New Bone Health Calculator Used in Osteoporosis Treatment

October 23, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Las Vegas Nevada, (PRLEAP) October 23, 2007 — AlgaeCal International a leading provider of bone health products and awareness has launched a new tool that will help assess and predict bone health by analyzing an individuals diet and lifestyle. This tool is one of the many ways AlgaeCal is trying to fight osteoporosis and raise bone health awareness through education.

The U.S. Surgeon General’s Bone Health Report issued a “call to action” to develop bone health programs based on improved nutrition including increased intakes of calcium and vitamin D, and bone health literacy. Dean Neuls, C.E.O. of AlgaeCal says “we believe AlgaeCal has responded to the Surgeon General’s report and developed a bone health program that includes a calcium and vitamin d supplement, and a web site that is full of information and tools aimed at improved nutrition and increased bone health literacy.”

Today’s food does not supply the same nutritional value as it once did and with the introduction of fast food and pre-fabricated meals, people are not eating as healthy as in the past. This is leading to a population that is deficient of many minerals and nutrients that are not only crucial to bone health but very important to overall health. Research is showing that our population is falling far short of meeting the daily recommended intake levels of important bone supporting nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin K and more.

The AlgaeCal Bone Health Calculator is designed to easily monitor an individuals diet and compare the nutritional value of the foods they have eaten with their personal recommended daily intake levels for the bone supporting nutrients; calcium, magnesium, vitamin K and vitamin D. Neuls adds “This tool could be used as part of an osteoporosis treatment, by helping people improve their diet or at the very least make people realize that if they are not eating properly, they had better do something about it or their bone health will suffer the consequences.”

The AlgaeCal Bone Health Calculator uses data referenced from the USDA National Nutrient Database to calculate the nutrient value of food. This tool was originally available on the AlgaeCal web site in an online version that is still used over 1000 times per day. Now because of its popularity the calculator has been developed into a software with a sleeker layout and new features including, the ability to save personal profiles that will measure an individuals average dietary intake levels over time for a more accurate sample, and an updated bone health news section.

The AlgaeCal Bone Health Calculator can be downloaded for free at