Types of Osteoporosis

Published: March 14, 2016
Updated: July 26, 2022

Reviewed By:
Dr. Loren Fishman – AlgaeCal Scientific Advisory Board Member
MD, PhD
Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Founder of the Yoga Injury Prevention Website.

Types of Osteoporosis

Types of Osteoporosis | Primary Osteoporosis Types | Causes of Secondary Osteoporosis | Key Takeaways

You hear people say it all the time — 50 is the new 40. And to a certain degree, it’s true. After all, you’ve probably noticed that most 50-year-olds aren’t as “old” as they used to be. On the contrary, they’re fitter, healthier, and younger-looking than a generation ago. 

But on the inside, 50 is still 50. And that’s especially true when it comes to your bone health. 

Here are some sobering statistics: Research shows that one in every two Americans over 50 has low bone density. And every year, 1.5 million of them suffer from a bone fracture. In fact, this year, 180,000 people can expect to get placed in a nursing home thanks to an osteoporotic fracture.1

But don’t worry. You can protect yourself from bone loss. And it starts with understanding the different types of osteoporosis and what causes them.

The Types of Osteoporosis

Doctors separate osteoporosis into two main classifications. Primary osteoporosis, where the bone loss is a result of getting older, and secondary osteoporosis, where bone loss is caused by various clinical and lifestyle factors.

Primary Osteoporosis

Primary osteoporosis is bone loss that’s caused by aging. But that doesn’t mean it’s confined to little old ladies with stooped shoulders. The truth is that by age 40, you start to lose around 1% of your bone density each year. This means your bones gradually become weaker or “osteoporotic.” And if your bone density gets too low, you may develop osteoporosis. Doctors separate primary osteoporosis into two types: Type I and Type II.

Primary Osteoporosis Type I

This is where bone loss is a consequence of estrogen deficiency. That’s why it’s sometimes called postmenopausal osteoporosis

When estrogen is lost from a woman’s body during menopause, it triggers an inflammatory response.2 As a result, your osteoclasts (the cells that remove old bone) begin to work at an accelerated rate. This means you start losing old bone faster than your osteoblasts (the cells that build new bone) can replace it. The result? Your bones get weaker, thinner, and more vulnerable to fracture. Type I osteoporosis can also be caused by a lack of testosterone, although this is less common.1

Primary Osteoporosis Type II

This is also known as senile osteoporosis. As you age, typically once you reach your 70s, your kidneys become less able to convert vitamin D into its active form.3 The reduced amount of vitamin D in your body then impacts the amount of dietary calcium that can be taken up. This causes your body to withdraw calcium from the only place it can — your bones. This leads to a lower bone mass. 

As bone mass declines, the risk of fracture increases. It’s an expensive problem that you definitely want to avoid. The average cost of an osteoporotic fracture in the U.S. is $34,855.4 
And that’s not even the worst part! For many people, an osteoporotic fracture can mean slowly losing the ability to enjoy activities like playing with their grandchildren, hiking, cycling, or taking exercise classes, and even carrying groceries or walking up or down stairs.

Secondary Osteoporosis

Secondary osteoporosis involves loss of bone caused by certain lifestyle factors, diseases, or medications.

Prescription Medications

Some medications have an unfortunate side effect. They can cause bone loss.5 For example, they can slow down the cells that build new bone, or speed up the cells that remove old bone. And some even do both at the same time! The result can be a rapid loss of bone density. 

Other medications affect the calcium in our bones. Some drugs stop calcium from being absorbed into our bones, whereas others cause calcium to leak from our bones.6 Either way, our bones become weaker. But that doesn’t mean you should stop taking any medications that you may need, and certainly not without talking to your doctor!

And anyway, there’s no need to be overly alarmed. In most cases it’s possible to stop bone loss and even begin to build new bone, too. One promising way to increase your bone density is by giving your bones the nutrients they need.

Nutrition Deficiency

A lot of people think that bone loss can be beaten with calcium alone. But it can’t. That’s because bone loss isn’t a depletion of calcium — it’s a loss of all the minerals that collectively hold your bones together. 

In fact, research shows it takes a total of 13 minerals and 3 vitamins to make your bones stronger7. In addition to calcium, you need magnesium, potassium, boron, copper, manganese, silicon, strontium, nickel, phosphorus, selenium, vanadium, and zinc. And if you’re going to beat bone loss, you’ll need all these minerals, not some of them. Besides these minerals, you’ll also need vitamin D3, vitamin C, and vitamin K2-7. That’s a lot of ingredients! 
But lacking even a single one of these nutrients can lower your bones’ mineral density.7

Lifestyle Choices

Life can take a toll on your bones. A poor diet. Too much stress. Not enough sleep. Too little exercise. These things can have a negative impact on your bone health. But don’t worry. There are lots of things you can do to help yourself.

And one of the best things you can do to improve your bone health is to make sure you’re getting plenty of exercise – especially the specific types of exercise that can strengthen your muscles and improve your balance. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

Blame it On Your Hormones

Anxiety, low moods, feelings of anger. There’s no denying it  –– menopause symptoms can knock you sideways. And it’s not just emotional health that’s impacted. The “change” can wreak havoc on your bone health. Thank you, hormones! 

When estrogen drops off during menopause, it accelerates the rate of age-related bone loss. That’s why postmenopausal women are especially at risk of osteoporosis.8 And it’s not just a women’s problem. It affects men too. Research shows that a lack of the male hormone testosterone can cause man’s bones to become weaker and prone to fracture.9 

In fact, almost any type of hormone imbalance — whether caused by medications such as steroids or medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism — can throw bone remodeling out of whack. This can result in weak, fragile bones.10

Research has uncovered that gut hormones can impact your bone health11. For example, scientists from Columbia University discovered the release of gut serotonin inhibits the activity of osteoblasts12 (the cells that build new bone). But don’t worry, there are many things you can do to improve your gut health

Medical Conditions

The risk of secondary osteoporosis is higher in people who have certain medical challenges,13 including:

  • Celiac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Lupus
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Epilepsy  

If you’re facing these or any other medical problems, it’s worth talking with your doctor to discuss the potential impact on your bone health.

No Need to Worry

As you can see, there are a lot of factors that contribute to both primary and secondary osteoporosis. But that doesn’t mean bone loss is inevitable. It isn’t. In fact, studies suggest you can boost your bone health.

The Natural Way to Increase Bone Density

One study published in The International Journal of Medical Science found that 16 bone-building nutrients can stop bone loss from happening14. In fact, researchers discovered that by adding these nutrients to your diet, your bones will actually get stronger. To our knowledge, there aren’t any other studies that show supplements increasing bone mineral density.

Learn more about how you can increase your bone density the natural way by signing up for our email newsletter.

Key Takeaways

Quick recap: There are different types of osteoporosis. Some are caused by aging; some are caused by diseases and medications. And others are caused by lifestyle factors, such as poor nutrition, lack of exercise, too much stress, etc. But they are all preventable. When you add the 16 nutrients that are clinically supported to stop bone loss to your diet, you’ll avoid bone loss, increase your bone density, and protect your ability to live the active, healthy life you deserve.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/books/NBK45502/
  2. Wenjing, Jiayao, et al. “JAK2/STAT3 regulates estrogen-related senescence of bone marrow stem cells.” Journal of Endocrinology vol 245 (2020): 141-153
  3. J Christopher Gallagher, “Vitamin D and aging” Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2013 Jun;42:319-32.
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/books/NBK45502/
  5. https://americanbonehealth.org/bone-health/medications-that-can-be-bad-for-your-bones-2/
  6. Rupee. “Medications that affect calcium.” Endocrine Practice Mar-Apr 2011;17 Suppl 1:26-30.
  7. Nieves, “Osteoporosis: the role of micronutrients” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 81, Issue 5, May 2005, Pages 1232–1239
  8. Wenjing, Jiayao, et al. “JAK2/STAT3 regulates estrogen-related senescence of bone marrow stem cells.” Journal of Endocrinology vol 245 (2020): 141-153
  9. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ije/2017/4602129/
  10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6832998/
  11. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fendo.2019.00075/full
  12. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK45506/
  13. https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-med-090710-133426
  14. Kaats, Preuus, Croft, et al. “A comparative effectiveness study of bone density changes in women over 40 following three bone health plans containing variations of the same novel plant-sourced calcium.” International Journal of Medical Science 2011: Mar 2;8(3):180-91.

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  1. Elaine Waisglass

    March 26, 2016 , 8:21 am

    1. The recommended dose on the AlgaeCal bottle label is two caps morning and night. Would it be helpful to take more for the purpose of correcting bone loss? If not, what would be the reason? Is there an upper limit to the amount that should be taken?

  2. Monica

    March 28, 2016 , 8:40 am

    Hi Elaine,

    We don’t usually recommend more than 4 capsules of AlgaeCal Plus daily unless you practice a vegan diet. The reason is that most people get about 500mg of calcium from their diet and 4 capsules of AlgaeCal Plus provides you with 720mg of calcium, so together, you’re getting around the recommended daily 1,200 mg of calcium. If your diet lacks calcium, we would recommend a maximum of 5 capsules daily. This is because your body can only absorb so many minerals in one day so taking more than 5 capsules (900mg) will be wasteful as the unabsorbed calcium will be excreted through your urine.

    Further, our studies show that 4 capsules of AlgaeCal Plus being effective. You can view those studies here: https://www.algaecal.com/research/clinical-studies/

    I hope this clears up you concerns.

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  3. Carolyn J Eveleigh

    May 10, 2022 , 2:36 am

    is this because you can only absorb so much calcium?

  4. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 1:44 pm

    Carolyn,

    That’s right! We hope you don’t mind if we step in on Monica’s behalf 🙂 For optimal absorption, no more than 500 mg of calcium should be taken in a single dose <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  5. Jill

    June 7, 2022 , 7:21 am

    Good to know!

  6. Carole Munn

    June 9, 2022 , 9:57 pm

    If you’re a vegan are 5 capsules sufficient?

  7. Carole Munn

    June 9, 2022 , 10:01 pm

    If you step up the calcium, shouldn’t you also increase the magnesium?

  8. Kirby Johnson

    June 15, 2022 , 10:21 am

    Carole,

    That’s right – generally speaking, the optimal balance for bone-building is a 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium. AlgaeCal Plus is already formulated to provide this perfect balance 🙂 Hope this information helps!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  9. Kirby Johnson

    June 15, 2022 , 3:44 pm

    Carole,

    Although AlgaeCal is indeed vegetarian, it’s not considered vegan due to the added vitamin D3. It is sourced from lanolin (sheep’s wool) and is therefore considered an animal product which prevents AlgaeCal from being classified as vegan. If you have any interest in learning more, you can always call our Bone Health Consultants at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free). Regardless, we don’t recommend exceeding the daily clinical dose of 4 AlgaeCal Plus capsules. Hope this helps!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  10. Joy Noel

    May 6, 2022 , 8:07 pm

    Even though I underwent para-thyroidectomy, bone demineralization increased. I’ll be back to report on my AlgaeCal experience!

  11. Kirby Johnson

    May 9, 2022 , 6:04 pm

    Joy,

    There are many factors which can negatively impact bone health, even when you take the time to do everything right. We’re 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. We look forward to hearing about your results!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  12. Eileen

    May 7, 2022 , 8:23 pm

    Great article. I didn’t realize there were different categories of osteoporosis. I’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis so I’m hoping I can turn that around.

  13. Kirby Johnson

    May 9, 2022 , 6:31 pm

    Eileen,

    We’re so glad you found our article to be an interesting read! We can’t tell you how sorry we are to hear of your diagnosis; we are always here as a resource for you on your bone-health journey. Not only that, please feel welcome to connect with our Bone Health Consultants 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free). We’ve helped thousands of people since 2002 build brand new bone and we’d love the opportunity to learn more about your circumstances and share how AlgaeCal can help you increase your bone density <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  14. Eliana

    May 8, 2022 , 9:28 am

    Sounds hopeful – for other people, but I have a multitude of other medical issues, each of which makes it impossible for me to utilize any of the suggestions. I wrote another comment under the “Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis” article if anyone would like to know why it’s impossible.

  15. Kirby Johnson

    May 9, 2022 , 9:48 pm

    Eliana,

    Thank you so much for leaving your comment. 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. While you’ve shared a number of health complications, our guarantee applies regardless of any pre-existing conditions or ongoing medical complications. If you have any specific questions, 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

  16. Amy

    May 8, 2022 , 1:47 pm

    My mother said we complain about the monthly cycle, but once it’s done it’s all downhill after menopause, yet never took the time to explain why. I appreciate the information of the various types of osteoporosis though it is very sobering.

  17. Kirby Johnson

    May 9, 2022 , 6:27 pm

    Amy,

    Thank you so much for sharing your honest comments – along with many other changes, the hormonal changes experienced during menopause can disrupt your bone remodeling process which can contribute to excessive boss loss. If you’re interested in further reading, we wrote a detailed article on the effect of menopause on bone health HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  18. Angela White

    June 8, 2022 , 7:10 pm

    Would my having a complete hysterectomy at 30 make my bones more vulnerable then? No one mentioned it. I did take hormones for years but always stopped for long periods of time here and there, and completely after the breast cancer connection scare. Including my thyroid disease and the fact I’ve had only one Dexa scan, would I need more AlgaeCal than the 4?

  19. Kirby Johnson

    June 15, 2022 , 3:55 pm

    Angela,

    Thank you so much for reaching out. Regardless of your circumstances, we don’t recommend supplementing with AlgaeCal beyond the daily clinical dosage. Our natural supplements have been formulated to ensure optimal absorption for bone health 🙂

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  20. Frances Kettren

    May 9, 2022 , 9:38 am

    I have recently been diagnosed with MS. This article made me realize I need to discuss with my doctor the effects MS may have on bone loss. It is helpful to understand the why and types of bone loss. Thanks again!

  21. Kirby Johnson

    May 9, 2022 , 6:33 pm

    Frances,

    We’re so glad you found this article helpful! We certainly hope you’ll take advantage of all the free resources available on our BLOG including delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professional <3 Throughout you bone-health journey, you can always connect with our Bone Health Consultants to ask any questions or discuss these topics in greater detail.

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  22. Nancy Laffitte

    May 9, 2022 , 7:51 pm

    I didn’t realize there were different types of osteoporosis! I always thought my problem was hereditary & aging. I plan to get my doctor to run the recommended tests to find the cause and hopefully correct it. I’m so thankful for AlgaeCal!

  23. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:00 pm

    Nancy,

    We’re so happy to be of some help along your bone-health journey <3 Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  24. Ellen

    May 9, 2022 , 7:59 pm

    I definitely have several of the factors that helped promote my osteoporosis but I am working toward increasing my bone density and hoping AlgaeCal will assist in my endeavors.

  25. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:01 pm

    Ellen,

    Our clinically supported supplements are a tremendous way to bolster your efforts! We can’t wait to see the results from your next DEXA scan; keep up all your fantastic work <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  26. Robin

    May 9, 2022 , 8:04 pm

    Osteoporosis is not fun when you have Psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia. Bones always seem to hurt. AlgaeCal has helped with that some and realizing there are different types of Osteoporosis.

  27. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:08 pm

    Robin,

    Bone health is definitely a complex topic – AlgaeCal has also written a detailed article on fibromyalgia you might find interesting! You can find it on our blog HERE. We are honored to be a part of your bone-health journey and certainly hope you reach out if you have any questions!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  28. Jo Ann Howdyshell

    May 9, 2022 , 8:59 pm

    I found out at age 60 that having a parathyroid tumor caused me to have osteoporosis. After having surgery I found algaecal because I wanted something natural. I have taken it now for 3 years and my bone density has improved. Algaecal gives me hope everyday

  29. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:05 pm

    Jo Ann,

    We’re absolutely honored to be such a major part of your bone-health journey <3 Thank you so much for your kind words! We're looking forward to many more years of DEXA scan increases.

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  30. Nancy C

    May 9, 2022 , 9:06 pm

    Seems my post menopausal lack of estrogen is most likely cause of my osteoporosis. I’ve been taking AlgaeCal + Strontium + Triple Power for almost a year. Have scheduled my DEXA for the end of this month. Feeling optimistic that these protocols will have helped me!

  31. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:33 pm

    Nancy,

    We can’t wait to see the results from your DEXA scan at the end of May! After receiving your results, we certainly hope you’ll reach out to our Bone Health Consultants to schedule a DEXA review <3 You can email us at [email protected] to get the ball rolling after your exam!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  32. Lorraine Webster

    May 9, 2022 , 9:25 pm

    Very good information . My doctor prescribed oestrogen only patches for 17 years after menopause. Maybe good for my bones but still ended up with some osteoporosis. Otherwise at 80 I am in good health.

