the right humerus with plate and screws. i have been using AlgaeCal for a little less than a year and am waiting to see how my bone density numbers may have changed.

  300. Lauren B

    May 10, 2022 , 2:11 pm

    Thank you for this article. It reinforced the reasons I’m taking your products and having good results.

  301. Joy Nelson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:12 pm

    Fascinating to learn the two ways we develop Osteoporosis!

  302. Jadwiga

    May 10, 2022 , 2:13 pm

    I have just recently found out that taking only calcium is not enough to keep your bones strong. I am glad that this article explains what else is needed.

  303. Sheila Habib

    May 10, 2022 , 2:29 pm

    Thank you for a brief, but in depth explanation of bone remodeling/rebuilding. I had zero idea that inflammation and Omegas played a part. I recently quit my bone meds, and have a DEXA scan scheduled soon. I have a full box of AlgaeCal and Omega oil sitting here, ready to get started on what I hope will be my bone remodeling journey. I will be back to post my results in 6 – 7 months.

  304. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 12:30 pm

    Sheila,

    We can’t wait to hear about your progress! If you ever need any support or have questions, please don’t hesitate to connect with our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  305. Susan Cecelia Brown

    May 10, 2022 , 2:42 pm

    Did not know how important protein is to bone buildup

  306. Ann Wright

    May 10, 2022 , 2:43 pm

    Very informative. Good to review. I didn’t know canola oil was bad for you . I thought osteoporosis was just a post menopausal symptom

  307. Janet Boudreaux

    May 10, 2022 , 2:45 pm

    Very interesting article detailing the whole process of bone building! I think I finally understand!

  308. Gale Gibson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:56 pm

    Thank you! This is far more info the Dr. gave me and very enlightening.

  309. Patti Reed

    May 10, 2022 , 2:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing such helpful information in such a way that anyone can understand. I’ve been taking AlgeaCal for almost 3 years and have seen an increase in my bone density.

  310. Sharon Miller

    May 10, 2022 , 3:03 pm

    Interesting to understand a bit more about my bones. I have read much of this before, and do not (mostly) eat the SAD. I will be even better.

  311. Darlene Carrigan

    May 10, 2022 , 3:07 pm

    In my opinion, a majority of our vibe issues are caused by our western diet content. The old saying”You are what you eat” couldn’t be more true! Making sure that you consume healthy foods including lots of vegetables and least greens and good-for-you proteins like beans and legumes is vital to it bone health and rejuvenation.

  312. Deb Ulvad

    May 10, 2022 , 3:08 pm

    So much to learn! Grateful to get to learn!

  313. Deborah Varney

    May 10, 2022 , 3:11 pm

    I am thankful to have an alternative to bone meds. When it was first prescribed, I did some research and said, “no way”.

  314. Terry Mullens

    May 10, 2022 , 3:20 pm

    I knew bone was broken down and built up all the time but I didn’t know how. Your articles are very helpful! My Dr wants me to take a bone medication but I know it stops the bone regeneration process. Yikes! I’d rather build up my bones the natural way.

  315. Linda Bennett

    May 10, 2022 , 3:22 pm

    Interesting😊
    Linda B

  316. Julie Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:29 pm

    Nicely written article…easy to understand. Fingers crossed for some improvement from my next DEXA scan later in the year.

  317. Phyllis Irons

    May 10, 2022 , 3:36 pm

    Great article and explanation of bone remodeling!

  318. Lisa C

    May 10, 2022 , 3:36 pm

    A very informative article. Armed with knowledge, I can make better choices to address bone loss.

  319. Rebecca

    May 10, 2022 , 3:38 pm

    Informative! I will pay more attention to my food choices!

  320. Cheryl Crivello

    May 10, 2022 , 3:41 pm

    What great information you have provided. I feel so supported by all the people who are involved with this great company. Thank you AlgaeCal!

  321. Rachel Terashita

    May 10, 2022 , 3:46 pm

    Thank you for the detailed information on what’s potentially happening to my bones. It does play on my mind!

  322. Deborah

    May 10, 2022 , 3:46 pm

    Great article! Very informative and encouraging to do the right thing. I’m in.

  323. Patricia calder

    May 10, 2022 , 3:50 pm

    This is very informative. It has added new knowledge to my understanding of osteoporosis and how to combat it. Thank you!

  324. Nancy

    May 10, 2022 , 3:54 pm

    Did not know that inflammation was a huge part of bone not being rebuilt

  325. Kathryn Erickson

    May 10, 2022 , 4:18 pm

    This is very interesting. The workings of our bodies are seldom as simple as we like to think they are. but understanding a bit about the complexities helps me make better choices in taking care of mine. Thanks!

  326. Debbie

    May 10, 2022 , 4:20 pm

    Very useful article.

  327. Mallory Boylan

    May 10, 2022 , 4:25 pm

    Sad that none of the medications target the real problem. I sure hope the AlgaeCal helps my bone health improve.

  328. Thelma Whoberry

    May 10, 2022 , 4:33 pm

    Great article. Important to reember:
    You can’t build bone health without-
    calcium, vitamin D, vitamin K2, magnesium, boron, and a number of other trace minerals. And you need proper amounts of protein and collagen, too.

  329. Pat

    May 10, 2022 , 4:36 pm

    This should be mandatory information for ALL females and starting as early as possible!!! I wish I had more information sooner than I did.

  330. Marianne

    May 10, 2022 , 4:45 pm

    I am grateful for algae cal which is the reason I went from osteoporosis to osteopenia. Now I see there are other things I can do to improve my bone health. Thank you!

  331. Cynthia Melguizovski

    May 10, 2022 , 4:57 pm

    The article was very informative. Love Alga Cal!!
    Have been taking it since 2016 when I found out about this product!❤️❤️🥰

  332. Cheryl

    May 10, 2022 , 5:02 pm

    Great to know about how bone is rebuilt.

  333. Wendy

    May 10, 2022 , 5:10 pm

    Interesting article!

  334. Joyce Owens

    May 10, 2022 , 5:22 pm

    Good information in this article! Thanks Algaecal!

  335. Beth

    May 10, 2022 , 5:24 pm

    Thank you, AlgaeCal. Thanks, among all the team, to this terrific trio! What a level-headed, substantiated, and well explained and illustrated article. Many will receive this information, and therefore benefit. 🙏🏻

  336. Andrea

    May 10, 2022 , 5:41 pm

    Thank you for this information.

  337. Heidrun Wellnitz

    May 10, 2022 , 5:43 pm

    I learned that inflammation in the body stops the osteoblasts

  338. Robin Vinge

    May 10, 2022 , 5:44 pm

    Great comprehensive article on bone health and physiology…

  339. Carol Bassingthwaighte

    May 10, 2022 , 5:47 pm

    It’s a pleasure to learn more of the science behind bone loss.

  340. Toffee

    May 10, 2022 , 5:48 pm

    so what happens after inhibiting osteoclast with bone meds for 5 years? How does AlgaeCal salvage that?

