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London Osteoporosis Clinic has negotiated discounts for the benefit of visitors to our website

Blood tests

You may directly order blood tests from Medichecks.

Medichecks offer some 700 tests.  Whether you want to feel better, live longer, exercise harder or know yourself inside and out we want to empower you to take control of your health with our easy-to-use tests you can do at home.

The code for LOC is: DRTAHER10 – this will give you 10% off of the prevailing prices at Medichecks.

 

 

Nutritional supplements

A wide variety of nutritional “bone health supplements” are available in health-food stores, pharmacies and online.  The clinical value of such products can be discussed at appointments with our clinician/nutritionists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BioCare 

Biocare are Professional Supplement specialists with almost 30 years expertise in developing  effective and high-quality nutritional supplements.  They offer the following Bone and Joint health products at 15% discount to LOC patients (please register using code P6629).

 

Solgar

Solgar has been producing supplements since 1947 with wish to prevent diseases with vitamins and minerals.  Since then, they have become one of  the most trusted brand in health and wellness, providing solutions for all life stages.  By ordering your solgar products you may be eligible for upto 30% discount of the recommended retail prices.

Please contact the office with your orders.

 


 

Osteoporosis supplements

Vitamin D is essential for calcium utilisation of calcium and slows bone density loss, decreasing the risk of fracture.

Calcium halts progression of osteoporosis.

Magnesium supports calcium metabolism.

Boron reduces excretion of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D and increases oestrogen.

Chromium picolinate reduces urinary calcium excretion.

Fish oil increases calcium absorption and helps form new bone by balancing prostaglandins.

Phyto-oestrogens in red clover, sage and celery seed positively affect bone health.

Pantothenic acid and licorice support adrenal hormones.


Vitamin K is required to synthesise osteocalcin a non-collagenous protein found in bone that is released from osteoblasts to reduce bone loss in osteoporosis.

 

 


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