This Wild Flower Preserves Your Bones

Keeping your bones from becoming frail can seem impossible when you have osteoporosis. But it isn’t. This natural remedy helps them stay dense and strong.

Most people don’t realize it, but osteoporosis actually affects both men and women. It’s just that women are at a higher risk. And they get it earlier than men. In the five years following menopause, women can lose up to 20 percent of their total bone mass.1

You can’t control the biggest risk factor: your age.2 But osteoporosis is a condition that you can treat naturally.

Researchers in Japan found that a certain common plant prevents bone loss from osteoporosis by 20 percent.3

It’s a flower that Chinese and Russian folk healers have used for generations. They use it to treat asthma and respiratory infections. It’s also popular in Native American medicine because of its antioxidant effects.4 It’s even used for fighting cancer naturally. But this is just scratching the surface of its power.

The isoflavones in this plant protect your bones from osteoporosis.

Isoflavones are chemicals that have estrogen-like effects in your body. And in this case, that’s a good thing. Estrogen increases bone density in women. There’s just one problem, of course. Having higher levels means a greater risk for hormone-related cancers. But natural isoflavones have a weaker effect than estrogen therapy. Yet they still have bone-building effects.5

One study found that isoflavone-rich soy protein increased bone density by at least 40 percent in rats that had their ovaries removed.6 And that’s after they already lost some of their bone density. The isoflavone content in soy is almost identical to this common flower—with one key difference. It works quicker. And faster relief is what you’ll want.

Believe it or not, you’ve probably even seen this flower on the side of the road…

Red clover grows wild in the fertile meadows of North America, Europe, and Asia. It’s hard to miss thanks to its deep violet color. Cattle and other animals graze on red clover for its calcium, potassium, and vitamin C content. There are better sources of these nutrients out there… But its isoflavones are what make red clover so valuable.

Osteoporosis is about more than the physical dangers. When your bones lose their density, it makes you anxious about something as simple as walking down a few steps. And forget being able to play with your grandchildren. But adding red clover to your diet will give you the isoflavones you need to prevent bone loss.

Red clover appears in many natural menopause support supplements. You can also get it as a tea. It has a pleasant taste and is easy to find in shops and online. You’ll also see the extract in most health stores.

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  1. kathy nye says:

    I am nearly 64. I have osteoporosis and have found it very painful to walk long distances in recent months. My husband and I spend 6 months of the year in south of France so I get my fair share of vit D from the sun. I have been through my menopause and osteo drugs too. Whats left for me to do re the pain in my mid back. When its bad I have Co Codemal but I am not keen on how it makes me feel, dizzy and sick! I sometimes rub on nurofen gel, but it only takes the edge off it. I do persevere as much as I possibly can and wont give in to it, but can you suggest anything else?

  2. Ankur says:

    Apr05Ashley Hi! As always, tkhans so much for the info. I love reading your articles; they’re an encouragement to continue eating healthy. But about tofu, much as I adore it, I’ve also read a number of articles discussing the risks of (modern-day processed) soy products, such as tofu and soy milk, and how they can cause the body to absorb fewer nutrients when eaten regularly (say, a couple of glasses of soymilk a day). Have you read any of this literature and, if so, what’s your take on it? There are so many studies out there now that I don’t know what to believe anymore!VA:F [1.9.22_1171](from 2 votes)

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