You heard it here first years ago, and now a landmark Swiss study verifies it. Neutralizing your net acid load through diet and supplements — or “alkalize”— builds bone and reduces fracture risk among healthy adults, aged 65+.
In this study, researchers looked specifically at how much alkalizing it takes to strengthen bone. Participants were each given a high-dose of potassium citrate, and along with what they took in through their diet, they reached the recommended potassium intake of 4,500 mg/day.
At the end of the two-year study, people taking the potassium citrate showed an increase in bone mineral density as measured at several sites. There was also a strengthening of the micro architecture of their bone, as measured by trabecular (“spongy” bone tissue) bone volume, thickness and number.
These bone-strengthening improvements were significant enough to for researchers to be able to project a reduction in future fractures through this neutralization of net acid load.
What does this study mean for you?
- You will likely need alkalizing supplements. Rather than high-dose potassium citrate, I recommend taking all the 20 key bone-building nutrients, and using them in their alkalizing forms, as found in my Better Bones Builder product.
- These new research findings should encourage you to make sure you are doing your best to maintain the Better Bones Alkaline Diet. And, see my list of alkalizing foods to make it even easier.
- Remember to test your pH using my simple first-morning urine testing system with my Better Bones pH test kit.
The Alkaline for Life diet is a key component of my Better Bones Program.
Jehle, S., H.N. Hulter, and R. Kraft. 2012. Effect of potassium citrate on bone density, microarchitecture, and fracture risk in healthy older adults without osteoporosis: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism [on-line before print]. DOI: 10.1210/jc.2012-3099.