Bone Density Improved With Chinese Herbs

Worried about your bone density?   As woman age, they are more susceptible to bone fractures. Bone mineral density is something every woman over 50 should have checked. 


In Asia, a Chinese herb formula call Fufang has been studied for over five years on post-menopausal women.  The results of this 194 person study of women ages 47 to 70 years, was significant.  Fufang, a blend of several Chinese herbs used twice daily (10 grams each serving) were found to improve the bone density of the study participants.


All the women were given an oral blend of the herbs used which included Epimedium,  The Fufang contained several herbal compounds including Epimedium, Rehmannia, Dioscore,Cornus, Cinnamomum cassia, Drynaria fortunei, and Morinda.  You will find these and other herbs in

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Both the control group and the treatment group were also given 600 mg of calcium and 400 iu of Vitamin D daily.  There were no notable adverse events in either group.


As women age they are more suseptible to hip fractures and other bone problems.  Hip replacement surgery has become all too common. 

Maintaining healthy bones is part of healthy aging.



The study concluded, in addition to the beneficial effects of oral herbal Fufang for the prevention of postmenopausal bone loss, this 5-year multi-center clinical study demonstrated for the first time its potential for reduction in fragility fracture incidence.




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