Strong Bones

The ends of your bones form part of your joints. So any discussion of healthy joints should also include strong bones. If your bones get weak, you will be more likely to have joint pain and get fractures.

If you live an active lifestyle, chances are you may experience a fall. I remember running through a park in winter and stepping off the muddy trail to avoid slipping. But my feet went out from under me and I slid all the way down the hill on my bum. All in slow motion of course! I was the laughing stock of my family when I got home with mud all over my body. I came down with quite a thump and if I had weak bones, I may have broken a hip or leg.

The secret to strong bones lies in a balanced lifestyle. Weight-bearing exercise strengthens bones. Eating a low inflammatory diet strengthens bones. Getting plenty of safe sun exposure also strengthens bones.

Key nutrients that support bone health include vitamin K2, magnesium, calcium, vitamin D, strontium, silicon, nitric oxide and fish oils.

Vitamin K2 is the latest and greatest nutrient for bone health. Vitamin K2 works by improving the ability of calcium to get inside of cells. More calcium inside bone cells means stronger bones.

Moving calcium inside cells has a further benefit of removing calcium from places it shouldn’t be. Such as causing blockages in arteries, or forming stones in kidneys. Calcium inside cells is vital for energy production. Taking a vitamin K2 supplement can therefore improve bones, heart, kidneys and energy. Ask our team if K2 is compatible with your medicines.