Bone Health ~ Topical Tips | Surprising Suggestions
Whether you are male or female, if you’re 30 or older, you have begun to lose bone density at the rate of approximately 1% per year; and, if you’re a female, who achieves menopause, the rate of loss increases greatly thereafter, so anyone can benefit from reading “Bone Health ~ Topical Tips.” 🙂
We all know we need calcium for bone health, but calcium also is critical to muscle and nerve function, blood pressure regulation, normal heartbeat, blood clotting, the health of our cells, and the release of certain hormones. However, calcium is not all we need. There are other vital nutrients that help your body absorb and use calcium. The most important of these are magnesium, vitamin D, and vitamin K.
Question: are you at risk for developing osteoporosis or other Vitamin D deficiency-related illness? According to WebMD, “People who have low levels of vitamin D may need supplements. Vitamin D deficiencies are more common in those who:
- Are over 50
- Get very little sun exposure
- Have kidney disease or diseases that affect the absorption of minerals
- Have darker skin
- Are lactose intolerant
- Are vegan
- Are infants who are fed only breast milk.”
Here are some helpful health suggestions from three sources. Continue Reading →
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