Osteoporosis Month – In Memory of Ruth Ogles

My grandma turned 100 last October, and we celebrated with a big party for her. She is not stooped over and had never broken a hip, arm or leg in her later years. See how great she looks?
Do you know an elderly person who has bad posture or breaks a lot of bones? Maybe you have heard that when an elderly person falls and breaks a bone it can lead to death. In fact it’s the infection caused by the trauma and not the break that can cause death. But brittle bones create these late life problems.

Osteoporosis means porous bones that weaken and can fracture with even minor incidents. 55% of people 50 and older have osteoporosis or reduced bone mass, but you can live a very long time without incident by following a few precautions: exercise regularly including strength training, prevent falls, get bone density tests and take medications if needed.
There is one dietary recommendation – Get plenty of calcium, a major building block of bone tissue and be sure to build strong bones before you turn 50. “Calcium gives bone its hardness and is very important for bone strength.” Aim for 1,000 milligrams of dietary calcium per day if you’re younger than 50 or a man age 50 to 70. Women age 50 and older and men age 71 and older need a total of 1,200 milligrams daily, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

What does this mean for SPI Group’s product developing friends?
•Supro Plus 675 and XT220D soy protein isolates contain 2.8% calcium or 3000mg/100g of product
•Grande Yogurt Powder Y45 and Y50 contain 696mg calcium/100g product
•Grande clear WPI Ultra 9100 contains 380mg calcium/100g product
•Briess Malted Milk Powder contains 325mg calcium/100g product
-Provesta 201 Dairy Enhancer can help your savory dairy products taste great
-Soy lecithin can emulsify your sauces and stabilize beverages to improve creamy mouthfeel
-Briess Instagrains and malt extract can make fortified bakery items taste and look special