Sandy Springs Chiropractic Nutrition: Gut, Bone, Chondroitin Sulfate

The gut and osteoporosis. Two seemingly unconnected conditions may actually be connected beyond the fact that they both take place in the body. Osteoporosis’ effect is often seen in deteriorated bone. Gut issues’ effect is often seen in digestive problems. Researchers now are finding ties between gut health and osteoporosis’ effect on bone health. Cross Chiropractic Center helps Sandy Springs chiropractic patients experiencing both issues!


Sandy Springs osteoporosis is very common. So are gut issues. Gut health change with probiotic use has become more mainstream recently to help chronic diseases like autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases as well as cancer and diabetes. Now, researchers are turning to the health of the gut microbiome to deal with bone mass regulation which influences osteoporosis and osteopenia. (1) Senile osteoporosis is associated with a decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and altered microbiota. How these are linked in postmenopausal osteoporosis is not yet known. A study that tried to figure this out did discover that there was reduced bacterial richness and diversity in postmenopausal osteoporosis with significant contrast in levels of phyla and genera in gut microbiota. (2) Cross Chiropractic Center sees these new discoveries linking gut health and osteoporosis as being helpful in planning the Sandy Springs osteoporosis treatment plan.


Sandy Springs chiropractic care of osteoporosis is complex including spinal manipulation by way of the gentle Cox® Technic protocols, exercise, and nutrition. Looking at osteoporosis as a condition likely involving the microbiota of the gut, researchers are now trying dietary approaches to address osteoporosis. Nutritionally, a chondroitin sulfate/calcium complex enhanced the BMD and microstructure of femur bone in rats with osteoporosis. It also changed levels of the serum bone markers. This dietary intervention of chondroitin and calcium holds promise to potentially ease osteoporosis and its symptomatology. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center is very familiar with the effects of chondroitin sulfate for disc health and is excited that it may also benefit osteoporosis.

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Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment soon. The osteoporosis and gut health connection isn’t a shocking connection for Cross Chiropractic Center. We are here to help both!

Cross Chiropractic Center shares new research linking microbiota in the gut to chondroitin sulfate and bone health and osteoporosis.  
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