  33. Sharyn

    May 9, 2022 , 9:47 pm

    Thanks for all this info. I didn’t know about the different kinds of osteoporosis nor that different conditions have a higher risk for osteoporosis.

    Do your products build both types of bone?

  34. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:12 pm

    Sharyn,

    Great question! While areas or your skeletal system repair and rebuild at different rates, AlgaeCal is clinically supported to naturally increase bone mineral density, which means that both types of bone will see positive changes. If you have further questions, we certainly hope you’ll reach out to one of our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  35. Barbie McAllister

    May 9, 2022 , 9:52 pm

    Thinking of getting bone meds via an annual IV infusion. Thoughts?

  36. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:15 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

  37. Beverly

    May 9, 2022 , 10:26 pm

    Fascinating! My Dr. was more interested at my last appointment because of my improvement!

  38. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:41 pm

    Beverly,

    We’re absolutely thrilled that you’ve seen improvements on your DEXA scans, Beverly! Congratulations! You can always continue to support your bone-health efforts with all the free resources available on our blog HERE. Please don’t ever hesitate to let us know if you have any questions that arise <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  39. Jill R

    May 9, 2022 , 11:05 pm

    Appreciate the educational materials provided by algae cal

  40. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:44 pm

    Jill,

    We’re pleased to hear you’ve found our articles useful! While we do offer the only calcium supplement clinically supported increase bone density, our mission is to provide individuals with safe and natural support to increase their bone density. Updating our BLOG with relevant and accurate information is an absolute pleasure. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  41. Linda

    May 9, 2022 , 11:14 pm

    I am learning how to stop bone loss.

  42. Carol Kuehner

    May 9, 2022 , 11:18 pm

    So glad for Algaecal that contains all the minerals needed for strong bones.

  43. Lorraine

    May 9, 2022 , 11:21 pm

    As with all your articles I find them informative, educational and entertaining. Thank you for continuing to help us.

  44. Ann

    May 9, 2022 , 11:21 pm

    Good article. Thank you for the information to help me turn my osteoporosis around.

  45. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:04 pm

    Ann,

    We’re absolutely thrilled to be a part of your bone-health journey! You can always find natural approaches to augment your efforts on our blog HERE <3 And we're always here to support you. You can reach our Bone Health Consultants 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free)!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  46. Lou Annette Holden

    May 9, 2022 , 11:40 pm

    I’m so grateful for AlgaeCal. I now have a weapon that helps fight the problem my Rheumatoid Arthritis helps cause.

  47. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:00 pm

    Lou Annette,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment and for sharing your kind words. If you’re interested, we wrote a detailed article on the types of arthritis and natural remedies that might offer you relief on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  48. Frances Misquitta

    May 9, 2022 , 11:51 pm

    I didn’t realise there were different types of osteoporosis, thanks for the information.

  49. Ruth Pender

    May 10, 2022 , 12:16 am

    Very interesting article. I have been taking AlgaeCal for about 5 months and had to stop taking strontium because my GFR is in the low 50’s. I’m glad I found information about it because no one advised me about that. I love reading all your information, very helpful!

  50. Julie Arneson

    May 10, 2022 , 12:17 am

    Very informative. Thanks for doing more than just making a supplement. You really want to help us.

  51. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 1:57 pm

    Julie,

    We certainly do our best; thank you so much for your kind words <3 Our mission is to provide individuals with safe and natural support to increase their bone density - offering all the free resources on our BLOG is just another way we can support you!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  52. Karla Ducote

    May 10, 2022 , 12:35 am

    Very informative article! I had a complete hysterectomy at 30, & one lobe thyroidectomy at 37. My husband, passed away on Christmas Day and both of my sisters within 9 months before. I’m 72. Last Oct, I did a Dutch Plus Panel ordered by my functional medicine doctor which showed all hormones are low. My functional medicine med doctor won’t increase my bio identical hormones because of severe osteoporosis & wants me to get on prescription meds, which I refused. I found AlgaeCal & am on second bottle; I’m very hopeful and love the community and all the resources! By the way, my husband was also a functional medicine MD…

  53. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:25 pm

    Carla,

    What a journey that has led us together – thank you so much for sharing. We’re absolutely thrilled to be supporting you and we can’t wait to see all the results of your efforts on your next DEXA scan…whenever that may be! We certainly hope you’ll continue to take advantage of all the free resources available on our BLOG, but you can always reach out to us directly if you have any questions! Our Bone Health Consultants are available 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) and are always happy to help <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  54. Lorie V.

    May 10, 2022 , 12:46 am

    This is so encouraging to learn that my bones actually can get stronger and I don’t have to settle for only getting worse.

  55. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 1:53 pm

    Lorie,

    We’re so glad to offer a positive approach when it comes to bone health; no need to settle! It’s quite common for individuals to come to us having been told there is no natural way of increasing bone density, but AlgaeCal’s Bone Builder Pack is clinically supported and guaranteed to increase bone mineral density. And there are plenty of changes you can make to your lifestyle and diet that will have a positive impact on your bone health. For more information or to ask any questions, please don’t hesitate to connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants by calling 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free). Hope to hear from you soon <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  56. Peggy t

    May 10, 2022 , 12:55 am

    I have osteoporosis Type 1 Also deficiencies that Algae Cal can supply.Great article

  57. Jeanine

    May 10, 2022 , 1:05 am

    I was diagnosed with osteopenia in my early 40s but exercised regularly so the doctor said we will just “watch it”. Fast forward 15 years and my last dexa scan showed osteoporosis. The doctor prescribed Fosamax and I took it for a month but then read so many terrible things about it that I stopped taking it. I was trying to find an alternative to drugs and came across your website. I have been on Algae Cal for almost 5 months and will be looking forward to an improvement in my next scan. This site as well as the Facebook community has such great resources! Thank you!

  58. Chelsea Dugas

    May 11, 2022 , 7:15 am

    We’re thrilled to hear you are benefitting from our various resources and support, Jeanine! Please remember that our Bone Health Consultants are here, seven days a week to answer any questions you may have. Do keep us updated on your progress. 🙂
    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  59. Jeanne Snawerdt

    May 10, 2022 , 1:40 am

    Interesting article! Didn’t realize that there are two categories. I’ve been on your program for 1 1/2 years. Had 10% improvement in my spine, but numbers stayed the same for my hip. Didn’t understand why that would be. Maybe you can answer that for me.

  60. Chelsea Dugas

    May 11, 2022 , 7:40 am

    We’d love to help decipher your results, Jeanne! Our DEXA team is specially trained to interpret DEXA scans on scheduled calls and it’s totally free! Please contact us at 1-800-820-0184, seven days a week, or email us at [email protected] to make an appointment!
    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  61. Kathy Eberline

    May 10, 2022 , 1:40 am

    Informative article. I didn’t realize the importance of all the different minerals for building bones.

  62. Susan Burke

    May 10, 2022 , 1:41 am

    This informative article confirmed that I have secondary osteoporosis. Now I know one of the culprits is the biophosphonate that I took for so many years before I stopped. It’s so good to know that changing our lifestyle can help build back our bones.

  63. Sylvia Mary Grech

    May 10, 2022 , 1:45 am

    Great article. I’ve always been active in my life but I had no idea that for decades, my Vitamin D was too low. I was even recommended by a doctor at one point to stop taking calcium tablets because they don’t work and I had a history of kidney stones. Thank goodness I found AlgaeCal! Two years on the products and I’m on way to stronger bones.

  64. Laura Farrell

    May 10, 2022 , 1:46 am

    Great information in this article.

  65. Gigikat10

    May 10, 2022 , 1:47 am

    This information is so helpful . I love the way you simplified it for the lay person. I can relate it to my life choices in diet, exercise and supplements .

  66. Rebecca Mikla

    May 10, 2022 , 1:49 am

    What a great article. I didn’t realize that there is so much to think about with bone health. That 13 minerals and 3 vitamins are key to good bone health along with a good diet exercise and good sleep habits.

  67. Brenda Weigle

    May 10, 2022 , 1:50 am

    I was particularly interested in the medications that can cause bone loss. I have been taking levothyroxine for over 25 years. I am taking the same dose as I was then. However, my TSH is always low and I end up feeling very anxious and exhausted from my heart beating too rapidly. After reading this, I will ask my doctor to experiment with my TSH by lowering my amount of levothyroxine since I am older now.

  68. Cynthia Blasko

    May 10, 2022 , 1:50 am

    Thank you for all this valuable information. I am so grateful full that I found AlgaeCal. I have learned so much about nutrition and exercise. Love reading all your articles ❤️

  69. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:29 pm

    Cynthia,

    We’re incredibly touched to have fans like you and we’re thrilled to be supporting you on your bone-health journey <3 You already know this, but we're always available to answer any questions you might have - we're here to help!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  70. Gigikat10

    May 10, 2022 , 1:53 am

    I didnt realize so many minerals were involved in the bone synthesis process. I feel like that would be nearly impossible to obtain all of these by diet alone.

  71. Cherry

    May 10, 2022 , 1:57 am

    I be am thankful to have found the Algae Cal products and hope to continue using them as part of my plan to reduce the development osteoporosis. I’m planning to share this article with my children who in their late 30s need to be aware of how to protect their bones.

  72. Connie Finley

    May 10, 2022 , 1:58 am

    From what I’ve been told by doctors, I am more prone to bone loss because I have a small, petite frame. This with the fact that I am in menopause makes it even more important to do something about bone loss. So, I take AlgaeCal and StrontiumBoost faithfully. So far, the test show it is well worth it.

  73. Susan Janelle

    May 10, 2022 , 2:00 am

    It is interesting to me that inheritance from a mother who had osteoporosis is never mentioned at all! And yet, this is what the doctors always focused on, or rather, “blamed”…when they learn I have a great diet, was very active, it “had” to be genetic. Looks like you don’t put any stock in that. So it must be the lack of estrogen, when I went through menopause I just toughed it out, since I’ve never wanted to take drugs of any kind, and it seemed most estrogen was from horse urine. I finally did find some phytoestrogen cream to apply topically, but who knows if that did anything, as I still ended up with severe osteoporosis, but it must have taken many years to develop. Lack of estrogen and many years of high stress being a caregiver for my father probably were the causes, as none of my sisters have such severe osteoporosis.

  74. Rena Dortch

    May 10, 2022 , 2:02 am

    I am still trying to figure out what I can do to help my body heal and reduce inflammation. I retired 9 months ago,now it’s a different kind of stress.

  75. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 12:10 pm

    Rena,

    Congratulations on your retirement – such a drastic change of lifestyle can often come with an array of complications. For information relating to bone-health lifestyle tactics, please be sure to explore our blog HERE. Otherwise, feel free to connect with our of our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) to discuss your circumstances one-on-one; we love helping individuals on their bone-health journeys! Hope to hear from you soon!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  76. Phyllis Rabin

    May 10, 2022 , 2:04 am

    Trying to figure out why my bone density is not improving after years of taking AlgaeCal and Stontium. I was just diagnosed worth hypothyroidism.

  77. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 12:14 pm

    Phyllis,

    We can’t tell you how sorry we are to hear this. We’d love to review your DEXA scans together to get a better understanding of your bone health! These are commonly 45 min. – 1 hr. and can be scheduled at a time most convenient for you! Please reach out to us by email including your DEXA results at [email protected] to get started! We want to provide as much support as we can during this time, so please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can help you <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  78. Omattie

    May 10, 2022 , 2:08 am

    Thank you for all this information and thank you for everything you are doing for this disease

  79. Kay Lukken

    May 10, 2022 , 2:14 am

    So happy to have found a natural way to treat my osteoporosis. Thank you, AlgaeCal!

  80. Janet Larson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:33 am

    I didn’t realize there are different types of osteoporosis, with different causes.

  81. Linda

    May 10, 2022 , 2:47 am

    I have been diagnosed with secondary osteoporosis. I have hypothyroidism. You mention hyperthyroidism but not hypothyroidism. Does hypothyroidism also cause secondary osteoporosis?

  82. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 8:14 am

    Linda,

    Great question! Hypothyroidism is the opposite of, and far more common than, hyperthyroidism. In the case of hypothyroidism, your thyroid is underactive and doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones, which also has a negative implication for bone health. You can read more on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  83. smichna

    May 10, 2022 , 2:48 am

    Thank you for the very informative article on the different types of osteoporosis.

  84. Patti Goewey

    May 10, 2022 , 3:04 am

    Several factors related to osteoporosis. I am hopeful that the AlgaeCal booster pack are helping to assist in bone growth.

  85. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 8:21 am

    Patti,

    It’s true there are many aspects to bone health, yet despite all these hurdles, we’ve seen that anyone at any age can increase their bone density! AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost are clinically supported and guaranteed to increase bone density regardless of these other factors. You are doing tremendous work for your bone health and we can’t wait to see your progress on your next DEXA scan <3

    Pairing that with proper nutrition and exercise will even further support your bone health! If you ever have questions, please don’t hesitate to connect online or over the phone at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free).

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  86. Julie Mossberg- Kinsley

    May 10, 2022 , 3:12 am

    Thanks so much for this article. I had no idea there were different types of osteoporosis and so many things that cause it. I was just thinking the other day about the phrase “aging gracefully” and now wonder how that’s even possible with so many cards stacked against us as we get older. I’m thankful I discovered AlgaeCal and the wonderful team behind it. With your help and support, we all have a better chance of finding some of that grace.

  87. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 4:09 pm

    Julie,

    Thank you so much for your kind words and positive mind set! Focusing on the aspect of aging you can control is always a useful practice – and there are many ways you can naturally support your bone health! We’re absolutely thrilled to be supporting you on your bone-health journey so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  88. Janet Kizziar

    May 10, 2022 , 3:22 am

    Great article. Loved learning about the different types of osteoporosis and how lifestyle adjustments could help!

  89. Sailing Soohoo

    May 10, 2022 , 3:43 am

    I learned and was surprised that breathing exercises can help with bones’ health.
    I will incorporate this in my routine exercises daily.

  90. Jensine

    May 10, 2022 , 3:50 am

    Knowing that stress, poor diet, lack of proper sleep and exercise can contribute to bone loss, I try to improve in each of these areas daily. Thank you for providing articles and information to help support us in this AlgaeCal community to build stronger bones.

  91. Diana Kendle

    May 10, 2022 , 4:30 am

    Algae Cal provides current, interesting, factual information, and I always learn something new from these articles.

  92. Mary Teeuwen

    May 10, 2022 , 11:33 am

    Mary Teeuwen – Great information – encourages me to live a better life style so that I can encourage my bone growth – really appreciate Algae Cal supplements.

  93. Kelly Miller

    May 10, 2022 , 4:36 am

    I didn’t realize there were actually different types of osteoporosis. I thank AlgaeCal for the education and the improvement in my own bones

  94. Bonnie

    May 10, 2022 , 4:47 am

    I found the article on “Types of Osteoporosis” interesting and informative. I believe my bone loss is can be classified as Primary Osteoporosis-Type 1. Fortunately, I have been taking AlgaeCal+ and Strontium for 20 months. After taking it for 16 months, I was due for a Dexa scan and my scores from two years earlier showed improvement from 7 – 9% putting me in the Osteopenia range for all areas except for my left hip. I’m hoping that by continuing with this regiment of AlgaeCal+ and Strontium I can bring that last remaining score into the Osteopenia range or better yet into the normal range.

  95. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:21 pm

    Bonnie,

    Congratulations on all the improvement you’ve seen so far; we’re looking forward to even further increases in the years to come! We’re always available to provide support or if you have any questions <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  96. Susan Gruca

    May 10, 2022 , 5:32 am

    Very helpful and informative article. I didn’t realize taking calcium alone is not enough. At 68 yrs. old,I plan on doing more to prevent a fracture from happening to me.

  97. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 8:38 am

    Susan,

    Prevention is always preferable – great work for everything you’re doing to take care of your bones! While bone health certainly is influenced by a number of factors, there are so many steps you can take today! Our BLOG features a vast library of delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals to support you <3 And if you're interested, you can always learn more about all the bone-essential nutrients HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  98. Pam Yusko

    May 10, 2022 , 5:37 am

    Ruth commented on not being able to take Strontium because of GFR. What is it and how do I know if it is safe for me?

