What are the risk factors for Bone Loss (Osteoporosis and Osteopenia)?
Accelerated bone loss can be found in around 44 million Americans 50 years of age and older and most of them are women. But all individuals, men, young women, healthy, active individuals can also experience the thinning and weakening of bones that are associated with osteoporosis.
Nutritionally Yours can provide you with an easy Bone Resorption Assay test. The test can identify if you are at risk of thinning or weakening of your bones. The Bone Resorption Assay can also monitor the progress of the nutritional support program that we provide to you.
Bone Mass = Formation of New Bone - The Rate of Bone Resorption
Bone is a very active tissue, undergoing constant "remodeling," An imbalance in process of both formation and resorption may lead to bone loss.
Net loss of bone mass occurs when the resorption rate exceeds the rate of formation of new bone. The rate of bone loss is highly variable from one individual to another. Until recently, the bone formation process was difficult to assess. Identifying individuals who are at greatest risk for osteoporosis was costly and inaccurate. With the Bone Resorption Assay, we can easily and accurately identify individuals that would benefit the most from therapeutic intervention.
Bone-specific collagen breakdown
The protein matrix of bone upon which the mineral structure is accumulated consists of Type I collagen. Type I bone collagen contains unique cross-linked protein structures that give greater stability. Active bone resorption requires a breakdown of this protein structure; the peptide fragments from this breakdown are excreted in urine. Since bone resorption is a relatively constant process, the amount of specific peptides found in the urine provides an accurate measure of the rate of bone resorption.
The Bone Resorption Assay measures the deoxypyridinoline fragment of Type I collagen breakdown from a single urine specimen. This is the fragment that contains the cross-linking point and has been demonstrated to be more specific to bone resorption than breakdown fragments measured in some earlier assays.
Simple and Cost-Effective
The Bone Resorption Assay detects biochemical markers which reflect present remodeling activity. The relatively low cost of this assay makes it a cost-effective tool to routinely monitor bone resorption rates and the effectiveness of therapy. Repeated measurements every six to twelve weeks will monitor the effectiveness of your therapeutic interventions and allow timely adjustments.
EASY 3 STEP PROCESS:
1. Place your order and we will mail you a test kit right away
2. Collect your sample and mail it (no charge) to our lab
3. Results will be mailed to you within 3 weeks with an interpretation and protocol.
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 27 October, 2010.