It is now discovered that one can actually improve bone health and density with probiotics. Probiotic researchers have been prophetic for years that these healthy bacteria could be used as an operative natural treatment for osteoporosis, and new research is finding that probiotics can, indeed, help build stronger bones.
The fragility of the bones, or osteoporosis, is characterized by porous and weak bones, which can cause them to break even when subjected to low loads, such as a fall from standing height. The proportion of the population with osteoporosis increases with age, and a majority of women over 80 years of age have the disease.
Today there are active medications directed to treat osteoporosis, but because bone fragility is rarely detected before the first fracture, there is an insistent need for preventive treatments,” says Mattias Lorentzon, who is a chief physician and professor of geriatrics at Sahlgrenska Academy, Univesity of Gothenburg. This is the first time that researchers have shown that it is possible to cut age-related bone loss in elderly women in half if they receive health-promoting bacteria, known as probiotics.
Bone is an organ that the gut has long been known to regulate through absorption of calcium, the key bone mineral. However, it is clear that the modulation of the gut and its microbiome can affect bone density and forte in a variety of animal patterns and humans. This is demonstrated in studies modulating the microbiome activity and composition through prebiotic and/or probiotic treatment. So, it is very prominent that bone health can be improved with probiotics.