Your Bone Health: Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is disease of progressive bone loss and skeletal deterioration in which bones become fragile and increase the likelihood of bone fractures or broken bones. It occurs when the bone mineral density (BMD) of a person is lower than 2.5 standard deviations (WHO).
Worldwide, an osteoporotic fracture is estimated to occur every three seconds and a vertebral every 22 seconds. Statistics show that up to one in two women and one in five men over the golden age of 50 will suffer from osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Also, 75% of hip, spine and wrist fractures occur among people who are over 65 years old.
Osteoporosis may develop over the year without any symptoms until a fall occurs, leading to fracture or broken bones. It is far more common in older people, particularly women, due to the decrease of estrogen levels during and after menopause. There are a few tell-tale signs to be wary of especially if you are above 50.
Cramps in the leg at night
Bone and neck pain and tenderness
Persistent pain in the spine or muscles of the lower back
Spinal deformities become obvious (e.g. stooped posture)
Gradual loss of height due to gradual and multiple anterior wedge fracture of the spine
Do you know that acidic body may cause loss of Bone Calcium and thus causes osteoporosis?
Foods high in phosphate leave an 'acid ash' after digestion, thereby lowering serum pH. The body supposedly compensates for this and restores normal blood pH by stealing alkaline minerals (such as calcium) from the bones, thus decreasing bone density. So having a bone-healthy diet is the first step towards maintaining healthy bones.
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Almost 99% of the body's calcium is found in bones, which is essential for building and maintaining bone. Calcium Lactate is a common combination of calcium and mineral to treat calcium deficiencies. However, several side effects of Calcium Lactate such as constipation, nausea and decrease in appetite need to be taken into precaution.
Wholesome food are essential as the body can assimilate what it needs and excrete what it does not. Most vitamin and mineral supplements are made from isolated or synthetic sources that will create a potential biochemical imbalances toxicities environment when the body deals with those incomplete substances.
Nevertheless, low protein intake may also disrupt bone development. This is why we need to choose plant protein over animal protein due to the acid load that can rob our bones calcium caused by animal protein. BARLEYGREEN® contains high alkalinity that balances our body towards alkaline and thus prevent osteoporosis. If you interested with our products, please contact 03-77279999 / 04-6464505.