Esther Mangini - Salem, Oregon
Hi, my name is Esther and I live in Salem, Oregon.
In June of 2019, I took a tumble down my stairs and broke a bone in my foot. When I went in for my final checkup to see how it was healing. The doctor said he'd like me to do a DEXA scan because I was 70 and had not had one yet. That was scheduled for August of 2019. I was not concerned because I have always been fairly healthy. I walk a lot and have been active. We had just gotten back from a trip to Yellowstone where we had done a lot of hiking and walking. So when my results came back, I was a bit dismayed to find that my DEXA scan T-score for my spine was -3.3. For my left hip, it was -2.4. The rest of my T-Scans were a little bit better, but not much. I did some research as I knew that I would be talking with my doctor in a couple of weeks about what he wanted me to do. And I decided that I would like to go as natural as possible. I have a friend who was on AlgaeCal and she suggested that I do that. So I looked into it and it looked good to me. I sent the doctor sheet to my doctor so that he would have the information when we talked. I had several people tell me, you know, those places are just trying to sell you something. But I decided that since it was a money back guarantee, I would try it for six months and I would keep my receipt. And if it did not work, I would ask for my money back. My doctor is very open minded and he was okay with me trying this as long as I had another DEXA scan in six months, because he did not want me to get worse. When I went in the technician said she was surprised that the doctor had ordered one so soon because they rarely could see any change within the first year. So I was a little concerned that it may not turn out too good, but it did. My DEXA scan from my August was -3.3, but now this June nine months later, it was -2.8 on my spine. On my left hip, it had been -2.4 and now it was -2.0. I was pleased with the results and my doctor was very pleased with the results and told me to continue doing what I had been doing. So I'm very happy to continue that.
And not only do I like the product, I feel like, it has made a big difference for me, not just in my bones, but in my hair and my nails. But mostly I enjoy being able to be part of the group and be able to look at people's questions and the answers that are given. As it helps me determine how I want to handle my low bone density.