The Bone Nutrients: Calcium

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Calcium is the most widely discussed bone-healthy nutrient… and for good reason! It is an essential mineral that serves as the main building block for strong bones, where 99% of the mineral is stored. Did you know that calcium also plays a role in muscle contraction, transmitting nerve impulses, blood…

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Hypogonadism and Osteoporosis

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What is Hypogonadism? Hypogonadism is a medical condition which causes the male testicles to produce less testosterone, and the female ovaries to produce less estrogen. The two most common causes are referred to as primary hypogonadism and secondary hypogonadism. Primary hypogonadism is a problem directly within the testicles/ovaries which causes insufficient hormone…

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Hyperparathyroidism and Osteoporosis

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What is Hyperparathyroidism? The parathyroid glands are four small glands that sit on the backside of your thyroid. They are the watchdog of your body’s calcium levels, and they make sure that these levels stay within a tightly controlled range. This is actually a very important job since calcium is needed not…

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