Halt Osteoporosis and Build Strong Bones

Osteoporosis, a crippling disease that leads to bone destruction, affects one in four Canadian women. Our bones not only provide the hard coat-hanger that supports and protects the other body organs and tissues but the components of bone are also the body’s gatekeeper of calcium and magnesium. It is sad that osteoporosis rates are so high when this condition can be prevented with daily supplements of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D and other bone building nutrients along with weight-bearing exercise. Bone specific nutrients are also pivotal to hundreds of other functions in the body including hormone regulation, to keep nerve impulses flowing, muscles contracting, and blood clotting. Even minor deficiencies of calcium and magnesium will cause anorexia, depression, problems sleeping, heart palpitations and muscle twitches and cramps – like those leg cramps we experience in the middle of the night and that twitching eyelid.

We should think of bone as a calcium bank. When the body needs calcium it withdraws what it needs from bones. Hopefully you are making regular deposits of calcium through diet or calcium supplements. If you aren’t depositing enough calcium your bones will become bankrupt and osteoporosis can develop. So how can we maintain strong bones?

Eat a diet full of dark green organic vegetables and nuts and seeds all rich in calcium and magnesium. Take your calcium citrate/chelate supplement with orange juice to ensure better absorption. Too many people are drinking their calcium supplement with milk which actually inhibits absorption of calcium. Make sure you are getting at least 1000 IU of Vitamin D and 300mg of magnesium citrate every day along with silicon, zinc, manganese, selenium, vitamin C and B vitamins. I formulated FemmEssentials a multi-nutrient formula with all the essential nutrients for myself and my daughters. No more vitamin bottles cluttering up the counter and all your nutrients conveniently organized in two packets daily. FemmEssentials includes your multivitamins, multiminerals, digestive aids, bioflavonoids, plant nutrients and antioxidants together with OsteoBalance for optimal prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and FemmOmega to ensure a good daily dose of organic essential fatty acids for beautiful glowing skin and hair.

Don’t wait until you are diagnosed with osteoporosis to start a bone-building program. From the time we are teenagers we should be taking calcium/magnesium and vitamin D and we should walk every day to ensure we have the strongest bone structure possible. It is never too late to begin your bone strength program – start taking your bone vitamins and minerals today.

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