Truth or fiction? For years, the medical establishment (of course with encouragement from the drug and supplement manufacturers) have been preaching to their patients to take Calcium to help keep their bones strong, or at least avoid osteoporosis.
The truth about calcium: the data is inconsistent as to whether dietary calcium or the calcium you get from a supplement has any significant effect on reducing bone fractures or building bone or preventing bone loss in the older population (people over 50 years of age). In fact, when you look at the meta-analyses data (of many studies), there is really no evidence that calcium has a positive effect on prevention of fractures or osteoporosis.
Calcium supplementation could actually put you at risk for cardiovascular issues, kidney stones, and mild to severe digestive issues.
Some of your daily habits could actually be contributing to poor bone health or thinning bones:
2. Alcohol consumption
3. Lack of exercise
4. Being overweight
5. Certain medications like antacids and SSRI’s (antidepressants like Prozac)
6. Overabundance of processed junk food in the diet
7. Too many acid-forming forms in the diet (meat, sugar, flour)
8. Lack of adequate stomach acid
9. A diet high in processed sugar
Ditch the Calcium supplements, and save money and your body!
Go whole foods….your bones and your life will definitely benefit!
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