  341. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 11:22 am

    Toffee,

    Even after experiencing significant bone loss, AlgaeCal is clinically supported to naturally increase bone mineral density. Providing your body with all the bone-essential nutrients in AlgaeCal works to rebalance your body’s natural bone-remodeling process. You can learn more about this on our blog HERE. And if you have any interest in reading about our 3 human clinical studies, you’re always welcome to explore the results HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  342. Fay Davis

    May 10, 2022 , 5:50 pm

    A very informative article to show my primary physician why I choose not to take the prescription drugs.

  343. Barbara

    May 10, 2022 , 5:51 pm

    Controlling inflammation as best as we can contributes to better bone (and general) health.

  344. Sue

    May 10, 2022 , 5:55 pm

    This is the most simplified, easy to understand article I have ever read about a very complicated topic. Thank you.

  345. Blaire AlgaeCal

    May 12, 2022 , 11:03 am

    So glad to hear this, Sue! Thanks for reading 😊

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  346. Anita

    May 10, 2022 , 5:56 pm

    This was very helpful to understand what is going on in our bones.

  347. Paula A Jampsa

    May 10, 2022 , 5:56 pm

    So these prescription drugs are of questionable value?

  348. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 8:09 am

    Paula,

    Doctors will often prescribe medications in an effort to help you manage distressing symptoms. In such situations, bone health can sometimes unintentionally take a back seat to the immediate pressing issue the drug is treating. A conversation worth having with your doctor, is to highlight your concern about your bone health before agreeing to any prescribed medication. When you’re both on the same page, you can work together towards a solution that doesn’t harm your bone <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  349. Terri

    May 10, 2022 , 6:01 pm

    Good article! Inflammation is bad for bones too!

  350. Mondy Pahlka

    May 10, 2022 , 6:05 pm

    I said “no” to bone medications. I’m convinced that AlgaeCal is the best way to increase my bone health. I appreciate the new information (for myself) as to the dangers of Omega 6, and the other inflammatory chemicals. A very informative article! Thanks for this!

  351. Dierdre A CAMPBELL

    May 10, 2022 , 6:12 pm

    Glad I read this article, pretty interesting and educational. I have learnt so much from AlgaeCal.

  352. Linda Rodgers

    May 11, 2022 , 7:53 am

    I have AML FLT 3 along with osteoporosis and I found the information on osteoblasts that build bone and osteoclasts that eat bones extremely helpful. Thank you.

  353. Debra Thompson

    May 10, 2022 , 6:18 pm

    This was very good informative in explaining causes of osteoporosis. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis 2 years ago and after using the AlgaeCal Bone Builder Pack I was back to Osteopenia after 1 year of use. I’m looking forward to my next Dexa Scan results.

  354. Chelsea Dugas

    May 12, 2022 , 11:34 am

    That’s fantastic news, Debra! Please keep us updated with your ongoing progress!

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  355. Pat K

    May 10, 2022 , 6:28 pm

    Very informative and easy to read/understand. I am truly hoping for improvement with my bone density!

  356. Cynthia Hansen

    May 10, 2022 , 6:28 pm

    Very informative

  357. Anitagab

    May 10, 2022 , 6:41 pm

    Based on the multitude of exposures that we have in our daily lives to bone depleting contaminants, it almost seems impossible to control the development of these conditions. This article reinforces the concept that we need to continually seek out mechanisms to reduce environmental exposures that cause these problems and live in ways that are more in tune with the natural environment.

  358. Winifred

    May 10, 2022 , 6:46 pm

    I learned a great many things about the foods necessary for bone health and many things about how much I didn’t know about what was required to maintain good bone health.

  359. Amy kaufer

    May 10, 2022 , 6:52 pm

    I found This article To Be very informative and I learned a lot

  360. C Willie

    May 10, 2022 , 7:13 pm

    osteoclasts replace bone . osteoblasts repair bone. Wish article explained more how to help osteoblasts.

  361. Karen Kydd

    May 10, 2022 , 7:42 pm

    Very informative article!

  362. Irene Tammaro-Tallia

    May 10, 2022 , 7:46 pm

    Very informative. Thank you AlgaeCal for great products and all the tools you provide to help us all.

  363. Dee

    May 10, 2022 , 8:01 pm

    Very informative. I need answers if it’s safe to take when one has hypercalcemia

  364. Chelsea Dugas

    May 12, 2022 , 1:33 pm

    Hi, Dee! Did you know that blood calcium levels are often not directly related to how much calcium you consume? Furthermore, a reading of blood calcium does not indicate how much calcium is in your bones, or whether you’re losing calcium at an abnormal rate. Your bones contain almost all of your body’s calcium whereas only a very small amount (about 1%) is in your blood, and your parathyroid glands tightly regulate this when functioning normally. If you haven’t already, we’d recommend speaking with your doctor about what might be causing your high blood calcium levels. We also have an article explaining possible causes HERE. Hope this helps!

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  365. Louise Morgan

    May 10, 2022 , 8:06 pm

    The more we know, the better we can handle our own situation. Very informative article; I learned a lot.

  366. Marilyn Venus

    May 10, 2022 , 8:12 pm

    I’m with Nina Kelly, who made a comment earlier on this article. It would be wonderful if there was some precise way to determine in each individual the cause of their osteoporosis, so that the major problem could be localized and effectively treated.

  367. Eener M

    May 10, 2022 , 8:33 pm

    Thanks for providing much needed information and education

  368. Jill Gover

    May 10, 2022 , 8:34 pm

    I definitely need to reduce inflammation and get a better balance of osteoclasts and osteoblasts. My ratio is way off.

  369. Margie Tischler

    May 10, 2022 , 8:41 pm

    I am so glad I did not start taking the prescription drugs for my osteoporosis. I researched found AlgaeCal 2 years ago and so glad I did.

  370. Demi

    May 10, 2022 , 8:44 pm

    Informative article about the causes of osteoporosis .

  371. Grace Cockburn

    May 10, 2022 , 9:28 pm

    Good information, thank you.

  372. Tammy Cox

    May 10, 2022 , 9:48 pm

    Understanding the balance needed is vital information.

  373. Elizabeth Mayo

    May 10, 2022 , 9:56 pm

    I saw this product a few years ago and since I had Osteoporsis I gave it a try. My doctor was shocked at my next bone density test! It’s too bad more doctors are not well versed on bone loss.

  374. Rosie ravech

    May 10, 2022 , 11:49 pm

    An interesting and informative article written simply so can understand the process by which osteoporosis develops.

  375. Laura

    May 11, 2022 , 3:58 am

    Thank you for the valuable information as I begin my osteoporosis journey.

  376. Lin Pisani

    May 11, 2022 , 4:33 am

    I never knew that inflammation is part of the cause. Very informative article!

  377. Sandie Nethero

    May 11, 2022 , 5:49 am

    There’s always hope. Our bodies can rebuild

  378. Susan Jeffrey

    May 11, 2022 , 6:12 am

    Very informative article! I did not realize chronic inflammation was the culprit.

  379. Donna DeMent

    May 11, 2022 , 6:29 am

    Thank you for this interesting and educational article.

  380. Linda Borovicka

    May 11, 2022 , 7:11 am

    Learning that many decisions throughout my life may be why I am suffering from this today. Trying to make changes!

  381. Anne

    May 11, 2022 , 7:22 am

    Thank you for this article

  382. Heidi S

    May 11, 2022 , 7:23 am

    Informative article that also made me interested to learn more.

