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Vitamin D

  • Are Your Bones Getting Enough Vitamin D in Winter?

    There's little doubt: Vitamin D is vital to bones and the immune system,  and most adults don't produce or consume enough Vitamin D in the winter months. Amazingly, estimates of vitamin D deficiency in the United States are currently 25-50% for adults (1)! But why? Has this always been a...
  • Boost Your Bone Density With This Important Nutrient

    Do you want to maintain the health of your bones as you age?

    It is common for bones to begin to degenerate and weaken with age. This is largely due to a lack of proper nutrient availability for the maintenance and regeneration of the bone structure.

    Most people know that minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus are important to keep bones healthy.

    However, there is a growing body of evidence that in order for these minerals to be effective at maintaining bone health, another important nutrient must be present. Continue reading

  • How Sun Exposure Can Impact Your Bone Health

    Did you know that the sun can impact your bone health?

    It is no secret that moderate sun exposure is necessary for adequate vitamin D production. Most people are aware that vitamin D is an important nutrient, but not many people know why.

    Vitamin D is important for hormonal health as well as immune system function. But these benefits are secondary to vitamin D's primary role of escorting calcium in to the bones.

    Now new research is providing even more evidence for how important vitamin D can be for your bone health.

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  • Top 5 Foods You Can Eat to Build Better Bones

    By now, most people recognize that what you eat has a major impact on your bone health!

    It is common knowledge that calcium is important to maintain strong and healthy bones.

    But there are a host of other nutrients that are essential for optimal skeletal health. These include: potassium, magnesium, vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2. To prevent diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, it is critical to make sure your diet is rich in these nutrients.

    If you want to ensure your bones stay strong and healthy as you age, it is important to consume adequate amounts of these essential nutrients.

    Here are the top 5 foods you can eat to build better bones: Continue reading

  • How a Common Nutrient Can Keep Your Bones Young and Healthy

    You have probably heard of the disease called rickets.

    This debilitating condition, primarily seen in children, causes bone degeneration and skeletal deformities such as bowed legs and rounded spines.

    These symptoms are due to a softening of the bones which results from improper calcium deposition.

    But calcium is not the cause of rickets.

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