Dem Bones

One in 4 women will develop osteoporosis and of those that have a hip fracture as a result of the osteoporosis 20 percent will die. According to the latest statistics 75 percent of teenage girls are consuming less than the RDA of calcium which means these girls are at high risk of osteoporosis. During our teens and early twenties it is essential we get enough calcium, magnesium and Vitamin D to develop strong bones.

Recent research performed at the University of Calgary found that those living in the Northern Hemisphere are deficient in vitamin D, not only in the winter but also during the summer months. This information has health care officials evaluating the recommended dosage of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced by sunshine on our skin. Those living in areas with cold winters where we are bundled up without skin exposure to the sun need vitamin D supplements. Vitamin D deficiency not only promotes weak bones but also low thyroid, immune dysfunction and some autoimmune conditions including multiple sclerosis. Most nutritional supplements only contain 400 IU of vitamin D which is not enough for proper bone and thyroid health. Ensure your supplement contains at least 1000 IU of vitamin D. Those with multiple sclerosis should be taking 4000 IU during the winter and 2000 IU during the summer.

If you are taking FemmEssentials you will be receiving adequate calcium, magnesium and vitamin D along with the essential fatty acids that improve absorption of these nutrients.

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