A recently published study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (Vol 94, No 1 96-102, 2009) has provided further evidence that the consumption of and supplementation with alkaline minerals is essential for good health.
The objective of the study was to understand the effect of alkaline minerals (potassium bicarbonate, sodium bicarbonate and potassium chloride) on bone health – specifically, the ability of these alkaline minerals to slow the bone resorption rate and calcium excretion.
The researchers measured the urinary N-telopeptide and calcium of the trial group (receiving the supplements) and control group every 24 hours for 3 months. And the result?
The participants who were taking the bicarbonate supplements had significant reductions in urinary N-telopeptide and calcium excretion when compared to the control group.
This means that when taking the alkaline minerals, bones remained stronger and healthier.
This was specific to the bicarbonate minerals (such as those seen in Dr Young’s pHour Salts) and not the potassium chloride, highlighting again that when it comes to supplementation you get what you pay for.
So there you have it. Further proof that alkaline minerals are essential for optimal health.
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