Oh! I wish, if I could go back to my childhood days and relive the moments, run around and play games without even feeling pain or worrying about being hurt…said my grandmother watching children play in the park. Old age does bring a lot of changes in our lives, though it is called going back to childhood but in a form of weakness in the body and less learning ability. With age, our body, especially bones which are the framework of our body, become weak and start losing density and causing a condition called osteopenia.
WHAT IS OSTEOPENIA?
Bones are specialized rigid connective tissue that forms the skeleton. It undergoes a lot of changes one such process is bone remodeling, it is a dynamic lifelong process in which old bone is resorbed and new bone is formed. Osteopenia is a condition where bone resorption occurs but formation doesn’t take place.
Osteopenia is the condition where bone density decreases and as per Ayurveda, it is termed as the kshaya. Asthi dhatu has a reciprocal relationship with Vata dosha and hence the decrease and increase of asthi depend on it. When vitiated Vata increases, asthi dhatu decreases as a result the bone density decreases. Majja dhatu which is the next dhatu formed after and present in asthi dhatu, also results in problems in asthi.
LET’S KNOW IT’S CAUSATIVE VILLAINS
Bone density decreases with age but there are a lot of other factors too which influence the reduction of the matrix of the bones. After the age of 50, the risk of osteopenia is high, females have more chances of being affected by this, lifestyle practices like consumption of alcohol, smoking, not having food enriched with required proteins and minerals, not doing exercise that is reduced physical workouts. Other factors are hereditary, removal of ovaries before menopause, diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, hyperthyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, hyperparathyroidism, anorexia, etc.
According to Ayurveda, causes of asthi kshaya is increased vitiated Vata and this is increased by excessive exercise, intake of dry food, irregular dietary habits, fasting, grief, excess of fear, hunger, etc, as per the samanya vishesha Siddhartha like increases like and opposite guna decreases the corresponding dosha.
NATURAL REMEDIES TO OVERCOME OSTEOPENIA
Overexertion of the body can be a cause of osteopenia but no physical activity can also be a cause. Exercise is an important way to strengthen the bones. It can be done to strengthen bones or to strengthen the muscles. Having supplements and food which have proteins in them, as the bone has around 50% of protein present in them, having supplements that contain calcium, vitamin D3, vitamin K2, and minerals. Calcium and VitaminD3 play an important role in the formation and bone growth processes taking place in the body. Intake of vitamin k2 ensures the absorption of calcium correctly in the body.
AYURVEDIC REMEDIES TO CURE OUR SILENT TERMINATOR
Planet Ayurveda brings a care pack to tackle our villain. It customizes medicine as per the need of the patient and is prepared under the surveillance of expert Ayurvedic physicians. The pack includes all the required medicinal requirements to prevent an individual from getting afflicted by osteopenia. The pack includes Coral Calcium, Lakshadi Guggulu, Osteoplan, Energoplan, and bone support.
1. Coral Calcium Complex
This supplement is made purely from the essence of nature and includes pishti of various medicinal ingredients like parval pishti (coral compounds), jwara mohra pishti, mukta pishti (pearl), Akik pishti, and have Giloy satva(Tinospora cordifolia). This supplement is rich in calcium and enhances bone strength and density. This supplement plays a role in bone metabolism and regulates the level of calcium and phosphorus, which are important in the bone remodeling process. This imparts firmness to the bones.
Dosage: 1 cap twice daily with plain water after meals.
2. Lakshadi Guggul
This supplement contains a lot of medicinal herbs which help in strengthening the bone. The herbs present in this formulation are Guggul(Commiphora Mukul), Arjuna(Terminalia Arjuna), Laksha(Laccifer lacca), Ashwagandha(Withania Soniferia), nagabala(Grewia populifolia) Asthisamharaka(Cissus quadrangularis), etc. This increases the calcium deposition in the bones. Guggul is vatashamaka as a result, it decreases Vata and increases asthi dhatu. Arjuna is beneficial in stimulating the bone formation processes. Laksha is used for healing bone fractures, Ashwagandha helps in calcium deposition. Nagabala is guru in nature and balances data dosha.
Dosage: 2 tab twice daily with plain water after meals.
3. Osteo Plan
This supplement consists of Arjuna(Terminalia Arjuna), Asthisamharaka(Cissus Quandrangularis), Ashwagandha(Withania Somnifera) and Shatavari(Asparagus racemosus). This supplement helps in strengthening bones. It increases the density of the bones and decreases stiffness in the joints. Each medicinal herb used in this supplement helps in osteoblastic activity. This makes the bone stronger and helps it to bear all kinds of wear and tear and promotes easy healing if any fracture occurs.
Dosage: 2 cap twice daily with plain water after meals.
4. Energo Plan Syrup
This supplement enhances the overall functioning of the body and consists of Jeevant(Leptadenia Particulate), Amalaki(Emblica Officinalis), Shatavari(Asparagus Ravenous), Ashwagandha(Withania Somnifera), Gokshura(Tribulus Terrestrial), Pippali(Piper Longum), Shigru(Moringa Oleifera) and Guggul(Commiphora Mukul). It provides strength to bones and the medicinal herbs used in this supplement balance the Vata dosha which as a result helps in maintaining asthi dhatu.
Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.
5. Bone Support
This supplement contains many medicinal herbs and its pure extract are used in it. It has the following ingredients: Shudh laksha(Laccifer lacca), Suhanjana beej(Moringa oleifera), Hadjod(Cissus quadrangularis), Arjuna(Terminalia Arjuna), Praval pishti, Mukta(pearl). It supports the bones and is good in supplying the protein requirements of the body. It increases osteoblast cells and hence leads to the formation of bones. This supplement helps in increased calcium deposition in the bones and helps in tackling the low density of bones.
Dosage: 2 cap twice daily with plain water after meals.
Ayurveda is the ancient science in the world, it has evolved from nature itself. Keeping all the norms and principles of Ayurvedic treatment, Planet Ayurveda has produced these supplements. A strong bone helps us to do our daily activities with ease but any discomfort can make holding a cup in our hand difficult. Try the supplements of Planet Ayurveda and find a lifelong remedy for the issues related to bones.