For over 50 years, the dairy industry has pitched milk as a wonder food whose calcium is the only protection we need against weak bones. Yet, between foods and supplements, Americans have the world�s highest calcium intake, and still suffer one of the world�s highest rates of osteoporosis. While this is blamed on genetic weakness, studies prove otherwise.While calcium is vital for strong bones, a study funded by the dairy industry itself shows that the more milk we consume, the more bone we lose. The Harvard Nurses Study, which tracked the diet and health of over 78,000 nurses, as well as cross cultural comparisons from around the world, confirm this.Bones are living tissues that must be constantly rebuilt in a two part process. In part one, cells called osteoclasts clear old minerals out of bone tissue that has become weak and mottled, and carry it into the blood. In part two, osteoblasts deposit new minerals and collagen into the areas that have been cleared.Osteoclasts and osteoblasts are stimulated by hormones called parathyroid hormone (PTH) and Calcitonin., PTH stimulates osteoclasts to pull calcium from bones, while Calcitonin stimulates Osteoblasts to deposit calcium in them. When we lack magnesium, the balance between PTH and Calcitonin tilts too far toward PTH. This results in over stimulation of osteoclasts, thus causing net bone loss. Increasing magnesium is the only way to correct this.Rates of osteoporosis are lowest in cultures where the ratio of calcium to magnesium is between 2:3 and 3:2. In cultures where osteoporosis is a major problem, this ratio is 3:1 or higher. The ratio of calcium to magnesium in dairy products is 10:1. This is why high dairy consumption always correlates with high rates of osteoporosis. A vegan diet provides about 500 mg. per day of both calcium and magnesium. Studies show that vegans have stronger bones than omnivores, especially after the age of 50.
|Product: ||Ionic Fizz Magnesium Plus|
|Brand: ||Pure Essence Labs (More Products)|
|Size: ||171 Grams Powder|