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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Healthy Bones can last a lifetime. With proper nourishment to keep the bones healthy and active, nutritional components of complex minerals such as calcium and phosphorus as well as numerous other minerals and amino acids attach to the collagen fibers forming hydroxyapatite crystals which make the bone hard.  Calcium is essential for strong bones, as well as the cofactors such as trace minerals, Vitamin K2, D and magnesium that are involved in the enzymatic production of bone formation.

As we age, our ability to absorb calcium and other minerals declines, in addition not all calcium sources are absorbed. For example, Calcium Carbonate is the cheapest source of Calcium, however it is not a complete bone food. It may be malabsorbed by those with poor digestion who have low stomach acid, or who have acid reflux. Calcium Carbonate will interfere with digestion due to its antacid effect and cause gas.

Bone meal, which has about 39 percent calcium, has the advantage of containing multiple minerals needed for bone health however it may contain high lead, arsenic, and cadmium. In addition the organic constituents are substantially destroyed by heat during processing.

Calcium Lactate is a well-absorbed supplement however it often contains milk or yeast byproducts. It is made by fermentation of molasses; whey, starch or sugar sometimes with calcium carbonate mixes.

Calcium Ascorbate.  Is a non-acidic Vitamin C source? Also well absorbed, but not a complete bone food.

Calcium Citrate, though not a complete bone food is well absorbed. This type also reduces the risk of kidney stones, and is absorbed well by those with poor digestion. It is an excellent source for those who have constipation, as it does tend to loosen stools.

Calcium Glycinate is a chelated form of calcium, which is easily absorbed, and this form of calcium supplies the body with amino acids or nutrients that are used to create energy. This form does not normally cause loose stools.

MCHC, is a comprehensive bone meal nourishment concentration that contains collagen proteins, growth factors and organic factors of Chondroitin sulfate as well as minerals other than calcium that are involved in bone formation and skeletal metabolism: phosphorus, fluoride, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, and others.  It is a well-absorbed calcium source with organic constituents and mineral components. It is derived from whole bone and provides much greater nourishment for bones than calcium alone.

Calcium deficiencies can lead to osteoporosis, which is the loss of bone density and this can lead to fractures, severe pain, and a stooped posture. Both men and women are affected but women are at a higher risk after menopause. It is important to supplement with the right type of calcium that is bioavailable and readily absorbed. A combination of co-factors such as amino acids, other minerals and vitamins in balanced ratio are adjusted depending on the individual health profile.


Top 5 Tips for Reducing Bone loss:

  1. Reduce carbonated drinks
  2. Include sources of proteins such as legumes, nuts, seeds, dairy, and fish other than just red meat proteins, which have the effect of increasing calcium loss.
  3. Supplement with Vitamin D3, which increases Calcium absorption.
  4. Add Weight bearing exercises which can improve flexibility of joint issues
  5. Reduce alcohol consumption

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