Calcium Supplements For Osteoporosis
For many years elderly people have been taking Calcium supplements to help prevent or treat osteoporosis. The most common form was simply Calcium Carbonate. This was on the NHS, which caused it to be well prescribed and used by vast numbers of people.
Recent studies however have shown that this may not have been as safe as first thought. Randomised trials have found that Calcium is only safe if it is combined or taken with Vitamin D.
It is also falsely assumed that everyone in Australia has adequate levels of Vitamin D because of the high levels of sunlight. In reality with the scare of melanoma most of us cover up with either clothing or sunblock with the result that the majority of the Australian population is now deficient in Vitamin D.
Other studies have shown that the type of calcium is also important. Calcium hydroxyapatite is now considered the best form
Any complete formula will also contain Magnesium Phosphorus and Boron
This ensures maximum uptake of the calcium into the bones.
Who needs Calcium supplements?
- Anyone with osteoporosis (This is usually diagnosed by a bone density test and your don’t have to be elderly)
- During pregnancy and lactation
- For faster healing with bone fractures
- For anyone taking prednisone or prednisolone tablets
- Studies have shown 3 out of 4 women over 45 have less than the recommended levels of Calcium
For more information Call Jeff Now on 5546 6899