Calcium intake is at an historic high as doctors are recommending 1200-1500mg of calcium per day. Paradoxically however, osteoporosis is on the rise, and ER visits for hip fractures, especially among women, have been steadily increasing. What’s going on here? Do calcium supplements work?
Calcium supplementation for bone health is largely ineffective if collagen levels are low. Thirty percent of bone tissue is collagen and it forms the binding sites for calcium. Collagen gives bone its flexibility/pliability to withstand stress, while calcium and other minerals increase bone strength and hardness. Starting at age 21, the body’s collagen levels begin to diminish. As the collagen matrix weakens the physical signs are aging are recognizable: weaker and thinner hair, wrinkled skin, brittle nails, painful joints and weaker bones.
BioSil silica is the most effective collagen generator currently available. Research has shown that BioSil can increase bone collagen by 15% in one year, which also resulted in a 2% increase of bone density and the formation of new bone tissue. BioSil has also been shown to thicken hair by 12.8%, strengthen hair by 13.1%, reduce fine lines and wrinkles by 30%, and increase skin elasticity by 89%. In my opinion, this is the most effective nutritional supplement for the osteoporosis.