Osteoporosis is Not a Calcium Deficiency
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If osteoporosis isn’t a calcium deficiency, then what is it? Here’s what you need to know.
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0:00 Osteoporosis is not a calcium deficiency
0:25 Data on osteoporosis and supplements
1:46 Test for too much calcium
2:26 Best way to get calcium
2:36 What is osteoporosis?
3:51 Best remedies for osteoporosis
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In this video, we’re going to talk about osteoporosis. The first thing you should know is that osteoporosis is not a calcium deficiency.
Many people who have osteoporosis resort to drinking a lot of milk and taking calcium supplements. But this will not cause the condition to go away.
Data shows that calcium supplements do not help with osteoporosis. In fact, it even increases your risk for heart attacks and stroke.
500 mg of calcium daily increases your risk of heart attack by 30% and stroke by 20%.
Using calcium and vitamin D regularly does not reduce the risk of osteoporotic fractures—but it does increase the risk of kidney stones.
Calcium is tightly regulated. Too much calcium, iron, or copper can all cause serious health problems.
You have a lot more leniency with minerals like magnesium and potassium since your body will just get rid of the excess.
30% of people in the US have calcification in their arteries. I believe this is partly due to so much calcium supplementation.
A coronary artery calcification test will give you a good idea of how much calcification is in your arteries.
Milk-alkali syndrome is a condition where someone is consuming too much calcium. This condition leads to kidney failure, psychosis, dizziness, confusion, poor appetite, and death. This can be due to drinking too much milk or taking too many antacids.
It’s best to get your calcium naturally from food and avoid calcium carbonate.
Osteoporosis is a severe loss of bone mass and density. Bone is made from protein, minerals, and calcium—not just calcium. Osteopenia is a lesser version of osteoporosis. Osteomalacia is when the bones become soft—also known as rickets in children.
These are all a result of a vitamin D deficiency. Stress, cortisol, malabsorption, low estrogen, and steroids are all contributors to osteoporosis.
Vitamin D increases calcium absorption by 20X. Without vitamin D, you would have to take 20X the calcium to absorb enough for healthy bones. Vitamin K2 is also vital. It helps keep calcium in your bones and not in your arteries.
Get plenty of sunlight and eat healthy to support your bones.
Regular exercise is also important in avoiding osteoporosis.
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Thanks for watching. I hope this video helped clear up why osteoporosis is not caused by a calcium deficiency.