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Low Bone Density? Improve Bone Health Naturally!

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Low Bone Density? Improve Bone Health Naturally!

You or a Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Low Bone Density. Now What? The first thing people think when they hear "low bone density," is "osteoporosis." However, low bone density is actually a condition called osteopenia (low bone mass), which can develop into osteoporosis if bone loss continues.1 What you can do right now: Educate yourself Learn how to stop the loss of bone mass Learn how to build bone density What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis literally means “porous bones.” Osteoporosis is a disease wherein the bones become fragile from losing their bone density resulting in decreased bone strength. The...

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Confused About Magnesium Compounds?

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Confused About Magnesium Compounds?

Are you confused about the many different types of magnesium compounds? Many people tend to lump all types of magnesium together. However, all magnesium compounds are not created equal. The effect of taking each type of magnesium can be quite different, both in benefits and in possible side effects, or desired effects. There are types of magnesium that can greatly aid in constipation, while others aid in the area of restlessness, nervousness, etc. Magnesium compounds differ with regard to how well they cross into the blood-brain barrier. Learn more about the Blood-Brain Barrier >>> One thing I will say out...

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The Importance of Potassium and Magnesium

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The Importance of Potassium and Magnesium

Potassium and magnesium are extremely important minerals / electrolytes that can be lost in the course of the day in perspiration, urine and other bodily fluids. Certain food substances, such as those containing caffeine, act as mild diuretics and can also increase the amount of these important minerals your body wastes. Diuretic Medications: Potassium and Magnesium Loss People on diuretic medications (water pills) such as Lasix (furosemide) or HCTZ (hydroclorothiazide) or chlorthalidone who have normal renal (kidney) function can lose these minerals at a much higher rate than the average person. Patients on these medicines are often prescribed both potassium...

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