Osteoporosis is a disease that leads to the decrease of bones’ density. This condition affects 1 of 6 women and 1 of 8 men, being mostly found in women who have stopped having menstruation (menopause). The disease develops itself silently, without you even knowing that you have it. After a few years, some symptoms emerge, such as pain, back deformation and even fractures.
Our bones rich their maximum density and strength between 20 and 30 years old, and then the reconstruction process slowly ends. For women, the major bone loss is caused by menopause, when the levels of estrogen decrease incredibly fast.
Other risk factors that lead to osteoporosis
- Prolonged hormonal imbalance
- Excessive use of medicine, such as steroids
- Lack of calcium or vitamin D
- No physical movement
- Consumption of tobacco, alcohol and caffeine
Bee products for osteoporosis
For osteoporosis, apitherapy offers a few natural remedies that can be bought from health stores or obtained from diverse combinations of honey and medicinal plants. Royal jelly, for example, is a great natural product that can be used against this awful disease.
This bee product stops the decalcification of the bones, strengthens the bones and the whole body, and it also rejuvenates and gives energy to the tissues.
In a recently-published study (2012) in Joint Diseases & Related Surgery conducted in animals, researchers sustain that royal jelly and pollen can actually heal osteoporosis. In various tests on rats, researchers have discovered that this product increases the levels of calcium and phosphor inside the bones and protects the body from losing any bone mass, which is strongly connected with osteoporosis.
Honey and plants mix
For this homemade recipe, you will need:
- 500 grams of honey
- Mix of blackcurrant buds, ash, apple, hagberry, birch and raspberries (70 grams each)
If the buds are fresh, which is preferable, you add 500 grams of honey. If they are drained, you will add 1kg of honey. In both cases, you must let them sit for 1 week.
You must consume 1 teaspoon 3 times per day. It is a treatment for both women and men that suffer from osteoporosis. This mix is also very healthy for the body, destroying the bad bacteria.
Pollen, propolis, honey and seabuckthorn mix
- 50 grams of propolis tincture
- 150 grams of raw pollen
- 200 grams honey
- 500 grams of fresh seabuckthorn or 200 ml of seabuckthorn juice
If it is fall and you have the possibility of buying fresh seabuckthorn, you can make the juice at home. Just wash the seabuckthorn beans properly and throw them into the blender. Make sure you decant the bright orange juice and put it into a glass jar together with propolis, pollen and honey. Close the jar tightly and place it in the fridge. You must consume 1 teaspoon of the mixture, 3 or 4 time a day. You can either swallow it like it is or dilute it with water or tea. It is very tasty and full of nutritious and healing substances.