I just made me some bone broth and ate about 200 grams worth of very soft lamb bones, they were so good I couldn't stop eating, almost like little crackers. I am still craving them right now. Anyways I was wondering if anyone knew how much calcium there is bone or bone broth, to get a better idea of how much I am consuming.
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on February 19, 2011
at 05:07 AM
Bones contain more minerals than just calcium, they also contain silica, magnesium, boron, phosphorus...plus probably other minerals that I can't bring to mind right now...so don't assume it's the calcium that is making them taste so good to you. At any rate, I would think that you can trust your body on this, but make sure you chew them very well.
on October 11, 2012
at 04:44 PM
Calcium does not neutralize stomach acid. It is the "carbonate" part of calcium carbonate that neutralizes stomach acid, found in some antacids. Calcium, in it's ionized form, is actually a stimulus for stomach acid because the proton pumps are calcium-gated. The proton pumps have a receptor that ionized calcium (Ca++) sits on, causing the proton pumps to secrete positively charged hydrogen ions, ie, acid (H+). That is the irony of taking calcium based antacids.