A Bone to Pick: do vegans get enough calcium?

A Bone to Pick: do vegans get enough calcium?

We are constantly being advised that the correct amount of daily calcium will help us build and maintain strong bones well into old age. For most people that’s ensuring a supply through mainly the consumption of dairy: milk, butter, cream, yoghurt, cheese. However, if...
The stark reality of South Africa’s low calcium intake

The stark reality of South Africa’s low calcium intake

It is no exaggeration to say that the effects of osteoporosis are crippling – that the causes of it can be effectively curtailed by knowing some simple dietary and lifestyle facts, therefore seems all the more concerning and unnecessarily cruel. Some disturbing...
Nutrition and Bone Health 2

Nutrition and Bone Health 2

Calcium requirements Calcium requirements differ between Countries and are also dependent on your age and sex. It is widely accepted that the most calcium is needed during the teenage years when there is a growth spurt (a period of rapid bone growth), and also for...
Calcium Supplementation

Calcium Supplementation

There can be no doubt that calcium is an important bone mineral. Calcium is also important to support other critical bodily functions like controlling your blood pressure, maintaining your heart beat, stimulation of hormone secretions, and clotting of blood. Calcium...