The word literally means porous bones. People usually believe that a broken hip bone is the result of a fall, whereas the collapse of the bone is usually the cause of the fall! Huh?
Yep. Believe it or not the fall is actually the result of osteoporosis (collapsing bones). Just the basic laws of cause and effect at work.
Preceding a fall, the bones become fragile and this makes falling much more likely and they cannot hold up the body – even a nasty bump can result in a fractured bone. Prior to such an event, such things as backache, spasms of the back muscles, aching of the long bones and thighs, rarefication of the pelvic bones, loss in twisting and bending strength, and spontaneous fractures often occur. Often the neck of the femur at the hip gives way or the lower vertebrae crumble merely from the weight of the body.
It is the result of long term deficiencies of calcium, vitamins D and/or F. In order for your body to absorb calcium, it needs vitamin D, but that only absorbs it from your stomach into your bloodstream. It then needs to carried into your tissues, which include bones, organs, glands, etc and, in order to do that, vitamin F (essential fatty acids) is needed.
Of course, you do need to have enough calcium to supply the various bones, blood, organs, glands with this vital nutrient as well as build reserves for emergencies. In order for your body to utilize calcium, it needs magnesium in balance.
Because of calcium losses during pregnancies and menstruation, osteoporosis is far more prevalent in women than in men. In elderly people it is accompanied by an actual loss of height and by bending, causing a humpback deformity that crowds lungs and digestive organs, yet the amount of calcium in the blood does not drop below normal nor do the bones change chemically.
The parathyroid glands will keep your blood calcium levels constant by depositing excess in the bones and other storage places and drawing it out to maintain the appropriate levels in your blood. This means that blood tests do not tell if you’re deficient or not. This makes the disease difficult to diagnose and may be detected by x-rays only after 60% of the minerals have been withdrawn from the bones and more than a pound of calcium lost.
An adequate diet is key to preventing and/or correcting this situation. Particularly needed are protein, calcium, magnesium, and vitamins C, D and F (essential fatty acids).
Calcium Needs Magnesium: In order for your body to absorb calcium, it needs to be accompanied by its partner, magnesium, in a balanced ratio of two parts calcium to one part magnesium.
Calcium and Magnesium Need Vitamin C: As both calcium and magnesium are alkaline, they need some kind of acid before they can be absorbed. Failing to have this combination can lead to increased deficiencies of calcium and/or magnesium or the calcium depositing in joints (arthritis) or kidneys (stones). You can use apple cider vinegar too but vitamin C is usually a more practical and better-tasting solution.
Why Our Instant CalMag-C Works: Unlike tablets and capsules that sometimes don’t break down properly, Instant CalMag-C has been formulated in a 2:1 blend of calcium gluconate and magnesium carbonate with vitamin C to adjust the pH so your body can actually absorb the calcium and magnesium. This is very important.
It is made with boiling water and this is very important as calcium particles are large and the chemical reaction created by dissolving the powder with boiling water breaks them down into absorbable ones. It has a very pleasant lemony taste.
We have not added vitamins D or F to our Instant CalMag-C as they are both oil soluble vitamins whereas calcium and magnesium are water soluble and it’s not a good idea to mix them.
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Please note: We are not doctors. If you have any medical condition, you should get the appropriate medical help.
*Some content excerpted from “Let’s Get Well” by Adelle Davis.