SAC and Osteoporosis
Bone is living, growing tissue. Throughout life, our bodies are breaking down old bone cells and rebuilding new bones in a continuous cycle (bone remodeling). We gain bone by building more bone cells than we lose.After about age 40, however, this balance is typically reversed, with bone loss occurring at a much faster rate than is replaceable, leaving our bones brittle and leading to osteoporosis with increased risks of fracture, particularly of the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder.
Osteoblasts and osteoclasts are types of cells the human body uses to repair broken bones. Osteoclasts break down old bone tissue allowing osteoblasts to replace it with new material. Together, these cells facilitate bone mending and bone growth. However, as we age osteoblast slows down and bone mineral density continues to decrease, making our bones more susceptible to fracture.
Osteoporosis weakens bones
Losing more than 25% of bone mass is enough for a clinical diagnosis of osteoporosis. In the US, 1/3 of women and 1/4 of men have the disease, with the figure increasing each year. What may be the cause of all this?
The 4 Functions of SAC Calcium
SAC as Hormone Regulator
Bone metabolism is controlled by the interaction of a number of hormones.
Hormonal imbalance can wreak havoc on bone metabolism. SAC helps triggering hormones to maintain bone metabolic balance, by signaling pituitary hormones to trigger the release of thyroid and parathyroid hormones.
SAC as Calcium Navigator
Inactive calcium molecules such as protein-bound calcium do not know where to go.
SAC navigates calcium to reach its ultimate destination – the bone. SAC calcium will not be deposited in the wrong places such as the kidneys or blood vessels.
SAC as Calcium Activator
About 50% of calcium in our blood is inactive.
SAC’s ionization process activates inactive calcium molecules to be used in bone building by stimulating the secretion of thyroid hormone (TH), which is responsible for depositing minerals in our bones.
SAC as Bone Mineral Builder
Without any side effects, SAC calcium considerably aids in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, thereby reducing fracture risks by significantly improving bone mineral density.
Within a relatively shorter period of time, SAC helps to deposit other essential minerals from one’s diet into the bone along with calcium for healthier bones.
Serious Side Effects of Prescription Drugs
Physicians typically recommend prescription medications for the treatment of osteoporosis, but these drugs are notorious for their dangerous side effects. These drugs are designed to “increase” bone density by retaining dead bone mass through the inhibition of osteoclasts, the cells that are responsible for natural bone resorption, which provides calcium for our body’s needs. Our body takes calcium from bones – even at the risk of bone fractures, because of calcium’s urgent and crucial role in healthy cell replication, neurotransmission, heart functions, and endocrine functions.
Disrupting essential bone metabolism may lead to serious health hazards.
This is why there are so many reports that osteoporosis drugs actually make bones more brittle and that people who are treated with these drugs tend to suffer more bone fractures.*
Two Categories of Prescription Drugs
Drugs that slows bone loss
Antiresorptive therapies are used to increase bone strength by slowing or stopping osteoclast in individuals with osteoporosis and include five principal classes of agents: bisphosphonates, estrogens, selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), calcitonin and monoclonal antibodies such as denosumab.
Bisphosphonates are the most commonly prescribed antiresorptive medications and remain first-line treatment for osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates are adsorbed into the mineralized surface of bone and are internalized by osteoclasts, interfering with biochemical processes involved in bone resorption; they also induce apoptosis of osteoclasts.
Denosumab, the first biologic introduced for osteoporosis treatment, is a fully human monoclonal RANKL antibody, and by binding to RANKL, it prevents the binding of RANKL to RANK; this leads to inhibition of osteoclast activation and function.
Drugs that increase the rate of bone formation
Trailing the development of antiresorptives for osteoporosis is the development of anabolic agents designed to increase bone mineral density (BMD) by stimulating bone formation, osteoblast. Sodium fluoride was a promising anabolic agent for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, but it was found to increase the risk of nonvertebral fractures despite dramatic increases in BMD and is not approved by FDA in the USA. GH (growth hormone) has also been the object of interest as an anabolic agent for the skeleton. PTH (parathyroid hormone), long known to have anabolic potential was “rediscovered” about 15 yrs ago, but the bone-building effect was not very impressive (only 6% increase) and also came with many side effects.
The statins, cornerstones of lipid-lowering therapy, have also recently been revisited as potentially important skeletal anabolic agents, but we are too familiar with the side effects of statins.
The Clinical Results of SAC
Human Trial Result
This indicates real bone mineral density (BMD) increase of 49 year-old male since taking SAC calcium. Measurement shows a significant increase of BMD (T-score of 1.5) over a period of 6 months. BMD is measured by FDA approved ultrasound bone densitometer by BeamMed.
Animal Trial Result
Lab Animal Test 2011: 27(4), 301-307
Effects of SAC Calcium on bone turnover and calcium balance in ovariectomized rats.
Results reveal that the BMD of rats with induced osteoporosis has returned to normal with SAC intake. Please click the link below for the full research paper.