Half of women over 50 break a bone because of osteoporosis. More women fracture a hip than get breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers combined.1
The millions of American women at risk for osteoporosis are desperate for help. And Big Pharma is offering a new “solution.”
It’s a drug called Tymlos.
The FDA approved it with great fanfare in April, saying it reduces fractures in postmenopausal women.
For women dealing with weak bones, this medication sounds like a godsend…until you look closely at the clinical trials.
It turns out that Tymlos (abaloparatide) provides only a tiny benefit.
In studies, it reduced the absolute risk of spine fractures by only 3.6%. For other common fractures—like broken hips, ribs, and leg bones—the drug reduced risk by only 2%.2
The Bone ‘Solution’ That Can Give You Cancer
Here’s the worst part… When rats were put on Tymlos, they developed bone cancer. That’s why it now carries a “black box” warning—the strongest caution the FDA can issue on a drug—for cancer.3
And for the privilege of risking cancer and getting a miniscule benefit, you’ll pay dearly. A one-month supply of the drug is priced at $1,186.4
Even though it offers little help…carries a risk of cancer…and has an astronomical price…Tymlos is still expected to make huge profits. Sales are projected at $450 million a year.5
How can this be?
It’s because women with osteoporosis feel they have nowhere else to turn. Previous bone treatments offered by mainstream medicine have been largely discredited.
For years, doctors recommended calcium pills. But then researchers found they increased the risk for heart disease.6
Doctors also pushed a class of drugs called bisphosphonates. They include medications such as Fosamax (alendronate). But a landmark 2012 study in The New England Journal of Medicine showed that long-term use of these drugs actually triggers the problem they are supposed to prevent. They cause bones to weaken and break.
The fact is, there are drug-free, natural solutions women in danger from osteoporosis can turn to instead.
Build Stronger Bones Without Dangerous Drugs
Prebiotic fiber supplements have long been used for digestive health. They provide food for the beneficial bacteria in your gut. But a recent Purdue University study shows they also help build stronger bones.
In fact, the effect is so powerful that it may completely halt the bone loss that typically comes after menopause.7
Scientists gave post-menopausal women up to 20 grams a day of soluble corn fiber. After 50 days, they measured the subjects’ bone calcium retention. This is a marker for bone strength. The women taking 20 grams a day of the prebiotic improved their calcium retention by 7%.
“If projected out for a year, this would equal and counter the average rate of bone loss in a post-menopausal woman,” said Dr. Connie Weaver. She is head of nutrition science at Purdue and author of the study. Her research appears in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
She also recommends that women get plenty of calcium… But from foods—not supplements. Foods high in calcium include sardines, dark leafy greens, broccoli, and fresh figs.
You can find soluble corn fiber supplements online and in health food stores. One excellent brand is made from non-GMO corn by a company called Prescribed for Life.
Bone loss is just one more thing we have to worry about as we get older. But recent studies show that the symptoms of aging can be treated…or eliminated. Go here to discover specific ways you can stop the clock.