The Right Team — Healthy Bones Require More Than Calcium
When we think of strong, healthy bones, our thoughts automatically jump to calcium. But in fact, calcium is just one of multiple nutrients your body needs for optimal bone health. With half the United States’ adult population calcium deficient, some 10 million suffering from osteoporosis, and another 33 million with low bone mass, it’s obvious we’re simply not doing enough.
Even if you’re a calcium supplement consumer, you can still be calcium deficient. And while most of us might mistakenly think bone health is an issue only for the elderly to worry about, the truth is, we hit our bone mass peak around age 30, and it’s all downhill from there. We may believe we can fix any problem by cleaning up our diet, but while our food choices do greatly affect our vitamin and mineral levels, today’s modern farming practices have stripped many foods of essential nutrients, making it nearly impossible to get enough from food alone.
So what do you do to ensure healthy bones? What steps do you take now so that you can keep taking strong, healthy steps the rest of your life? You put the right team in your corner, for starters.
Finding the Right Team
Bone health isn’t a single-player task, it takes an entire team. So ditch the notion that calcium alone will take complete care of your bones. You need nutrients that work synergistically to increase the absorption and effectiveness of one another and are proven to improve bone health.
Studies have shown the best combination includes:
- Calcium — Since bones are primarily made of calcium, it makes sense that you need this nutrient for bones that keep building and repairing themselves. Recommended daily intake varies based largely on age and gender. Calcium sources include dairy, almonds, broccoli, kale, salmon, sardines and tofu.
- Vitamin D — Calcium alone won’t make your bones strong because it isn’t absorbed enough. Vitamin D increases the absorption of calcium4, but while it’s known as the “sunshine vitamin,” you can’t safely get enough of it from the sun.
- Vitamin K — Study after study shows that vitamin K not only increases bone mineral density even in osteoporotic people, but it can even reduce fracture rates. Studies continually find that vitamin K2 is the more optimal of the two forms of vitamin K and, when used in conjunction with vitamin D, increases the absorption of calcium in bones drastically.5
- Magnesium — Most supplements use magnesium oxide for its affordability and accessibility, but studies show that this form of magnesium is only absorbed at a shocking 4%. And while 80% of American adults are magnesium deficient, finding a good magnesium supplement is crucial.
Magnical-D helps build and repair strong, healthy bones that will keep you moving, active and happy for years to come. With the optimal ratio of calcium, magnesium, and vitamins D and K2, you’re sure to feel the difference. Get this powerhouse team in your corner today. <link to promo page once URL is generated by IT>
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