Taking a few key minerals and doing weight-bearing exercises can dramatically increase your body’s ability to build healthy bones when you’re young and minimize bone loss when you’re older.
Calcium & Minerals
Minerals like calcium and magnesium have well-established and important roles in promoting bone health. The best calcium and magnesium formulas for bone health also include other minerals like manganese and boron, as well as co-factors like vitamin D. One popular product is Lindberg Bone Support.
For women, hormone balance is another key factor in maintaining bone health, along with taking minerals and protein, and doing weight-bearing exercises. As levels naturally decline with age, progesterone supplementation helps to preserve bone health because it stimulates bone-building cells called osteoblasts. Progesterone supplementation is easy with products like Better Health Naturally ProHelp Natural Progesterone Cream.
Protein greatly contributes to bone strength and its ability to withstand mechanical forces without breaking. High-quality protein powders like Lindberg All-Natural Protein Blend Fitness Labs WheyFit are economical and convenient ways to supplement your diet with protein.
Cod liver oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids as well as active forms of vitamins A and D. Vitamin D has an established role in bone health because of its ability to improve utilization of calcium. New research shows we may need closer to 800 IU of vitamin D per day than the current to the RDI of 400 IU set back in the 1960s. Since your body naturally produces vitamin D from prolonged skin exposure to the sun, you may need less if working outdoors. For a liquid source of cod liver oil, try Lindberg Cod Liver Oil Liquid.