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Posted by Joan
on October 06, 2000 at 13:15:25:
In Reply to: Re: Isoflavones posted by Bev of Va on October 06, 2000 at 10:27:48:
: : : I have been reading with interest the messages about Ipriflavones, and would be interested to hear if anyone taking them has experienced any side effects. I have severe osteoporosis, ( -2.5 spine, -3.5 hip ) and am unable to take the usual drugs prescribed. In fact I have problems taking even calcium supplements, so am always wary of anything new without input from others experiences. Thankyou. Lorraine.
: Lorraine--I too am unable to take the usual prescribed drugs--and because of side effects and questionable efficacy wouldn't even if I could. I had been on ipriflavone for 17 months when a second bone scan revealed a 81/2% increase in bone density of the spine, and 21/2% for the hip. No side affects. Several reputable double blind studies have shown very promising results, for actually increasing bone mass, and reducing pain. Even the most hyped prescribed drugs only claim a reduction in fractures, and prevention of further deteoriation--not increase in density. I am also taking a product called Bone Guardian which contains a dozen other minerals and vitamins besides ca, in the correct proportions found in bone, based on the somewhat obvious but mostly overlooked fact, that bone is composed of several elements besides ca. I am not taking flax seed oil but will begin (I've had some in the fridge for several months) based on the advice of one of your other replies. I hope that my good experience will be yours.
Bev. I have just started taking Bone Guardian and some Soy Isoflavones so hope I have the same good results as you. Joan