Multiple Myeloma an incurable disease, but I have spent the last 25 years in remission using a blend of conventional oncology and evidence-based nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle therapies from peer-reviewed studies that your oncologist probably hasn't told you about.
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Collagen hydrolysate has a positive therapeutic role in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis: potentially increasing bone mineral density, having a protective effect on articular cartilage and, primarily, providing symptomatic relief of pain.
I have been surviving multiple myeloma since 2/94. I say “surviving Multiple Myeloma” because multiple myeloma is incurable according to conventional oncology. And because I live with a host of long-term and late stage side effects from my conventional MM therapies from my diagnosis in early 1994 through end-stage MM in September of 1997.
While I have remained in complete remission from my MM since 4/99, I know that I can relapse any time. My MM can return. I’ve got to live an anti-MM lifestyle including enhancing my bone health.
One of the greatest challenges faced by MM survivors is that both multiple myeloma itself damages our bones as well as several of the standard-of-care conventional therapies prescribed to manage our disease can damage our bones.
You read that last sentence correctly. Chemotherapy and steroids such as dexamethasone can weaken our bones.
As MM survivors, enhancing or building bone strength in a life-long endeavor. We’ve got to work on strengthening our bones through:
for the rest of our lives. And truth-be-told, making bone health a goal as we age is a good thing. Further, collage has also been shown to enhance skin health-another “good thing.”
I stir a scoopful of Garden of Life Peptides into my juice each morning. Fast, easy bone health.
Are you surviving multiple myeloma as well? Do you have bone involvement such as a pathological fracture or bone pain?
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“Our data demonstrate that compared with placebo, collagen peptide supplementation in combination with resistance training further improved body composition by increasing FFM, muscle strength and the loss in FM…”
“CONCLUSION-Collagen hydrolysate has a positive therapeutic role in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis: potentially increasing bone mineral density, having a protective effect on articular cartilage and, primarily, providing symptomatic relief of pain.
Although there is no consensus in the scientific literature searched on the collagen hydrolysate dosage to be administered, it was noted that with a daily supplementation of 8g there was an increase in glycine and proline concentration in plasma. Also, daily doses equivalent to 12g promoted a significant improvement in the symptoms of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis…”
“This was the first clinical trial of 24-weeks duration to show improvement of joint pain in athletes who were treated with the dietary supplement collagen hydrolysate. The results of this study have implications for the use of collagen hydrolysate to support joint health and possibly reduce the risk of joint deterioration in a high-risk group…”
“Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of a food supplement made of collagen hydrolysate 1200 mg/day versus placebo during 6 months, in subjects with joint pain at the lower or upper limbs or at the lumbar spine…
Comparison of the percentage of clinical responder between the active collagen hydrolysate group and the placebo group after 6 months of study. A responder subject was defined as a subject experiencing a clinically significant improvement (i.e. by 20% or more) in the most painful joint using the VAS score. All analyses were performed using an intent-to-treat procedure.
RESULTS:At 6 months, the proportion of clinical responders to the treatment, according to VAS scores, was significantly higher in the collagen hydrolysate (CH) group 51.6%, compared to the placebo group 36.5% (p<0.05). However, there was no significant difference between groups at 3 months (44.1% vs. 39.6%, p=0.53). No significant difference in terms of security and tolerability was observed between the two groups.
CONCLUSIONS:This study suggests that collagen hydrolysate 1200 mg/day could increase the number of clinical responders (i.e. improvement of at least 20% on the VAS) compared to placebo. More studies are needed to confirm the clinical interest of this food supplement…”