For many starting their personal carnivore diet will include looking at supplementation, due in part to it being pushed on by media and expected "missing" needs. While this is not entirely true it is also not entirely false, the truth in nutrition is very vague due to not being able to run controlled studies on people due to ethics.
Why would you use a bone meal powder supplement? If you are lacking in calcium, phosphorus, and some other key minerals taking a bone meal powder supplement can help provide your some additional nutrients that a carnivore diet alone can be limited in without liver and other organ consumption.
Let's take some time now that you know what bone meal powders can help with and let us discuss what it is and why you want to add it. Additionally, we can speak to the specific benefits that directly tie to a carnivore diet and supporting health.
At the most basic bone meal is a form of ground-up bones themselves, this may not seem very tasty necessarily but it contains an amazing array of healthy minerals and vitamins. It used to be fairly normal but fell out around the 80s when some varieties were found to contain lead, this shelved the product for a long time.
You want to choose an organic bone meal supplement because high levels of toxins have been found in bones of animals not raised organically.
When researching I found that there is no recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for bone meal itself. Calcium though, which makes a large part of bone meal powder, does have an RDA for adults between the ages of 19 and 50 years is 1,000 mg per day.
A bone meal powder, like CardioTabs, is an excellent source of calcium. Calcium in bone meal occurs as a calcium phosphate compound known as hydroxyapatite. All bone meal powder should be tested for heavy metals such as lead and aluminum to assure the lowest levels possible.
Carnivore diets do have some limited minerals and nutrients available should you not be interested in the organ meats, at least on occasion. This is why including the bone meal powder can help out, it contains a good amount of calcium and phosphorus at a minimum which is otherwise in short supply if you consume muscle meats only.
Taking bone meal as a dietary supplement can help keep teeth and bones healthy, especially if your diet is lacking in calcium and phosphorus.
Bone meal is very high in calcium, with significantly higher amounts than milk, which is always talked about as the bone-health staple. This calcium is already created and not lab manufactured which many feels will mean it will be absorbed better and utilized better by the body.
Calcium plays a large role in overall muscle function, nervous system transmission, production of hormones and various parts of your body's healing processes.
Bone meal is also high in phosphorus, which is a dietary mineral vital to your body's cell growth process that forms your teeth and bones. Loss of phosphorus can cause issues for your overall health and wellness.
Phosphorus is one of two key nutrients most important for heart functionality and is part of the chemical mix that makes your kidneys work correctly and efficiently.
They contain a decent amount of trace minerals which include: sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Typically most bone meal powders will have a larger amount of magnesium, which is the one most people have issues getting in adequate amounts.
Too much calcium could possibly speed up any abnormal hardening of your arteries and lead to kidney stones. Kidney stones are an issue for many people when the calcium intake increases and the body doesn't process it out.
There has been a belief that BSE or mad cow disease, may also pass through bone meal. A bone meal that has been used as animal feed or supplements have been shown to transmit BSE, but note this is quality used to feed animals and not humans.
I would definitely say based on my research that you look into adding on this as a supplement, like CardioTabs, especially if you are not interested in organ meats. Bone meal powder will ensure you get enough calcium and phosphorus to maintain overall body needs without going too low.
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