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4 Essential Supplements for Bone Health

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Healthy BonesOne of the most efficient ways to help prevent osteoporosis, reduce pain from osteoarthritis or just maintain healthy cartilage, bone health supplements are very helpful to many people. So, if you are looking to bone up on nutrients but are not sure about the ingredients you should be looking for, here are 4 essential supplements for bone health.

1. Calcium: no surprise here. Everyone knowns calcium builds strong bones and most people need about 1000 mg to 1200 mg a day of this important mineral. A primary nutrient for bone health, around 98% of all calcium in the body is stored in the bones.  Calcium is necessary to keep the entire body from becoming too acidic. So, if your calcium is low, the body will instinctively pull it from your bones to stay alive.

2. Vitamin D: another well-known bone supplement, vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium. The recommended intake should be at least 400 IU, up to 600 IU of vitamin D daily for better bone health. It’s also well-known that the human body makes vitamin D when skin is exposed to sunlight and, therefore, people who spend too much time indoors, elderly, and anyone living in areas with low sun exposure during the winter months should considered vitamin D supplementation.

3. Magnesium: critical to the skeletal system, around 400 mg of magnesium should be sufficient to maintain optimal bone health. Magnesium supplementation may be hard on the stomach, so choose magnesium citrate instead of magnesium chloride, carbonate or oxide.

4. Silica: this trace mineral regenerates body infrastructure including the skeleton, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, connective tissue, skin, hair and nails. Levels of silica in the body decrease with age and are needed in larger quantity by seniors.

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One Response to “4 Essential Supplements for Bone Health”

  1. Karen says:

    Why isn’t Vitamin K2 mentioned here? According to Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue’s book “Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox,” calcium doesn’t know where to go in the body if it doesn’t have Vitamin K2. Without K2, calcium goes directly into the bloodstream, ultimately causing health problems. Also, Rheaume-Bleue states that in order to work K2 needs Vitamin D and Vitamin A. Women have had the importance of taking calcium supplements to prevent done problems for a long time. It is only recently that I learned I could have been clogging my arteries with all the calcium I’d been taking because I was not taking Vitamin K2. There are few foods that contain Vitamin K2. There is an excellent organic Vitamin K2 supplement sold by Lucky Vitamin that is derived from Natto, a fermented soy. I’m on my second bottle and am hopeful that any damage from all those years of taking calcium supplements will be reversed and that any calcium I consume will now go directly to my bones where it belongs.

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