Technical Data Sheet on Bone Support and Wild Spices & Spice Oils – Latest Research
For bone and joint health there are answers, and those answers are found in wild nature. Yet, these answers largely arise from an unexpected source: wild mountain-grown spices and their distilled oils.
The data demonstrating the powers of wild spices for the maintenance of good bone health is compelling. This is true both of the actual whole spice as well as the steam distilled or essential oil extract. Here, it must be kept in mind that among the most powerful of these are those spices which grown in the remote Mediterranean mountains, particularly those which thrive on white, calcareous rock.
It is this rock that is the basis of marble, and bone, that is the mineral portion of this organ, highly resembles marble. The flexible matter, the cartilage or connective tissue protein, resembles in terms of tensile strength the steel rods in reinforced concrete. To build strong bones both systems, that is the mineral system and the cartilage component, require adequate nourishment. There is also a need to activate the bone-laying cells, the osteoblasts, while inhibiting those which cause bone loss, that is the osteoclasts.
The activity of osteoclasts, essentially, the bone-eating cells, is modulated by hormones, notably estrogen and testosterone. Certain herbs have estrogen/testosterone-like powers, notably wild rosemary and oregano and, particularly, wild sage.
A number of studies have demonstrated that these herbs or their extracts have powerful, beneficial modulating actions on bone tissue, in part through their naturally occurring estrogenic substances. Too, wild high mountain spices have that added power of containing dense amounts of biologically active minerals, notably calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc, derived from the white calcareous rock. These wild spices, notably wild oregano, sage, and rosemary, also contain considerable amounts of biologically active vitamin K-1, a key agent for bone health.
Yet another powerful adjunct for bone health is bone itself, in this case in the raw form. The raw bone of young animals is exceedingly rich in bone-building compounds, particularly cartilage-building proteins, hyaluronic acid complexes, that is the mucopolysaccharides, and bone matrix minerals, known as crystalline mineral matter. Known as microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHC) this complex has been extensively studied for its capacity to maintain the health of the skeleton while also rebuilding bone. Essentially, MCHC is a complex of the protein of bone, collagen, along with key minerals, in particular, dense amounts of calcium. The form of calcium in this complex is more readily absorbed and utilized in the body than virtually any other type. A variety of studies have demonstrated that MCHC is significantly more effective in reducing weakening and thinning of the trabecular bone in osteoporotic women than any other form.
There are a number of other reasons to choose MCHC over any other calcium source. This relates to the vast number of ancillary bone-building components of raw bone, which are not found in standard sources of calcium. These growth factors include insulin-like growth factor I, insulin-like growth factor II, transforming growth factor beta, and various raw calcium-binding proteins. In this regard it has been determined that the absorption of calcium is enhanced in the presence of proteins found in MCHC. Additionally, as it is a calcium-holding matrix MCHC provides a large surface area which facilitates the release of minerals from the organic matrix in the intestine.
Thus, it is now known that it is possible to achieve healthy bone and skeletal support through a natural means. Moreover, there has never been a combination like this before: raw bone (MCHC), along with wild spice complexes.
How to build strong bones: power of extract of wild oils of sage, rosemary, and oregano
There are two ways to approach this. Taking a supplement consisting of a combination of MCHC plus wild mineral-concentrating spices is the bedrock of such therapy. Yet, another key element is to use the steamed distilled essential oil of the key bone building spices, using such oils topically and also taking them internally. For internal consumption a new supplement, extract of wild oils of sage, rosemary, and oregano, which combines MCHC plus calcium-dense wild spices is now available.
The essential oils as an extra virgin olive oil emulsion are particularly potent for boosting bone health. It has been demonstrated that, for instance, the essential oils of rosemary, sage, and oregano (thyme) “inhibit osteoclast activity,” where the test is done in test tubes or living beings. As a result, the use of these oils led to “an increase in bone density.”
The letter of the research confirms the immense value of such oils. Essential oils derived from sage, rosemary, thyme and other herbs inhibit osteoclast activity in vitro and in vitro and leading to an increase in bone mineral density. Of note, these oils and spices from which they are derived have also been known to be of value in the treatment of menopausal symptoms, particularly wild sage. Even so, the potential of such oils and the whole spices for bone growth is no surprise. Any plant powerful enough to thrive on exceptionally hard marble-like rock would surely be the ideal type for increasing the density of bone matter. Phase two, therefore, is the use of extract of wild oils of sage, rosemary, and oregano rubbing oil, which is a complex of all such oils in an extra virgin olive oil emulsion.
The most common type of osteoporosis is bone loss associated with ovarian hormone deficiency at menopause. Sage contains flavonoid phytoestrogens, and this accounts for its historical use to reduce menopausal symptoms. Evidence suggests that flavonoid rich foods and beverages may benefit bone health.
It is one of the key active ingredients of both extract of wild oils of sage, rosemary, and oregano capsules and rubbing oil. A study conducted by Egyptian investigators led by Z. A. Inas confirms the crucial nature of sage in boosting bone health, in this case in relation to osteoporosis in aged, post-cycling (that is menstrual cycle) rats. The type of sage used was in the form of a tea. The results from this study showed that aged non-cycling female rats developed bone changes similar to those seen in osteoporotic women. This was demonstrated by not only a decrease in bone density but also by a lowering of blood levels of both calcium and phosphorus, as well as a reduction of estrogen levels (as estradiol). Through the sage treatment all these levels were significantly increased.
The conclusion of the investigators was compelling, which is the fact that “…sage tea is effective in reducing bone loss occurred in aged non-cycling female rats…”
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This is highly compelling. The sage tea led to a significant rise in blood levels of both calcium and phosphorus, more so than would be expected from more well-known agents, including the minerals themselves and vitamin D. Also, the levels of estrogen rose, and vitamin D doesn’t do this, plus, of note, the serum levels of the calcium-stealing hormone parathyroid hormone declined.
Note: both osteocalcin and alkaline phosphate are markers of bone loss, so their reduction is a positive benefit. See the conclusion of the researchers, here, which is impressive:
In addition, as demonstrated by Muhlbauer rosemary and wild thyme (that is wild mountain oregano) also block bone loss. This is through their active ingredients borneol, camphor, thymol, and carvacrol. In both Muhlbauer’s and Lee’s work, for instance, the active ingredients of rosemary, notably rosmarinic acid, a substance also found in wild oregano, caused an increase in bone density in test rats. Both the whole spices and the oils proved effective in increasing bone density and preventing bone loss.
Thus, what a powerful combination it is, that is to combine MCHC plus the high-mountain, wild bone-sustaining spices. Then, this is combined with the use of aromatic oils from the same spice plants. The oil complex is rubbed on the arches daily and also up and done the spine and on the long bones, like the shin bones and femur. The oil complex based upon oils of rosemary, sage, and oregano can also be taken internally, matching the scientific research.
DISCLAIMER: This is not meant as medical advice. Nor is an endorsement of any company or product. Strictly for research and informational purposes only. Even so, the formulas mentioned, the rubbing oil and the whole spice capsules plus raw New Zealand bone, are ideal formulas for health and bone support based upon the research.
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