Beating the Heat: How High Temperatures & Heat Waves Can Impact Your Bone Health

Beating the Heat: How High Temperatures & Heat Waves Can Impact Your Bone Health

As the scorching heat of summer is becoming more common every year, it's essential to keep our health in check. While we all know the importance of staying hydrated and protecting ourselves from the sun's rays, have you considered how heat waves can impact your bone health? In this blog, we'll dive into how hot climates can impact our bone health and the remarkable potential that Marah Natural has in bolstering bone health during heat waves.

Understanding Bone Health Amidst Heat Waves: Heat waves not only make us feel uncomfortable but can also affect our bones. Here's how extreme heat can influence bone health:

Dehydration and Electrolyte Imbalance

Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances are common during extreme heat, leading to potential disturbances in bone mineralization. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Valtin, 2001) emphasizes the relationship between dehydration and mineral imbalances, which can impact bone health over time. High temperatures can lead to excessive sweating and fluid loss, resulting in dehydration. Dehydration can disrupt the balance of electrolytes, including calcium and phosphorus, which are essential for maintaining bone health. Electrolytes play a crucial role in various cellular processes, including bone mineralization.

Reduced Calcium Absorption

Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances can lead to reduced calcium absorption in the intestines. Calcium is a fundamental mineral for bone health, and its availability is critical for maintaining bone density and strength.

Increased Calcium Excretion

Dehydration can lead to reduced blood flow to the kidneys and alter their ability to filter and excrete waste products, including calcium. This can result in increased calcium loss through urine, potentially impacting the overall calcium balance and health.

Heat-Induced Stress

Severe heat can place stress on the body's physiological systems. Stress hormones like cortisol can be elevated, which may affect bone health by influencing bone remodeling processes. Chronic stress and elevated cortisol levels are associated with decreased bone density.

Increased Oxidative Stress and Inflammation

Exposure to high temperatures can trigger inflammation in the body. Inflammatory processes, while crucial for the immune response, can also lead to the production of ROS. Over time, chronic inflammation can contribute to oxidative stress. Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress can damage tissues and cells and have been linked to the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases, including atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of arteries), heart disease, and stroke. Inflammation can contribute to the formation of plaques in blood vessels, increasing the risk of blood clots and heart attacks.

Impaired Exercise and Physical Activity

Extreme heat can limit outdoor physical activities and exercise. Weight-bearing exercises, such as walking or jogging, are important for maintaining bone health as they stimulate bone remodeling and help preserve bone density.

Vitamin D Synthesis

While not a direct effect of heat, prolonged indoor time to avoid heat can lead to reduced sun exposure, potentially affecting the body's ability to synthesize vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption from foods and bone health.

Backed by scientific research, Marah Natural offers a natural way to fortify your bones while temperatures soar.

Marah Natural - Your Ally for Bone Health.

Marah Natural has garnered attention for its potential in supporting bone health. Our unique science, SAC®, Sigma Anti-bonding Calcium Carbonate (SAC-CaCO3), is designed to enhance calcium absorption without Vitamin D and promote bone-building mechanisms (Choi et al., 2011). But how does our science specifically benefit bone health during heat waves?

1. Improved Calcium Utilization

A study published in the Osteoporosis International journal (Buclin et al., 2001) delves into calcium absorption. Marah Natural, with its enhanced absorption rate, aids in countering reduced calcium absorption due to dehydration, potentially helping maintain optimal bone mineral density.

2. Ionic Calcium and Mitochondrial Functions

During heat waves, our bodies undergo stress, affecting cellular functions. A study in the Journal of Cellular Physiology (Hernandez-Bedolla et al., 2020) explores the link between ionic calcium and mitochondrial functions. Marah Natural's ionic calcium supplementation could potentially support cellular resilience during periods of physiological stress.

3. Addressing Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Heat waves often trigger inflammation and oxidative stress. The International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Stio et al., 2017) discusses the role of oxidative stress in bone health. Marah Natural’s potential to address oxidative stress could contribute to overall bone health maintenance during challenging times.

4. Absorbed without Vitamin D

When temperatures rise we may be inclined to spend more time indoors reducing the amount of Vitamin D intake from the sun. Marah Natural’s unique science SAC® is absorbed by your bones without Vitamin D. Making it one-of-a-kind ionic calcium.

Harnessing the Benefits: As the mercury rises, incorporating Marah Natural into your daily routine is a smart move. By promoting optimal calcium absorption, supporting cellular functions, and potentially mitigating oxidative stress, Marah Natural’s science SAC® offers a holistic approach to safeguarding bone health during heat waves.

While we bask in the warmth of summer, let's not forget the impact heat waves can have on our bones. With Marah Natural, you have an ally who understands the intricacies of bone health during challenging weather conditions. By harnessing the power of science and nature, you can stride through heat waves with stronger, healthier bones.


Valtin, H. (2002). "Drink at least eight glasses of water a day." Really? Is there scientific evidence for "8 × 8"? American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 283(5), R993-R1004.

Choi, S., et al. (2011). Effects of Sigma Anti-bonding Molecule Calcium Carbonate on bone turnover and calcium balance in ovariectomized rats. Korean Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 27(4), 301-307.

Buclin, T., et al. (2001). Diet acids and alkalis influence calcium retention in bone. Osteoporosis International, 12(6), 493-499.

Hernandez-Bedolla, M. A., et al. (2020). The Role of Intracellular Ionic Calcium in Health and Systemic Diseases. Journal of Cellular Physiology, 235(4), 3015-3030.

Stio, M., et al. (2017). Oxidative Stress in Bone Remodeling: Role of Endogenous Antioxidants. Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism, 14(2), 209-216.

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