Chi's Enterprise Youth Chi, 120 caps
Youth Chi promotes bone formation and inhibiting bone loss. Youth Chi is an excellent supplement for increasing bone mass density. It promotes osteoblast (bone-forming) activity while inhibiting osteoclast (bone-resorbing) activity. It also increases absorption of calcium into the bones.
Youth Chi is a non-calcium natural supplement that improves bone formation without using the estrogen route. It increases bone mass density, enhances bone calcium content, and prevents calcium loss from bones.
Youth Chi contains the following bone supporting herbs:
- • Sesamum indicum
- • Zizphus jujube
- • Cistanche salsa
- • Rehmannia glutinosa
- • Cordyceps sinensis
- • Astragalus membranaceus
- • Polygonum multiflorum
- • Lycium chinensis
- • Chaenomeles sinensis
In one study on 96 male and female osteoporosis patients, Youth Chi increased bone mass density (BMD) by more than 6% in 6 months. No calcium was given during the study. In the same study, the subjects' BGP and PYD levels were also measured to determine Youth Chi's effects on promoting bone building and inhibiting bone loss.
BGP is a calcium-binding protein of osteoblast cells and is used as a biochemical marker for bone formation. A high BGP signifies a high rate of bone formation. PYD (pyridinoline) and DPD (deoxypyridinoline) are bone loss markers. In this study, after 6 months on Youth Chi, BGP levels increased to 10.94 ng/ml, meaning incresaed bone formation, while PYD levels reduced to 30.38 ng/ml, which means bone loss has reduced as well.
Youth Chi had no impact on the subjects' estrogen levels, which makes it idel for osteoporosis patients who also have or are at risk for estrogen-dominant problems like cysts, fibroids, breast cancer, etc. Furthermore, Youth Chi does not affect BUN (blood urea nitrogen) or liver enzymes, makign it safe for the kidneys and the liver.
E. Schlabach, DC from Ohio, has a 74-year-old female patient with severe osteoporosis already using high doses of Vitamin D and calcitonin. After adding Youth Chi, her DPD level (another bone loss marker) reduced by 26%, from 9.5 to 7. A high DPD level signifies both rapid bone loss and fracture risk. Fourteen months later, in May 2008, her DPD normalized to 2.
G. Adams, MD from Florida, has a patient with osteopenia, a tumor int he parathyroid gland and an adrenal granuloma. He had abnormal levels of parathyroid hormones, cortisol, Vitamin D and calciu. After 3 months on Youth Chi and Vitamin D, his T-Score level from a DEXA bone scan improved as well as his calcium level.
In both studies, Youth Chi had no impact on the subjects' estrogen levels, which makes it an even better alternative to other osteoporosis treatments that alter estrogen levels. Furthermore, Youth Chi did not affect BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and the liver enzymes. SGOT and SGPT. This means that it does not harm the kidney or liver.
Youth Chi supports strong bones and improved calcium absorption, while inhibiting bone loss.
From the Chi Health Newsletter, Feb. 2013
Osteoporosis, A Serious and Silent Disease
Many people do not think that they are at risk for osteoporosis. The fact is 44 million Americans have low bone density or osteoporosis. Once you hit 50 years old, the risk for breaking a bone due to low bone mass is much greater. How much greater? It has been reported that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over age 50 break a bone due to osteoporosis. By 2020, half of all Americans over 50 years old are expected to have osteoporosis.
The statistics are staggering yet we do not really hear much about this disease and how serious it is. Osteoporosis is a silent disease. Most people who have it do not feel any symptoms. Even those who have broken bones in their spine (causing shrunken height) may not feel any pain at all.
If you are over 50, female, postmenopausal, small and thin and have a family history of osteoporosis, you are at risk for the disease. Inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, hyperparathyroidism and Celiac disease are among some of the many diseases linked to osteoporosis. Steroids can also lead to bone loss. Heavy tea and coffee drinkers are also at risk for osteoporosis.
Taking calcium, drinking milk and exercising are some of the things you can do to build up the bones. However, someitimes these are just not enough. Calcium is not always absorbed well so even if you are taking high amount, it may just be excreted from the system and not absorbed in the bones as it should.
About Chi's Enterprise, the company
Eastern alternative medicine meets western science at Chi's Enterprise.
Founded in 1986 by Dr. Tsu-Tsair Chi, Chi's Enterprise is a well-respected leader in Herbal Alternative Medicine, offering sound, research-based supplements to people worldwide.
Dr. Chi received medical training in China and earned his PhD in Biochemistry from Rutgers University in 1978. He is also a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician.
Dr. Chi's research background includes infectious disease research at Squibb, new cancer drug research and studies at Warner Lambert/Parke-Davis, as well as Omicron's lab director in the fields of cancer, vaccines and atherosclerosis.
Rest assured, Chi's product formulations are designed using both eastern and western healthcare methodologies, to help you achieve optimum health naturally.