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    Any real benefits to a cocktail of supplements?5
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    lewlew00 posted:
    Diagnosed with osteoporosis several years ago. Taking alendronate weekly. Of course taking calcium and D daily. Well, religiously taking them now since suffering L1 and T9 compression fractures 1 month ago. 10% and 20% height loss.

    Is there any benefit in taking Vit K2, Magnesium, Stronium or Boron supplements?

    Also, would Turmeric and Fish Oil really help osteoarthritis?



    Fyi - I'm 47 and pre-menopausal and really don't want to deal with kyphosis now or later.
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    bonebabe responded:
    No. If you take a good multivitamin and calcium supplement with D, that's all that you need to do. And for heaven's sake - DO NOT take strontium supplements. They aren't regulated here, they're strontium citrate which isn't what you need if you take strontium, and they screw up your DXA results - giving you a false positive increase, while not actually helping your bone.


    Very important not to do any forward bending or side to side twisting of the spine. Look at the National Osteoporosis Foundation - www.nof.org - for more fact based proven information.


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