There is a generalised concept that osteoporosis is due to deficiency in calcium, vitamin D, and/ or low oestrogen levels especially in menopausal and perimenopausal women. Evidence has emerged in recent years to suggest that the cause can be found in deficiencies of other nutrients associated with bone chemistry. One of the most common deficiencies or imbalances is to be found in Copper and Zinc. Results from a study carried out by the University of Northern Ireland found copper deficiency to be one of the principle causes of osteoporosis. However copper deficiency can be caused by excess of Zinc and visa versa. Copper levels are also very much influenced by hormone treatment. Other nutrient deficiencies associated with osteoporosis are Magnesium, Manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin D. It is interesting that deficiencies in these nutrients can also be associated with aches and pains in connective tissue, tendons muscles and ligaments, causing these tissues to be more susceptible to injury and inflammation
Osteoporosis Screen from Blood and Urine?
From Blood Serum:
From the Urine: (24 hour collection)