“We Want Calcium! We Want Calcium!”
Music to your West Des Moines chiropractor’s ear!
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa’s response: “Yes, you do!”
Because calcium is a key building block of bone and bone mass along with Vitamin D and other nutrients, it is imperative to feed your bones the nutrients necessary to be strong and healthy over the length of a lifetime! Building bone mass is extremely important and must start while we are young, particularly in the growing adolescent years. (1) Certain bone diseases such as Osteoporosis are common among the elderly because we are more likely to lose half our bone mass as we get older. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa teaches our young patients to build a strong bone mass as teens which will allow them to lose half of it without experiencing the painful osteoporosis side effects such as fracture. Regardless of your age and/or osteoporosis stage, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa wants to provide you with information about calcium supplementation that can help you treat as well as prevent osteoporosis and its related problems.
Diet recommendations for osteoporosis prevention and treatment are valuable and demand careful implementation. Osteoporosis is a common disease among older people, especially postmenopausal women. Calcium supplementation is effective in decreasing the occurrence of osteoporosis. Your West Des Moines chiropractor is schooled in the administration of calcium supplementation as well as the other elements working with calcium to maximize your health response. Use Executive Chiropractic of Iowa’s osteoporosis and nutritional expertise for your treatment.
What are the different calcium sources that doctors suggest? There are a lot of different calcium sources out there which include: milk, chews, and supplements. We want you to get calcium in any way you can, however, some sources are better than others. Calcium supplementation has some advantages over other means like milk drink and milk chews by increasing calcium in the serum. (1) A good thing!
And what about “brand”? Executive Chiropractic of Iowa often is asked if brand x is “ok” or not. Our best answer suggestion is to have you check the type of calcium. Calcium citrate is generally better absorbed than other types, but talk with us about your calcium supplement, whatever it may be. In our West Des Moines chiropractic practice, we’re here for your nutritional needs and questions.
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