  383. Linda Hayes

    May 11, 2022 , 7:34 am

    I always thought my nutrition was on tract for healthy bones plus I exercised using weights and walking. At 50 I asked my doctor to get me a Dexascan and he insisted that my bones were healthy. It took me 3 years to get him to order the scan only to find out that I had osteoporosis throughout my upper skeletal structure. My doctor immediately fired me as a patient and left me stranded. The doctor that came after him put me on conventional drugs plus eventually on bone medication. Well, I developed brittle bone and fractured my left thigh at the hip. Surgery. I found Algae Cal and am now rebuilding my bones, all except at my lower back which is getting worse. Any suggestions?

  384. Chelsea Dugas

    May 12, 2022 , 1:08 pm

    So sorry to hear this, Linda. We definitely want to work with you to better understand your results – please contact our Bone Health Consultants at 1-800-820-0184, 7 days a week, or email us at [email protected] to set up a time to go over your information with a member of our DEXA team. They can help clarify and go into greater detail, and it’s free!

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  385. Linda Edwards

    May 11, 2022 , 7:36 am

    As always, I think that education is key. I’ve spent decades taking calcium supplements and prescription drugs that did nothing to improve my bone density. Thanks for the informative presented here. I’m learning, and optimistic about seeing positive results with AlgaeCal.

  386. Loretta

    May 11, 2022 , 7:46 am

    Great article and very informative..
    Thank-you!!

  387. Valerie Bloomfield

    May 11, 2022 , 7:58 am

    There is such good information in these articles and references. I wish we got this info from our general practitioners! But I am grateful to have found AlgaeCal!

  388. leslie

    May 11, 2022 , 8:23 am

    great article!

  389. Evelyn Thomas

    May 11, 2022 , 8:26 am

    I didn’t realize that our bones are remodeled every year and that inflammation was such a problem. I will get to work on that!

  390. 2matthews

    May 11, 2022 , 8:32 am

    How can this information/research be made more evident to the current medical model? If so, I’d not need to advocate for my choice to use natural support for rebuilding bone.

  391. Chelsea Dugas

    May 12, 2022 , 1:05 pm

    This is a great question, Melanie. The truth is that many doctors are less familiar with natural products and may not be aware of the options available. It’s typically not covered in their education and it can be extremely difficult to keep up with the flood of new studies being reported in published journals. That said, many doctors who have seen their patients’ improvements first-hand have now started to recommend AlgaeCal! Slowly but surely, people are getting informed, and the results people are seeing in their DEXA scans are irrefutable. It can be frustrating now, but if it may help, HERE is a handy information sheet on AlgaeCal you can provide at your next visit to your doctor in case you wish to discuss taking it with them. Hope this helps!

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  392. Brenda Rogers

    May 11, 2022 , 8:37 am

    This is so informational! Thank you!

  393. Barbara Noto

    May 11, 2022 , 8:49 am

    After reading all the data presented which I must say puts me on “operation overload”in understanding causes and effect on my bones I have come to the conclusion that my taking AlgaeCal puts me on the right path to better bones. In the 2 1/2 years I’ve been taking it my DEXA Scan supports the science that AlgaeCal works.

  394. Lynn

    May 11, 2022 , 8:50 am

    Good summary of bone remodeling

  395. Deborah

    May 11, 2022 , 8:52 am

    Interesting explanation of bone loss and rebuilding.

  396. Katie Klem

    May 11, 2022 , 8:54 am

    Living away from a city is good alo g with algaecal and excercise.

  397. Susan C Porter

    May 11, 2022 , 9:00 am

    The article contains good information, simply explained.

  398. Elizabeth Underwood

    May 11, 2022 , 10:13 am

    The stats on the drugs the medical community pushes have never been good. (I’ve been reading about these drugs in medical journals since about 2002.) Seems crazy that they haven’t developed something that will actually help. But in the meantime, Yay! for AlgaeCal!

  399. Peri Batliwala

    May 11, 2022 , 10:16 am

    That was very interesting and helpful. I would now like to understand, as a lay person, how to ensure that optimum omega3:omega 6 ratio via nutrition or supplements please.

  400. Kathleen Burkett

    May 11, 2022 , 10:58 am

    I would love to start taking these. I had a total hysterectomy at 35 and have had osteoporosis for many years now. My PCP wants me to take the drugs offered for this but I won’t take them. I do need to do something.

  401. Barbara Alpert

    May 11, 2022 , 11:35 am

    I love that AlgaeCal is about educating us about osteoporosis as well as giving hope with its supplement program!

  402. Jacqueline T Harris

    May 11, 2022 , 11:50 am

    The article has prompted me to learn which omega-6 fats I need to avoid.

  403. Betty Nigoff

    May 11, 2022 , 12:17 pm

    So, inflammation causes bone loss? But prednisone, which is often prescribed for some inflammation, also causes bone to lose substance. So what can be substituted for prednisone that won’t hurt bones?

  404. Chelsea Dugas

    May 12, 2022 , 12:27 pm

    That is a great question, Betty! In this case, we’d recommend speaking with your doctor to see if there are alternatives for you. That said, AlgaeCal will help lessen the bone-harming effects of this medication. We wouldn’t expect any interactions between the two, but always recommend confirming medication/supplement schedules with a pharmacist or doctor. If you’d like to learn more about how this medication affects bone health, we have a blog article HERE.

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  405. Linda Hauenstein

    May 11, 2022 , 12:55 pm

    Thanks for explaining what happens inside the bones.

  406. Y. Yogi

    May 11, 2022 , 1:03 pm

    This article was a very informative and the links clarified information, especially the link to the antiresporptive drugs article. This article gave me a clearer understanding and now I can defend my reasons for declining these drugs that my doctor has been pushing me to take that I have refused.

  407. Linda Hauenstein

    May 11, 2022 , 1:07 pm

    It was good to have bone remodeling explained.

  408. darlene mcfall

    May 11, 2022 , 1:23 pm

    I have been a loyal customer for over three years, i see improvements on ever bone density scan i have done. Your article is very thorough, and informative. Thank You for a product that really works!

  409. shereysue

    May 11, 2022 , 1:52 pm

    Very infomative article about our amazing bones and how they renew themselves throughout our life if they are given the right nutrients.

  410. Susan

    May 11, 2022 , 1:53 pm

    I will read anything that can help me avoid the drugs, and the more I know about the evils of sugar the easier it is to avoid it (still not totally easy).

  411. Ruth Pender

    May 11, 2022 , 2:03 pm

    Clear and concise article and helpful in understanding how bone is built and what is not helping and damaging our bones. Very helpful to understand the terms we keep hearing and it helps to formulate additional questions to help our bone health.

  412. Tana Sackett

    May 11, 2022 , 3:27 pm

    Such an interesting article! Thank you for sharing. The more informed I am the more armed I am to improve my overall bone health and strength.

  413. Maha Kali

    May 11, 2022 , 3:59 pm

    Easy article to read and understand how the bones work. A few things that cause
    bone density issues are listed. But knowing that bones are living things we can rebuild them without the terrible side effects of drugs which many times makes things worse.

  414. pamela fletcher

    May 11, 2022 , 4:28 pm

    That inflammation is the cause of bone loss also, just like it in the body elsewhere can cause disease.

