This Wild Flower Preserves Your Bones

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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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