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Bones form the basic framework of our body and contribute greatly towards keeping us healthy and fit in our daily life. It helps in movement, producing blood cells and many other functions that meet our eye. To work efficiently it has some necessities such as nutrients. The bone is at its peak or full strength around the age of 25 and starts to become weak acontinues.

Osteoporosis
In simple words, it is the disease of the bone that makes the bone weak. It causes the bone to become porous and weak resulting in increased chance of fractures (mainly hip, knee, spinal cord, ankle, etc.)

Dr Md Anwarul Quadir
MBBS, Master’s in Public Health (MPH)
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Fellow of World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland.

A Silent Killer
Since most of the patients do not have clear signs and symptoms, in many cases they do not know that they are suffering from Osteoporosis. The only way to know about the condition of one’s bone is to do a Bone Mineral Density test.

Alarming Stats
1 in every 3 women and 1 in every 5 men suffer from Osteoporotic fracture after 50 years. Even if one recovers from fracture there is a 24% chance of the patient dying in the 1st year of the fracture and there is a 50% chance of the patient becoming permanently disabled.

How to fight Osteoporosis
We need to ensure that we have the sufficient amount of Calcium, vitamin-D and other ingredients that are required to ensure the perfect balance so that the nutrients consumed are properly utilized and they finally contribute to the strengthening of the bones. Calcium is more required during growing age, pregnancy, after pregnancy during breastfeeding, old age, etc.

 

Osteoporosis in Bangladesh
Professor Syed Atiqul Haq, Founder Chairman, Department of Rheumatology at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) is the President of Asia Pacific League of Association For Rheumatology has mentioned in his published article “Average intake of calcium a day a person should be 1000 milligram, but it is only 303 milligram in Bangladesh”. Alarmingly this is just 1/3 of the recommended daily amount.

Calci-Pro
New Zealand Dairy Products has brought to Bangladesh Calci-Pro, a unique product which is Hi Calcium Non-Fat Milk Powder directly imported from Fonterra Ltd, the global giant in dairy products. It is suitable for anyone above 5 years of age. Adults tend to avoid milk due to high-fat content. This revolutionary product provides all that one needs to take care of the bones. Only two glasses (25 grams or 3 tablespoons in 200ml of water) a day ensures the recommended dosage of Calcium for a person. This milk powder is made exclusively from the grass-fed cows of New Zealand which produce the best quality milk and has a great reputation for quality. Supervised by Fonterra, the milk is packed in Bangladesh avoiding human touch and exposure to sunlight.

This product is superior to other products in 3 steps. Firstly it has all the Essential Bone Nutrients. Secondly, its advance formulation with Vitamin-D supports effective absorption of Calcium and Phosphorus. Finally, it locks in Nutrients by a revolutionary regenerative formula that contains Vitamin-K which activates a special bone protein that binds Calcium deep into the bones.

Nowadays people suffer from a lot of diseases and as a result, one has to consume a lot of medicine. So taking calcium tablets being large in size discourages patient compliance. Consuming milk in the form of a drink and getting benefitted with the nutrients it provide is a better option for many of them. Just like Iodine is fortified in salt, Vitamin-D is being fortified in milk at different parts of the world to prevent Osteoporosis.