  415. Sandra Hoffman

    May 11, 2022 , 4:45 pm

    Information on pathophysiology of osteoporosis was helpful for me

  416. pamela fletcher

    May 11, 2022 , 4:54 pm

    I learned about the cells that work together to remodel bone.
    Osteoblasts create new bone.
    Osteoclasts break down old bone.

  417. Mimi

    May 11, 2022 , 6:31 pm

    Would like to get my bones healthy the way they need to be…every morning I get up my body aches so bad I can barely move I just want the pain to go away so that I have more motivation

  418. Chelsea Dugas

    May 12, 2022 , 11:14 am

    Sorry to hear you’re experiencing this, Mimi. AlgaeCal has been studied specifically for improving bone mineral density and not body pain. That said, many customers report pain relief with AlgaeCal, though this is an individualized response and may not be the case for everyone. You may benefit from our product called Triple Power Fish Oil – this potent combination of omega-3s, turmeric, and astaxanthin is a powerful natural pain reliever. Feel free to call our Bone Health Consultants seven days a week at 1-800-820-0184 for more detailed information!

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  419. sue hanson

    May 11, 2022 , 7:03 pm

    interesting explanation of Bone Remodeling. Thank you

  420. Stephanie Szegda

    May 11, 2022 , 7:15 pm

    Very informative. Thank you.

  421. Rhonda McCall

    May 11, 2022 , 7:25 pm

    Controlling inflammation is vital. Thank you.

  422. Elisa Strahon

    May 11, 2022 , 7:59 pm

    Very informative article

  423. Ginny

    May 11, 2022 , 8:10 pm

    Reinforced info I learned in pharmacy school

  424. Angie Winfrey

    May 11, 2022 , 8:11 pm

    Wow! Who knew inflammation had so much to do with osteoporosis? Great article, very informative. Thank you.

  425. Donna L Wyatt

    May 11, 2022 , 8:27 pm

    The article is very informative and thorough.

  426. Connie Kristensen

    May 11, 2022 , 9:22 pm

    Great article. Really makes one think about their diet and inflammation.

  427. Judi Norby

    May 11, 2022 , 10:17 pm

    Knowledge leads to understanding which leads to making the most wise choices about how to best take care of yourself regarding osteoporosis. Knowing what type of nutrients are best for the bones of the body and in what balance, knowing how the body repairs itself re bones, understanding all that goes on inside the bones is eye-opening…helps me to be more resolved than ever to make sure I’m doing and taking the right things to promote bone health; my own especially! And, I can share information with others to help them!

  428. Laura J

    May 11, 2022 , 10:20 pm

    Thank you for explaining the pathophysiology of osteoporosis and for the reminder to reduce inflammation in order to resolve/avoid this condition.

  429. Lynn Studer

    May 11, 2022 , 10:58 pm

    The ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 is what I will be looking at in my diet as well as not using fluoride anymore. Thank you for the information you provide as well as a product to help beat back osteoporosis.

  430. Susan Price

    May 11, 2022 , 11:48 pm

    How does the presence of osteoarthritis, a common malady most of us face as we age, also impact the delicate balance between osteoclasts and blasts since it involves inflammation? Do those of us with arthritis have more of a tendency to have osteoporosis?

  431. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 7:26 am

    Susan,

    This is a great question – you hit the nail on the head. 1 in 4 people with rheumatoid arthritis will also develop osteoporosis and the link is inflammation. You can read more about this on our detailed blog article HERE. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  432. Pam Morris

    May 12, 2022 , 1:48 am

    The information provided is excellent. I’ve been using the products for over 2 years and each density scan has seen a significant increase…….. so pleased.

  433. Debra Johnston

    May 12, 2022 , 4:08 am

    The article was very informative as to how the bone renewing process works.

  434. Karen Sandhoff

    May 12, 2022 , 4:51 am

    Very important information and it was explained well.

  435. Phyllis Branch

    May 12, 2022 , 4:56 am

    Fascinating article! Having RA I know firsthand what inflammation does to my bones over 40 years. I hope that while faithfully taking Algaecal for many years it is helping the remaining integrity of my bones.

  436. Linda Maxwell

    May 12, 2022 , 5:08 am

    It’s nice to be able to count on AlgaeCal for pertinent information. LindaA

  437. Helen A McAnallen

    May 12, 2022 , 5:20 am

    No matter how many times I read these articles, I always learn something new.

  438. Marilyn Brady

    May 12, 2022 , 6:53 am

    Clear, useful information.

  439. Shirleen

    May 12, 2022 , 7:45 am

    Loved the simple terms that this article was written in. So helpful for a full understanding of what is going on with our bones.

  440. Melissa Phelps

    May 12, 2022 , 8:52 am

    Interesting read!

  441. Teri Crook

    May 12, 2022 , 10:08 am

    Very interesting. Didn’t realize corn and soy weren’t good omegas.

  442. Sylvia Durance

    May 12, 2022 , 11:30 am

    Some of this information was new to me.

  443. Linda Egeler

    May 12, 2022 , 11:37 am

    I am hoping to avoid having to take medication for osteoporosis. It’s my understanding they slow the ability of the osteoclasts to break down old bone. Rebuilding newer bone on top of older bone that should have been broken down doesn’t sound like a good idea!

  444. Wendy Chatterton

    May 12, 2022 , 12:09 pm

    I want to halt my osteoporosis. I think I can, though I am 65.

  445. Susan G

    May 12, 2022 , 12:37 pm

    This article will have me looking into my Omega 6/3 ratio. I have inflammatory osteoarthritis that has been controlled with plaquenil but my rheumatologist has been unable to determine the cause of the inflammation . I have already made dietary changes suggested by the AlgaeCal site and I’m open to exploring other recommendations.

  446. Susie Lagabon

    May 12, 2022 , 1:15 pm

    Our bones are an amazing building machine!! Great description!

  447. Jan Thatcher

    May 12, 2022 , 1:52 pm

    A clear and simple explanation of how bone is created and maintained over time. Thanks for this description.

  448. Gwen Locke

    May 12, 2022 , 3:53 pm

    Thank you for the explanation. We are what we eat.

  449. Margaret Burke

    May 12, 2022 , 4:53 pm

    I learned a lot about inflammation in this article and I am experiencing much of this recently

  450. lisa myers

    May 12, 2022 , 4:58 pm

    I fear I may have inflamation and would like information on how to see if that’s the case. I’m only 53 and I’ve been diagnosed with Osteoporosis.

  451. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 10:52 am

    Lisa,

    We’re so sorry to hear of your diagnosis <3 There are a number of inflammatory marker tests available – you can speak with your doctor further to find the blood test most appropriate for you and steps you can take to naturally decrease your levels of inflammation. One such way is to supplement with omega 3 fatty acids, which are a tremendous way to support your bone health along with working to decrease levels of inflammation. You can always learn more about this on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  452. Sheryl

    May 12, 2022 , 5:58 pm

    So Informative and quite helpful.
    Thank you

  453. Gladys

    May 12, 2022 , 6:24 pm

    I love the article. I love the colorful ilustrations. I learn a lot! I was specially impacted to know that the omega 6 is inflammatory!!! The healthy ratio is important.

