Shake dem Bones
Your bones are not something you pay much attention to, but break a bone or bang your shin against something and suddenly you are very mindful of them!
Bones offer our body support, structure and protection. They are important for calcium storage and are needed for muscle attachment. Bones are dynamic - they remodel constantly according to our body’s changing needs, building and breaking down as needed. When you are young, your bones are building quicker than they are being broken down. Most people have reached their peak bone density at about 35yrs of age so it’s very important to look after bone health from early childhood and adolescence so that in later life we have strong healthy bones.
Looking after bone health is easily done and we have supplements that make it even easier. Solgar Ultimate Bone Support is one of my favorites. It is a bio available complex of calcium, magnesium, zinc, Vitamin D3, K2 and manganese formulated to help maintain healthy normal bones.
A number of factors can affect bone health. Age, gender and family history are not within your control but diet, medication, tobacco and alcohol use and physical exercise are factors that you can influence positively. By taking a few simple steps you can prevent or slow down bone loss.
- Get enough calcium in your daily diet. Eat plenty calcium rich dark leafy greens like kale and broccoli. Almonds, salmon and tofu are also great sources! The Real Thing Veggie Superfoods is a brilliant product containing loads of calcium rich greens and is super easy to use, just add to your smoothie and voila!
- Pay attention to your Vitamin D3 intake. Your body needs Vitamin D to absorb calcium efficiently. The Metagenics Bone Builder range has combinations that can help ensure optimum calcium absorption.
- Get some daily exercise into your bone health regime. Weight bearing exercises are best and help build strong healthy bones.
- Limit your intake of alcohol and cigarette use as these substances can increase your risk of osteoporosis.
Vibrant Health Super Natural Boron is another bumper bone building supplement. I like it because the boron in this product comes from natural source calcium and has a wonderful balancing effect on our calcium stores. It’s also good for joint and connective tissue health.
Don’t wait till your bones are shaking, rattling and rolling...contact us [031-2665397] for more information or pop in store so that we can share our favorite products with you.
Dr Monique Olivier