|By Dr. Marc S. Stevens, MD, FACS, FICS
As Orthopedists, my colleagues and I specialize in the treatment of Osteoporosis (weak bones), and Osteoarthritis (inflammation and degeneration of joints). Roughly one out of every four people in the world suffers from OP or OA. OP and OA greatly increase the risk of fractures and chronic joint pain, and to this point, Orthopedic surgeons have traditionally relied on medicine and surgery to treat these disorders. The challenge that we faced was two-fold; preventing bone loss and promoting joint health. This challenge was made even more difficult because there was nothing on the market that could address both the joints and also the quality of bone health. But research over the last 20 years has produced some very positive results in the benefits of nutritional supplementation for the strengthening of bone density as well as joint lubrication.
In March of 2000, the National Institute of Health published an article stating Osteoporosis as a “devastating disorder with significant physical, psychosocial, and financial consequences.” The NIH further stated that “adequate Calcium and Vitamin D intake are crucial to develop optimal bone mass and to preserve bone mass throughout life.” [NIH Consensus Statement. 2000 March 27-29]
Realizing the opportunity to improve the lives of my patients through nutritional supplementation, I enlisted the support of top medical doctors with the goal of formulating a genuine product that would support the design of the body and improve bone and joint health. With more than a dozen top surgeons and medical doctors in agreement, the O3 Optimal Health Formula: Bone & Joint was born. By bringing together key components with Calcium and Vitamin D, we were able to formulate a product which promotes cartilage restoration, preserves bone quality, improves joint lubrication, relieves joint pain, and prevents bone and joint deterioration. We have gone to great lengths to create a product comprised of scientifically proven nutritional components that are vital for the body; producing the only drink mix to target Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis in the market today!
Who can benefit from O3 Bone & Joint? In 1994, the Osteoporosis Institute stated, “Preventive measures may be achieved during childhood by increasing peak bone mass with calcium and exercise…but also by using Vitamin D and Calcium supplements for late prevention in the elderly.” [Osteoporosis Int. 1994; 4 Suppl 1:71-6] Any woman over the age of 18 is encouraged to begin bone health supplementation. The key to good bone health in the later years of life is to be proactive with nutritional support now! Also, prevention starts now for anyone with Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis in their family medical history. Are you an athlete putting constant stress on bones, joints and/or suffering from cartilage deterioration and joint pain? Then O3 Bone & Joint is for you. Each and every person with these concerns will benefit from a daily routine of O3 Bone & Joint.
As an Orthopedic Surgeon, O3 Bone & Joint has become a vital part of treating OA and OP. Don’t get caught behind the curve, begin good bone health today and realize the benefits for a lifetime!