Alkalinity and Osteo

Alkalinity and Osteoporosis.

     Alkalinization of the urine offers hope to people who suffer from osteoporosis. Acid urine may mean calcium is being leached from their bones.

     Alkalinity of the urine and osteoporosis was the subject of an article published 1994 by A. Sebastian, et al, in the New England Journal of Medicine. The article has been informative for many women and men on caring for their bone health during the aging process.

     The study treated a group of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who had acidic urine. They were treated with a powder to make them more alkaline. All of the women treated had improvement in their urine acidity and reduced bone pain after treatment. Potassium bicarbonate, which is a very good buffering agent to balance acidity, was likely the main ingredient for treatment.


    NOTE: The same alkalizing process is beneficial for men as well as women. The body tries to maintain a serum pH of 6.43. Of note, today’s diets and drinking water tend to be acidic, contributing to the problem.

Sebastian, A., et al, Improved Mineral Balance and Skeletal Metabolism in Postmenopausal Women Treated With Potassium Bicarbonate, N. Engl. J. Med. 1994 Jun. 23;330(25):1776-81. University of California in San Francisco, S. F., CA, USA.

To read more, click here on the Summary link to Rbo summary #014.

PMID: 8190153.

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