Too Much Calcium May Also Cause Increase Risk of Osteoporosis, Study Says


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Too Much Calcium May Also Cause Increase Risk of Osteoporosis, Study Says

  1. 1.  Calcium is considered as one of the important minerals which fight off osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is described as low bone density, which makes the bone brittle and more prone to fracture. Nevertheless, there is a negative impact on the body when one is consuming too little or too much calcium.
  2. 2.  Excessive absorption of calcium is also a reason for osteoporosis, aside from insufficient amount of calcium, research affirms. The excessive calcium offered by dairy products and supplements may influence the osteoclasts to develop prematurely, thus rapid and premature aging of the bone occurs.
  3. 3.  The bones received more than 99 percent of calcium. In order to build new bones, the body may need to balance calcium and magnesium. If this balance is disrupted, including by intake of calcium that exceed intakes of magnesium, your body is unable to break down and reabsorb calcium to form new bone, and your bones become brittle and weak.
  4. 4.  Calcium supplements are only needed when a person has low level of serum calcium and his/her diet is deficient in calcium-rich foods. Although all daily calcium may be basically acquired from foods, supplementation is sometimes required. A patient may not be aware that calcium supplements may not have magnesium. For each 500mg of calcium taken, a dose of 200- 250mg of magnesium may be taken for better absorption.
  5. 5.  The human body may only assimilate a certain amount of calcium in a day. There is only a certain amount of calcium that a body may take in daily. About 220 to 375 mg is the average calcium absorption daily. Over 1,200 milligrams of calcium daily is ingested by people who take calcium supplements and eating foods high in calcium and are observed to have low bone mass density, especially menopausal women.
  6. 6.  Today, the primary medical intervention for osteoporosis is the use of bisphosphonate drugs, such as Fosamax, which is made from chemicals used as industrial cleaning solvent. Its chemicals are known to poison and kill osteoclasts, which functions by breaking down bad bones, making room for the new stronger bone cells that the osteoblasts put in its place. The quality of the bone is affected when the bad bones gather under the mass of new bones, causing increase in density.
  7. 7.  The Fosamax injury lawsuit center at has more information about why this drug may not be good for the bones. References: option=com_content&view=article&id=177