  99. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 9:08 am

    Pam,

    Great question! GFR’s (glomerular filtration rate) refers to your creatinine clearance numbers. You can learn more about this from the National Kidney Foundation HERE. Strontium is a larger molecule than calcium, so for anyone with chronic kidney issues (depending on your estimated GFR), we may adjust our Strontium Boost recommendations as strontium can be harder for your kidney to filter if they are already compromised. As long as your GFR is higher than 60, Strontium Boost is safe to take at the full clinical dosage. Your doctor will be able to talk about your testing options with you, and you can always discuss our supplements with them to determine if they’re appropriate for your bone-health goals. Many of our customers find it helpful to share this Doctor’s Information Sheet while having that conversation.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  100. Jeanne Malcuit

    May 10, 2022 , 6:36 am

    I had no idea there were different types of osteoporosis. It was an interesting read finding out the causes, and things we can do to help our bodies.

  101. Melanie Carvell

    May 10, 2022 , 8:35 am

    Great Article – big takeaway is how many different minerals are required – it is not just calcium that builds bone! Even though I have been an athlete all my life I am now struggling with osteoporosis and the more we can all learn, the better. I have been taking Algae Cal and Strontium Boost for about 6 months and am excited and hopeful that I can improve my bone density. Thank you!

  102. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 9:57 am

    Melanie,

    Knowledge is half the battle! We’re so excited to be supporting you on your bone-health journey and can’t wait to see the positive results from your next DEXA scan <3 If you ever 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). And we certainly hope you'll continue to take advantage of all the delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  103. Marty-Jean

    May 10, 2022 , 9:20 am

    Had a DEXA scan in 2018 that showed me to be osteopenia. Jan 2021 I started on AlgaeCal and then 3 months later had another DEXA scan. All measurements showed some improvement after only the 3 months! Can’t wait to see what it will show in a year from now when I am due for another scan!

  104. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 9:44 am

    Marty-Jean,

    Absolutely fantastic news! We’re looking forward to even further increases in the years to come <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  105. zumkauf

    May 10, 2022 , 2:36 am

    So happy I am learning so much about bone loss. Unfortunately, most MDs don’t say much about any of it but are quick to prescribe hormone replacement or drugs.

  106. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 12:42 pm

    zumkauf,

    It’s true that most doctors tend to be less familiar with natural products or alternatives; it’s often challenging to stay up to date with the flood of information published in medical journals. If AlgaeCal is something you’re interested in discussing with your doctor, we have a straightforward information sheet detailing our clinical studies HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  107. Linda Erickson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:52 am

    In the process of acquiring new Dr., after current one refused info on algecal. At a loss for solution to this problem. Fractured spine in fall Feb. of this year. Currently dealing with bladder infection, med is Norfloxacin. Can I take algecal while on this prescription? Refused bone meds from Dr. and have been taking algecal plus for 2 months

  108. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 1:56 pm

    Linda,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out. With the flood of information published in medical journals, it’s quite common for doctors to be less familiar with natural products. Regarding the antibiotic you’re taking, we recommend separating Norfloxacin (Noroxin) from any AlgaeCal supplements by a period of at least 4 hours to ensure optimal absorption. To help properly schedule your supplements and medication, you might benefit from connecting with one of our Bone Health Consultants who would be happy to arrange a customized schedule for you! Please give us a call at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) to speak with us directly or if you have further questions. As a reminder, here’s a simple sheet detailing how to most effectively take our supplements. Hope this helps!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  109. Lisa Streich

    May 10, 2022 , 10:37 am

    Thank you for always providing important information I am not receiving from my physicians. All they encourage me to do is take medications without any consideration as to why I have bone loss. I have osteoporosis in my spine and have been taking algae cal plus and strontium for 14 months.

  110. Kirby Johnson

    May 11, 2022 , 3:37 pm

    Lisa,

    You’re doing tremendous work to support your bone health by taking AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost; we’re looking forward to seeing the positive results from your next DEXA scan! Please keep us updated on your progress and don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of any assistance <3 After receiving your results, we'd love to schedule a DEXA review call with one of our Bone Health Consultants to ensure you're seeing the kind of progress you're hoping for. When the time comes, you can email your before/after DEXA results to us at [email protected] to get started!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  111. Chiara Perry

    May 10, 2022 , 10:40 am

    Another great and well researched article that explains osteoporosis in a very clear and helpful way! I have been able to reverse my Osteoporosis using Algaecal products and more focused and intentional strength training! My practitioner was 😮 shocked! I am over the moon, and keeping up the program? We are never too old to make an impact on our health! 🤗❤️

  112. Mary Bender

    May 10, 2022 , 10:44 am

    This article is like a full medical consultation, excellent!

  113. Mary Ann

    May 10, 2022 , 4:12 am

    Informative article. Doctors just recommend calcium, vit D and bone meds. They don’t often look at other issues like gut health.

  114. Amy B

    May 10, 2022 , 11:52 am

    Thus article was very helpful in understanding the multiple factors that are likely causing my osteoporosis. I am starting the AlgaeCal products and hope to see good results!

  115. Carla Booth

    May 10, 2022 , 11:57 am

    Interesting. Thank you!

  116. Maureen Kelly

    May 10, 2022 , 11:59 am

    Very interesting article.

  117. Deborah Dirkes

    May 10, 2022 , 12:12 pm

    I have been taking synthroid since I was 18 years old and am now 69 yrs. Old. I had no idea this medication has had such a negative effect on my bone density. I am hoping the AlgaeCal routine will begin growing back my bone density! We shall see at my next Dexa bone scan. Thank you for this insightful teaching! ~Deborah

  118. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 12:27 pm

    Deborah,

    We can’t wait to see the results from your upcoming DEXA scan <3 It's never too late to reclaim your bone health and we're thrilled to be supporting you on your journey! We hope you'll continue to take advantage of all the free resources available on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  119. Debbie Reagin

    May 10, 2022 , 12:14 pm

    At age 68 I thought that calcium was all that I needed to take to ensure bone strength. I had NO idea that magnesium, potassium, boron, copper, manganese, silicon, strontium, nickel, phosphorus, selenium, vanadium, and zinc are all needed to correct bone loss. Thanks for making it easy to get all in AlgaeCal. I am definitely going to be more diligent about taking Strontium Boost. I have also had my first visit with a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapist – I am waiting for results of bloodwork to start hormone replacement. I am a little afraid of BHRT, but am determined to do whatever is needed to strengthen my skeletal system.

  120. Marie king

    May 10, 2022 , 12:18 pm

    So much great information here
    It’s so important to follow a healthy lifestyle throughout our lives ! Thank you for this!

  121. Brenda

    May 10, 2022 , 12:53 pm

    I’m taking my second month of Algaecal I’m looking forward to improved Dexa scan next year.

  122. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 9:25 am

    Brenda,

    We can’t wait to see your results! We’re so 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 <3 As a reminder, here's a simple sheet detailing how to take our supplements. Please keep us updated on your progress and don’t hesitate to reach out!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  123. Elaine Preslar

    May 10, 2022 , 1:01 pm

    Great article! I appreciate being able to learn and take control of my own health. I have been taking AlgaCal for a year and just learned from my last Dexa scan that my numbers have improved! Best news ever!

  124. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 11:34 am

    Elaine,

    Congratulations! We are looking forward to many more years of further increases <3 If you ever need any support on your bone-health journey, we're just a call away! You can reach our Bone Health Consultants 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free).

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  125. Trish Schultz

    May 10, 2022 , 1:05 pm

    I’m surprised the article didn’t mention anything about adequate protein intake. Isn’t that just as important as all the calcium and other minerals?

  126. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 11:32 am

    Trish,

    There are so many aspects of bone health – and adequate protein intake is essential! You might enjoy our detailed blog article on that topic which can be found HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  127. Joan Kostera

    May 10, 2022 , 1:18 pm

    Always have I been concerned about the effects of stress

  128. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 11:19 am

    Joan,

    Lifestyle plays such an important role in bone health! You can learn more about the connection between lifestyle and bone health, along with some helpful tips to practice, on our blog HERE. Our Bone Health Consultants are available 7 days a week if you have any questions! You can always email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  129. Ginger

    May 10, 2022 , 1:18 pm

    It is both scary and enlightening reading about the types of osteoporosis. Missing just one mineral is a eye opener. Great to know that you have twi formulas that give us what we need

  130. Carol Granda

    May 10, 2022 , 1:26 pm

    I wish I ad known years ago when I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism that I needed to add calcium to my diet.

  131. Lori Crumb

    May 10, 2022 , 1:28 pm

    I love all the information and education you do in addition to great products. Thank you!

  132. Nayna Juthani-patel

    May 10, 2022 , 5:09 pm

    Very informative article

  133. Judy Volker

    May 10, 2022 , 1:45 pm

    I had to have a hysterectomy at 38 years old and am now 68 years old. Oh how I wish back then I had your resources and information available as it wasn’t until I was 55 it was even recommended to have my first DEXA and by then I was already into osteoporosis.

  134. Barb ryan

    May 10, 2022 , 1:51 pm

    My osteoporosis is primarily due to prednisone use for medical conditions. I’m off this medication now and am focused to rebuilding my bone strength.

  135. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 11:47 am

    Barb,

    You came to the right place! We’re so happy to have you as part of our community 🙂 If you ever have any bone-health questions, please don’t hesitate to connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants by calling 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3 We're available 7 days a week and would be thrilled to support you!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  136. Kathy Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 1:53 pm

    I didn’t know how osteoporosis was classified or the many causes of bone loss. I’m so glad the necessary vitamins and minerals for bone growth are provided in Algaecal.

  137. Rebecca Mueller

    May 10, 2022 , 1:55 pm

    Some of this I have been aware of for years, and it is so helpful to learn it more deeply. This reaffirms my intentions to expand my plant based eating to support good gut health. Thanks.

  138. Valerie

    May 10, 2022 , 2:13 pm

    I was amazed that there are different types of osteoporosis. Thanks for this information.

  139. DJ

    May 10, 2022 , 2:14 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to read this article. I will go back and read again and again so I can fully understand how to keep my bones stronger.

  140. Vera Ito

    May 10, 2022 , 2:36 pm

    Good article. I am now 85yrs and have always been active. I started breaking bones whilst skiing, the first one at age 80, my shoulder, then my ankle the following year. Needless to say I no longer ski, much to my disgust. I was on synthroid for about 10 years, stopped taking it close to 3 years ago. I recently became aware that the side effects include both bone loss and hair loss. Interestingly my hair had been getting noticeably thinner, but is now obviously thickening up again, this was confirmed by my hairdresser. I should also note that stopping the synthroid made no difference to how I was feeling.

  141. Christine

    May 10, 2022 , 2:52 pm

    Good information. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize we need to focus on our bone health long before we’re old. I was one of them. Hoping to turn it around.

  142. Deborah Bohr

    May 10, 2022 , 2:54 pm

    So many forms. Are there any tests to determine specifically which kind a person has?

  143. Megan AlgaeCal

    May 12, 2022 , 3:08 pm

    Hi Deborah!

    This would involve a bit of investigation on the part of yourself and your doctor. We would recommend going through the various causes outlined in our article and trying to pinpoint which might apply to you. Tests may be helpful in some situations – for example, testing for healthy levels of vitamin D, thyroid hormones, kidney health, etc.

    Hope this helps,

    – Megan @ AlgaeCal

  144. Janis Strawbridge

    May 10, 2022 , 3:08 pm

    I am so grateful to AlgaeCal for all this information to help us understand what is happening to us with our bones . I am also especially grateful that AlgaeCal is here to help us rebuild our bones with a safe product . There are so many drugs offered by Dr.’s that do nothing but cause your health to get worse by a domino affect that causes you to have to take more drugs….NOT for me!! Thank you AlgaeCal! <3

  145. Jan Cox

    May 10, 2022 , 3:09 pm

    This article taught me a lot and it was easy to understand.
    I didn’t know there was different categories of bone loss. I assumed it was just because of post menopause. Now I know it can be other factors too.

  146. mary s

    May 10, 2022 , 3:19 pm

    i had a carcinoid tumor which produced serotonin plus chronic lyme and bartonella infections.
    no wonder my bones are so fragile at 59. honestly, algeacal is my first hope because i’ve been doing all the lifestyle things right since i was in my 20s.

  147. Deborah Stephens

    May 10, 2022 , 3:28 pm

    I’m so glad I am now able to understand different preventative ways to decrease my chances of deterioration of my bones.

  148. Sue Wood

    May 10, 2022 , 3:28 pm

    SO MUCH info … didn’t realize there are different kinds. I started taking AlgaeCal last August— Dr prescribed injections and I’m not wanting to go that route if these supplements can help.

  149. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 1:49 pm

    Sue,

    We can’t wait to see the results from your next DEXA scan! We are here to support you in any way we can on your bone-health journey so please keep us updated on your progress and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  150. Linda

    May 10, 2022 , 3:33 pm

    Interesting article

  151. Michelle

    May 10, 2022 , 3:45 pm

    Very good to have this knowledge as I work to uncover the root cause(s) of my osteoporosis (and fractures). Thank you for the hopeful way that this is written!

  152. Danuta Skrzypek

    May 10, 2022 , 3:58 pm

    This was informative. I had thought that taking calcium for years was enough to guard against osteoporosis. I found out how wrong I was when I was recently diagnosed with it. Along with the lack of other minerals, etc., I’ve also had decades of stress, poor sleep and erratic exercise. I’ve been taking Algae Cal for almost a year now and hope to see good results.

  153. Pat Alexander

    May 10, 2022 , 4:03 pm

    I have been taking AlgaeCal for 6 mos now and will be doing a bone density test shortly. Hope I will be able to share a positive trend.

  154. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 5:37 pm

    Pat,

    We can’t wait to see the progress on your next DEXA! To help make sense of the results, please don’t hesitate to connect with one of our Bone Health Consultants for a DEXA review by emailing your results to us at [email protected] <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  155. Carol Miettinen

    May 10, 2022 , 4:08 pm

    Great info! I had no idea there were so many different causes of osteoporosis. There’s so much to pay attention to regarding health. Thank you for helping me understand more & more.

  156. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 5:25 pm

    Carol,

    It’s absolutely true that the wealth of information available can feel a little overwhelming. To simplify things, you can always connect over the phone with one of our Bone Health Consultants to discuss any questions one-on-one at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free). We’re here to help!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  157. Janis Fodran-Keeney

    May 10, 2022 , 4:16 pm

    More physicians need to understand this!

  158. Paula B

    May 10, 2022 , 4:17 pm

    Great article. I especially liked the link that showed me exercises to do at my desk while at work. I have saved this as a favorite so I can refer to it daily.

  159. Kirby Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 4:55 pm

    Paula,

    We’re so pleased you were able to find our article helpful! Regular and consistent exercises are such an important part of bone health and we’re proud to offer further resources to support you on your bone-health journey <3 Please don't hesitate to let us know if any questions come up!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  160. Judy Carlile

    May 10, 2022 , 4:25 pm

    Very true and interesting article.

  161. Frances Brooks

    May 10, 2022 , 4:29 pm

    Appreciate this article and so hopeful the product will keep me safe.

  162. Susan Mathews

    May 10, 2022 , 4:34 pm

    Good to know. Many factors to consider.

  163. Jan

    May 10, 2022 , 4:35 pm

    Lots of good information, I had no idea there were so many different types. Thank you.

  164. Simone

    May 10, 2022 , 4:36 pm

    You are such an informative site. Osteoporosis it such a scary disease. I am scared to fracture yet scared to take medicine my doctor wants me to take. So happy there is this website that is so full of helpful information. Thank you.

  165. Eva Fallis

    May 10, 2022 , 4:37 pm

    Interesting article

  166. Maeeda kenaya

    May 10, 2022 , 4:39 pm

    Thank you for providing this valuable information. Most doctors don’t care to investigate what the type of osteoporosis is going on and the causes. Thank you for the guidance to what it takes to build bones.

  167. Lori Yob

    May 10, 2022 , 4:46 pm

    Good to know different types! Interesting about men and osteoporosis!

  168. Mary Luisa Espinosa

    May 10, 2022 , 4:46 pm

    My osteoporosis I believe is caused by hyperthyroidism. I would like to learn more about nutrition and malabsorption.

  169. Louise

    May 10, 2022 , 4:56 pm

    At age 71 I had a hysterectomy. I suppose that’s why I now have osteoporosis.

  170. Terri David

    May 10, 2022 , 5:06 pm

    I didn’t realize there were so many nutrients needed for bone health.

  171. Bonnie Ihrke

    May 10, 2022 , 5:11 pm

    Lots of good info.

  172. Jean I

    May 10, 2022 , 5:21 pm

    I didn’t know there were different types of osteoporosis. Interesting information.