  454. Latha Balaji

    May 12, 2022 , 7:37 pm

    Very informative and helpful!

  455. Susan

    May 12, 2022 , 8:42 pm

    I am glad the contest made me read these articles, finding out new things

  456. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 9:52 am

    Susan,

    We’re so thankful you took the time to read them! We certainly hope you’ll enjoy all the free resources available on our BLOG including delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  457. Diane M White

    May 12, 2022 , 9:04 pm

    Thank you so much for these informative articles. I am so happy to have found this resource. Glad to be moving along in a natural way to replace and build bones.

  458. marie

    May 13, 2022 , 3:04 am

    Great explanations

  459. Gail Toso

    May 13, 2022 , 8:56 am

    The above article is very informative. I’ve been taking algae cal for just over a year and will be having another Dexiscan this year to see if my bone health has improved. I’m very hopeful to see positive results.

  460. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 11:34 am

    Gail,

    We can’t wait to see your positive results on your upcoming DEXA scan! After receiving your results, please be sure to connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants to schedule a DEXA review call <3 You can email us your before/after results at [email protected], or call us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) for more detailed information. Please keep us updated on your progress and don’t hesitate to reach out!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  461. Linda Asmar

    May 13, 2022 , 11:36 am

    Very informative

  462. Donna Driscoll

    May 13, 2022 , 2:07 pm

    Wow, I really got caught up in this article! I even went on to check out some of the research! The illustrations were great, but I do have to say that the picture of bone affected by osteoporosis was scary!! Still, without a doubt, it gives urgency to
    making the necessary changes to improving that picture!!

  463. Linella Raff

    May 13, 2022 , 2:23 pm

    I believe that knowledge is so powerful when dealing with health. To understand how things work and what needs to be done to correct the condition is very important in making the right choices! I learned a lot in reading about the Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis, especially how diet and the wrong omega oil consumption causes destructive inflammation in our bones.

  464. Kirby Johnson

    May 17, 2022 , 1:58 pm

    Linella,

    We’re so happy to have been of some help on your journey! Thank you for your kind words <3 We hope you'll continue to take advantage of all the free information found on our BLOG. If you have any questions that arise, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  465. Elham

    May 13, 2022 , 2:42 pm

    This great information in the article make me always think how great is god in his creation really amazing understandable information thanks to everyone who works to deliver this butiful information to us thank you algeacal team

  466. Kirby Johnson

    May 17, 2022 , 2:09 pm

    Elham,

    We’re thrilled to be of service! Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any bone-health questions that may arise <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  467. Sylvia Oliver

    May 13, 2022 , 3:15 pm

    Very good, easily understandable information.

  468. Anita Davey

    May 13, 2022 , 4:52 pm

    Very interesting article. I learned about what helps to build the bones and make them new. Thank you for this!

  469. Lou Ellen Gilbertson

    May 13, 2022 , 7:17 pm

    Thank you for the Very detailed account of the physiology of bone loss and building. I learned valuable information!

  470. Ann Thinnes

    May 13, 2022 , 10:40 pm

    Very informative. I’m very concerned about my osteoporosis, but now I know what changes I need to make.

  471. Kirby Johnson

    May 17, 2022 , 2:15 pm

    Ann,

    It often takes time and dedication to rebuild bone over a period of many months – keep up all your fantastic work! Our blog is full of all the resources you need on your bone-health journey, but if any questions come up, please don’t hesitate to connect with one of our knowledgeable Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free). All the best!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  472. Sue Lewers

    May 14, 2022 , 12:12 am

    Thanks for turning this complicated topic into an understandable article. The explanations and references to the research for bone building and disruptions to bone building are very helpful and explain why certain protocols are called for.

  473. Bonnie Gorrell

    May 14, 2022 , 1:14 am

    Thanks for this great information!

  474. Joan Montoya

    May 14, 2022 , 5:38 am

    Great detailed information

  475. Janice DeMille

    May 14, 2022 , 5:43 am

    It seems like we should be able to reverse osteoporosis under the right conditions if our bones are remodeling all the time.

  476. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 10:17 am

    Janice,

    You’re absolutely right – and we believe that anyone, at any age, can do so! We’ve helped thousands of people since 2002 build brand new bone who are enjoying a life without the fear of fracture and we can’t wait to support you as well. Our BLOG is a great place to start, and we’re always available if you have any questions. You can reach our Bone Health Consultants 7 days a week by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  477. Yvette

    May 14, 2022 , 5:47 am

    Informative!

  478. JLR

    May 14, 2022 , 6:17 am

    Very interesting

  479. Karen

    May 14, 2022 , 6:29 am

    Great information

  480. Marilyn Picard

    May 14, 2022 , 7:42 am

    Fantastic article! It has more information condensed into one easy to read article than I’ve ever encountered before. A great reference also!

  481. Michelle Teat

    May 14, 2022 , 8:05 am

    Interesting article. Hoping to reverse my damage.

  482. Kirby Johnson

    May 17, 2022 , 2:56 pm

    Michelle,

    We’ve helped thousands of individuals build brand new bone since 2002 and we believe that anyone, regardless of age or circumstances, can do the same. AlgaeCal is the only calcium supplement with human clinical studies showing increases to bone mineral density which you can read about HERE.

    We’d love the opportunity to learn more about your circumstances and share how AlgaeCal can help you increase your bone density! Aside from this, there are many things you can do to help strengthen your bones, such as weight-bearing exercise and eating a balanced diet. We regularly update our BLOG with delicious bone-healthy recipes, exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals to support you in this <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  483. Re Fagan

    May 14, 2022 , 8:05 am

    Very informative

  484. Sheila

    May 14, 2022 , 8:18 am

    Great, informative article on bone health and bone regrowth! I love that our bones are alive and ever changing! Our efforts help our bones to remain healthy and become MORE healthy!

  485. Kitty Bible

    May 14, 2022 , 8:19 am

    Very informative article!

  486. Myra Braverman

    May 14, 2022 , 8:27 am

    Very informative article.

  487. Michelle

    May 14, 2022 , 8:41 am

    Excellent information!

  488. Lisa Conard

    May 14, 2022 , 8:42 am

    It’s a amazing to know that 10% of our bones are removed and replaced each year! Wow.

  489. Kathleen caramico

    May 14, 2022 , 8:53 am

    Very informative

  490. Bernice Yuzik

    May 14, 2022 , 9:07 am

    Thanks, it helps to know more about bones and how they rebuild themselves.

  491. PattyM

    May 14, 2022 , 9:11 am

    I appreciate this information which empowers me to make changes to reduce osteoporosis. Thank you.

  492. Bonnie G Downey

    May 14, 2022 , 9:16 am

    Thanks for helping to clarify what bone health really is. Also, including the links to give even more info, so that we can make better decisions for our own personal bone health.

  493. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 9:30 am

    Bonnie,

    It’s our pleasure! Happy to be of service along your bone-health journey 🙂

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  494. Susana Sardas

    May 14, 2022 , 9:17 am

    This is a very interesting article to learn about the balance that we need for bone formation.

  495. Melanie Fuscaldo

    May 14, 2022 , 9:20 am

    Thanks for clarity about inflammation And nutrition!

