FREE ODE SHAKER INCLUDED WITH FIRST TIME ORDERS Read More

Calcium for Vegan and Plant Based Diets

Calcium for Vegan and Plant Based Diets


2 minute read

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and very important to everyone and specifically plant based individuals over 30. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Popularised by the dairy industry for creating strong bones and teeth, this mineral also has many other important benefits which include literally keeping your heart pumping. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We must get calcium from the foods we eat. If we do not have enough calcium in our diets to keep our bodies functioning, calcium depletes from our bones over time which can cause our bones to weaken.¹⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Although dairy is a great source of calcium it is not the only source (although the dairy industry may want you to think differently). It is estimated that 65% of the world is lactose intolerant and should limit consumption of dairy to avoid IBS and inflammation.² ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the plant world, there are many sources of calcium, soy being the most bioavailable, however, due to the high oxalate content, calcium absorption is limited in many vegetables. To enhance absorption you may need to soak or blanch vegetables before eating. Certainly, you can get the same amount of absorbable calcium from plant foods, but you’ll have to eat much more than one serving of those foods in all cases. For example, 4 cups of spinach only gets you 28% of your recommended daily calcium.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As we approach our mid-thirties bone loss begins, which is when diet and supplementation are super important in ensuring bone loss occurs at a safe rate and doesn’t place you at risk of osteoporosis as you get older. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Research suggests taking a calcium supplement will prevent calcium depletion and keep your bones strong throughout the years.** Do not forget to ensure your supplement pairs calcium with vitamin D to ensure your absorption is maximized. Read more about that on our blog post here.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Ode Daily Supplement

Ode Daily Supplement

$69.99

What is Ode Daily? A science-backed daily vitamin powder made specifically for plant based, vegan or flexitarian individuals who are looking to fill the gaps in their nutrition in the form of a tasty drink. Does Ode Daily really work? The active… read more

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
¹https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11034231/⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

²https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/lactose-intolerance

« Back to Blog

View Cart