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Better Bone Health Blog

  • What Is All The Buzz About Collagen?

    Collagen is the hot topic for many vital areas such as beauty, anti-aging, joint health, and more. Healthy collagen allows us to enjoy life to the fullest. So, what is collagen and what can you do to make sure your collagen stays as healthy as possible? We hope to clear up some misconceptions and point you in the right direction.
  • Early Warning Signs Of Poor Bone Health

    Weak bones affect up to 200 million people all over the world. One misconception about weak bones is that you should feel your bones becoming more brittle, but this is not the case. In fact, there is often no pain or symptoms, so many people do not seek out the information or treatment they may need.

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  • Calcium and Cancer

    Scientific studies of calcium for cancer protection have been inconsistent. However, there is increasing evidence that calcium decreases the risk of some types of cancer, while too much calcium might increase the risk of other types of cancer. The National Institutes of Health have looked at this carefully, and this is one reason why they recommended 1,200 mg of calcium per day. This is actually more than you need for optimum bone health, but it’s the amount recommended for general health. Studies have shown that 850 mg to 1,000 mg per day is adequate for bone health, and more than 2,000 mg of daily calcium actually increases the risk of hip fracture because bones may become brittle.

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  • Natural Bone and Joint Remedies

    Many people are taking prescription medications or getting surgical procedures to treat their joints, but there are plenty of natural remedies they should consider first. There can be many different causes for suffering in the joints: osteoporosis, repetitive movements, injuries, inactivity or poor posture. Try some of these natural joint treatments to ease the aching and soreness.

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  • Bottled Water and Health

    In 2014, Americans drank an average of 34 gallons of bottled water per person compared to 1.6 gallons in 1976. There are well known health benefits of consuming plenty of water, but bottled water is very expensive compared to municipal tap water. Tap water is highly regulated for safety and purity, so the two major benefits of of bottled water are convenience and taste. However, some things you may not know about bottled water that can help you decide how to spend your money.

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