May is National Osteoporosis Month and while one of the main ways to prevent Osteoporosis is through Calcium, more and more research is showing that Calcium is only absorbed through food. We've always believed in healing through food, and as the only Calcium-rich bone broth on the market, we're so excited to be sharing some extra insights on this topic.
So how do you get, and keep, calcium? According to Mayo Clinic “It's not definitive, but there may be a link between calcium supplements and heart disease. The evidence is mixed and more research is needed before doctors know the effect calcium supplements may have on heart attack risk.” Aside from this, there is also doubt as to whether Calcium from supplements even gets absorbed. The National Osteoporosis Foundation and Mayo Clinic urge people to get their calcium from food instead of from supplements.
Most people reach their peak bone mass in their 20’s or 30’s. We lose bone mass throughout our lives through hair, nails, sweat, and skin but our bodies cannot produce new calcium. We need to have a minimum daily intake of 1000-1200mg of calcium, which can be tough to do! Certain bowel and digestive disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease or celiac, decrease your body's ability to absorb calcium, and when our body needs calcium it takes it from our bones. It is never too early or too late to protect your bone density by adding extra calcium to your daily diet.
One cup of BrothMasters bone broth has 300mg per cup of soluble, absorbable calcium (30% of your daily recommended intake). Our broth has so much calcium that the FDA allows us to put calcium-rich on our packaging. Besides building bones, calcium helps blood clot, aids in the ability of nerves to transmit messages and helps muscles contract. Make a commitment to yourself this month to add bone broth to your diet to protect and build your bone mass.
Begin today, building calcium with every cup of BrothMasters bone broth.
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