For Your Bones

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Your bones are living tissue that is changing from day to day. 1 Your body is in the constant process of shedding old bone cells and replacing them with new bone cells. 2 A naturally occurring, modified mineral form of calcium known as hydroxyapatite is the major component of your bones. 2

Your body absorbs calcium and the other minerals your bones need from the food you eat. 1 Vitamin D plays a major role in ensuring that your body can absorb the available calcium. 3 Sufficient daily intakes of calcium and vitamin D throughout your life will help you to maintain a healthy bone density. 1 If your body needs calcium for other purposes such as muscle, heart, nerve and enzyme functioning, then cells called osteoclasts will break down the bone and make that calcium available in your bloodstream. 1,4,5 An on-going deficiency in calcium intake and the other nutrients involved in calcium metabolism will reduce your bone density. 4,6

Unfortunately, modern lifestyles, eating habits and food production processes often result in deficiencies of the essential micro-nutrients necessary for bone health – like calcium and vitamin D. 7,8 foodstate nutritional supplements can help you to ensure that you are getting the targeted nutrition that your body needs.

For strengthening bones, teeth and so much more:

Calcium + Magnesium FormulaCalcium is vital for the formation of strong bones and teeth and is needed for normal muscle, nerve and hormonal function. 4 Magnesium also assists with bone health, and is essential for metabolism. 6 Magnesium works in partnership with calcium. 6 Boron is a little-known trace mineral that may affect bone metabolism, especially in conjunction with calcium, magnesium and Vitamin D. 9

FoodState Vitamin D3 Complex: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, obtained by exposure to sunlight or from the diet. 3 The more potent form is Vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol 3 and this is contained in the FoodState Vitamin D3 complex, which contains various metabolites of Vitamin D. The main function of Vitamin D is to regulate the blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. 3 It helps in the intestinal absorption of calcium. 3 Since Vitamin D is important for regulating calcium and for bone health, it is necessary for growth in children and it is used to help prevent osteoporosis. 3 Vitamin D also plays a role in nerve, muscle and immune function.

Further Reading

References: 1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The 2004 Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis. [Online] 2004 [cited 2017 Oct 10]. Available from: URL: https://www.bones.nih.gov/health-info/bone/SGR/surgeon-generals-report. 2. Clarke B. Normal Bone Anatomy and Physiology. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2008;3(Suppl 3)LS131-S139. 3. National Institutes of Health. Vitamin D: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. [Online] 2016 Feb 11 [cited 2017 Oct 10]. Available from: URL: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/. 4. National Institutes of Health. Calcium: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. [Online] 2016 Nov 17 [cited 2017 Oct 10]. Available from: URL: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional/. 5. Essig GF, Meyers AD. Parathyroid Physiology: Calcium Homeostasis. Medscape [Online] 2016 Sep 7 [cited 2017 Oct 10]. Available from: URL: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/874690-overview. 6. Castiglioni S, Cazzaniga A, Albisetti W, Maier JAM. Magnesium and Osteoporosis: Current State of Knowledge and Future Research Directions. Nutrients 2013;5:3022-3033. 7. Shridhar G, Rajendra N, Murigendra H, Shridevi P, Prasad M, Mujeeb MA, et al. Modern Diet and its Impact on Human Health. J Nutr Food Sci 2015;5(6):430. 8. World Health Organization, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. Guidelines on food fortification with micronutrients. PART 1: The role of food fortification in the control of micronutrient malnutrition. [Online] [cited 2017 Oct 10]. Available from: URL: http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/micronutrients/9241594012/en/. 9. Kolasinski SL. Boron Supplementation for Low Bone Density and Osteoarthritis. [Online] 2002 Feb 1 [cited 2017 Oct 10]. Available from: URL: www.ahcmedia.com/articles/118545-boron-supplementation-for-low-bone-density-and-osteoarthritis.