  496. Celie Sturm

    May 14, 2022 , 9:22 am

    This is fantastic information! I was recently diagnosed with Osteopenia! So glad a friend recommended you!
    Thank you so much,
    Celie Sturm

  497. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 10:14 am

    Celie,

    We’re thrilled you found your way to us! As you continue along your bone-health journey, you might enjoy our complete catalog of articles found on our BLOG. It’s chock-full of free recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals. Along with all these resources, we hope you won’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! Our Bone Health Consultants are available 7 days a week and would be happy to support you <3 You can connect with us by calling 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) or sending us an email at [email protected].

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  498. Marcia Gregory

    May 14, 2022 , 9:27 am

    Understanding these underlying causes of bone loss is going to help me make some simple changes! Thank you AlgaeCal 😉

  499. Kirby Johnson

    May 17, 2022 , 2:32 pm

    Marcia,

    All the small steps add up and there are many pieces to the bone-health puzzle – keep up all your fantastic work! If we can be of any help, please don’t hesitate to reach out <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  500. Brenda Platt

    May 14, 2022 , 9:42 am

    Very enlightening article. I knew about inflammation and certain foods that cause it but not about how out bones regenerate.
    I so wish our food industry would be come enlightened and start making our food more organic and healthy.
    Thank you for this very informative article.
    Brenda Platt 🤗

  501. Kerry

    May 14, 2022 , 9:45 am

    I wonder if whole organic soy products contain harmful omega 6 oils?

  502. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 9:29 am

    Kerry,

    AlgaeCal wrote a detailed article about soy products and their impact on bone health HERE. If you’re interested in further information, we’d recommend discussing any specific concerns with your nutritionist <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  503. Maxine Issa

    May 14, 2022 , 9:52 am

    Good information in a very understandable format.

  504. Laura R Rose

    May 14, 2022 , 10:35 am

    This article was interesting. I had a misconception of how we rebuild bone. I found it interesting that our skeleton can replace itself within 10 yrs. I had taken a mini class on the importance of taking prescription medications to keep bones healthy – I felt all the more reason not to take the medications. Thank you for explaining the Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis.

  505. Marietta A Stalcup

    May 14, 2022 , 10:45 am

    I took the OmegaQuant test and found that my Omege6:Omega3 was not where it needed to be…Meeting with their consultant to discuss options and hope that your supplement will help.
    Walk 5+ miles a day at 15 min/mile pace and starting light weight training. Praying all of this works to take me from Osteopenia to normal bone in the next few years!

  506. Kirby Johnson

    May 17, 2022 , 2:37 pm

    Marietta,

    It’s clear that you’re prioritizing your bone health and we’re thrilled to be a part of your journey. We can’t wait to see all the progress you’ll be making in a few short years! If you ever have questions, please don’t hesitate to connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants to discuss anything from exercise regimens to supplementation schedules – we are here for you! We can be reached at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) 7 days a week or by email at [email protected] <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  507. Johanna Arora

    May 14, 2022 , 10:49 am

    In depth article. Another important factor as we age is to make sure our kidneys are functioning properly.

  508. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 10:29 am

    Johanna,

    Excellent advice! ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ and that’s especially true when it comes to aging and bone health.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  509. Dana Nystrom

    May 14, 2022 , 10:59 am

    This was so much information that is new to me. I will save this for future reference.
    I need to learn more about the Omega 6 to 3 ratio and how to do this.

  510. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 10:31 am

    Dana,

    We absolutely understand this immense volume of information can be overwhelming. To make things a little more manageable, you can always connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) for personalized support <3 If you're interested in further reading of omega 3 fatty acids, you can learn more about determining your intake needs on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  511. Diana

    May 14, 2022 , 11:08 am

    I had never heard of bone remodeling before. I want to thank you very much for the excellent information you put on your website.

  512. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 10:27 am

    Diana,

    Happy to be of service! Our mission is to provide individuals with safe and natural support to increase their bone density – we’re thrilled to have you along for the ride 🙂 If you ever have questions or would like additional information, you can always connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  513. Laurie Simpson-Plouffe

    May 14, 2022 , 11:13 am

    Very informative.

  514. Sharon Miller

    May 14, 2022 , 11:26 am

    Very informative in easy to learn format.

  515. sonia cumbalon

    May 14, 2022 , 11:26 am

    Article is very helpful & glad to read through just to join the contest!

  516. sonia cumbalon

    May 14, 2022 , 11:26 am

    Article is very helpful & glad to read through just to join the contest!

  517. Leiko Yamamoto Pech

    May 14, 2022 , 11:33 am

    The importance of reducing inflammation to reduce bone loss is new to me, and knowing that an excess of omega 6 fatty acids contributes to this is something I can act on.

  518. Nikki Jones

    May 14, 2022 , 11:36 am

    It all sounds so simple and straightforward but it’s tough to know what inflammation is going on in the body and what is causing it (plastics, pollutants, diet, hormones, stress..), the list is endless and this is the toughest challenge to understand.

  519. Jacquie

    May 14, 2022 , 11:44 am

    Extremely educational. Appreciate all the healthy and safe recommendations .

  520. Marie Louise

    May 14, 2022 , 11:46 am

    this info belongs in the public domain….doctors who take oath….do no harm….should be required to give this info to pts before they prescribe chemicals that renders bone into fragile cement

  521. Jolene Gehring

    May 14, 2022 , 12:03 pm

    Interesting how bone can be repaired

  522. SGalWV

    May 14, 2022 , 12:05 pm

    Helpful info. Thanks.

  523. Karen Fortier

    May 14, 2022 , 12:08 pm

    Very thorough presentation of facts. I learned this and more at a summit and through the bone doctor.

  524. Barbara

    May 14, 2022 , 12:36 pm

    Had not heard the term bone remodeling before. I was also not aware that bone was continually being removed and replaced.

  525. Melissa Farnsworth

    May 14, 2022 , 12:40 pm

    Just wonder why the medical professionals that read my DEXA and try to coax me into taking Fosamax, etc, don’t educated themselves about Osteoclasts and Osteroblasts. My bones have been slightly, but steadily improving over the many years I’ve been taking AlgaeCal and Strontium Boost. But no one is interested (and I even print out AlgaeCal info for them to read) in educating themselves about this.

  526. Colleen

    May 14, 2022 , 12:48 pm

    Very interesting article. I didn’t realize that 10 % of my skeleton is removed and replaced each year.

  527. Andriette Hall

    May 14, 2022 , 12:53 pm

    Helpful information! I am definitely working on the healthy diet part which has been de reading my inflammation. Felling much better. I am also taking AlgaeCal and Strontium Boost.

  528. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 10:22 am

    Andriette,

    Marvelous work supporting your bone health! We can’t wait to see all the positive changes in the years to come. If you ever have questions or would like additional support, please don’t hesitate to connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  529. Eva Allen

    May 14, 2022 , 12:55 pm

    Pictures were worth a thousand words. To see is to fully understand. Having my medical doctor prescribing that I begin taking bone meds and my periodontist and dentist both warning against I’ve been searching for answers. When you understand the use of this drug in relation to how it hardens the cortical bone with risk of femoral breaks and starves the jaw bone first as to its blood supply, the health of the trabecular bone shouldn’t be left out of the equation.

