Osteoporosis – More Than Just A Lack Of Calcium

Many middle-aged individuals and elderly often face physical problems, such as joint discomfort, backaches, pains, lack of flexibility, loss of mobility, osteoporosis and many other ailments that create a negative impact on their daily life.

According to recent data, about 200 million people in China suffer from orthopaedic diseases. Among those who are 60 years and above, 55% of them are suffering from joint disease whereas 56% suffers from osteoporosis.

90% of patients with osteoporosis will face the threat of bone fractures and a decrease in bone health, hence, making osteoporosis one of the main problems that are affecting the health of middle-aged and elderly people. However, we do have the means to prevent the risk of osteoporosis if we start early.

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones eventually become weak and may break from a fall or, in serious cases, from sneezing or minor bumps.

Osteoporosis means “porous bone.” Viewed under a microscope, healthy bone looks like a honeycomb. When osteoporosis occurs, the holes and spaces in the honeycomb are much bigger than in a healthy bone. Osteoporotic bones have lost density or mass and contain abnormal tissue structure. As bones become less dense, they weaken and may break easily.

Why is consuming calcium not enough to prevent the risk of osteoporosis?

Due to the fact that osteoporosis is such a well-known problem, it is a common misconception to believe that only consuming calcium tablets will help to improve bone health. What they do not realise is that it only helps the to a certain extent. Eventually the condition does not get resolved even after consuming calcium supplements for a long time.

Firstly, in order to understand osteoporosis, it is important to learn about bone. Made mostly out of collagen, bone is a living, growing tissue. Collagen is a protein that provides a soft framework for the bone, and calcium phosphate is a mineral that adds strength and hardens the framework for the bone. The combination of collagen and calcium makes bone strong and flexible enough to withstand stress from physical activity.

This is why osteoporosis may not occur only due to a lack of calcium, but most likely due to a collagen loss. Hence, it is important for those who are consuming calcium tablets to also take collagen supplements concurrently to improve their bone condition.

What is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, making up about one-third of its protein composition. It’s one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

You may think of it as the “glue” that holds all these bodily parts together. In fact, the word actually comes from the Greek word “kólla,” which means glue.

After 25, your body starts to produce lesser and lower quality collagen. As you get older, a lack of collagen can cause a joint pain and discomfort, a decrease in bone health and loss of mobility. Therefore, it is necessary to start supplying collagen to the body directly from the inside through oral collagen supplements.

At what age must I start to take oral collagen supplements?

Age does not matter when it comes to taking collagen supplements. Everyone should start taking them when they are young as prevention is always better than trying to repair what has been damaged.

Athletes and bodybuilders should also consume collagen supplements as it is difficult for them to avoid joint, bone, tendon and ligament usage during their daily intensive training and this will have a huge impact on their personal athletic ability.

Collagen supplements provide nutritional support for articular cartilage, the healing and repair of tendons and ligaments to promote faster and better recovery of the body, and to stimulate bones matrix formation.

What collagen supplements should I take?

Currently, the collagen market is increasing but yet, many of the products available are developed and designed only for cosmetic purposes. Products suitable for the elderly and for athletes are harder to find. The molecular weight of the collagen molecules, branding, technology quality, and the active ingredient content of the product are all important in choosing a suitable collagen product.

For the molecular weight, it is directly related to the absorption rate. The optimal weight is around 1000D-2500D (anything above 3000D cannot be absorbed easily by the body, and anything that falls below 1000D is not stable enough).

Lastly, the effective content of the product collagen is in the ingredient list. The product can only work when the effective content is sufficient.

In order to age healthily and gracefully, one must be able to take good care of the body. Only then will life be worth living!

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 References:

https://www.nof.org/patients/what-is-osteoporosis/

https://www.bones.nih.gov/health-info/bone/bone-health/what-is-bone#:~:text=Made%20mostly%20of%20collagen%2C%20bone,flexible%20enough%20to%20withstand%20stress.

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/collagen#collagen-damaging-behaviors

https://www.healthline.com/health/osteoporosis