  173. Elena K

    May 10, 2022 , 5:24 pm

    very interesting, and helpful

  174. Sandi Renfro

    May 10, 2022 , 5:29 pm

    I was surprised at the severity of my osteoporosis which resulted in my undergoing an L2-5 laminectomy and spinal fusion 18 months ago. I have always eaten a healthy diet, taken supplements to provide additional nutrition, exercised and been active, and lived a well-balance life. I am hoping that I will be able to rebuild the bone damage over time, as I love being active, working out, riding my horse, playing with my dogs and more.

  175. sherrie brentson

    May 10, 2022 , 5:38 pm

    Fascinating. I come from a family with a blood disorder and osteoporosis is common. I’ve had soft teeth and bones all my life. Maybe the vitamin k shots they gave me before the birth of my children should have been a more regular supplement.

  176. Nancy Smith

    May 10, 2022 , 5:39 pm

    As a person with multiple causes for osteoporosis I really appreciate this information, and even more so what can be done to combat these factors.

  177. Patricia Nichols

    May 10, 2022 , 5:41 pm

    Thank you for the informative article.

  178. Bonnie Schnautz

    May 10, 2022 , 5:48 pm

    Great information. Things the conventional doctors don’t share. Thank you.

  179. Toffee

    May 10, 2022 , 5:53 pm

    wow, this is the first I hear of secondary osteoporisis. Thanks for the info

  180. Mary Dashiell

    May 10, 2022 , 5:55 pm

    Thanks for the information. More reasons for osteoporosis than I imagined.

  181. In-Yol Moore

    May 10, 2022 , 5:56 pm

    Learned new things and causes of Osteoporosis and different types of Osteoporosis.

  182. Silvia

    May 10, 2022 , 6:00 pm

    I was a bit surprised to learn that it takes a total of 13 minerals and 3 vitamins to make your bones stronger!

  183. Kim Sloan

    May 10, 2022 , 5:38 pm

    I was surprised as well all you ever hear about is calcium to take just calcium but there’s more to eat than that.

  184. Cathy Carter

    May 10, 2022 , 7:37 pm

    That is amazing, thanks for the information

  185. Susan Brown

    May 10, 2022 , 8:21 pm

    Yes this is exactly my comment, although I was also going to say overwhelming.

  186. Jackie Sherman

    May 10, 2022 , 6:03 pm

    I have no idea of which one I have but I know AlgaeCal will help no marred which one. No worries.

  187. Barbara H

    May 10, 2022 , 6:04 pm

    I appreciate knowing there are a number of minerals and vitamins needed in fighting osteoporosis.

  188. Connie Cummings

    May 10, 2022 , 6:05 pm

    So much good information here that I didn’t know.

  189. Carina

    May 10, 2022 , 6:09 pm

    Low weight can make the bone building slower

  190. Elizabeth Nelson

    May 10, 2022 , 6:22 pm

    Thank you for continuing to educate me.

  191. Vicki V.G.

    May 10, 2022 , 6:25 pm

    Wow! So glad to be educated with info that can be trusted…on something I knew little about to prevent, but now to be so informed to cope & improve quality of life. Thanks!

  192. Cathy Norgaard

    May 10, 2022 , 6:27 pm

    Article educational in explaining the different types of osteoporosis. I wish the medical community would provide more focus for men and women on this topic and that the insurance industry would stop restricting coverage costs for the blood test that checks your Vit D3 level.

  193. Sue

    May 10, 2022 , 6:38 pm

    Who knew, medications, diet, exercise, age, hormones contribute. Lots to think anout

  194. Emily

    May 10, 2022 , 6:44 pm

    Good info. This article will make it easier for me to discuss my situation with my doctor. Thank you!

  195. Nina Kelly

    May 10, 2022 , 6:49 pm

    Encouraging that many are becoming more aware of the need for crucial vitamins/minerals in our everyday diet!

  196. Nancy

    May 10, 2022 , 6:55 pm

    Amazing article. Love reading and ,earning from these sights. Please keep it up

  197. Susan Stiffler

    May 10, 2022 , 6:59 pm

    I did not realize there were two types of osteoporosis so this article educated me

  198. Colleen Ede

    May 10, 2022 , 7:00 pm

    Love this product! Wouldn’t be without it!

  199. Hedwig Abramski-Hahn

    May 10, 2022 , 1:29 pm

    I enjoy learning more and more about my body and how I can be healthier.

  200. Jean Olthoff

    May 11, 2022 , 8:58 am

    good information to move forward

  201. Debra Lanaway

    May 10, 2022 , 7:06 pm

    I do think conventional doctors should warn people that some medications contribute to osteoporosis. This article is very interesting.

  202. Lisa Bunker

    May 10, 2022 , 7:08 pm

    Great article about different types of osteoporosis and what we can do to improve

  203. alice kinsman

    May 10, 2022 , 7:17 pm

    Very interesting information.

  204. Nancy Streb

    May 10, 2022 , 7:21 pm

    Im guessing I have the postmenopausal osteoporosis. It started after menopause and has continued until I made changes to gain bone mass.

  205. Camille

    May 10, 2022 , 7:23 pm

    Wow! Very hopeful and helpful!

  206. Barbara M.

    May 10, 2022 , 7:24 pm

    Osteoporosis is quite complex! So many different factors play into whether you will get it. My mother had it, and had several broken bones in her old age. I am glad that I found AlgaeCal to reverse it while it was sill osteopenia.

  207. Diane

    May 10, 2022 , 7:27 pm

    Very informative. I have osteopenia so really would like to nip it before it gets worse

  208. Merline Brewer

    May 10, 2022 , 7:39 pm

    Quite informative. I was unaware that at age 70, the kidneys become less able to convert vitamin D into its active form as well as the fact that a number of minerals and vitamins are needed to counteract osteoporosis.

  209. Leslee

    May 10, 2022 , 7:41 pm

    This was a very informative article. Thank you for describing the different types of osteoporosis.

  210. Debra Shirley

    May 10, 2022 , 7:47 pm

    I sure hope I overcome this, with AlgaeCal’s help!

  211. Kathryn McLaughlin

    May 10, 2022 , 7:48 pm

    This product is amazing and I am so grateful it exists. Thanks!

  212. Cheryl Wolf

    May 10, 2022 , 7:49 pm

    It’s reassuring to hear that there is something we can do to be proactive in our bone health journey ~ even when it has reached osteoporosis. We are not helpless nor need to take medication as our only option!

  213. Sandy Dickens

    May 10, 2022 , 7:51 pm

    I saw a couple of possible reasons for my osteoporosis. Thanks for an informative article and helpful hints.

  214. Adel Hernandez

    May 10, 2022 , 12:56 pm

    Thank you for this information! I’m interested in knowing what foods I need in order to develop stronger bones!

  215. Megan AlgaeCal

    May 12, 2022 , 2:39 pm

    Hi Adel!

    We have the perfect article for you! Check out the Top Foods to Eat for bone health here.

    – Megan @ AlgaeCal

  216. Gary A

    May 10, 2022 , 1:01 pm

    informative but surprised cancer was not mentioned in the medical conditions that can cause bone loss and radiation treatment used to combat the cancer.

  217. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 6:29 am

    Gary,

    You’re absolutely right that cancer and common treatments can contribute to excessive bone loss. We cover this topic in greater depth on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  218. Jenny C

    May 10, 2022 , 1:05 pm

    Very very helpful!!

  219. Carol Tilden

    May 10, 2022 , 1:09 pm

    The different types and causes of osteoporosis is interesting to know. I thought osteoporosis was osteoporosis! I’m glad I found AlgaeCal to help take care of my problem.

  220. Sumie Makino

    May 10, 2022 , 1:12 pm

    Thank you for all information regarding the different types of osteoporosis.
    It certainly is reassuring having a product like algaecal plus available.

  221. Linda

    May 10, 2022 , 1:12 pm

    This article showed me how important it is to get all the nutrients that help protect our bones in a highly absorbable way. Thanks for the information.

  222. Connie Gregory

    May 10, 2022 , 1:13 pm

    Great information. So glad I found Algaecal a few years ago.

  223. Linda Borovicka

    May 10, 2022 , 1:13 pm

    I believe I have some of everything mentioned in this article. My mother had osteoporosis and was crippled with it. Per doctors’ recommendations, I have taken all the osteo drugs to no avail, and then I learned how harmful they really are, rather than helpful. I also had PMR and was on prednisone for 13 months, which I know causes bone loss. Also, for 18 years, 3 different doctors kept me on acid reflux meds. It was my osteopath in 2020 who told me to stop the drugs immediately when I told him I suffered with RLS and leg cramps during the night. He explained how the meds were preventing me from absorbing all the vitamins and minerals I needed. Stopping those drugs immediately relieved the RLS and cramps. I have been taking AlgaeCal for nearly 7 months and am due for a scan in October 2023. I hope I can reverse all this damage caused by all these meds. I am so grateful for the wealth of information on your site, and the FB community is so helpful hearing other stories.

  224. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 7:54 am

    Linda,

    It means so much to us to hear the journey that led you to AlgaeCal – thank you for sharing <3 We can't wait to see the increases when your follow-up DEXA scan happens next October! Please keep us updated on your progress and don't hesitate to reach out if we can offer any support!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  225. Jessica Vineyard

    May 10, 2022 , 1:17 pm

    My osteoporosis is no doubt caused by primary type. I stopped my periods at age 42, so my estrogen production dropped dramatically when I was fairly young. I think I also inherited the tendency from my paternal side to have a small, thin frame.

    When my last DEXA scan showed that my osteoporosis had reversed to osteopenia, I knew it had to be from a combination of strength training, eating nutritious meals, and never missing my twice-daily dose of AlgaeCal. I’m a fan for life!

  226. Mary

    May 10, 2022 , 1:27 pm

    My osteoporosis was definitely caused by my poor lifestyle choices, smoking and acid reflex prescriptions. Now 8 years non smoker, off germ meds just working on getting off cholesterol meds and taking my algaelcal.

  227. Patricia DF

    May 10, 2022 , 1:32 pm

    I didn’t realize that age-related loss of estrogen causes inflammation! What an eye-opener. It makes me realize I have to be more diligent with my diet than when I was younger. I feel like everything I do can help or hurt me. Thank you for this great information. I am sharing it with others.

  228. JoAnne Goodnight

    May 10, 2022 , 1:35 pm

    I didn’t realize there were different states of OP. Great explanations.
    I started taking ACP/Strontium about a year ago snd have my DEXA this week.
    I’m cautiously optimistic that I will get news of improvement in my BMD!

  229. Ellen Richter

    May 10, 2022 , 1:35 pm

    I can see that there are many factors involved in bone loss.

  230. Bridget McCusker

    May 10, 2022 , 1:36 pm

    Lots of great info. Did not know the importance of other minerals.

  231. Gspinner

    May 10, 2022 , 1:41 pm

    Thanks for this helpful article with lots of great info., especially for someone that’s newly diagnosed.

  232. Dawn

    May 10, 2022 , 1:43 pm

    Great info, thanks for the clarification of the different types of Osteoporosis.

  233. Kate Montgomery

    May 10, 2022 , 1:47 pm

    I was unaware that there are types of osteoporosis. I thought “osteoporosis” was a single disease condition. I have learned more from AlgaeCal than from my primary health care provider. Keep up the good work, clear concise writing, and for motivating us to increase our DEXA scan scores by arming us with more information.

  234. LML

    May 10, 2022 , 1:49 pm

    Interesting article. I think diet plays a big part in keeping bones healthy. I need to get better about this as I get older. And this supplement looks like it has a positive effect as well.

  235. Terri Smith

    May 10, 2022 , 1:51 pm

    I didn’t realize that there were 2 types of osteoporosis, but it makes more sense now because I was on a long round of prednisone years ago. Taking Algae Cal+ and strontium boost improved my dexa radically in just 7 months of taking it. I am a fan for life!

  236. Mary A Steinbrenner

    May 10, 2022 , 2:00 pm

    Being over 70, my Osteoporosis is post-menopausal, but also follows a wrist fracture caused by a fall. SAD is also ikely a crontributing factor.

  237. Brenda

    May 10, 2022 , 2:03 pm

    I’ve been taking it for a few months now and I’m hoping it helps my teeth, too.

  238. Cherrie

    May 10, 2022 , 2:05 pm

    This is so important to understand. Even my ‘wellness doctor’ didn’t point me to a total solution like AlgaeCal. I wish she had!

  239. Jadwiga

    May 10, 2022 , 2:20 pm

    My doctor didn’t inform me that the medication I have been taking for years may affect calcium absorption. I found it out recently and I am very happy to find your product that contains all the necessary ingredients.

  240. Marie Bianchi

    May 10, 2022 , 2:20 pm

    Great article- learned a lot ! Hope I win and get the push to try Algaecal!

  241. Joy Nelson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:23 pm

    I learned that bone loss isn’t a depletion of calcium – it’s a loss of all the minerals that hold the bones together!!

  242. Virginia A. Tullius

    May 10, 2022 , 2:24 pm

    I’ve always felt that my breast cancer was the result of me taking estrogen/progesterone. But, in reading “When estrogen is lost from a woman’s body during menopause, it triggers an inflammatory response.” does that mean that my osteoporosis might be worse now if I hadn’t taken that?

  243. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 10:40 am

    Virginia,

    You can always read more about the impact of hormone levels and estrogen on bone health on our blog HERE. Hormone levels require a delicate balance – any deficiencies or excess estrogen can influence the state of your bone health.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  244. Mariea

    May 10, 2022 , 2:24 pm

    Great article!

  245. Ann Wright

    May 10, 2022 , 2:49 pm

    I am interested in learning more about the gut health and bone connection

  246. Cindy Z.

    May 10, 2022 , 2:52 pm

    Always enjoy learning more & knowing that we need to be proactive!

  247. Deb Ulvad

    May 10, 2022 , 2:57 pm

    Being educated is encouraging!

  248. Janet Boudreaux

    May 10, 2022 , 3:02 pm

    This article on the different types of osteoporosis really gives he hope; I know I can control what I put in my body to get my osteoporosis under control; yay!!

  249. yolanda caspellan

    May 10, 2022 , 3:05 pm

    Such an eye opening and informative!

  250. Patti Reed

    May 10, 2022 , 3:06 pm

    Thank you for the information.

  251. Deborah Varney

    May 10, 2022 , 3:10 pm

    I found this to be very interesting to read. Thank you

  252. J. K.

    May 10, 2022 , 3:10 pm

    Very interesting article. I only wish my physician would read it and be more helpful in my osteoporosis treatment. He is totally against vitamins and still has me on bone meds after three years. I have read this should be stopped at this point. I am praying I win the contest as I cannot afford this supplement.

  253. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 1:58 pm

    J. K.,

    We absolutely understand that our supplements represent a significant investment in your health, though we do our best to make AlgaeCal affordable through bundle savings and 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! Even so, 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.

    With the flood of information published in medical journals, it’s quite common for doctors to be less familiar with natural products. Yet, many doctors who have seen their patients’ improvements first-hand now recommend AlgaeCal – which is the only calcium supplement clinically supported to increase bone mineral density. Your doctor might be interested in our information sheet which details our clinical studies:

    If your doctor has any further questions or any hesitations, we’d encourage them to get in touch with our Health Care Practitioner Department:

    Toll-free number: 1 (844) 618-1700
    Email: [email protected]

    We feel so strongly about AlgaeCal that we guarantee scan to scan bone mineral density increases for life while supplementing with our Bone Builder Pack.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  254. Tachi Crisanti

    May 10, 2022 , 3:11 pm

    Great article! Very informative!

  255. Darlene Carrigan

    May 10, 2022 , 3:16 pm

    This article contained very informative facts about the different causes of osteoporosis. The information provided is very helpful to someone attempting to determine the cause of their bone issues and do something to reverse that damage. What needs to be done is certainly dependent on the underlying cause it causes of your bone loss.

  256. Diane

    May 10, 2022 , 3:17 pm

    I agree with Leslee. I was unaware of types of osteoporosis.
    Thank you for an interesting article

  257. Gale Gibson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:27 pm

    Interesting to know that the drugs used to treat osteoporosis can actually hinder bone remodeling and the the nutrients that are needed to rebuild bone. Thank you!

  258. Terry Mullens

    May 10, 2022 , 3:28 pm

    I love your articles. I learn more about bones and osteoporosis from you than from any medical site. I believe treating illness naturally is always the best way.

  259. Lisa C

    May 10, 2022 , 3:30 pm

    Very Informative article. The 16 bone-building nutrients are essentail!