  530. DC

    May 14, 2022 , 1:07 pm

    Great explanation of bone remodeling!

  531. Bert

    May 14, 2022 , 1:09 pm

    Very informative – especially what causes osteoporosis and explaining bone remodeling. Identifying your inflammation triggers also provided insights as to what foods are beneficial to you and which ones to avoid.

  532. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 9:45 am

    Bert,

    Identifying inflammation triggers can be a very beneficial exercise – great point! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  533. Yvonne King

    May 14, 2022 , 1:15 pm

    Great article! Important information!

  534. Kathleen Galloway

    May 14, 2022 , 1:20 pm

    WoW, Once again the role of inflammation is pivotal in bone building !

  535. Andrea Borella

    May 14, 2022 , 1:51 pm

    Thank You

  536. Dolly Vincelette

    May 14, 2022 , 1:58 pm

    Thank you for this information

  537. Beth

    May 14, 2022 , 2:07 pm

    Very clear and concise. Thank you.

  538. Pamela Baker

    May 14, 2022 , 2:09 pm

    Informative. I want to continue learning about causes and helpful dietary information.

  539. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 11:03 am

    Pamela,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to read through our article. If you’re interested in further reading, you can always learn more about all the causes of bone loss HERE and helpful dietary information HERE. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  540. Lmaty

    May 14, 2022 , 2:11 pm

    Great information!

  541. Kendal Ferrera

    May 14, 2022 , 2:11 pm

    Interesting!

  542. Lori B. Nunley

    May 14, 2022 , 2:20 pm

    Learned a lot from this article. Many new research-based items of which I’d never heard.

  543. aggie sutton

    May 14, 2022 , 2:31 pm

    Very interesting read!

  544. Constance Thomas

    May 14, 2022 , 2:39 pm

    Informative, thanks

  545. Jackie Haverty

    May 14, 2022 , 2:41 pm

    Hello,
    This article is really important in finding out how Osteoporosis actually forms through scientific facts. In this way, you can then discover what foods, products and exercises would work together to form bone formation and again have normal bones without the fear of breakage.

  546. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 11:05 am

    Jackie,

    Knowledge is the first step of many on the bone-health journey! Thank you so much for sharing your encouraging words <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  547. Sharon McAra

    May 14, 2022 , 2:45 pm

    This was very informative. I had no idea that eating places that much stress on the jawbone.

  548. Amy

    May 14, 2022 , 3:01 pm

    All the articles were great. I learned a lot!

  549. Florine

    May 14, 2022 , 3:13 pm

    Very informative.

  550. Therese Keane

    May 14, 2022 , 3:18 pm

    Are the monoclonal antibodies given to treat Covid the same as the ones mentioned in this article

  551. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 11:07 am

    Therese,

    This would be a fabulous question for your doctor! Sorry we couldn’t be more helpful!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  552. Donna

    May 14, 2022 , 3:27 pm

    Very informative.

  553. Granny J

    May 14, 2022 , 3:28 pm

    Interesting information. Wish research was based on more well known sources like JAMA. The information presented was understandable and the illustrations helpful.

  554. DEBORAH KNOEBEL

    May 14, 2022 , 3:39 pm

    Thanks for research, and informative information.

  555. Christina Woodside

    May 14, 2022 , 3:41 pm

    Very interesting. This will require reading more than once to have it sink in!
    Christina

  556. Cathy Holden

    May 14, 2022 , 3:57 pm

    Good Review! I’m looking forward to learning more in Lara’s new book.

  557. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 10:25 am

    Cathy,

    We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it! You can always find Lara’s new book, “Healthy Bones, Healthy You!” available for order HERE. Kindle version is also available!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  558. Anne Tench

    May 14, 2022 , 4:18 pm

    Interesting, but complicated. I need to read again to get my head round it.

  559. Denise

    May 14, 2022 , 4:29 pm

    This is such fascinating information. I eat pretty well and workout regularly, but still have experienced broken bones. I am gaining a better understanding about the make up of our bones and the time it takes to rebuild.

  560. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 10:32 am

    Denise,

    We’re happy to be of some help! We have many other detailed articles on our BLOG you might find helpful. If you ever have questions that arise, you know where to find us!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  561. Annette Seddon

    May 14, 2022 , 4:41 pm

    great detailed information about the structure of bones and how they are cared for a rebuilt by our body,
    Really appreciate the links to other items, particularly about inflammation. Many thanks.

  562. Rita Herman

    May 14, 2022 , 4:42 pm

    An excellent explanation of the triggers for bone destruction. By understanding how diet and pollutants affect osteoporosis there are changes that can be made.

  563. Margee Boswell

    May 14, 2022 , 4:45 pm

    I found the supplementary articles to be helpful and will probably introduce dairy back into my diet as a result.

  564. Cari

    May 14, 2022 , 5:27 pm

    What isn’t discussed is the remodeling in older women compared to younger women. Are they on the same 10 year cycle and is the quality of bone the same? Otherwise good article.

  565. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 11:04 am

    Cari,

    Thank you so much for your kind words – we’d love to offer some clarity in order to answer your question. The 10-year cycle detailed in our article is indicative of a healthy individual and as we age, this remodeling process naturally slows for a variety of reasons. You can learn more about all these factors which influence bone health and practical steps to naturally support your bone health on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  566. MaryLou Clemons

    May 14, 2022 , 5:32 pm

    I have been taking algaecal plus bone building and SB and Triple mango boost liquid since Nov 2019. 6 mo later entire spine was NORMAL June 2020. Addes Collagen daily supplement June 2020 til now. will do DEXA scan July 2022 to evaluate bone building success. Will continue regimen in future for ssure.

  567. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 12:05 pm

    MaryLou,

    We are absolutely thrilled with the success you’ve seen so far! Following your Dexa scan in July, we’d love to connect for a DEXA review call with one of our Bone Health Consultants <3 After receiving your results, you can send us your before/after scan results, and we'll take some time to analyze your progress and identify opportunities for even further gains! Leading up to your scan, we hope you'll continue to take advantage of all the free resources available on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  568. Angela

    May 14, 2022 , 6:06 pm

    Wow I never realized that inflammation triggers impact bone. Makes sense but I have never heard or read about that before.

  569. Joan Willison

    May 14, 2022 , 6:09 pm

    More very interesting information. Each time I read about osteoblasts and osteoclasts I understand some more. Many thanks for all your wonderful resources.

  570. Sheila Hrabchak

    May 14, 2022 , 6:22 pm

    Super informative!

  571. Chloe

    May 14, 2022 , 6:29 pm

    That certainly explains the difference between Osteoblasts’ and Osteoclasts . When I broke my upper arm just below the shoulder joint the Doctor told me that the inflammation would help to heal my broken arm. NOW I understand why that was important for the healing to take place at the same time. Get the junk out and let the new cells replace them. Thank you for the article

  572. Sarah Gilbert

    May 14, 2022 , 6:39 pm

    I have multiple autoimmune diseases and am an RN. I am on an anti-inflammatory diet but am also on medications that are not good for my bone health. I am currently 46 years old and have probably broken at least 10 bones (many rib fractures), including my femur. This is a great article and AlgaeCal has helped me “bone” up on my nutritional deficits (vitamin K in particular).

