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Bone nutrition (osteoporosis)

I get asked alot about osteoporosis prevention. Clients love to show me there bone density test results. Most people seem to think taking calium by itself is enough to prevent osteoporosis.   Heres what you need to know for bone support – strong bones require more than calcium. Calcium without magnesium doesn’t occur in a natural human diet, so calcium shouldn’t be introduced to the body by itself. For most people to have complete bone nutrition, I recommend calcium, magesium, phosphorus, and vitamin D3.  Some people may need manganese, boron, silica, strontium, digestive enzymes, and often additional betaine hydrochloride, and ALWAYS vitamin D (and high doses of that last one if a lot of calcium is swallowed). 

Calcium alone has been found in several experiments to be improperly laid down in the body, even affecting arterial walls causing the arteries to get smaller (yikes!). 

DON’T take  antacids and think you are getting your calcium. The form of calcium in antacids is an inferior form and actually lowers the acid level (pH) in the stomach, which is necessary for digestion of many nutrients and proteins. 

In my opinion the best supplement for bone nutrition is Cal Apatite with Magnesium by Metagenics. If you already have osteopenia (bone loss) or osteoporosis then you need  Ostera by Metagenics. to order


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Healthier, Stronger Bones

How Do I Get Stronger Bones?

Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in particular, may increase bone mineral content and produce healthier, stronger bones, according to a new study involving rats.

Omega-3 fatty acids, most notably EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA, have been linked to a wide range of health benefits, including reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, good development of a baby during pregnancy, joint health and improved behavior and mood.

According to findings of the new study with rats, DHA “appears to be a vital constituent of marrow” and enhances bone mineral content (BMC). The findings did not extend to EPA, however.

Scientists from Purdue University, Indiana University School of Medicine, Korea Maritime University and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), reported their findings in the British Journal of Nutrition.

For stronger bone development I recommend Ostera (Metagenics), Cal Apatite Plus (Metagenics), Vitamin D3 (2-5 grams daily), and EPA-DHA 720 (Metagenics).  Order at