Strategies for the Prevention of Osteoporosis
|Yogurt, plain, low fat, 8 oz.||415||42%|
|Yogurt, fruit, low fat, 8 oz.||245 - 384||25% - 38%|
|Sardines, canned in oil, with bones, 3 oz.||324||32%|
|Cheddar cheese, 1 Ѕ oz shredded||306||31%|
|Milk, non-fat, 8 fl oz.||302||30%|
|Milk, reduced fat (2% milk fat), no solids, 8 fl oz.||297||30%|
|Milk, whole (3.25% milk fat), 8 fl oz||291||29%|
|Milk, buttermilk, 8 fl oz.||285||29%|
|Milk, lactose reduced, 8 fl oz.**||285 - 302||29 - 30%|
|Mozzarella, part skim 1 Ѕ oz.||275||28%|
|Tofu, firm, made w/calcium sulfate, Ѕ cup***||204||20%|
|Orange juice, calcium fortified, 6 fl oz.||200 - 260||20 - 26%|
|Salmon, pink, canned, solids with bone, 3 oz.||181||18%|
|Pudding, chocolate, instant, made w/ 2% milk, Ѕ cup||153||15%|
|Cottage cheese, 1% milk fat, 1 cup unpacked||138||14%|
|Tofu, soft, made w/calcium sulfate, Ѕ cup***||138||14%|
|Spinach, cooked, Ѕ cup||120||12%|
|Instant breakfast drink, various flavors and brands, powder mixed with water, 8 fl oz.||105 - 250||10 - 25%|
|Frozen yogurt, vanilla, soft serve, Ѕ cup||103||10%|
|Ready to eat cereal, calcium fortified, 1 cup|
|Turnip greens, boiled, Ѕ cup||99||10%|
|Kale, cooked, 1 cup||94||9%|
|Kale, raw, 1 cup||90||9%|
|Ice cream, vanilla, Ѕ cup||85||8.5%|
|Soy beverage, calcium fortified, 8 fl oz.||80 - 500||8 - 50%|
|Chinese cabbage, raw, 1 cup||74||7%|
|Tortilla, corn, ready to bake/fry, 1 medium||42||4%|
|Tortilla, flour, ready to bake/fry, one 6" diameter||37||4%|
|Sour cream, reduced fat, cultured, 2 Tbsp||32||3%|
|Bread, white, 1 oz||31||3%|
|Broccoli, raw, Ѕ cup||21||2%|
|Bread, whole wheat, 1 slice||20||2%|
|Cheese, cream, regular, 1 Tbsp||12||1%|
"Medical literature is filled with many more articles supporting the view that calcium supplementation in huge doses, particularly without the necessary cofactors, is not the way to control or prevent osteoporosis."
"Aditional research demonstrates that such supplementation may hinder or halt critical bone remodeling,  cause calcification of soft muscle tissue,  reduce the absorption of other minerals.  trigger stomach acid surge,  induce neuro-logical symptons, generate kidney stones, impair kidney function,  reduce bone strength and even cause internal bleeding."
"Based on research and clinical experience, plus the studies of world renowned experts, taking more than a low-dose calcium supplement is unnecessary and taking calcium alone is worthless. "
Multivitamin/mineral supplements with an additional vitamin C, plus a small-dose of calcium/magnesium makes the most sense. Vitamin D3, ChromeMate, silicon and boron are beneficial additions.
"Responsible calcium supplementation requires calcium in smaller doses, so that YOU are in control of the amounts you consume."
ALPHA 'Calcium Health Support' uses all the cofactors recommended by Dr Betty Kamen Ph.D. and the calcium/magnesium ratio from the Dr Guy Abraham Ph.D. study
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