  260. Nancy

    May 10, 2022 , 3:30 pm

    I’m very encouraged that managing gut health is a positive way to increase bone density. I started taking AlgaeCal a few years ago. My endocrinologist wanted me to take the bone med shots but I was not willing to do that and told him about AlgaeCal. He said “you can take that but it will be a waste of your money.” Well, when I had my bone density test 2 years later, I received the report from him that said “Wow! Wow! Wow!!! Amazing improvement.” Thank you AlgaeCal!!!

  261. Chelsea Dugas

    May 12, 2022 , 1:46 pm

    These are the stories that make our day, Nancy! Congratulations on your fantastic results and thank you for sharing!

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  262. Rebecca

    May 10, 2022 , 3:50 pm

    New information to think about! Thank you

  263. Deborah

    May 10, 2022 , 3:53 pm

    I wish this information was available 20 years ago, but glad it is available now. There is hope!

  264. Phyllis Irons

    May 10, 2022 , 3:58 pm

    Great article! I have multiple reasons for bone loss, but improving with AlgaeCal!

  265. Rachel Terashita

    May 10, 2022 , 3:59 pm

    It’s funny how I am learning more about my condition from your site then from me doctor’s office!

  266. Leslie Randall

    May 10, 2022 , 4:02 pm

    Taking Algaecal & Strontium has reversed my osteoporosis to osteopenia in maybe a year’s time. I have to admit I don’t always take 4 capsules each day, but the journey continues. My Dr. is so pleased. If my next bone density test continues to show improvement, she said I will no longer need to take bone meds!

  267. Kirby Johnson

    May 12, 2022 , 2:52 pm

    Leslie,

    Such wonderful news, thank you for sharing! Keep up all your fantastic work <3 We are looking forward to many more years of increases 🙂

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  268. Nancy

    May 10, 2022 , 4:22 pm

    I have osteoporosis and osteo arthritis, a double whammy. I exercise regularly and take algaeCal, HRT and D3, omega, C, K2, etc. I was diagnosed prior to menopause and my doctor was shocked. No one has ever told me why. Since I am retired now my stress levels are down but I could still work on diet, water and sleep a little more. That is my current focus. Thanks for a great article.

  269. Kathryn Erickson

    May 10, 2022 , 4:23 pm

    Another interesting article — I wish I could get this kind of information from my doctor.

  270. Debbie

    May 10, 2022 , 4:25 pm

    Thanks for the in depth info.

  271. Mallory Boylan

    May 10, 2022 , 4:33 pm

    Why don’t Drs help women understand all this info and develop a plan to maintain bone health instead of just addressing it after a problem has developed.?

  272. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 9:07 am

    Mallory,

    Prevention is almost always preferable when it comes to addressing health concerns – we absolutely agree. With so many aspects of health to consider, it’s quite common for bone health to take a backseat in consideration of the immediately pressing issue. For a complete breakdown on the prevention of bone loss, you can explore our detailed blog article HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  273. Carol Dodson

    May 10, 2022 , 4:37 pm

    Learning about primary and secondary causes of osteoporosis was very interesting and helped me gain a better understanding of osteoporosis.

  274. Teresa Wood

    May 10, 2022 , 4:38 pm

    Learned about the different types.

  275. Linda Kruger

    May 10, 2022 , 4:47 pm

    I had no idea we stopped converting vitamin D into a usable form!

  276. Marianne

    May 10, 2022 , 4:52 pm

    Well, thank you! I learned I need to increase my Vitamin D and my exercise program. You learn something new every day!

  277. Denise Stuart

    May 10, 2022 , 4:58 pm

    Very informative article! However, somewhat depressing as you get into your 70’s the amount of vitamin D converted becomes less and less.

  278. Roberta May

    May 10, 2022 , 5:05 pm

    I hadn’t been aware of multiple types of osteoporosis before. Good to know.\\

  279. Cheryl

    May 10, 2022 , 5:09 pm

    Didn’t know the different causes of osteoporosis!

  280. Wendy

    May 10, 2022 , 5:13 pm

    Thank you Algae Cal for giving me all the vitamins and minerals that I need to help make my bones stronger.

  281. Beth

    May 10, 2022 , 5:30 pm

    Excellent information! I’ve been at this for years, and much of this is new to me. Thank you, AlgaeCal team and Admin!

  282. Joyce Owens

    May 10, 2022 , 5:30 pm

    I never knew there were types of osteoporosis. Also that guy health is an important role in our bones.

  283. Beth

    May 10, 2022 , 5:31 pm

    Excellent information! I’ve been at this for years, and much of this is new to me. Thank you, AlgaeCal
    team and Admin!

  284. Andrea

    May 10, 2022 , 5:40 pm

    Very informative.

  285. Robin Vinge

    May 10, 2022 , 5:49 pm

    I realize I need to take a more active role in preserving my bone health! Thank you Algae Cal!

  286. Paula A Jampsa

    May 10, 2022 , 5:52 pm

    My doctors always say more calcium and Vit D. But there is so much more that goes into bone health.

  287. Fay Davis

    May 10, 2022 , 5:55 pm

    I didn’t know that the kidneys processed Vitamin D. My Vitamin D levels were high at my check up and my Dr. advised me to stop taking it. I now know that Vitamin D alone isn’t the answer.

  288. Barbara

    May 10, 2022 , 5:57 pm

    I didn’t realize there were different types of osteoporosis. The interesting thing is that with the proper nutrients, diet and AlgaeCal program, there is hope for anyone to improve their bone health.

  289. Heidrun Wellnitz

    May 10, 2022 , 5:58 pm

    I learned that with age the body looses the ability to convert vitamin D into its active form

  290. Anita

    May 10, 2022 , 6:04 pm

    Glad to hear that I can build up my bones!

  291. Terri

    May 10, 2022 , 6:05 pm

    I didn’t realize that primary osteoporosis had a couple categories too. I also learned that lupus can affect bone loss. I have lupus and I’ve been on glucocorticoids for many years in my life. I know that is bad, but the disease too. Thank you for the informative article.

  292. Debra Thompson

    May 10, 2022 , 6:24 pm

    This article encouraged me to get back to walking every day

  293. Mondy Pahlka

    May 10, 2022 , 6:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing this important information. It didn’t really occur to me that men could be just as affected as women could be. I’ll send this info on to my two adult sons. Thank you!!!

  294. Nancee Bue

    May 10, 2022 , 6:30 pm

    This article was very eye opening. Thank you for this information

  295. Dierdre A CAMPBELL

    May 10, 2022 , 6:32 pm

    Every time I read an article from AlgaeCal, it makes me realise more & more that I’m happy to have found AlgaeCal.

  296. Cynthia Hansen

    May 10, 2022 , 6:32 pm

    Great to know there is something you can do outside of the terrible prescription meds

  297. Jenifer Zihlman

    May 10, 2022 , 6:34 pm

    Is it possible to send in a list of meds to you to see if any of these interfere with the absorption of the Algae Cal or Strontium Boost?

  298. Amy kaufer

    May 10, 2022 , 7:01 pm

    I did t know a lot of these things . I’m going to start wearing a weighted vest

  299. Janet Kizziar

    May 10, 2022 , 7:11 pm

    I am so happy to be an algaecal consumer. I benefit from learning about the different types of osteoporosis what medications can do for our bones,
    Thank you!

  300. C Willie

    May 10, 2022 , 7:24 pm

    Great explanation of type 1 and 2 Osteoporosis. Unfortunately not sure how to determine which one I have.

  301. Karen Kydd

    May 10, 2022 , 7:50 pm

    This article was an eye-opener.

  302. Marilyn Venus

    May 10, 2022 , 7:57 pm

    This was a very informative and useful article. The difficulty is narrowing down one’s own particular issues that are causing bone loss. It’s quite a challenge to balance all these factors.

  303. Dee

    May 10, 2022 , 8:07 pm

    I’d be interested in drug interactions.

  304. Chelsea Dugas

    May 12, 2022 , 1:16 pm

    Good question, Dee. It would be best to contact our Bone Health Consultants as they can verify for you if any of your medications or supplements need separation from AlgaeCal. You can get in touch with them 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184. Hope this helps!

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  305. Cecilia McManaman

    May 10, 2022 , 8:15 pm

    So hopeful to know that bones can get stronger and that osteoporosis is reversible.

  306. Julie Grojean

    May 10, 2022 , 8:30 pm

    Very informative, and also overwhelming with all the things one needs to do to overcome osteoporosis. If we each try to do what is recommended in moderation, we should all see improvement.

  307. Eener M

    May 10, 2022 , 8:35 pm

    Had no idea there were 2 types of Osteoporosis. Grateful for the education

  308. Jill Gover

    May 10, 2022 , 8:41 pm

    I now know that I have Primary Osteoporosis I, and I need a lot more than just calcium to rebuild my fragile, weak bones.

  309. Lori

    May 10, 2022 , 8:43 pm

    I was glad to learn there are different types of osteoporosis. I also didn’t realize how much information is available on the AlgaeCal page. There is so much information available. I am excited to read all the additional information in the links provided.

  310. Margie Tischler

    May 10, 2022 , 9:02 pm

    Interesting article, thank you AlgaeCal.

  311. Susie Van Buskirk

    May 10, 2022 , 9:13 pm

    So Grateful for this article on different types io Osteoporosis. I found I was missing the key minerals and vitamins needed for absorption to help build bone! I found a liquid form of vitamins and minerals and algaeCal /stronium to help me on my journey! Very grateful for your product

  312. Tammy Cox

    May 10, 2022 , 9:54 pm

    With this information I have direction to discover the source of osteoporosis.

  313. Marolynne Lapp

    May 10, 2022 , 10:41 pm

    I loved this article. Very informative.

  314. Pat K

    May 10, 2022 , 10:49 pm

    So many factors and causes of osteoporosis!
    I appreciate the information and am encouraged that bone can be built so quality of life can return. I am very concerned that more physicians do not know this information and only give their patients who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis one choice: pharmaceutical drugs!

  315. Laura

    May 11, 2022 , 4:06 am

    So much good information.

  316. Theresa O’Donnell

    May 11, 2022 , 4:32 am

    Very informative
    Thanks

  317. Doris Fundora

    May 11, 2022 , 5:11 am

    It’s no wonder osteoporosis is so prevalent with so many causes. It’s good to know how we can prevent it especially if we start early in life with diet & exercises as our bone will naturally weaken with age. I’m glad to have found AlgaeCal so at least I will be getting the 13 minerals needed to build bone.

  318. Laura L

    May 11, 2022 , 5:17 am

    Very informative, I really appreciate how AlgaeCal allows you to understand the science behind this disease and what the causes are and how we can proactively treat it.

  319. Sallie A Russell

    May 11, 2022 , 5:53 am

    As a retired nurse, I knew some of this. As an aging adult with osteoporosis, I needed the reminder and the update. Thanks for getting this information out there for us.

  320. Donna DeMent

    May 11, 2022 , 5:57 am

    Everyone over the age of 20 should read this article. Very informative.

  321. Susan Jeffrey

    May 11, 2022 , 6:30 am

    Another very informative article. I am so grateful my naturopath recommended AlgaeCal and strontium!

  322. Bonnie Faville

    May 11, 2022 , 6:45 am

    It’s really encouraging to know that there are options to help our bone healing!

  323. Linda

    May 11, 2022 , 7:13 am

    Avery informative article. It takes a lot to keep our bones moving.

  324. Heidi S

    May 11, 2022 , 7:29 am

    I guess I just thought it was from age and not really treatable. Or preventable. Good basic article about actions we can take for our bone health.

  325. STEPHANIE CORBISIERO

    May 11, 2022 , 7:39 am

    Thank you again for this information. I too am glad I was able to find AlgaeCal through my researching what is best thing to do for bone loss that actually works.

  326. Melanie

    May 11, 2022 , 8:37 am

    Osteoporosis changed our whole lifestyle – screeched to a slow pace – until I educated myself and determined that I could, contrary to the medical message, rebuild my bone. Articles like this are helpful to keep me motivated.

  327. Susan Stephens

    May 11, 2022 , 8:47 am

    Good article!

  328. Brenda Rogers

    May 11, 2022 , 8:53 am

    Nice to know all the ways our bones become less dense. I am glad I found Algae Cal.

  329. Deborah

    May 11, 2022 , 8:55 am

    Good article. Do you have a list of medications that interfere with the bones?

  330. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 8:01 am

    Deborah,

    While you can read more about the impact of prescription medications on bone health on our blog HERE, we don’t provide a detailed list of those which negatively impact bone health. We recommend discussing bone health as a priority with your doctor before agreeing to any prescribed medications. When you’re both on the same page, you can work together towards a solution that won’t harm your bones.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  331. Lynn

    May 11, 2022 , 9:00 am

    I have risk factors for type 1 and type 2…no wonder I have serious osteoporosis…praying algaecal helps!

  332. Susan C Porter

    May 11, 2022 , 9:15 am

    A very good article, love the bone breathing exercises. I am amazed that smoking is not listed under “lifestyle choices” because I believe that it was a huge contributor to my own osteoporosis situation.

  333. Kate Wilder

    May 11, 2022 , 9:40 am

    I’m looking forward to my bone density test soon. I feel confident that Algae Cal is helping my Osteoporosis. Been concerned about this since knowing I had Osteopenia at age 49 and Osteoporosis at age 55. Just started taking about 4 months ago but the mental peace of mind in and of itself seems to be helping while I await the next bone density screening.

  334. Carol Bassingthwaighte

    May 11, 2022 , 9:42 am

    Another very good article, thank you.

  335. leslie

    May 11, 2022 , 10:12 am

    Great info, mine is due to meds.

  336. Katie Klem

    May 11, 2022 , 10:14 am

    I was allergic to calcium for an unknown reason. My chiropracter used a method known as N.A.E.T. to overcome the allergy and since then my body as absorbed calcium.

  337. Bernice Lorenz

    May 11, 2022 , 11:01 am

    Very educational reading.

  338. Kathleen Burkett

    May 11, 2022 , 11:02 am

    I didn’t know there were differences in types of osteoporosis. Thank you for this article.

  339. Jacqueline T Harris

    May 11, 2022 , 11:43 am

    Good article on types of osteoporosis… had no idea there were so many.

  340. Irene

    May 11, 2022 , 12:39 pm

    The article showed me that even though I’m taking a multi-vitamin, algaecal & strontium boost, I noticed I’m still not getting some of the 13 minerals the article mentioned, that are necessary for bone health. While the regimen I’ve been following has increased my bone density, I’m going to add the minerals I’ve been missing to see an even greater increase.

  341. Linda Hauenstein

    May 11, 2022 , 12:51 pm

    I didn’t realize there were so many different types. Thank you.

  342. Pat

    May 11, 2022 , 12:55 pm

    I was never spoken to by any of my doctors concerning bone health until two years ago (I was 62) and only because my dexa scan was bad…..really bad. Keep up the great work educating on bone loss and I will keep telling my daughter, nieces, friends etc. Thanks!!

  343. darlene mcfall

    May 11, 2022 , 1:32 pm

    I did not realize there was that many different types of osteporosis, thank you for the info

  344. Susan

    May 11, 2022 , 1:55 pm

    All these things give hope to avoiding the drugs

  345. Irene

    May 11, 2022 , 2:04 pm

    I found the article encouraging. I am more determined than ever to be consistent when it comes to self-care by eating right and not skipping exercise due to “busyness”. Thanks for the encouragement!

  346. Angela Stuber

    May 11, 2022 , 2:37 pm

    Very informative article. Working 30 years in research 5 years ago (have since retired), I performed DXA scans mostly on those with the medical conditions mentioned in this article. We were always told the pharma drugs would slow down the progression of osteoporosis with the help of weight-bearing exercise and there was nothing available to reverse it. So glad I found AlgaeCal that has proved them wrong!

  347. Tana Sackett

    May 11, 2022 , 3:32 pm

    Whatever I can do to treat my osteoporosis without prescription meds, that’s the route I’ve chosen to take. AlgaeCal is a great natural solution for people like me.

  348. Maha Kali

    May 11, 2022 , 4:18 pm

    I do like the research that goes into these articles and the references to research studies of trusted sources. Of course we can rebuild our body including our bones. No drugs thank you for this condition. Diet is very important and various types of exercises.
    This type of information and plan of how to change and improve your health and bones is a positive way of looking at osteoporosis. Unlike the doctor and some physio therapists that make one feel like you should be scared, hopeless and drugs is all they have to offer.

  349. Maria hernandez

    May 11, 2022 , 4:21 pm

    This article was very interesting, I got some very good pointers to follow

  350. Sandra Hoffman

    May 11, 2022 , 4:40 pm

    Thank you for information about different types of osteoporosis

  351. Christine Evans

    May 11, 2022 , 4:47 pm

    Very informative

  352. Blaire AlgaeCal

    May 12, 2022 , 11:04 am

    Thank you, Christine!

