Vicki - Oregon
Hello, my name is Vicki and I live in Portland, Oregon, and I'm here to tell you about my AlgaeCal Journey. It began 12 years ago when I had my initial routine screening, from bone density, and learned that my scores were really low, and my doctor at that time started talking to me about the traditional treatments and she she also told me the downsides of them, which caused me to research them further and to make a decision that I did not want to take those medications if I didn't have to. So I looked around for alternatives. Over the years, I've taken various supplements, but my scores continued to decline over the next ten years, so it was a joy to discover AlgaeCal. It came out of research. I actually think the first time that I saw it was on Instagram, which is kind of interesting.
So then I got on their website and I have been looking for ten years for something like this, so I started taking it. I also finally decided to start some resistance work. Which exercise has been part of my life always, But honestly, the resistance work I was resisting. So with those two interventions, I've had success. I've taken AlgaeCal now for two years and my DEXA scores in a one year period from June of 2021 to June of 2022 showed a T-Score improvement on my spine from -2.6 to -2.0.
That is an 8% positive change in my bone density of my spine. And I quote, this are in capital letters: “Changes greater than or equal to 5% are generally considered significant”. So I'm thrilled. My doctor is thrilled and I will continue on this journey. I wanted to mention that there are two things that I had to change my mind about in order to get where I am now.
And that is initially I, I think, was a little resistant to thinking that I really needed to have a whole lot of intervention because I raised Holstein dairy cows and for some reason thought that maybe I was immune, just immune to having problems with bone density when I have a calcium rich diet. And, you know, as a youngster growing up, I made all reports about the value of calcium for your body in your bones.
But anyway, there's a lot to learn about how calcium is absorbed as you age. So that I had to change my mind about. And the other thing I had to change my mind about was that it wasn't enough to just continue to do the cardio work that I have enjoyed with exercise. I needed to do some resistance training, which I frankly don't enjoy quite as much.
And I'm not talking about bench pressing 200-300 pounds. In fact, during my workout yesterday I took the pin out of a pile of weights and let it dangle because that's where I'm at. But I'm making great improvements. We all are at a different place in our journey, and I've just accepted that, that is a part of what my body was telling me I need.
So I, I just share with you my success story, you know, hope that each one of you finds a path that works for you. Thank you.