The condition of our bones is affected by many factors including hormones, acid-base balance, blood mineral concentrations, diet and exercise. At some point around mid-life, total bone mass starts to decrease by about 1% each year because the amount of bone substance that is broken down begins to exceed the amount of newly formed bone substance.
Acids have a strong negative impact on the body’s ability to build bone and accelerate bone loss – providing the body with the alkaline substances it requires to buffer those acids.
- Very important: Eat an alkaline-rich diet including lots of vegetables and low amounts of meat and dairy. Avoid ready meals; these typically contain phosphate which lowers the calcium content of the body.
- Avoid high alcohol consumption.
- Aim for your normal weight.
- Get plenty of exercise: exercise maintains bone mass.
- Supplement with BASENTABS pH-balance PASCOE®, which provides mineral alkaline salts with zinc to help balance acids and support bone health.