Osteoporosis

The most prevalent bone disease in the world is osteoporosis. There are many factors that can contribute to osteoporosis, the most common is postmenopausal, estrogen deficient osteoporosis. More than half of women in the U.S. who are over the age of 50 will have documented osteoporosis. Diet-related bone loss is caused by chronic deficiencies in calcium, magnesium, boron, vitamin C, from the diet. This is why it is important to take quality professional food supplements. Over the counter supplements are usually of poor quality, making absorption very difficult. The RDA suggests 1500-2000mg of calcium per day. Average consumption for females is 400mg per day. Dairy foods and dark green vegetables are high in dietary calcium. Still our daily requirements usually fall short and thus supplementation is key. Below is a list of absorbable forms of calcium from highest to lowest quality.

Types Advantages Disadvantages
Calcium
Microcrystalline
Hydroxyapatite
*strong documentation to significantly regenerate bone
*Comprehensive bone nourishment
*none
Calcium Citrate *Well absorbed *not a complete bone food
Calcium Aspartate *Well absorbed
*Reduces risk of kidney stones
*Absorbed by those with poor digestion
*not a complete bone food
Calcium Amino Acid Chelate *Well absorbed *not a complete bone food
Calcium Ascorbate *Well absorbed
*Non-acidic Vit C source
*not a complete bone food
Calcium Lactate *Well absorbed *not a complete bone food
*contains milk
Calcium Carbonate *Cheapest source *not a complete bone food

 

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