The framework of the body, made up of bones is actual breathing, living tissue that regenerates throughout life. With the aid of collagen, needed for flexibility, and calcium phosphate for strength, healthy bone tissue continues to grow as we do.
Bone Loss from Aging
As we age however, we begin to lose more bone than we form. Once we reach midlife, bone loss is accelerated for both men and women, though menopause and the loss of estrogen greatly affects female bone density.
Approximately 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass. When osteoporosis occurs, bones become porous and can break easily from even a minor fall, or bumping into furniture. This condition creates holes and spaces in the structure of the bone tissue. Osteoporosis is diagnosed through bone density testing.
Supplemental Support for Bone Loss
Maintaining a healthy diet, (fortified with calcium and vitamin D) along with regular physical activity may help reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Many formulas offer supplemental support for the loss of bone as well.
Vitamin D3 – Natural Factors
Naturally supplied by the sun’s rays through skin penetration, vitamin D3 aids the body with the absorption of other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and calcium, essential for the development of bones. D3 also supports the body’s nervous system. Unfortunately, many of us do not get enough sunshine, especially in areas furthest from the equator.
Vitamin D3 Drops 1,000 IU – 0.5 oz. – Natural Factors
Vitamin D3 Drops blend flaxseed oil and extra virgin olive oil with vitamin D to aid in the absorption of calcium and vitamin C. D3 provides the important building blocks for bone development.
Folic Acid 1mg – 90 Tabs – Natural Factors
Folic acid, or “vitamin B folacin” works in tandem with vitamin B12 to help produce red blood cells, protect them from damage to cellular DNA, and to promote cellular division.
Magnesium Citrate 150mg – Natural Factors
Magnesium is necessary for the absorption of minerals including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium. It also helps B vitamins function and is required for the utilization of thiamine. While essential for growth and development, magnesium also helps the body heal wounds, regulate temperature, and operate its immune system.
Biosil Skin, Hair, Nails – Natural Factors
Biosil®, a patented formula helps the body to produce collagen which strengthens hair and nails, and increases bone mineral density at the hip region.
BioSil Beauty, Bones, Joints Liquid – Natural Factors
BioSil® aids in rejuvenating hair, skin, nails and bones by helping the body to generate collagen. It works by not only maximizing “bone-cushioning” collagen, but also by increasing mineral density at the hip region.
BioSil Bone Collagenizer Matrix 40/VCAP- Natural Factors
Critical to bone health, BioSil allows calcium and other bone minerals to bind to collagen for bone density and flexibility. This allows the body to withstand physical stress.
BioSil Healthy Bones Plus – 1 Kit – Natural Factors
BioSil® Healthy Bones Plus™ kit containing Bone Collagenizer Matrix™and Bone Mineralizer Matrix™ helps increase calcium “binding sites.” Collagen loss due to age leads to diminished calcium that reduces the mineral density in bones. Healthy Bones Plus adds strength and flexibility, and provides high-absorbing calcium and vitamin D.
My Kind Organics Vegan D3 Spray – 2 fl oz. – Garden of Life
Certified USDA Organic Vegan D3 is made from real food and blended without fillers into an edible vanilla spray.
Acid-A-Med 100 ct capsules – Europharma – Terry Naturally
Acid-A-Med helps the body metabolize calcium, maintain an optimal pH balance, and deliver calcium evenly throughout the body.
Vitamin Code – K Complex – 60 Capsules – Garden of Life
Provides 150% of the daily value for Vitamin K and promotes bone strength, heart health, healthy blood clotting and coagulation, and better digestion.
Vitamin Code – RAW D3 – Garden of Life
Vitamin D3 is necessary for calcium and Vitamin C absorption, needed for bone formation and health.
Vitamin Code RAW Calcium – 120 vegetarian capsules – Garden of Life
Raw calcium extracted from marine algae, (containing 73 bone-building minerals and trace elements) is harvested off the South American coast and supports bone strength and health.
Vitamin Code Grow Bone System – 30-Day Kit – Garden of Life
The Grow Bone System helps stimulate bone growth, as well as increase bone strength and bone mineral density. It combines RAW calcium, raw magnesium, boron, live probiotics and enzymes, and organic fruits and vegetables in one whole-food supplement. Taken in conjunction with Strontium, an element found in the bones, the combination promotes optimal bone health and wellness.
Vitamin K & D – 60 Softgels -Natural Factors
Vitamin K, which acts as a calcium regulator in the body, along with Vitamin D, a nutrient for bone metabolism, work together to improve bone density.
My Kind Organics Plant Calcium – Garden of Life
Certified vegan, gluten free plant calcium supplements the diet for optimal bone strength and health.