Bone health can be affected by many factors such as heredity, diet, physical activity, hormonal levels and lifestyle. The importance of calcium has long been recognized in bone health. Lack of calcium in the body contributes to weak bones and an increased risk of bone fractures. However, as important as calcium is to bone health, only 25% women with osteoporosis are calcium deficient. New evidence clearly supports the view that multiple nutrients are essential for bone health and for reducing osteoporosis. Magnesium and vitamin D enhance the absorption of calcium. Boron and zinc in turn support metabolism of vitamin D. Manganese and copper are trace minerals that support bone health too. Live-well OsteCAL Plus provides calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, zinc, manganese, copper and boron in one synergistic 7-in-1 bone formula.
Knowing your risk factors is the first step in successfully fighting osteoporosis. Some risk factors may be modifiable through changes in lifestyle. Tips for prevention of osteoporosis such as:
– Ensuring adequate calcium and vitamin D in your diet
– Increasing weight bearing exercises to help promote bone mineral density
– Limiting cigarette use and alcohol intake
– Ensuring healthy body weight