NF-kappaB and Bone Health

June 1, 2009 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 NF-kappaB and Bone Health
NF-kappaB is a gene switch that enables your cells to manage stress. Its activation is required in order to deal with any sort of cellular problem. However, excessively activated NF-kappaB is fundamental to every inflammatory problem – and it needs to be kept in check for good bone health. It has been known for some time that excess NF-kappaB accelerates the rate at which bones are taken down. However, a new study shows that excess NF-kappaB1 actually gets in the way of your bone-buidling carpenter cells known as osteoblasts. This finding means that managing inflammation is as important, if not more important, than the calcium and other nutrients that help build bones.

There are two important factors for bone health:
1) Nutrients like calcium that help build bones.
2) Nutrients that help lower inflammation – especially NF-kappa B.

Nutrients are highly superior at regulating NF-kappaB without side effects. There are numerous nutrients in this category that are absolutely fantastic for bone health. They include boswellia, tocotrienols, DHA, magnesium, quercetin, curcumin, and many more.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ NF-kappaB and Bone Loss  Nature Medicine   Jia Chang, Zhuo Wang, Eric Tang, Zhipeng Fan, Laurie McCauley, Renny Franceschi, Kunliang Guan, Paul H Krebsbach & Cun-Yu Wang.

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