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  353. Carolyn Baird

    May 11, 2022 , 5:01 pm

    Thanks for this article. Very informative!

  354. Jean Vitale

    May 11, 2022 , 6:29 pm

    I am in my early 60s and am on my 3rd major bone break in less than ten years. I need help but am concerned of the cost.

  355. Chelsea Dugas

    May 12, 2022 , 11:19 am

    We’re very sorry to hear what you’ve been through, Jean. We understand our supplements represent a significant investment in your health. While AlgaeCal may seem more expensive than other calcium supplements, it’s the only calcium supplement clinically supported to increase bone density! It naturally contains plant-based calcium and magnesium, trace mineral complexes, and added vitamin D3, K2, C, magnesium, and boron. We do our best to make AlgaeCal affordable, which is why we have bundle pricing that offers up to 30% savings – as well as free shipping! For more detailed information on pricing options and to connect with a Bone Health Consultant, please call us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free). If you are still recovering from a recent fracture, our Bone Fracture Healing Guide may also be of use to you. Hope you can find relief!

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  356. Elizabeth Underwood

    May 11, 2022 , 6:35 pm

    Helpful in figuring out what my bone scan results were telling me! And I like all of the reference material! Thanks!

  357. Demi

    May 11, 2022 , 7:17 pm

    It is encouraging to know there is a way to stop bone loss, even reverse it

  358. Rhonda McCall

    May 11, 2022 , 7:30 pm

    Algae Cal has helped me a lot.

  359. Linda Bernard

    May 11, 2022 , 8:19 pm

    I was unaware there was more then one type of osteoporosis. Article was very helpful, thanks

  360. Tina Liu

    May 11, 2022 , 8:29 pm

    I shall follow the instructions for better lifestyle

  361. Angie Winfrey

    May 11, 2022 , 8:32 pm

    Stress is the toughest contributor to manage. Still working on that one.

  362. Chelsea Dugas

    May 12, 2022 , 9:12 am

    Hi Angie,

    Stress is definitely a very difficult and prevalent obstacle for many people today. If you haven’t already, adopting healthy habits like meditation, yoga, and gentle exercise are all great ways to reduce stress, even if you can only commit to small amounts of time each day. For some bone-friendly exercise ideas, please check out THESE articles from our blog.

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  363. Donna L Wyatt

    May 11, 2022 , 8:32 pm

    It was verified to me that medication and also nutrition deficiency are instrumental in bone density.

  364. Connie Kristensen

    May 11, 2022 , 9:34 pm

    Another great article. I have learned so much about causes of osteoporosis. AlgaeCal is a wealth of informative information.

  365. Laura J

    May 11, 2022 , 10:28 pm

    I wish I found this article 2 years ago. I spent hours trying to figure out possible causes for my case of extreme early osteoporosis. Thank you for this info.

  366. Susan Price

    May 11, 2022 , 11:57 pm

    Nice overview of all the factors contributing to osteoporosis. It’s good to know there is a lot we can do to keep it at bay.

  367. Pam Morris

    May 12, 2022 , 1:49 am

    The information provided is amazing and opens ones eyes to what is possible. Thank you

  368. Peri Batliwala

    May 12, 2022 , 3:06 am

    I would have liked to have learnt more about hereditary factors.

  369. Debra Johnston

    May 12, 2022 , 4:23 am

    I didn’t know that there were different types of osteoporosis.
    The article was informative as to what vitamins and minerals are needed for bone health.

  370. Karen Sandhoff

    May 12, 2022 , 4:58 am

    When I look at all the needed minerals and vitamins to keep healthy bones I am very grateful for your research to produce a product like AlgaeCal.

  371. Karen Sandhoff

    May 12, 2022 , 5:05 am

    I am very grateful at 76 to have no prescribed medications, live an active lifestyle and have no medical conditions. Diet is so very important!

  372. Linda Maxwell

    May 12, 2022 , 5:11 am

    Great article. I am really thankful for the algae CAL products as my bone density has improved in the past year.

  373. Helen A McAnallen

    May 12, 2022 , 5:32 am

    Through this article I was able to confirm that I have Primary Osteoporosis, Type 1, post menopause.

  374. Lanna

    May 12, 2022 , 6:24 am

    Appreciate the link to improved gut biome and affects on calcium adsorption.

  375. Betty Nigoff

    May 12, 2022 , 6:50 am

    If I am still having hot flashes at 74 years old, does that mean I still have estrogen in my body, and that should be helpful to my bones, right?

  376. Chelsea Dugas

    May 12, 2022 , 11:11 am

    It’s hard for us to tell, Betty. In this case, we’d recommend talking to your doctor about it. Hope you feel better soon!

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  377. Kathryn Ginn

    May 12, 2022 , 7:52 am

    This Article was very informative. I use AlgaeCal and Stromium.

  378. Shirleen

    May 12, 2022 , 8:02 am

    I found the study by the NIH very informative. I so appreciate the efforts AlgaeCal puts forth to inform the public about osteoporosis and how to affect change with not only a supplement, but exercise and diet.

  379. Melissa Phelps

    May 12, 2022 , 8:53 am

    Wow, I didn’t know that before reading this!

  380. An M Weston

    May 12, 2022 , 9:05 am

    Correlation between inflammation and bone health is very interesting 🤔

  381. Teri Crook

    May 12, 2022 , 10:22 am

    I’m so glad I found algaecal. I was one of those people that had osteoporosis, and nothing I took helped me like algaecal did. Because the other meds I was taking didn’t have the 13 nutrients that I needed.

  382. Linda Egeler

    May 12, 2022 , 11:28 am

    I started experiencing primary osteoporosis type 1 when I hit menopause. Adding Vitamin K and strontium to my supplements has definitely helped!

  383. Linda Smith

    May 12, 2022 , 11:32 am

    Many factors such as ‘ other ‘ disorders can contribute to our bone health in women and men.

  384. Wendy Chatterton

    May 12, 2022 , 12:15 pm

    I am getting older, but I want my body to be stronger.

  385. Susan G

    May 12, 2022 , 12:44 pm

    I had a complete hysterectomy around 13 years ago and was on estradiol patch for about 10 years. My doctor had me quit this 3 years ago. I asked her to run a hormone test last year and she refused saying it wasn’t necessary due to my age (68). I’m happy to say I am going to be starting with a new doctor this June. It is my hope that she will be more receptive to suggestions for blood work that are encouraged by Lara.

  386. Susie Lagabon

    May 12, 2022 , 1:29 pm

    Great information! Good to know that there is hope inspite of the natural aging process leading to primary osteoporosis type 1 (postmenopausal osteoporosis), osteoporosis type 2 (senile osteoporosis) and secondary osteoporosis there are many ways to help counteract these processes. Thanks for sharing!

  387. Jan Thatcher

    May 12, 2022 , 1:57 pm

    Once again, new knowledge about what causes osteoporosis! So glad for this information.

  388. Yvonne Nelson

    May 12, 2022 , 3:42 pm

    very informative. However with all the requirements to keep bone density intact I follow and have decreased in my lab numbers. I have been on your supplement for almost three months as I am a naturalist with consumption of medical regimen when I can. Thanks for the input

  389. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 8:56 am

    Yvonne,

    Nutrition and exercise alone are sometimes not enough for some individuals to naturally maintain or increase bone density – we’re so sorry to hear of the decreases you’ve seen. Now that you’re taking our clinically supported supplements, you can be assured of your results! We’re so confident AlgaeCal works that we guarantee scan to scan increases for life when supplementing with our Bone Builder Pack. You can always take a moment to review the details and qualifying requirements of our guarantee HERE.

    Aside from our supplements, we’re thrilled to offer personalized support and our entire catalog of bone-health resources on our BLOG. We’re available 7 days a week and would love to answer any questions you might have! Our Bone Health Consultants can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  390. Marilyn Brady

    May 12, 2022 , 3:44 pm

    I’ve wondered whether my taking levothyroxine impacts my bone health, although my thyroid blood levels are all in the middle of the recommended range while taking it.

  391. Gwen Locke

    May 12, 2022 , 4:03 pm

    I like the idea of AlgaeCal containing a lot of different minerals.

  392. lisa myers

    May 12, 2022 , 4:54 pm

    Thank you so much for this information. I hope AlgaeCal can help me. I’m only 53 years old and do everything that is written here for my bones and nothing has helped.

  393. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 8:31 am

    Lisa,

    Bone health is a complex and multivariate topic – you’re doing wonderful work supporting your bones! AlgaeCal is the only calcium supplement clinically supported to increase bone density and we can’t wait to see all your progress on your upcoming Dexa scan 🙂 Nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle all work in tandem – please feel free to connect with one of our knowledgeable Bone Health Consultants to further all your efforts by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free).

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  394. Margaret Burke

    May 12, 2022 , 4:57 pm

    I am sure my bones are in the first stage now that I’m through menopause and suffering with inflammation and stiffness and I have begun taking osteo biflex and vital proteins

  395. Kirby Johnson

    May 13, 2022 , 9:55 am

    Margaret,

    We’re so sorry to hear of the symptoms you’ve begun to experience <3 If you'd ever like any additional resources on your bone-health journey, 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). We're here to help and answer any questions 7 days a week!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  396. Latha Balaji

    May 12, 2022 , 7:43 pm

    Very good information on Osteoporosis!

  397. Yana

    May 12, 2022 , 8:20 pm

    Reassuring, I am ready to try supplementation

  398. Susan

    May 12, 2022 , 8:55 pm

    It still seems very hard to overcome, so many years of bad habits I didn’t even KNOW were bad habits.

  399. Diane M White

    May 12, 2022 , 9:23 pm

    Thank you so much for these informative articles. I wish the primary and endocrinologist were able to explain osteoporosis and the causes so clearly and not just offer pharmaceuticals.

  400. Linda Tommasino

    May 13, 2022 , 8:08 am

    Informative article.

  401. Cheryl Flowers

    May 13, 2022 , 11:39 am

    The articles written by the staff at Algaecal are so informative. I have learned SO many things from diet to exercise, minerals to causes of osteoporosis, and much more!

  402. Dian VanDeMark

    May 13, 2022 , 12:12 pm

    Thank you for this informative article.

  403. Elham

    May 13, 2022 , 2:34 pm

    Great article and now I can tell that my osteoporosis is caused from life style specifically stress and medical condition that was discovered late in me but so thankful for algeacal product that gave me hope

  404. Kirby Johnson

    May 17, 2022 , 2:08 pm

    Elham,

    We’re honored to be accompanying you along your bone-health journey <3 Aside from our clinically supported supplements, we hope you'll continue to take advantage of all the free resources available on our blog HERE. We can’t wait to see all your progress in the coming years! Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you have along the way – our Bone Health Consultants are available 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  405. Sylvia Oliver

    May 13, 2022 , 3:28 pm

    Good information.

  406. Shari Panganiban

    May 13, 2022 , 7:35 pm

    Yes my functional med doctor made me aware and put me on a low dose hormone therapy . Will see if it helps .

  407. Lou Ellen Gilbertson

    May 13, 2022 , 7:39 pm

    Thank you for the pertinent information! These are excellent, in depth articles.

  408. Ann Thinnes

    May 13, 2022 , 10:52 pm

    Interesting, would estrogen replacement help to reverse or slow the osteopetrosis?

  409. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 9:24 am

    Ann,

    Proper hormone balance plays a pivotal role in bone health – undergoing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) would certainly serve to benefit your bones by working to restore estrogen levels to those of a younger woman <3 This alone may not be enough to reverse bone loss, but would absolutely impact your bone health in a positive way. You can always read more about this on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  410. Bonnie Gorrell

    May 14, 2022 , 1:15 am

    Thanks for this great information!

  411. Trish Darcy

    May 14, 2022 , 4:52 am

    Really interesting.
    My doctor told me once you lose hormones and as a result bone mass, there is no way to get it back.
    It was very disappointing.

    This article has given me new hope.

  412. Janice DeMille

    May 14, 2022 , 5:46 am

    This is good news

  413. Yvette

    May 14, 2022 , 5:53 am

    interesting information!

  414. Joan Montoya

    May 14, 2022 , 5:55 am

    Thank you for this info on types of osteoporosis. I was diagnosed at early age late 20s. I do not like the medications prescribed and now that I’m older I’m very worried about getting the proper nutrients and minerals.

  415. Karen

    May 14, 2022 , 6:30 am

    Great information

  416. Marilyn Picard

    May 14, 2022 , 7:58 am

    Great information, and lots of it! I stopped taking probiotics , but reading how important they are to gut biome and your bones (and I have osteoporosis), I’m starting to take them again today!

  417. Marilyn Picard

    May 14, 2022 , 8:01 am

    Great information, and lots of it! After reading the article I’m starting to take probiotics again, knowing how important they are to gut biome and bone health.

  418. Sheila

    May 14, 2022 , 8:27 am

    Great article about how our lifestyle choices – how we eat and how we move – can make a significant difference in our bone health!

  419. Myra Braverman

    May 14, 2022 , 8:31 am

    I didn’t realize there are 2 kinds of osteoporosis. Algae Cal doctors are always so helpful with information.

  420. Melissa Fox

    May 14, 2022 , 8:32 am

    Very interesting article, I have both types of osteoporosis. I’m using Algaecal for 2 years and stopped the boneless. Working on building bone and lifestyle changes!

  421. Kirby Johnson

    May 17, 2022 , 2:26 pm

    Melissa,

    Fantastic to hear! We are looking forward to even further success in the years to come because of all your efforts <3 If you ever have questions or would like support along your bone-health journey, please don't hesitate to give us a shout! We're available 7 days a week over the phone at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) and would be thrilled to offer assistance 🙂

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  422. Lisa Conard

    May 14, 2022 , 8:51 am

    Having just completed a year of treatment for breast cancer, they want to put me on hormone blockers, which, as the article states, cause bone loss. I already have osteopenia and was put into menopause by chemo. I’m grateful to have found AlgaeCal!

  423. Linda Lutz

    May 14, 2022 , 9:01 am

    This was written so it’s easy to understand.

  424. Bonnie G Downey

    May 14, 2022 , 9:03 am

    Thanks for helping us understand the different type and reasons for osteoporosis. Also, helps knowing what nutrients and vitamins can help fight loss of bone density.

  425. Patricia Smith

    May 14, 2022 , 9:08 am

    Thanks!

  426. Pam Lewis

    May 14, 2022 , 9:10 am

    good info

  427. Bernice Yuzik

    May 14, 2022 , 9:15 am

    Thank you for information. I had not known there were 2 types of osteoporosis. Very helpful information.

  428. PattyM

    May 14, 2022 , 9:16 am

    Great information! Keep it coming. Much appreciated.

  429. Marcia Gregory

    May 14, 2022 , 9:19 am

    So worth reading just for this sentence alone! “…bone loss isn’t a depletion of calcium — it’s a loss of all the minerals that collectively hold your bones together.”

  430. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 10:05 am

    Marcia,

    We’re so pleased you found our article helpful! You might enjoy more content like this on our BLOG; you’ll find delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals to help guide you along your bone-health journey <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  431. susana

    May 14, 2022 , 9:27 am

    I am so glad that I discovered AlgaeCal to help me rebuild my bones.

  432. Kirby Johnson

    May 17, 2022 , 2:33 pm

    Susana,

    We’re thrilled to be supporting you! Along with our clinically supported supplements, you can find a complete library of free resources to augment your journey on our blog HERE. Delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals are just the tip of the iceberg <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  433. Celie Sturm

    May 14, 2022 , 9:30 am

    Your website is fantastic!!! I’m learning so much!

  434. Celie Sturm

    May 14, 2022 , 9:30 am

    Your website is fantastic!!!
    I’m learning so much!

  435. Kerry

    May 14, 2022 , 9:49 am

    I wonder if HRT post menopause helps slow bone loss?

  436. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 9:29 am

    Kerry,

    Undergoing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) would certainly serve to benefit your bones by working to restore estrogen levels to those of a younger woman <3 While this alone may not be enough to reverse bone loss, it would absolutely impact your bone health in a positive way. You can always read more about this on our blog HERE

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  437. Ginny

    May 14, 2022 , 9:56 am

    A little unsure of strontium as I’ve read it mimics bone density on the DXA scan but it’s not making your bones more dense.

