If you have a calcium deficiency, such as osteoporosis, the natural thing to do is drink more milk, right? It turns out that drinking milk may actually cause more harm. One thing that the body uses calcium for is to neutralize acids in the bloodstream and the protein from milk happens to be very acidic. Therefore, when you drink milk the calcium in the milk is used to neutralize the acidity. The problem is that there isn’t enough calcium in the milk to handle its own acidity, so more calcium is taken from the bones to deal with the rest.
So, drinking milk results in a net calcium loss.
The good news is that there are plenty of vegetables that provide calcium and the minerals that the body needs to process it. Bok choy, broccoli, collard greens, kale, mustard green, and turnip greens are all high in calcium. There’s even stuff in that list that I’ll eat!
If you would prefer to take a calcium supplement, then please make sure that it has the minerals that the body needs to use it, especially vitamin D. Other minerals that can help are Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, magnesium, and boron.
Nikken offers a great calcium supplement with the necessary additional minerals in Calcium Complex. The OsteoDenx supplement has the minerals to help you absorb calcium that you get from other sources.
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