Calcium & Bone: Expectations Vs. Reality


Calcium is the mineral needed at bones, muscles, nerves and cells to function normally. Body needs phosphorous along with calcium to keep 206 bones healthy. Bones are known to be the main store house of calcium in human body.


As we have said earlier, your body can’t produce calcium, however it gets the needed amount of calcium from food, and from supplements. So its simple that if you do not get enough calcium from food/diet, your bones can get weak, you may get different sickness at different parts of the body due to calcium deficiency or will not grow properly. Hence Calcium is the expectation of the bone. Bone exists on calcium.


Bones are living:


Do you know your skeleton or bones are living organ. Because, bones are constantly being remodeled, reformed with old bone. Research says it takes about 10 years for all bone in your body to be renewed. That is the reason why we keep saying paying attention to bone health in very important in adults at every stage of life and not just in growing children.


Bone health is important because it about the whole body. Your body stands on the skeletal frame. If the frame becomes weak, definitely it will affect the whole body.


Why Calcium Absorption is an important topic?


Your digestive system is not good at absorbing calcium. Hence many times when Calcium Carbonate is taken as calcium supplement it is seen that people get absorption issue. Hence, our research team came up with Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D3. Calcium Citrate doesn’t require stomach acid to aid in calcium absorption. Also Vitamin D as a hormone helps gut in faster calcium absorption.


Bone density is the measurement checked to know how much calcium and other minerals are present in your bone section. The age range 25-35 has highest bone density. With increasing age the your bone density goes down. That is why it is always recommended to have calcium supplements once you are in 30’s. Otherwise, the deficiency results in brittle, fragile bones that may get fracture easily even without a fall or other injury. Many obese people face this problem.


Common Complications


Calcium deficiency can get you;

  • Dental Problems

  • Depression

  • Various skin conditions like dry skin & coarse hair

  • Chronic joint and muscle pain

  • Fractures

  • Disability

  • Nail issues

  • Arthritis

Calcium from food


With increased age bone and muscle issues are seen. Many senior citizens have common bone and joint issues. Calcium intake in the milk, milk products, is low. Vitamin D levels are low and subsequently gut’s calcium absorption capacity is low. In female adults drastic hormonal changes and menstruation cycle take some calcium out of the body. This contributes to bone mass loss.


With your age, your body and brain needs calcium. Yes, even your brain. As Calcium is the universal messenger of signals to different cells, including brain cells. It is seen that in men by the 35 they are prone to get Osteoporosis, while in women it is seen in 30’s itself.Experts recommend minimum 1,200 milligrams of calcium and 800 to 1,000 international units of vitamin D per day. Many healthcare providers, nutritionist’s advice a calcium supplement for calcium and vitamin D you need.


Milk, Cheese, Ice cream, leafy green vegetables, Salmon (Fish), Sardines (with bone), Tofu and Curd carries good amount of Calcium. You need to add them to your regular diet. Food with protein and Vitamin D also helps. Food can’t stop bone loss, but it can help maintaining good bone health. Magnesium is also one of the very important content for healthy bones.

Vitamin deficiency is more risky among postmenopausal people, people with amenorrhea, the absence of menstruation, people with lactose intolerance and people who have vegetarian or vegan diets.


If you have any acute health issues, have undergone any major surgery or taking any other medication, please consult your doctor before taking any supplements.

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