Five Facts About Bones

Your bones are living tissue that needs lifelong protection and nurturing. Here are five facts about bones you might not have known. Bones are Alive – They may feel like rocks, but bones are living things. Osteoblasts (a group of cells) are constantly working to create new bone, while osteoclasts destroy bone. The constant battle… Read more »

Protect Yourself Against Osteoporosis

You may think of osteoporosis as a disease for the elderly, but it can actually strike at any age. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, half of women and up to 25 percent of men in the U.S. over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Here’s what you can do… Read more »

Why You Need Magnesium for Bone Health

Magnesium is an essential mineral for over 300 biochemical reactions in your body. You likely know that you need calcium for bone health. But your body cannot absorb and metabolize calcium without magnesium. Magnesium ensures bone strength and firmness, thereby helping prevent the onset of osteoporosis. In our fast-paced, American diets, we are eating more… Read more »

Five Non-Dairy Calcium Rich Foods

You know calcium is good for your bone health as well making sure your muscles, cells and nerves are working properly. The average adult needs 1000 mg per day to achieve this goal (or three 8-ounce glasses of milk). But what if you’re trying to avoid dairy, are lactose intolerant or just don’t like dairy?… Read more »

Without Licaps® Technology, Krill Oil Capsules May be Rancid

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When it’s fresh, krill oil is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids. However, krill oil has a chemical structure that makes it highly susceptible to spoiling or oxidation. The oxidation process begins as soon as the oil is exposed to oxygen, heat or light. The antioxidant found in krill oil, astaxanthin, can act… Read more »

Building Bones One Step at a Time

walking is great for bone health and preventing diseases such as osteoporosis

As we age, our bones can become thin and brittle, a condition known as osteoporosis. There are a number of ways to help prevent this condition, which can lead to broken bones and a myriad of serious health problems sometimes associated with them. One of the easiest and most effective preventative strategies is simply to… Read more »

What’s So Special About Vitamin K2?

benefits of vitamin k2 and where to get it

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is best known for its critical role in the blood clotting process. However, scientists have since uncovered compelling evidence that vitamin K is absolutely essential to building strong bones and preventing heart disease. It appears that the Japanese have long known the power of vitamin K2 to maintain… Read more »

Doctors Declare Magnesium Crucial for Bone Health

Magnesium just as important for bone health as calcium

In an article published earlier this year by The Huffington Post, Dr. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., explained why a lack of magnesium, rather than a lack of calcium, is often the true culprit in age-related bone loss and other chronic health problems. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for the human body. More… Read more »

Soak Up Your Vitamin D

Vitamin D Deficiency Causes - Symptoms and Help For Vitamin D Deficiency

According to the Vitamin D Council, for a number of reasons, many people aren’t getting enough of the “sunshine vitamin.” You may not be getting enough of this vital nutrient if: • You don’t get enough sunlight. Time spent with bare skin exposed to the sun used to be enough. However, most people spend the… Read more »

Vitamin D and Calcium: Study Shows Supporting Role in Healthy Bones

A large study released last week might have you thinking you don’t need to take vitamin D to support bone health.  Researchers from the University of Auckland analyzed 23 studies involving just 4000 adults and reported that vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density in healthy adults.  However, if you are a post-menopausal… Read more »