Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
Q. Dear Terry, “What are your suggestions for bone spurs in the knees? I am a 53 yr. old female and I would like to avoid having a knee replacement, if possible.” — Kathy M., Amarillo, TX
A. Dear Kathy, I would first recommend a combination of high absorption curcumin with boswellia, DLPA and nattokinase to help address your pain. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to get you comfortable as quickly as possible. Curcumin (from turmeric) and boswellia are two Indian plants that exhibit very effective anti-inflammatory properties. DLPA works to sustain the effects of the body’s own natural pain killers, called endorphins and enkephalins, and nattokinase increases microcirculation, which helps the other ingredients in the formula to reach all areas of the body. I advise taking one capsule of this blend three times a day.
I also recommend using a different multi-ingredient combination of high absorption curcumin, boswellia, along with vitamin D and fructoborate. This quartet of ingredients helps to reduce joint pain and stiffness, as well as rebuilding joint structure. I recommend taking one capsule of this blend three times daily.
To specifically address the bones spurs, I recommend adding a combination of calcium and magnesium, along with bioavailable B6, betaine HCl, vitamin C, and ammonium chloride. These ingredients help keep calcium more fluid to make sure it doesn’t form clumps that later become bone spurs. In short, they help ensure that calcium is where it should be, dissolves it where it shouldn’t be, and prevents it from building up there again. I recommend taking 2 capsules of this blend with each meal, followed by 2 capsules at bedtime. However, once your immediate health concerns are cleared up, I think going to a maintenance dosage of 1 or 2 per day is sufficient. When choosing a product, make sure to look for one that contains calcium in the form of calcium phosphate and calcium chloride, as well as magnesium in the form of magnesium glycerphosphate, as these forms are important in maintaining optimal calcium absorption and healthy acid/alkaline balance.
Terry . . . Naturally