  438. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 10:02 am

    Ginny,

    Thank you so much for sharing your hesitations and concerns. While there is evidence strontium can overestimate bone density increases, it only accounts for approximately 8-11% of any reported increase and strontium will never report a false positive on DEXA reports. When we review DEXA scans with our customers we always take this into consideration in order to be transparent as possible. We have a very informative article discussing accurate calculations HERE.

    Strontium is the only mineral in our bones that both lowers the rate of bone resorption and promotes the rate at which new bone is built by increasing osteoblast production. Strontium has even been shown to reduce fracture risk independent of bone density! We’re happy to share with you the latest research on our blog HERE.

    We hope this information gives you peace of mind, Ginny. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to let us know, we’re always happy to help! Feel free to reach out to us over the phone at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) for any bone-health questions you may have!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  439. Melanie Fuscaldo

    May 14, 2022 , 10:01 am

    Thanks for the Clear info

  440. Mary Beth

    May 14, 2022 , 10:22 am

    Very informative article.
    Very encouraging to know that there are options to slow down or prevent bone loss.

  441. Julia

    May 14, 2022 , 10:26 am

    Fantastic information! So much to learn.

  442. Marietta A Stalcup

    May 14, 2022 , 10:46 am

    I am curious…I am post menapausal and my hormones are well below what you would even expect when post menopausal. No matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to get them up to even the lowest recommended hormone levels. Any suggestions?

  443. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 9:41 am

    Marietta,

    Proper hormone balance is a key aspect when it comes to naturally supporting your bone health. You can read about menopause, its impact on your bones, and steps you can take to raise your levels of estrogen back to a bone-protective level on our blog HERE. Don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any other questions!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  444. maggi williams

    May 14, 2022 , 10:51 am

    Thanks to AlgaeCal, I know more about Osteoporosis that two physicians have ever shared. Your company and your mission are amazing and very much appreciated. I’ve been taking AlgaeCal + Strontium for nearly 2 years and having excellent results. My next bone scan is this June and cannot wait to see the increase since June of 2021’s scan. I have started paying for my own scan every other year so that I can measure progress. THANK YOU!!! Maggi

  445. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 1:59 pm

    Maggi,

    Thank you so much for sharing your kind words and inspiring story! We love how you’ve taken control of your bone health and we can’t wait until June to see your results <3 Please be sure to give us a shout after receiving your results in order to schedule a DEXA review with one of our Bone Health Consultants - you'll have the opportunity to discuss your progress and identify any opportunities for improvement. Just email us your before/after DEXA scan results to get that ball rolling after your appointment 🙂 Keep up all your fantastic work!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  446. Leiko Yamamoto Pech

    May 14, 2022 , 11:15 am

    The information about the 16 nutrients that can help prevent bone loss is extremely helpful. I try to get as many of these as possible from my diet, but I will try to make sure I’m getting all of them.

  447. Laurie Simpson-Plouffe

    May 14, 2022 , 11:16 am

    Great information that will help me to manage my condition.

  448. Laurie Simpson-Plouffe

    May 14, 2022 , 11:16 am

    Great information.

  449. Diana

    May 14, 2022 , 11:18 am

    Several of my friends, in the last year, have broken a bone. This alerted me to having a bone density test to see my level of bone loss. Thank you for your information on the types of osteoporosis.

  450. Laura R Rose

    May 14, 2022 , 11:20 am

    I was aware that diet had a part in bone density. I was not aware medication and diseases played a part in the different types of Osteoporosis.

  451. Sharon A Miller

    May 14, 2022 , 11:35 am

    I never knew that that there were 2 types of Osteoporosis,

  452. Dena Jones

    May 14, 2022 , 12:10 pm

    It was good to be reminded that a loss of hormones as we grow older correlates with bone loss.

  453. Karen Fortier

    May 14, 2022 , 12:12 pm

    Learned this viewing the Osteoporosis seminar which detailed the same information.

  454. SgalWV

    May 14, 2022 , 12:44 pm

    A good overview

  455. Colleen

    May 14, 2022 , 12:53 pm

    Happy to hear so much research on osteoporosis!! So happy to be on AlgaeCal Plus and StroniumBoost!

  456. John Follin

    May 14, 2022 , 1:01 pm

    very informative article – so much to learn .

  457. Mirian

    May 14, 2022 , 1:04 pm

    Since I found AlgaeCal +Strontium I have benefit not only from the products but also for the information regarding changes in our diet and ways to exercise to build up b

  458. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 10:52 am

    Mirian,

    We’re absolutely honored to be a part of your bone-health journey! Thank you so much for taking advantage of all the resources we offer – we’re looking forward to seeing the results of all your hard work on your upcoming DEXA scan!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  459. DC

    May 14, 2022 , 1:14 pm

    Great informative, yet concise article!

  460. Kathleen Galloway

    May 14, 2022 , 1:27 pm

    I think of so many friends who suffer from anxiety, depression , and post menopausal osteoporosis. One thing piled upon another to create these weakened bones. We are fortunate in this day to have Algaecal which contains all the vital minerals in one bottle.

  461. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 10:55 am

    Kathleen,

    Well said! Bone health is such a complex topic, but simply providing your body with the essential vitamins and nutrients can play a major part in reclaiming healthy bones <3 Aside from our supplements, we certainly hope you're taking advantage of all the free resources on our BLOG; you’ll find delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  462. Andrea Borella

    May 14, 2022 , 1:53 pm

    Thanks for the references

  463. Dolly Vincelette

    May 14, 2022 , 2:09 pm

    Very good info – I always learn so much from Algeacal.

  464. Beth

    May 14, 2022 , 2:10 pm

    Wish I had found AC sooner but glad I did find you a couple years ago. Making progress.

  465. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 11:01 am

    Beth,

    We’re honored to be a part of your bone-health journey <3 We can't wait to see all your bone density increases in the years to come!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  466. Lori B. Nunley

    May 14, 2022 , 2:11 pm

    Excellent and very informative article.

  467. Kendal Ferrera

    May 14, 2022 , 2:15 pm

    Interesting!

  468. Pamela

    May 14, 2022 , 2:17 pm

    Thank you! The article provides an excellent, clear and consice treatment of the subject matter.

  469. Eva Allen

    May 14, 2022 , 2:20 pm

    A basic, informative posting. My wish would be that everyone could be made aware of this journey before its start. One’s knowledge base must be grown personally for there is few I’ve come across in the medical field who are willing to run the tests or keep themselves or you informed as to the options other than prescription drugs which one is led to believe is the only recourse against hip fracture and a limited, short existence if not compliant.

  470. adrian malakoff

    May 14, 2022 , 2:23 pm

    This article informed me to Primary I and II osteoporosis and Secondary osteoporosis and the risks. The takeaway I got was that osteoporosis is preventable and treatable.

  471. adrian malakoff

    May 14, 2022 , 2:26 pm

    I need to work on my lifestyle choices and my gut health if I want strengthen my bones.

  472. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 10:58 am

    Adrian,

    No small task, but we have absolute confidence in you! To support you in this venture, we hope you’ll take advantage of all the free recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals found on our blog HERE. If you have any questions that arise, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  473. Jackie Haverty

    May 14, 2022 , 2:47 pm

    Wow, these articles were full of information that I didn’t know! There are many causes of Osteoporosis and understanding the causes and different types can certainly improve your track to the right program for you.

  474. Carol P

    May 14, 2022 , 2:54 pm

    I am anxiously awaiting my next DEXA scan. I have seen improvement in one area, but not all, so far, since beginning to take AlgaeCal and Strontium Booster. Previous to beginning AlgaeCal, using prescription medications, I experienced continuing loss and no gain at all.

  475. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 10:58 am

    Carol,

    We are so thankful for the patience you’ve displayed while taking our supplements. While it may be small solace for what you’d hoped to see, what you’re experiencing is completely normal! Due the distribution of trabecular bone and cortical bone throughout your skeletal system, areas of bone repair and rebuild at different rates. For example, your spine has a higher concentration of trabecular bone than cortical bone. You can learn more about how this impacts what you’re seeing on DEXA scans HERE.

    We are looking forward to seeing the results of your upcoming DEXA scan! After you receive your results, we’d love to connect in order to schedule a DEXA review with one of our friendly Bone Health Consultants – you can get the ball rolling by emailing us your before/after DEXA scans to us at [email protected]

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  476. Amy

    May 14, 2022 , 2:57 pm

    I didn’t know there were types of osteoporosis. Very informative article

  477. Florine

    May 14, 2022 , 3:20 pm

    Thank you for all the information.

  478. Therese Keane

    May 14, 2022 , 3:22 pm

    I am so glad that I found Algae Cal after my Osteoporosis diagnosis!

  479. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 10:20 am

    Therese,

    We couldn’t be happier to be supporting you on your bone-health journey! If you ever have questions or would like additional information, 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

  480. Laura Salmon

    May 14, 2022 , 3:26 pm

    Excellent information, I really learned a lot.

  481. Donna

    May 14, 2022 , 3:29 pm

    Great information.

  482. Linda Garrett

    May 14, 2022 , 4:00 pm

    Very informative. Thank you. I printed the exercises.

  483. DEBORAH KNOEBEL

    May 14, 2022 , 4:08 pm

    I have been taking AlgeCal for many years, it helps build stronger bones.

  484. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 10:31 am

    Deborah,

    We’re thrilled that you’ve personally seen improvement while taking our supplements – congratulations! Wishing you all the best in the years to come 🙂 If you ever have questions or would like additional support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Bone Health Consultants by calling us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free).

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  485. Annette Seddon

    May 14, 2022 , 4:30 pm

    This article lead me to the articles about Gut health….excellent information

  486. Joan Willison

    May 14, 2022 , 4:32 pm

    Great information thanks that is written very clearly and makes for easy reading.

  487. Anne Tench

    May 14, 2022 , 4:35 pm

    I can’t take the strontium, I had very unpleasant side effects. So I hope the algaecal plus still helps my bones. I’ve been waiting a long time for a dexa scan (I’m in the UK). Consultant told me he’d put me on the waiting list. I’ve heard nothing yet.

  488. Denise

    May 14, 2022 , 4:39 pm

    I am so hopeful that I can rebuild my bones that will enable to do all that i want to do in my active lifestyle. Our bodies are so complex.

  489. Christine Markham

    May 14, 2022 , 4:52 pm

    I learned quite a bit from this article about bone health, especially the nutrients required for healthy bones and how important gut health is for your overall health including bone health. Thank you.

  490. Bert

    May 14, 2022 , 4:58 pm

    Great information explaining that there are two main classification of osteoporosis. Primary osteoporosis, where the bone loss is a result of getting older, and secondary osteoporosis, where bone loss is caused by various clinical and lifestyle factors. But the one important fact is they are all preventable by good nutrition, exercise and adding the 16 nutrients to stop bone loss.

  491. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 11:55 am

    Bert,

    We absolutely love how you phrased that <3 Detailed, concise, and hopeful!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  492. Susan

    May 14, 2022 , 5:33 pm

    Very interesting-well done

  493. MaryLou Clemons

    May 14, 2022 , 5:46 pm

    Fortunately, I caught bone health issue b4 osteoporosis set in. Reversed osteopenia in my spine by taking algaecal plus &SB for 6 month Dec 2019 to June 2020. I have continued the regime addding triple mango liquid and powdered Collagen. will Dexa scan in July to assess. progress.

  494. Kirby Johnson

    May 20, 2022 , 12:19 pm

    MaryLou,

    That is the most fantastic progress – thank you for sharing! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so we are wishing you all the best on your continued bone-health journey <3 Please don't hesitate to reach out if we can provide any additional resources or support!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  495. Debbie

    May 14, 2022 , 6:03 pm

    Helpful information to discuss with my doctor.

  496. MaryAnn

    May 14, 2022 , 6:07 pm

    Great information.

  497. Sarah Gilbert

    May 14, 2022 , 6:43 pm

    So grateful to be building better bones given my medication regimen and Rheumatoid arthritis. I’m determined to stay strong and healthy for as long as I can.

  498. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 11:20 am

    Sarah,

    We love your determination! Have you had the chance to read through our article on arthritis yet? You might find it helpful! We are always available to support you on your bone-health journey! If you ever questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  499. Chloe

    May 14, 2022 , 6:44 pm

    I guess the art of aging gracefully is out of the question !!! Looks to me like we have to be on the offence to keep our bodies strong and healthy. Thank you for explaining all the different reasons that we get osteoporosis. Now that we know we can actually do something about it by our own willingness.

  500. Jacqueline Vosgerichian

    May 14, 2022 , 6:47 pm

    Great article, I am doing all I can to save my bones ! Taking the supplements that are recommended in this article.

  501. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 11:05 am

    Jacqueline,

    Tremendous work! If you ever have any bone-health questions or would like personalized support throughout your journey, 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). We’re always happy to help <3

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  502. Linda Wojnar

    May 14, 2022 , 7:06 pm

    If you have a medical condition the prescription you take can cause bone loss.

  503. Jenn Schuit

    May 14, 2022 , 7:09 pm

    Thank you for a clear explanation of the causes an advice to help strengthen against deterioration.

  504. Susan Welch

    May 14, 2022 , 7:35 pm

    I am type 1 and this article was informative.

  505. Debbie H

    May 14, 2022 , 7:36 pm

    Reading this article reinforced my commitment to doing all I can to support my bone density. Thank you for enumerating the steps we can take for positive results.

  506. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 11:09 am

    Debbie,

    We’re happy to help <3 Our mission is to provide individuals with safe and natural support to increase their bone density and it's wonderful to hear that we are on track! For more articles to guide you, we certainly hope you'll take advantage of all the free resources available on our blog HERE. Plus, we’re always here if you have any questions!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  507. Luann Phillpich

    May 14, 2022 , 7:37 pm

    Gut biome info is fascinating but overwhelming…

  508. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 11:49 am

    Luann,

    It’s true! If you ever have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know! You can always read about this topic in greater detail on our blog HERE.

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  509. Lankygal

    May 14, 2022 , 7:48 pm

    Learned that there are 13 minerals and 3 vitamins that we need to build strong bones!
    After being informed that I had 3 insufficient hip fractures due to chemo and radiation to that area, fractures occured. Now to supplement with these minerals and vitamins to build stronger bones!

  510. Kathleen Howell

    May 14, 2022 , 7:51 pm

    So much great information. I had no idea that my IBS is a factor for osteoporosis

  511. Lankygal

    May 14, 2022 , 7:53 pm

    Love the fact there is a way to increase bone mass naturally! I’m in my 80’s and so not take any medication . This AlgaeCal is amazing to help build bone.

  512. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 11:12 am

    Lankygal,

    Thank you for letting us be a part of your bone-health journey <3 Aside from our clinically supported supplements, we hope you'll take advantage of all the delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals found on our BLOG. We can’t wait to support you for many years to come!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  513. Gayle Giovanna

    May 14, 2022 , 8:28 pm

    Interesting: I would not have guessed that hyperthyroidism, which I have, would increase bone loss.

  514. Susan W Bragg

    May 14, 2022 , 8:37 pm

    Osteoporosis is a very complex disease. Our doctors never seem to want to figure out what is causing our bone loss. It is just so easy for them to prescribe medication. This journey is difficult and it is important to stay educated. This is a great article.

  515. Anita Reynolds

    May 14, 2022 , 8:53 pm

    Scary, I hope I am not too late to turn this around. Learned so much here about bone loss and supplements.

  516. Michele

    May 14, 2022 , 9:09 pm

    I never realized how many minerals and vitamins it took to keep bones healthy. Thank you for all the good information.

  517. Susan Eby

    May 14, 2022 , 9:09 pm

    So thankful there are supplements/minerals available to take to build up our bones.

  518. Kathy

    May 14, 2022 , 9:43 pm

    Very enlightening. I think I’d be categorized as Type 1 because of age & being postmenopausal. Hopefully, the aromatase inhibitor I’m taking for ER+ breast cancer won’t be worsening osteoporosis for me as long as I continue with AlgaeCal and Strontium Boost.

  519. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 1:20 pm

    Kathy,

    AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost are guaranteed to increase bone mineral density regardless of other circumstances or medications. While we understand every individual is unique, you can be assured of all the wonderful work you’re doing to support your bone health! To further all your efforts, you might benefit from implementing some practical tips that you can explore on our BLOG. And for personalized support, our Bone Health Consultants are available 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free)!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  520. Jenina Charles

    May 14, 2022 , 10:15 pm

    Wow. If only I knew this years ago. My hormones have been imbalanced since my 20’s. I feel like I was already behind the ‘8 ball’ even before I got to my 50’s. I had very little understanding about Osteoporosis and always thought it happen to the occasional mature age woman. Thank you for sharing.

