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New Study Shows You Can Eat More of This For Stronger Adult Bones

Nobody wants to suffer the pain and inconvenience caused by degenerative bone diseases such as osteoporosis.

We all know that as we get older, our susceptibility to developing these conditions increases.

But what if there was a simple and effective way to maintain your bone health and avoid the degeneration and fragility caused by conditions like osteoporosis?

The official consensus suggests that there is.

A New Consensus

The European Society for Clinical and Economical Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO) recently endorsed a new consensus regarding bone heath in aging adults.

In collaboration with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), the ESCEO analyzed all the available major research on the benefits and safety of dietary protein for bone health.

These organizations published a review in Osteoporosis International. What the paper found is that a diet rich in protein preserved bone health in adult populations provided that there was also adequate calcium intake in the diet.

The review also determined that, despite popular belief, there appears to be no correlation with bodily acid load and increased dietary protein consumption. Interestingly, this held true regardless of whether the protein was of plant or animal origin.

Key Findings

Upon thorough review of the literature, the researchers were able to distill out 4 key points regarding protein intake and bone health:

  1. There appears to be a decrease in hip fracture risk with higher protein intake as long as calcium levels are kept up.
  2. A key indicator of bone health called bone mineral density (BMD) is positively impacted by increased protein consumption.
  3. Dairy products are uniquely beneficial for bone health due to their combination of protein and calcium. This combination of nutrients has a beneficial effect on a number of markers including bone turnover rates, bone-related hormones, and bone mineral density.
  4. A balanced diet high in protein does not appear to cause excessive acid load leading to progression of bone degeneration,  increased risk of fractures, or decrease in bone strength.

Summary

According to Professor René Rizzoli, Professor at the Division of Bone Diseases of the Geneva University Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine,

"Adequate intake of dietary protein, together with calcium, is needed for optimal bone growth in children and the maintenance of healthy bone at all ages. This message needs to be reinforced in view of currently circulating myths suggesting that too much protein causes 'acid load' and is damaging to bone health. In fact, in the elderly, we find that a common problem is not too much protein, but too little."

"This review of the literature confirms that a balanced diet with sufficient protein intake, regardless whether of animal or vegetable source, clearly benefits bone health when accompanied by adequate calcium intake. This is particularly important for seniors with osteoporosis, and individuals at risk of malnutrition due to acute or chronic illness, or recovering from an injury."

So if you want to maintain strong healthy bones as you age, make sure you are eating enough protein!

Collagen Protein

One of the most important proteins to eat for bone health is collagen protein.

It contains the amino acids that are most crucial for maintaining the strength, durability, and density of your bones.

That's why we include collagen protein in our IBBH Joint Formula.

Pick yours up today to feel the difference of better bone health now!

 

References

  1. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180515105645.htm
  2. https://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2018/05/experts-find-higher-protein-intake-benefits-adult-bone-health
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