Bones are made up of minerals and mainly calcium. Bone Mineral Density of BMD is a way to measure the number of minerals present in the bones. Osteopenia refers to a condition in which BMD is lower than the normal. It cannot be considered a disease, but it increases the chances of developing osteoporosis in the long run. In a lay man’s language, it is a midpoint of healthy bones and osteoporosis.
Causes of Osteoporosis
Bone density is the highest in the 30s. The exact age at which one gets affected by osteopenia depends on how hard the bones are in the younger days. The average age is around 50 years, in case it occurs. What causes osteopenia? When the body breaks down the old bone faster than the new ones being built, bone density s lost. Some medical issues can lead to this state of reduced bone density like:
- Overactive thyroid gland or hyperthyroidism
- Eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia
- Celiac disease- Intake of gluten can damage the small intestine which can lead to less absorption of nutrients
- Chemotherapy or radiation therapy
- Chronic inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis
Risk Factors Involved with Osteopenia
Like every other health condition, osteopenia also has some risk factors which can make one more susceptible to it:
- A family history of close relatives having low BMD
- Surgical removal of ovaries before menopause
- Excessive caffeine
- Menopause before 45 years
- In the age group older than 50 years
- Steroid medications like hydrocortisone
- Lack of vitamin D in the body
- Excessive smoking and alcohol’ carbonated drinks
- Inadequate exercise routine; no strength training
Diagnosis Of Osteopenia
Diagnosis of osteopenia is difficult as they usually don’t have any typical symptoms. It does not cause any pain unless a bone is broken. Back pain, recurrent spinal fractures, loss in height due to stooped posture can also be seen. A bone mineral density test using an X-ray needs to be done to confidently diagnose it.
Prevention of Osteoporosis
One can start taking early steps to prevent it with the few changes in the lifestyle like diet and exercise regime. Dietary intake of dairy products, Vitamin D, should be adequate. Spending a few minutes in the early morning sunlight can be a good idea to increase Vitamin D levels which in turn help in better absorption of calcium in the bones.
Curcumin which is a polyphenol found in turmeric is known for its unique property to increase the bone density by almost 7 % by reducing the rate of bone reabsorption. Bagdara Farms has the best curcumin to offer as it is organically without the use of any fertilizers. Buy Calmya and get your bones strong again!
Clinical Trial & Our Product
Since health care & medicine is an industry, formulations are controlled through intellectual property rights denying easy access to common people and maintaining the buoyancy for the interest holders.
Formula’s can be patented and that covers business interests that drive innovations these days.
So instead of conducting trials on the raw root, almost all companies promote clinically tested formulations of extracts to make it appear better then how the phytochemical was in its original state. Its like extracting an important organ from the body and then putting it on support system, expecting it to perform better in insolation then how it could perform when in it was in its natural form. The truth is, that the best way to consume a plant based medicine is in its raw form. Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in the root Curcuma Longa.
Since its more important to know what your food ate then what you ate, its important to know that the supplements you are using based on curcumin has curcumin from a gene modified variety of curcuma longa which suffers from an imbalance of every other mineral. You see a plant also behaves how a human body behaves when it is injected with steroids to gain muscle mass for body building purpose. The plants have higher levels of curcumin but all other secondary minerals found along curcumin in the plant get compromised as the plant can not feed all nutritions equally when it is designed to feed most of its nutrition towards developing higher levels of curcumin. It has severe side effects on the health of the plant and apparently on the people consuming such plants or extracts coming from these plants. However marketing and promotions have evolved to divert attention very wisely.
An extract of any herb can never be stored in its original state and hence needs base agents, preservatives which hardly leave it how it must be. We believe that access to medicine and healthcare is a basic right of every human and animal living on planet earth. Hence we do not first extract and then add preservatives or agents like pepperine to make the extract bio-available. This is the reason we never patent any of our products. We instead hand process the whole root we cultivate in our farms and share it with the people under different brand names for different health conditions based on the concentration of minerals present at testing. You can also buy the seed from us and cultivate it but it will certainly not be as potent as you get from us.
How potent is the active ingredient in the plant depends on the quality of seed, soil, water and environment. Our products work far better then most of the curcumin based supplements globally being used for Therapeutic benefits.
We do not intend to formulate or patent our products. So instead of choosing a supplement with an extract, choose wisely and go for the best and not the Cheapest.
All our products are cultivated, harvested, hand processed and distributed directly from our own farms to ensure that people who depend on our products for their acute and chronic problems get consistent supply of highest quality, ultra premium, medicinal grade, Non-GMO, Indigenous, Naturally enriched with curcumin, Wild Strand curcuma longa powder for therapeutic benefits. We cultivate this in the middle of a national park which happens to be the best breeding ground for Bengal tigers in India called Bandhavgarh.