When it comes to bone health and nutrition, calcium first comes to mind. However, other nutrients are just as crucial to bone health. Bones  need more than calcium. Bone is not built with calcium alone. Bone contains significant amounts of magnesium and trace minerals zinc, copper, and manganese.

Magnesium allows your bones to absorb calcium more readily, which is why it’s the perfect complement to calcium in supplements. It supports bone metabolism and helps to strengthen bones by aiding calcium incorporation into bone. In a randomized, controlled, two-year trial, a supplement containing manganese, copper, and zinc in combination with a calcium supplement was found to be more effective than the calcium supplement alone in preventing spinal bone loss.

You may not know this but vitamin D is essential for bone formation as it promotes the absorption of calcium into the bloodstream. And, recent research has shown that vitamin K is also crucial to bone formation.

Other vitamins and minerals needed for bone maintenance and repairs include:

  • Phosphorus
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Folate

You can get in trouble if your bones are not as strong as they need to be. And if you have a bone fracture as you grow older, it can be difficult for you to recover.

For more information, check out this short video with Dr. Bruce Daggy.

To learn what bone supplement I recommend, check out this page from my website.

For more information, contact me at Jerry@Fit4LifeLLC.com, or visit our Wellness Center!

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