Our bones are in a constant state of remodeling: osteoclast cells dissolve our bones and osteoblast cells rebuild them. As we grow older, bones dissolve more than they should, causing osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a physical condition in which bones have lost their normal density, increasing the risk of life-altering bone fractures. This condition affects 52 million people in the U.S. with 1 in 5 women being diagnosed after age 50.
When our bodies remodel our bones, some of the dissolved calcium is lost from the body altogether. To avoid developing weakened osteoporotic bones, this lost calcium needs to be replenished. Although balanced diets can provide a fair amount of calcium, our bodies often use up much of our calcium intake on other bodily processes. Calcium alone regulates more than 300 chemical reactions in the body, so supplementing our bodies with some extra help is important.
Totally Calcium® makes it easy to supply the body with extra calcium, helping make sure that our bones can keep up with our active lives.
The human body requires calcium for building and maintaining strong bones. A lifelong scarcity of calcium may lead to the development of osteoporosis. Several studies reveal that bone loss associated with both menopause and old age can be reduced through the intake of calcium. Our bodies need a steady supply of calcium that many of us don’t currently take in. It’s important that we combine our dietary calcium with calcium from supplements, like Totally CALCIUM®, to meet our calcium requirements and ensure strong bones as we age.
What effect does osteoporosis have on the body?
Osteoporosis is a physical condition where normal bone density is lost due to calcium deficiency. As a result, our bones, especially those of the wrist, spine and hip, can become porous and easily breakable. More than 1.5 million of us suffer from fractures yearly. This includes approximately 700,000 spinal fractures, 300,000 hip fractures, 250,000 wrist fractures and over 300,000 cases of fractures in other areas. Adequate calcium intake on a regular basis ensures healthy bones.