Make No Bones About It Bones are living tissues, under a constant state of building, repairing, and tearing down. In fact, 5-10% of our bones are replaced annually – which is why it’s really important that your body has all the building materials it requires at its disposal. Osteoporosis occurs when the rate of bone resorption exceeds bone formation. After menopause, women experience an increase in bone loss due to dropping estrogen levels, making bone health a priority for woman during this life phase. Weight bearing exercise (exercise done from a vertical position) is crucial for bone health. Physical activity places an increased force on our bones, and they respond by forming new bone and remodeling the bone to be stronger.
New research also highlights the importance of certain nutrients to build strong bones, including calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. At the same time, studies also show that most North American adults are deficient in these key nutrients. For calcium, eat green leafy vegetables like spinach. Seeds including pumpkin, sesame and sunflower are sources of magnesium. Very few unfortified foods provide vitamin D, but you can enjoy this vitamin in fish like salmon and sardines. Our bodies make vitamin D in response to contact with the UVB rays from the sun, but factors like use of sunscreen and long North American winters leave most of us deficient. Likewise, as we age, it becomes more difficult to absorb minerals like calcium and magnesium from foods. As a result, supplementation of these nutrients is recommended to keep bones strong. Bones store 99% of your calcium and 54% of your magnesium.
Calcium – Calcium intake is important through all life stages: it influences calcium retention during growth and plays a role in preventing bone loss as we age. Research shows that calcium supplementation is associated with a 10% reduced fracture risk in older people. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a minimum daily intake of calcium of 1,300 mg for women after menopause and for men over the age of 65.
Magnesium – Magnesium is part of the bone scaffolding, along with calcium, and may contribute to bone health by suppressing bone resorption. A deficiency in magnesium alters calcium metabolism. Studies show that magnesium supplementation may improve bone mineral density (BMD), and that increased magnesium intake maintained BMD to a greater degree than lower intake of this mineral.
Vitamin D – Vitamin D is necessary to form calcitonin, a hormone required to regulate calcium levels in the body. Along with promoting bone mineral density, new research has determined that vitamin D promotes insulin sensitivity of the osteoblasts, which may promote bone formation. Deficiencies of vitamin D have been associated with low BMD, and one study found that 88.4% of postmenopausal women were deficient in this nutrient. Several large trials suggest that 700-1,000 IU Vitamin D daily can protect bone against risk of fracture.
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Vitamin D (ergocalciferol)........................ 1,000 IU
(carbonate, citrate, aspartate)
Magnesium (oxide, citrate, aspartate)....600 mg
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stearate, silica, and vegetable stearate.
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