My husband has developed very painful bone spurs in his hands.
Q. Dear Terry, “My husband has developed very painful bone spurs in his hands. He has been a mechanic his whole life and the bone spurs are interfering with his work. The doctors have recommended surgery, but he is interested in trying a natural approach. Is there anything that can help?” — Joanna A., Riverton, UT
A. Dear Joanna, Bone spurs are formed when “dead calcium” builds up in certain areas of the body. Bone spurs can happen to anyone and they can often be very painful.
Regardless of the cause of your husband’s bone spurs, I believe the following ingredients will help.
I recommend a combination that includes specific forms of calcium (calcium phosphate and calcium chloride), magnesium (magnesium glycerophosphate), along with bioavailable B6, betaine HCl, vitamin C, and ammonium chloride.
These ingredients help to temporarily shift the body to an acidic state so the calcium can be reabsorbed. That means that calcium stays where it needs to and it doesn’t form clumps that progress into bone spurs.
I suggest your husband take 200 mg of vitamin C, 20 mg of vitamin B6 (in its bioactive form as pyridoxal-5-phosphate), 220 mg of calcium (as calcium chloride and calcium phosphate), 50 mg of magnesium (as magnesium glycerophosphate), 400 mg of ammonium chloride, and 400 mg of betaine HCl, with each meal and right before bed.
It’s important that he takes these ingredients 4 times per day to really help the body clean away those unwanted calcium deposits on the bone (aka bone spurs).
Once the bone spur is resolved, he may want to stay with these ingredients once per day for maintenance.
To address his pain, I recommend a combination of highly absorbable curcumin, boswellia, DLPA, and nattokinase. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to get him comfortable as quickly as possible. I suggest he take these four ingredients up to three times daily.
Terry . . . Naturally