  521. Pauline Robinson

    May 14, 2022 , 10:42 pm

    It would have been good to have had all this information many years ago – working 9 – 5 indoors, lacking in natural Vit D
    and very little of the correct exercise. In my 50’s I took a “calcium” supplement which caused scaring in my eyes and mis-shapes in my finger joints. Now with AlgaeCal its better later than never.

  522. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 1:46 pm

    Pauline,

    It’s true that prevention is the best approach, but better late than never is absolutely right! We believe that anyone, at any age, regardless of circumstances, can naturally increase their bone mineral density and the thousands of individuals who’ve done so are a testament to that belief. We are here to support you on your journey every step of the way! If you ever have questions, 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

  523. Helen N

    May 14, 2022 , 10:44 pm

    This article makes me wonder what type of osteoporosis I have. I have never had a doctor mention that there are different types, so I am not sure of the cause or type of osteoporosis that I have. It would be helpful to know.

  524. ElWanda

    May 14, 2022 , 10:58 pm

    Knowledge is power, which applies to this article about types of osteoporosis. Understanding of these types provides a springboard to dialing in more things to do about bone health and why it’s so important.

  525. Elreen

    May 14, 2022 , 10:58 pm

    Very interesting?

  526. Sharon Rosati

    May 14, 2022 , 11:32 pm

    Thank you! Great information

  527. Mary Ellen Lothamer

    May 15, 2022 , 12:56 am

    This is a hopeful article that encourages me to be more aware of the factors I can control to inhibit bone loss.

  528. Debra Swing

    May 15, 2022 , 1:20 am

    Great article.

  529. Heather Dachelet

    May 15, 2022 , 1:56 am

    Great information!

  530. Diane Coulombe

    May 15, 2022 , 2:59 am

    so interesting. thanks !

  531. ana miranda

    May 15, 2022 , 3:04 am

    What if you have osteoarthritis? Would the same info apply?

  532. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 1:32 pm

    Ana,

    You might prefer to read our detailed breakdown of osteoarthritis on our blog HERE. Let us know if you have any follow-up questions or thoughts!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  533. Lila

    May 15, 2022 , 3:37 am

    This is very informative. I relate to this article in a few ways.

  534. Libby

    May 15, 2022 , 3:40 am

    Good info

  535. Denise Huston

    May 15, 2022 , 3:46 am

    good information

  536. Denise Huston

    May 15, 2022 , 3:47 am

    Great Information

  537. Sue

    May 15, 2022 , 3:58 am

    Mine got worse from medications used after cancer treatments. After using Algaecal I am interested to see my scan results this fall.

  538. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 11:34 am

    Sue,

    We can’t wait to see your results! After receiving your results, please reach out to schedule a DEXA review with one of our Bone Health Consultants to analyze your progress. You can email your before/after DEXA scan results to us at [email protected] to get that ball rolling 🙂 All the best leading up to your scan! You can further your efforts by taking 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

  539. Margaret Landry

    May 15, 2022 , 3:59 am

    I realize many of my thoughts on bone loss were not completely correct. I especially noted the part that said of the 13 minerals and 3 vitamins, lacking just one can contribute to bone loss. I feel I’m on solid ground now that I am getting all of the vitamins and minerals that I need to strengthen my bones. I will only improve as I increase my knowledge and practice of what I know

  540. Joanne K

    May 15, 2022 , 4:04 am

    Interesting how much of this all comes back to inflammation. How to get rid of it? That’s not so easy. Thanks for the info

  541. Victoria Spencer

    May 15, 2022 , 4:17 am

    Thank you for the helpful information! I had no idea that there was two different types of Osteoporosis.

  542. Emily Coyle

    May 15, 2022 , 4:20 am

    Added to my knowledge of bones. Fascinating stuff.

  543. Glennis Hogan

    May 15, 2022 , 4:29 am

    Having osteoporsis and being advised what medicine to take to help it which I decided not to take from the side effects that could occur I discovered AlgaCal thanks to my niece who was taking it and was seeing good results. I am approaching 2 years of use and will have the scan in Sept this year and believe will see some result however small.One good thing from having cancer made me more aware of vitamins and been on the D, iron, zinc, and several others I feel it helped me and continues to help me. I have added some and deleted some and feel have the right combination now but continue to explore and research. Thanks for the article.

  544. Donna Waite

    May 15, 2022 , 4:34 am

    Basic information that anyone with bone health issues should understand.

  545. Barbara J Sweet

    May 15, 2022 , 4:35 am

    I now have ostepenia after asking for another Dexa scan in 2021 after falling in 2020 and getting a compression fracture. (My first scan was in 2014.) I’ve since developed two more fractures.

  546. Kirby Johnson

    May 20, 2022 , 2:25 pm

    Barbara,

    We’re so sorry to hear of the subsequent fractures and bone loss you’ve experienced. Depending on where you are in your healing process, you might find our Fracture Healing Guide to be a helpful resource! If you have any follow-up questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a shout!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  547. Floy Shuler

    May 15, 2022 , 4:48 am

    This was very interesting. As I was going through treatment for breast cancer the doctor told me they would watch closely for the beginning of osteoporosis. I wish I had started on AlgaeCal sooner. But even with a diagnosis I beat it by using this God-given product.

  548. Bonnie McCrossen

    May 15, 2022 , 4:54 am

    Good read

  549. Julie Arneson

    May 15, 2022 , 5:00 am

    I was told my osteoporosis was most likely from genetics as my father had it.
    Where do genetics fit in?

  550. Suzanne

    May 15, 2022 , 5:16 am

    Interesting article

  551. Sharon Ritchey

    May 15, 2022 , 5:23 am

    The staff at AlgaeCal is so helpful!

  552. Barbara McCormick

    May 15, 2022 , 5:44 am

    I had no idea there are different types of osteoporosis.

  553. Mary Jo Davis

    May 15, 2022 , 5:46 am

    So happy my Dr. Told me about this product. Algae cal. I will always be taking it. Mary Jo Davis

  554. Sandra Weber

    May 15, 2022 , 5:52 am

    This article explains the different types of osteoporosis and their causes. This information helps individuals examine their own circumstances and what may have contributed to them developing this disease. It may also help others to take note of their bone health a subject many ignore until it is too late.

  555. Meryl Baratz

    May 15, 2022 , 5:56 am

    Great informative article! Thanks for the great resource!

  556. Joanne Newton

    May 15, 2022 , 5:58 am

    Well I have finally learned that I cannot miss a single link in rebuilding my bones!

  557. Lisa Reiss

    May 15, 2022 , 6:07 am

    Thank you for all this great info!

  558. Alyse R..

    May 15, 2022 , 6:13 am

    With very low estrogen and IBD, I’m happy that I’ve been using AlgaeCal for the past year. It feels like a great place to start rebuilding bone.

  559. susan

    May 15, 2022 , 6:18 am

    i’m glad to be informed, AND it’s a bit scary, learning all this stuff

  560. Annemarie B Lafreniere

    May 15, 2022 , 6:20 am

    What is the link or is there one between osteoporosis and arthritis?

  561. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 1:58 pm

    Annemarie,

    Wonderful, wonderful question. AlgaeCal wrote a detailed article on this topic on our blog HERE – let us know what you think!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  562. Jan Ramirez

    May 15, 2022 , 6:22 am

    Great information! It reinforces what I was told by my gynecologist when diagnosed at age 51 that it could be related to my body’s lack of producing estrogen.

  563. Shelley Dunn

    May 15, 2022 , 6:22 am

    You mention an active form of vitamin D. What is that and is liquid vitamin D better absorbed in the body?

  564. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 3:12 pm

    Shelley,

    Great questions – we’ll certainly do our best to help out! Vitamin D3 is the active form of vitamin D. If we consume vitamin D through natural whole food sources, our bodies can’t properly utilize it until our kidneys have converted it into the active form, vitamin D3. There are a variety of studies claiming superior efficacy through liquid or encapsulated form. While liquid vitamins generally take less time to break down and can be absorbed more quickly, this doesn’t indicate whether or not they provide superior absorption. We recommend discussing this further with your doctor to find the best supplement for your bone-health goals!

    If you have any interest, you can always learn more about the benefits of, and how to get enough vitamin D on our blog HERE. Hope this helps!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  565. susan

    May 15, 2022 , 6:23 am

    i’m glad to learn this info, but it’s also a bit scary

  566. Dawn So

    May 15, 2022 , 6:29 am

    The article is clear and easily understood. It’s also encouraging.
    Thank you!

  567. Darlene Dunn

    May 15, 2022 , 6:32 am

    I found this article very informative and encouraging. It gave me a better understanding of the kinds and types of osteoporosis.

  568. dnelson

    May 15, 2022 , 6:48 am

    I recently relocated to Florida… able to walk almost anytime and as much as I want now! 😊

  569. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 1:56 pm

    dnelson,

    That sounds like a win-win! Enjoy all your exercise in the great outdoors!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  570. Jean E. Hawsey

    May 15, 2022 , 6:51 am

    Informative article and well worth the time to read.

  571. Carola Leonard

    May 15, 2022 , 6:52 am

    I had an early menopause due to hysterectomy. Luckily the doctor left my ovaries in spite of urging me to have them out because of the possible danger of ovarian cancer. I was not having that! But nobody mentioned the inevitable of an early menopause and the danger of osteoporosis. So at least my ovaries continued making estrogen for a while, and then I used a patch which I have reluctantly given up in my early 70s!
    I am also very gluten intolerant and have not touched it since my mid 40s. However, my gut still has a hard time absorbing and I think this contributed to osteoporosis as well. Now I am taking Red Clover to try to at least mimic the oestrogen and last year I started with AlgaeCal. At last, even if my bone density has not increased, it is stable. Hooray!

  572. Donna Holloway

    May 15, 2022 , 6:53 am

    It sounds like bone health should be a discussion that is a regular part of annual checkups after menopause.

  573. Jane

    May 15, 2022 , 6:54 am

    Thank you for the excellent information.

  574. Anna

    May 15, 2022 , 7:02 am

    Very helpful article. I appreciate the additional links to other articles. I was not aware of the two different types..

  575. Terry LeChien

    May 15, 2022 , 7:05 am

    Another very interesting article that I’m sharing with my Primary Care Doctors. I have to say, being on Algaecal and Strontium for the past year has changed the way I feel (arthritis, especially from past sports injuries) so I’m definitely continuing with this regimen.

  576. Elizabeth Ellis

    May 15, 2022 , 7:06 am

    Great explanations!

  577. Lucy

    May 15, 2022 , 7:08 am

    So many things to think about in this article. Mused on which factors contributed most to my osteoporosis happening and how to best turn it around. It’s an integrated approach and I appreciate how you give information with lots of links but it takes time to work through all of them.

  578. JoAnn Boutwell

    May 15, 2022 , 7:10 am

    Very educational. Thanks!

  579. Claire Cade

    May 15, 2022 , 7:11 am

    I sure hope I continue to increase my bone density with the supplements. I’ve been taking them for a few years now.

  580. Electii

    May 15, 2022 , 7:14 am

    Unfortunately there are those of us who have done everything right, exercise, diet but we have the genes that give us osteoporosis accelerated by by menopause.

  581. Laurel Steele

    May 15, 2022 , 7:28 am

    Thank you.

  582. Margaret Trotman

    May 15, 2022 , 7:36 am

    This was eye opening! Thank you!

  583. Sylvia

    May 15, 2022 , 8:06 am

    Didn’t know about the different types. Thank you!

  584. Vknouse

    May 15, 2022 , 8:08 am

    My problem is the medications for hypothyroidism, which I can’t stop so I’m hoping AlgaeCal can help reverse my bone loss. 🤞🏻

  585. Katrin Tammark

    May 15, 2022 , 8:20 am

    I did not realize that a lack of testosterone affects a man’s bones to become weaker just like a lack of estrogen affects females.

  586. Katrin Tammark

    May 15, 2022 , 8:20 am

    I did not realize that a lack of testosterone affects a man’s bones to become weaker just like a lack of estrogen affects females.

  587. Tammy Obenauf

    May 15, 2022 , 8:40 am

    Good to know all the nutrients it takes to build back bone. Thank you!

  588. R Shah

    May 15, 2022 , 9:06 am

    I would like to know more about Hyperthyroidism and how it relates to secondary osteoporosis. What can one do to prevent it.

  589. Kirby Johnson

    May 19, 2022 , 4:40 pm

    R Shah,

    AlgaeCal explored hyperthyroidism in greater detail in our blog article HERE under the section “Hormone Levels.” If you have any follow-up questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a shout!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  590. Jose Majano

    May 15, 2022 , 9:19 am

    Good information

  591. Barb Innes

    May 15, 2022 , 9:29 am

    I’m fighting osteoporosis by taking AlgaeCal.

  592. Nancy Willson

    May 15, 2022 , 9:44 am

    I learned how the types of osteoporosis are affected by age, hormones and inflammation.

  593. Frances M Martinez

    May 15, 2022 , 9:44 am

    Wow! I just learned about how the medical challenges I face could affect secondary osteoporosis.

  594. JTR

    May 15, 2022 , 10:03 am

    Article presents the different types of Osteoarthritis and lists unavoidable causes but approaches to reduce the impact of these factors.

  595. Kirby Johnson

    May 18, 2022 , 2:28 pm

    JTR,

    Absolutely! There are plenty of other resources online discussing the aspects of bone health you can’t change – it’s important to focus on what you CAN do <3 Thanks so much for taking the time to read! If you're interested in other information and practical ways of naturally supporting your bone health, you might enjoy the other resources found on our blog HERE. You’ll find delicious recipes, bone-strengthening exercises, and expert advice from industry professionals!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  596. Sara Wasserman

    May 15, 2022 , 10:11 am

    Thank you for clarifying the different types of osteoporosis and the vitamins and nutrition that is helpful in maintaining healthy bones.

  597. Kimberly Ouellette

    May 15, 2022 , 10:14 am

    This is so informative! Who knew so many vitamins & nutrients are needed to improve bone loss?! I eat a healthy diet & exercise regularly & take a few supplements but that’s not enough apparently! And I’m a believer in researching scientific studies vs. just what you read online. Thank you for this!

  598. Barb Edwards

    May 15, 2022 , 10:29 am

    Thank you for getting right to the point and giving suggestions for combating the different types of Osteoporosis.

  599. SAM

    May 15, 2022 , 10:30 am

    Good reminder that nothing in our body works in isolation!

  600. Edna Tunney

    May 15, 2022 , 10:35 am

    Very informative

  601. Joan Alexander

    May 15, 2022 , 10:41 am

    helpful to know

  602. Marcia Smart

    May 15, 2022 , 10:53 am

    Anxious to see my next bone scan praying for improvement

  603. Deborah Earle

    May 15, 2022 , 10:57 am

    Thank you for the clarification. I now understand my doctor’s recommendations better.

  604. Veta Jones

    May 15, 2022 , 11:29 am

    Bone loss is not inevitable! I’m so grateful for Algaecal!

  605. Julieanna

    May 15, 2022 , 12:11 pm

    Good to know causes – and how the causes can be remedied!
    You give a sense of encouragement.
    I’m trying your product (AlgaeCal Plus w/Strontium too) for the first time, on the second month….
    AND, to be even more vigilant about exercise, yoga (which I have taught and am going back to teaching), diet, attitudes, “state of mind”, etc. – is prudent.
    I anticipate good results!
    Thanks!

  606. Carol Weston

    May 15, 2022 , 12:23 pm

    Nothing is more important than one’s health, and the cost of Algaecal supplements is a small price to pay in order to gain strong bones again. Thank you, Algaecal! You are a God-send!

  607. Kathy Herbert

    May 15, 2022 , 12:39 pm

    So many factors, even when you’re doing everything right, a medication can waylay your progress. Good to know

  608. Debbie Campbell

    May 15, 2022 , 12:40 pm

    Interesting to see gut health listed as possible reason for poor bone density

  609. Barbara Smith

    May 15, 2022 , 12:46 pm

    Valuable information!

  610. Margie Haines

    May 15, 2022 , 1:14 pm

    Why are we not demanding DEXA scans starting at a baseline 50 yrs old? A lot cheaper than the cost of a broken bone or fracture.

  611. Jane Dearing

    May 15, 2022 , 1:18 pm

    Is there a list of medications that are harmful for bones that one might be able to access? Jane D.

  612. Chelsea Dugas

    May 19, 2022 , 11:34 am

    WE do have a list, Jane! If you’re interested, you can find more information on prescription medications that cause bone loss HERE. Hope this is helpful!

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  613. Joanna Leahy

    May 15, 2022 , 1:18 pm

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  614. Margie Haines

    May 15, 2022