Valerie Owens - High Springs, FL
Hi, my name is Valerie. I'm a 55-year-old wife, mother of three, grandmother of three, and a proud dog owner. This is my personal story. March 11th, 2012, I was rear-ended, at a high rate of speed. My car was completely totaled. I sustained a whiplash, a concussion, soft tissue damage, bruised liver, and L4, L5, and S1 herniation. I was in physical therapy for months, massage therapy for months, I had steroid injections. I was taking steroids. I was on anti-inflammatories - the entire protocol.
Months went by and the pain was not subsiding. I was told that if it didn't subside by the third round of steroid injections that I would probably end up having to have spinal surgery. Well, in October of 2015, I had a fall. With that fall, I ruptured the disk that got injured during that car accident. So, needless to say, 2015, I had my first lumbar spinal surgery. After the spinal surgery, I was very dedicated to doing everything that I was told by my surgeon, which was to walk, to rest, to ice, to take the medications, go back in for steroid shots if need be. Also, engage in physical therapy. I did all those things again.
Nothing worked. So needless to say, months later I go back in and I'm telling my doctor that I'm still in excruciating pain. So we did more tests, and we found out that the surgery had failed. Where the screws were into my spine. They were now wobbly, the bone did not grow back. I also learned that I had a degenerative bone disease that came from my mother's side of the family, and I was blessed with it.
So, in June 2016 I went back in for my second lumbar spinal surgery where spaces were put in to decompress some of the vertebrates, to take some of the pressure off of the nerves. After that, I started losing hope because I was back to walking, back to physical therapy, back In hydrotherapy where I was water walking, back to doing slow weights - easy weights, eating right - eating all the calcium-rich fortifying foods, all the things that I thought would help my bones get stronger. Because I was devastated to learn that I had a degenerative bone disorder, on top of two spinal surgeries.
So at my age, once you do a mammogram, you can also do a bone density test, and I was brave, and did the bone density test. During that time, I had learned that my neck T-Score was a -2.3, my lumbar spine at L3 was a -2.2. I was pretty bummed, but determined to find something that could help increase my bone density. There had to be something out there!
So after searching the web and social media I stumbled across this product called AlgaeCal Plus. I read all the literature that I could find on it. I watched the tutorials, I read blogs, I read the research, and then another day when I'm sitting there, scrolling through the TV channels, I see on Dr. Oz that they advertise this AlgaeCal Plus, and how it increased bone mineral density.
So I thought, "Well, if it's on Dr. Oz, and it's on social media, there's gotta be something to it right?" So I took the chance. I ordered AlgaeCal Plus with Strontium Boost. My order arrived on April 28th, 2017, and I immediately started taking it. I was so excited and I had so much hope that I couldn't wait until 7 months came to have another bone density test to see if I had any improvement. My goal was just to stop. Just to stop the bone loss.
So on November 16th, 2017 I went in for another DEXA scan. And my doctor herself came out to the waiting room and got me to give me my results. She came in, got me, went back, didn't even have the door closed when she's telling me, "You've got to scan your report and send it to AlgaeCal because you have 11.1% bone mineral density increase. 11.1%!" That's greater than my anticipation.
My hope ballooned! My choice of taking AlgaeCal Plus, with Strontium Boost paid off, and it's paying off even more because now my doctor, who says, "Scan your report, send it to AlgaeCal, get me the information on AlgaeCal Plus, tell all your friends about AlgaeCal Plus, go on social media! Do what you have to do, but there's something to this product".
So I'm here to tell you that November 16th, I got my results back, and from April, when my neck was a -2.3, it is now a -1.9, and at L3 when it was a -2.2, it is now a -0.5. So AlgaeCal team, AlgaeCal researchers. Thank you! Thank you for coming up with such an incredible product that has given me back my life, and given me back hope...