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Osteoporosis - A Silent Disease

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- Osteoporosis is a disease where bones become thin, weak, brittle and prone to fracture especially the spine, wrists and hips.
- It is destructive and painless until the thinned and weakened bones break during a fall or knocking against a hard surface. 
- Osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds.
 
 
You have increased risk for osteoporosis if your bones break down faster than it forms - causing them to lose density.
Calcium and other minerals contribute to bone mineral density that helps strengthen and protect bones.
 
 
Calcium also plays an important role in regulating vital body processes such as blood coagulation,muscle contraction and nerve transmission. However, the problem arises because calcium is often very difficult to be absorbed. 
 
About Calcium Citrate
 - Calcium citrate is a superior form of calcium supplementation - Calcium bonded with natural citric acid.
 - The solubility of citric acid generally works well for all ages especially the elderly, those with gastrointestinal diseases and post-menopausal women.
 - This is because the elderly & post-menopausal women normally have low stomach secretion, which needed for calcium absorption.
 - The formula set at pH5.8 -- the optimum pH for calcium absorption.
 - The citrate form also protect against calcium stones forming.
 
Factors that can help Calcium Absorption:
 
1. Vitamin D
 - Calcium cannot be absorbed without sufficient vitamin D as it helps absorption from the intestines. Absorption os dependent on getting adequate levels of active vitamin D. 
 
2. Magnesium
 - Magnesium keeps calcium dissolved in the blood. With the proper balance/ ratio of Calcium to Magnesium - 2:1, it helps the body absorb and metabolise calcium.
 
3. Other Minerals
 - Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Boron, Vitamin B6, Vitamin  and folic acid are also needed to dtrengthen bones.
 
4. Silica  
- Silica that can be found in the horsetail herb "locks" the Calcium in the bones

 

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This information is provided for education purposes only. It should not be used to substitute medical diagnosis.

 

References:
Johnell O and Kanis JA 2006, "An estimate of the worldwide prevalence and disability associated with osteoporotic fractures", Osteoporosis International, vol. 17:1726.
Queseda Gomez, JM et al. 2011, "Calcium citrate and Vitamin D in the treatment of osteoporosis", Clinical Drug Investigations, vol 31(5), pp. 285 - 298
National Osteoporosis Foundation. Bone Basics. Available at http://www.nof.org/learn/bonebasics.[Accessed July 2013]. National institute of health. Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Calcium. Available at http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional/#disc. [Accessed July 2013]
Malaysian Osteoporosis Society. Clinical Guidance on Management of Osteoporosis 2012. Available at www.osteoporosis.my/GUI/pdf/clinical_practice.pdf. [Accessed July 2013]
Carolyn. D. Understanding Calcium Magnesium Ratio. Available at http://www.wellnesstimes.com/articles/understanding-calcium-magnesium-ratio. [Accessed July 2013] Linda H., Vanessa A.F. (2011) Calcium Supplement Guidelines. The University of Arizona.
 

Posted On: 21/10/2019

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