  573. Jacqueline Vosgerichian

    May 14, 2022 , 6:39 pm

    Very interesting article, thank you for sharing , all good information.

  574. Kathleen Correll

    May 14, 2022 , 6:48 pm

    Good article – Everything that is important for healthy bones is important for overall health. I appreciate the knowledge that AlgaeCal continues to provide. It helps me make the best and most informed decisions as I continue this journey to increase my bone density.

  575. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 11:06 am

    Kathleen,

    We’re honored to be a part of your bone-health journey <3 Thank you so much for your kind words!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  576. Martha Moreno

    May 14, 2022 , 6:57 pm

    Very interesting articles that help me to understand my process and treatment

  577. Linda Wojnar

    May 14, 2022 , 6:57 pm

    I definitely learned something new about my bones. It was very interesting about how you completely replace old bones every 10 years.

  578. Susan Welch

    May 14, 2022 , 7:24 pm

    Very Imformative!

  579. Debbie H

    May 14, 2022 , 7:31 pm

    I was not aware the part that inflammation plays in osteoporosis!

  580. Logan Garcia

    May 14, 2022 , 7:48 pm

    I found it very interesting that my skeletal frame is replaced every 10 years!

  581. Kathleen Howell

    May 14, 2022 , 7:57 pm

    I’d like to get a better understanding of this since I just had a complete bone scan to see if my cancer had metastisized. The tech told me it showed the osteoblasts but the doctor just said the test was ok

  582. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 3:25 pm

    Kathleen,

    Please let us know what questions you have about bone remodeling; we’d love to offer some additional resources you might find helpful! You might find it more straightforward by directing any questions to our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) for personalized support <3 They'd be happy to discuss your DEXA scan and provide a detailed breakdown of your current bone health 🙂

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  583. Margaret Giroux

    May 14, 2022 , 8:13 pm

    This was very helpful information

  584. Margaret Giroux

    May 14, 2022 , 8:16 pm

    I learned a lot about bone health

  585. Margaret Giroux

    May 14, 2022 , 8:16 pm

    I am glad it’s never too late to try to rebuild

  586. Margaret Giroux

    May 14, 2022 , 8:22 pm

    I am glad to hear about bone remodeling

  587. Margaret Giroux

    May 14, 2022 , 8:23 pm

    Interesting information

  588. Margaret Giroux

    May 14, 2022 , 8:25 pm

    I am now determined to improve my phone down today

  589. J Kramer

    May 14, 2022 , 8:37 pm

    The inflammatory aspect of osteoporosis was interesting. I am interested in knowing what role genetics plays in this disease.

  590. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 11:29 am

    J Kramer,

    Genetics is undoubtedly a major factor when it comes to predicting bone health as we age – but there’s nothing we can do about that! Doctors and many sources online can speak more on this, but it’s important for us at AlgaeCal to speak about practical steps you can take to preserve and rebuild your bones. You can read more about the causes (you can actually do something about!) on our blog HERE. Please be sure to let us know if you have any other questions <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  591. Anita Reynolds

    May 14, 2022 , 8:39 pm

    Very interesting and well laid out, I now know why the right supplement combination is critical to bone heath.

  592. Susan W Bragg

    May 14, 2022 , 8:41 pm

    Wow…there is a lot of information here to understand. This is a great article. I think I will need to go back and read it again. If only the doctors would help us more to identify what is causing our inflammation. I hope that I am on the right path to building back my bones.

  593. Helen N

    May 14, 2022 , 8:55 pm

    I found this article to be very helpful and I better understand the cause of my osteoporosis. It gives me hope

  594. Susan Eby

    May 14, 2022 , 8:58 pm

    Great info! Thanks!

  595. Michele

    May 14, 2022 , 9:00 pm

    I never understood the difference between osteoclasts and osteoblasts. Also the BPH can cause bones to break down!!

  596. Virginia Waterstreet

    May 14, 2022 , 9:01 pm

    I found this article to be so interesting and enlightening. I didn’t realize that inflammation has so much to do with osteoporosis. I also didn’t realize that just like muscle, bone needs to be broken down in order to rebuild. I’m wondering where hormonal imbalance fits into the picture, though. Is it #1 or #2 reason?

  597. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 11:25 am

    Virginia,

    Hormonal imbalance is a major factor when it comes to bone health and primarily influences the natural bone remodeling process (#2). AlgaeCal wrote a number of articles detailing the impact this plays; you might be interested in reading more HERE and HERE. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if any other questions come up!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  598. Jenina Charles

    May 14, 2022 , 9:25 pm

    ‘Identify your inflammation triggers’, that the key point here and not something I’ve been focusing on until recently. In addition to low bone density I’ve come to realize there are so many other negative consequences stemming from inflammation that are effecting my wellness & longevity plan. I’m onto it.

  599. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 11:52 am

    Jenina,

    It’s a big one – and easier said than done! While there are many factors to consider when it comes to inflammation, a helpful practice can be ensuring that you get enough omega 3 fatty acids. If you have any interest, you can read about why omega 3 fatty acids are crucial for healthy bones HERE. We also wrote a detailed article discussing adequate intake needs HERE. If you’d like any additional information, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  600. Kathy

    May 14, 2022 , 9:32 pm

    This was very informative.

  601. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 11:55 am

    Kathy,

    Happy to be of some use! If you’re at all interested in a natural approach to increasing your bone density, you can always learn about our clinically supported supplements HERE. If you have any questions, our Bone Health Consultants are available 7 days a week to support you! You can reach us by calling 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free)

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  602. pamela fletcher

    May 14, 2022 , 9:35 pm

    It was interesting to learn that Osteoblasts are cells that form new bone.
    and Osteoclasts are cells that break down old damaged bone.
    These cells work together to Remodel bone.

  603. Sharon Rosati

    May 14, 2022 , 9:59 pm

    Good article!

  604. Martha Shoff

    May 14, 2022 , 10:08 pm

    Certainly need stable bone mass as we age

  605. Marlene Samuelson

    May 14, 2022 , 10:14 pm

    Interesting – I already know quite a bit about these processes as I’m a biologist by training.

  606. ElWanda

    May 14, 2022 , 10:15 pm

    Good article that helps understand bone remodeling and rebuilding and how bone nutrition and inflammation are key factors to pay attention to during these processes.

  607. Pauline Robinson

    May 14, 2022 , 10:23 pm

    What an interesting article – no wonder we need our AlgaeCal

  608. Grace

    May 14, 2022 , 10:39 pm

    Very informative! I had no idea that 10% of a person’s skeleton is replaced each year and how osteoclasts and osteoblasts work.

  609. Elreen

    May 14, 2022 , 10:56 pm

    Excellent article!

  610. Sharon Kellett

    May 14, 2022 , 11:16 pm

    Need to up my bone density game.

  611. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 1:40 pm

    Sharon,

    Don’t we all?! If you’re interested in some practical ways to up your bone density game, we hope you’ll take advantage of all the free resources available on our blog HERE. You’ll find a complete catalog of delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  612. Mary Ellen Lothamer

    May 15, 2022 , 12:49 am

    This is an informative article on the process of bone building.

  613. Debra Swing

    May 15, 2022 , 1:08 am

    Well written article describing the reabsorption and building of bone.