Joann Koechel - Noxen, Pennsylvania
Hi, my name is Joann Koechel.
I have a family history of bone loss. My grandmother, my mom, sister, and me. I had my first bone density done at age 51. My result was -1.8. I was told, "Increase your calcium, exercise." So that's what I did, I hiked, I walked. I'm a nurse, I was always on my feet. I had my second DEXA scan, at age 53 with a score of -2.6, and -1.8. Told this was significant change. I was really alarmed. I started increasing my daily exercise, walking, hiking, biking, swimming, aerobics, increased my calcium and vitamin D and magnesium. I stopped drinking all soda and calcium depletion foods. Still, I was on my feet all day, being a nurse. I thought I was really helping my bones. Then I had my third DEXA scan at age 59. The doctor called and said, "Joanne, you really need additional help. You are very breakable, you could fracture at any time." And I talked to my girlfriend and she says, "Joann, why don't you try AlgaeCal and Strontium?" She says, "I've been taking it." And she says, "I feel stronger." And I ordered it, and I said, "What do you have to lose?" It comes with a guarantee. If it doesn't help your bones, you get your money back. I thought, "Well, I'm going to give it a try. What else can I do?" So I started taking it. After a year, my wrist hurt no longer. I felt stronger. I had my fourth bone density this past June, and I'm aged 63 right now. And the doctor says, "Joann." He says, "You have significant increase." He said, "Whatever you're doing, you keep it up. You keep doing that." I says, "Doc." I said, "I'm taking AlgaeCal and Strontium." And I said, "It is helping me." I told my primary doctor, and he told me, he said, "I'm gonna pass this on to my patients. Maybe we can help others." My score was amazing. I have interval increase in bone mineralization in my lumbar spine at 16%. And in my left hip, 12%. I can't thank you enough, AlgaeCal and Strontium. I want to keep taking this and my next bone density, I am so excited about, I can't wait. Thank you again, AlgaeCal and Strontium for helping us change our life and get back to being where we should be.