How to Prevent Osteoporosis
1 in 4 women over age 50 has osteoporosis which is known as the “the silent thief” — bone loss occurs without symptoms and in women over the age of 45. Osteoporosis accounts for more days spent in hospital than many other diseases, including diabetes, myocardial infarction and breast cancer. If you’re like me, these facts have you wondering how to prevent osteoporosis. The good news is you can – osteoporosis is preventable, not inevitable.
Think You’re Too Young To Worry About Osteoporosis?
Building bone starts in the womb. Bones usually reach their maximum mass when people are in their mid-thirties. By age 40, more bone is lost than is made (about 1% per year), and our bones become weaker. So it is critical to build as much healthy bone mass as possible BEFORE you reach your mid thirties.
And yet with an astounding 75% of girls over the age of 15 consuming less than the recommended daily allowance of calcium, osteoporosis will continue to be the unfortunate result for many.
Calcium for Osteoporosis is Not Enough
Although calcium is one of the main bone-forming minerals and 99% of the body’s calcium resides in the skeleton, calcium requires the presence of other ingredients to maximize it’s absorption into our bones to ensure we maximize our bone mass.
First, which form of calcium for osteoporosis is best? Calcium carbonate or calcium citrate? Research points to calcium citrate as the best choice. It is the most easily absorbed, can be taken by anyone, and new evidence has shown that calcium citrate plays a superior role in protecting against bone loss when compared to other forms of calcium. Aim for at least 1000 mg per day.
Wondering How To Prevent Osteoporosis? Maximize Calcium Absorption
Magnesium is important for bone formation as approximately 60% of the magnesium in the body is in bone. If magnesium is not available, calcium will not be properly deposited into bone and instead will deposit in soft tissue, causing kidney and gallstones, joint discomfort, as well as increased atherosclerotic plaque. Aim for at least 500 mg per day.
Vitamins for Strong Bones
Vitamin D3 and K2 - Both of these ingredients work together to increase calcium absorption and are necessary vitamins for strong bones. Aim for 90 mcg of vitamin K2 and at least 800 IUs of vitamin D3 daily. Read more about the ingredients in femMED Bone Health.
femMED Bone Health-A comprehensive formula for women wondering how to prevent osteoporosis, with optimal levels of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 to build and maintain strong bones for life.
femMED Bone Health Also Helps With Joint Pain
Glucosamine, present in femMED Bone Health, supports healthy joint function.
Customers Just Like You Find Success With Bone Health
I can’t believe I’m typing this letter to you. That’s because the onset of mild arthritis at age 40 often made it too painful to even use a keyboard. Thanks to Bone Health I’m virtually pain-free!
Sophie E. San Diego, CA
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Risk Factors We Can Control
- Diet: Low calcium intake and low vitamin D both contribute to bone loss.
- High caffeine intake (more than four drinks per day) may also contribute to bone loss.
- Anorexia: Anorexia can cause bone loss.
- Alcohol: High alcohol consumption (more than two drinks per day) increases risk of developing osteoporosis.
- Lack of activity: A sedentary lifestyle increases risk of osteoporosis.
- Smoking: Smoking increases risk of osteoporosis.
- Medications: Prescription medications such as steroids (prednisone) and anticonvulsants can increase risk of osteoporosis.
Risk Factors Beyond Our Control
- Age: Those who are age 65 or older are at increased risk.
- Gender: Women are more susceptible than men.
- Ethnicity: People of Caucasian or Asian descent are at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis.
- Body frame: Those with small, thin bones are more likely to be affected by osteoporosis.
- Family history: Having a parent that suffered with osteoporosis increases risk.
- Previous medical conditions: Medical conditions that affect calcium absorption such as Celiac or Crohn’s disease increase risk.
- Osteopenia: Those who have been diagnosed with osteopenia (mild bone loss) are at increased risk.
Take charge of your health: stop wondering how to prevent osteoporosis and get Bone Health today!