The Best Recommendation - Bone Health
Bone health. When your mom told you to finish your milk so that you would “grow up to have strong bones,” you may have rolled your eyes, but she was right. Calcium is essential for bone health, and research consistently shows that Americans don’t get enough of it in their diet.
Attention to bone health is vital at all stages of life—during the growing years (childhood and teens) when the body is building bone, during the middle years when the body needs to maintain bone mass, and in the aging years when the body is slowly losing bone.
With advancing years, the risk for Osteoporosis—a chronic condition characterized by loss of bone mineral density—increases. Bones can become so frail that they break—and not just in women. Men also suffer bone loss, and can fall victim to fractures.
Supplements to consider:
- Calcium and Vitamin D are the most recognized key nutrients for strengthening bones
- Magnesium is also a key component of bone
- Vitamin K is involved in bone formation
- Vitamin C is essential for making collagen
- Structural protein found in bones