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Beyond Calcium and Vitamin D—How to Really Build Strong Bones

Bone Health

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  • Recent research suggests that the timing of calcium and vitamin D supplementation may actually influence how your bones adapt to exercise, and help decrease exercise-induced calcium loss
  • While the featured research is interesting, I believe it falls short in terms of making a health recommendation that will result in improved bone health. Nutrient ratios and combinations may be even more important
  • Vitamin K2 is critical, as the biological role of vitamin K2 is to help move calcium into the proper areas in your body, such as your bones and teeth. If you take supplemental vitamin D, you increase your body’s need for vitamin K2
  • Calcium, vitamins D and K2, magnesium and a host of other trace minerals, work synergistically together to promote strong, healthy bones, and your sodium to potassium ratio also play an important role in maintaining your bone mass
  • Exercise, especially weight-bearing exercise, helps maintain strong, healthy bones. Acceleration Training or Whole Body Vibration Training has also been proven effective for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis

By Dr. Mercola

One of the important strategies for healthy bones is to eat the right kind of foods. A diet full of processed foods will produce biochemical and metabolic conditions in your body that will decrease your bone density, so avoiding processed foods is definitely the first step in the right direction.

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