LOW DOSE CALCIUM LEADS TO BETTER ABSORPTION

Did you know that calcium is best absorbed when taken in the dose of <500mg at a time? As the concentration increases, the efficiency of absorption decreases. Taking the analogy of a sponge, less water means complete soaking whereas excess water keeps dripping off. So, if one has been recommended an intake of up to 1000mg (1g) of calcium supplement, it is best to split intake into two separate time intervals to ensure proper absorption. Continue reading “LOW DOSE CALCIUM LEADS TO BETTER ABSORPTION”

Fight Osteoporosis With The Right Diet

 

Every 3 seconds, there is one osteoporotic fracture occurring worldwide with 8.9 million fractures annually. One out of 8 males and 1 out of 3 females in India suffer from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone characterized by increased risk of fractures and low bone mineral density. It occurs in men and women between 50-60 years of age, being more common in post-menopausal women. In India, osteoporotic fractures occur at a younger age than in the West.

Peak bone mass is attained from birth to adolescence. Care should be taken to ensure sufficient calcium and vitamin D levels during this phase. Beyond adolescence, no further bone growth occurs. Rather, bone mass decreases gradually with age and thereafter calcium and vitamin D intake through diet and supplements can only slow down the deterioration but not completely stop it. Continue reading “Fight Osteoporosis With The Right Diet”