osteoporosis, calcium supplements and calcium paradox

Posted by melia7 @melia7, Mar 9, 2023

Hello, I am prescribed to take alendronic acid with vitamin D3 for my osteoporosis. I take also calcium 1000mg for a long time. However, I have also high cholesterol (about 6,9) and I wonder about negative effect of such medication on my blood vessels. I have searched the literature and found that osteoporosis itself can cause calcification of vessels. Calcium supplements are found in some articles to cause the progression of aorta calcification. So, the question is if your doctors are recommending you to take calcium supplements or not?

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@mayblin

@melia7 I see. I drink a serving of kefir daily also, with occasional a slice of cheese in my sandwich. read that gouda has higher content of k2 and it tastes good, my opinion. natto is sticky and stinky! my current brand is 'shirakiku', ~1 tablespoonful is enough for a day I think ~1/4 of the little white container. I felt brand is not important just make sure they are made in Japan, and organic if available.

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@mayblin How do you eat the natto? By itself or with hot rice?

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@noname65

@mayblin How do you eat the natto? By itself or with hot rice?

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I eat natto by itself. the sauce packs come in the container helps. sometimes I blend miso paste in since I like the taste of miso. lately I found natto with home made cranberry sauce is great also!

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