Our bodies require many nutrients working together for good bone health. Key nutrients include; magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc, manganese, folic acid, vitamins B6 C, D, and K. In addition protein is necessary to build collagen and healthy fats for Vitamin D absorption plus protection from bone destroying free radicals.
[box type=”tick”]Tip: Most easily absorbed source of Vitamin D comes from the sun – just need 30 minutes every day (without sunscreen to allow absorption).[/box]
Bones are composed of 65% calcium phosphate salts for hardness and 35% collagen for flexibility. If the collagen is removed, the remaining calcium salts will shatter when a fall occurs. Studies have shown that consuming excessive calcium may increase the risk of fractures as we age.