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Do You Want to Prevent Hip Fractures? Here's How:

As you age, your bones will naturally lose density and become more brittle.

Combine this with a tendency to fall due to a relative lack of balance and dexterity, and your risk for hip fracture sky rockets!

According to www.iofbonehealth.org:

"Approximately 1.6 million hip fractures occur worldwide each year, by 2050 this number could reach between 4.5 million and 6.3 million."

This is why it is so important to make sure our bones stay healthy and strong as we age.

Calcium for Bone Health

We all know calcium is important for maintaining strong and healthy bones that are resistant to fractures.

So we should

This is because calcium is one of the mineral substrates that make up the structure of our bones.

We are told by the pop health talking heads to eat more calcium containing foods such as dairy, fish, eggs, and leafy greens.

Many people even supplement high doses of calcium in an attempt to stave off degenerative bone diseases such as osteoporosis that lead to greater possibility of fracture.

In fact, about half of American adults and 70% of American women use calcium supplements regularly.

Yet, despite these high levels of calcium supplementation, rate of osteoporosis continue to rise leading to more vulnerability for hip fracture. It turns out that this is because most people are deficient in another mineral that is critical to the absorption and utilization of calcium.

Enter: Magnesium

Magnesium is a widely deficient mineral that is crucial for bone health. There are literally hundreds of functions that magnesium is required for in the human body, many of which pertain to bone health.

According to University Health News magnesium is necessary for:

    • Adequately absorb calcium
    • Stimulate calcitonin, a hormone that draws calcium from the blood and tissues back into the bones.
    • Suppress parathyroid, another hormone that breaks down bone
    • Convert vitamin D into its active form for calcium absorption
    • Activate an enzyme required for new bone to form
    • Regulate calcium transport

When magnesium levels are low the body is unable to fully perform these functions.

And to make matters worse, when you are using supplemental calcium without a balance of magnesium you can actually throw off your calcium-magnesium ratio leading to a cascade of negative health problems including worsening of osteoporosis!

So if you want to prevent hip fractures it is imperative that calcium supplementation is balance out with adequate magnesium intake. That is why our Silical System formula includes magnesium along with calcium for maximum safety and efficacy.

And the evidence showing the importance of magnesium keeps coming in!

New Research

A recent study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology shows a correlation between magnesium in take and bone fracture risk.

There is already a mountain of research on how magnesium promotes bone growth but this is the first study to show that there might be fracture preventing benefits to magnesium intake.

Analyzing data from over 2,000 men over a 20 year period, the team of British and Finnish researchers found that when levels of magnesium in the blood were higher, the men had a lower risk of fracture.

Get More Magnesium Today!

Recommended daily intake of magnesium is 320 mg for females and 420 mg for males.

Most of this magnesium can be obtained from the food in your diet.

Magnesium can be found in avocado, nuts, seeds, chocolate, broccoli, and leafy greens.

But to ensure adequate consumption of magnesium along with a myriad of other bone building nutrients, simply remember take Silical System everyday!

Here's to better bone health now!

 

References

    1. https://www.betterbones.com/bone-nutrition/magnesium/
    2. https://universityhealthnews.com/daily/bones-joints/magnesium-more-important-than-calcium-for-bone-health/
    3. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/carolyn-dean-md-nd/bone-health_b_1540931.html
    4. https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/magnesium-and-bone-health/
    5. https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/03/03/magnesium-drinking-water.aspx
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