Bone Health in America Today
Osteoporosis and low bone mass are currently estimated to be a major public health threat for almost 44 million U.S. women and men aged 50 and older. That represents 55% of the population over 50! And it’s getting worse. Today 60% of women over the age of 20 get less than 100% of the daily value of calcium.
Osteoporosis is called the “silent disease” because the bone is lost with no signs. You may not know that you have osteoporosis until a strain, bump, or fall causes a bone to break. However, there are genetic and behavioral risk factors you can take into account. The former you don’t have much control over, but the latter you do.
Genetic Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
Genetics plays a role in the risk factors that can lead to bone loss and osteoporosis. For instance, if you are a thin white or Asian woman, or have a family history of osteoporosis, you are at a higher risk of breaking bones or developing this disease. The older you are, the greater the risk.
Behavioral Risk Factors for Osteoporosis
There are also behaviors that can increase your risk of developing osteoporosis. Consumption of soft drinks and alcohol, smoking, lack of exercise, some medication use, PMS and menstrual problems, all increase your risk.
By drinking less soft drinks and alcohol, getting regular exercise, eating a well-balanced diet and taking a good calcium supplement you can reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Think of calcium as the bricks to building strong and healthy bones. Bricks can be strong and stable only when combined with mortar. In the case of calcium, the mortar consists of Vitamin D, magnesium, boron, vitamin K, zinc, copper, and manganese. With these nutrients, calcium has the support it needs to build bone density when you’re young and minimize bone loss as you age.
The Benefits of Calcium
Shaklee OsteoMatrix for Peak Bone Mass
Shaklee OsteoMatrix® is a specially formulated blend of critical nutrients including calcium, Vitamins D & K, and magnesium. It contains both the brick and the mortar your bones need to stay strong.
OsteoMatrix small, easy-to-swallow coated caplets provide 1,000 mg (100% DV) of elemental calcium, 400 mg (100% DV) of magnesium to help incorporate calcium into bones and 600 IU (150% DV) of vitamin D3 which is clinically supported to promote the absorption of calcium in your body.
Other possible benefits of taking OsteoMatrix, besides promoting bone health, including helping to retain normal blood pressure, improve colon health and help relieve PMS symptoms and assist in muscle contraction and nerve transmission.
Note: Adequate calcium and vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet and regular exercise, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Adequate calcium intake is important, but daily intake above 2,000 mg is not likely to provide any additional benefits.
Shaklee Chewable Cal Mag Plus: Because Drinking Milk Isn’t Enough
Shaklee’s Chewable Cal Mag Plus contains a unique combination of nutrients and trace elements, such as 600 IU of vitamin D3. Plus 1,000 mg of elemental calcium to help build bones and optimize peak bone mass, maintain bone density, and slow bone breakdown.
Comes in a chewable natural berry flavor. And does not contain Vitamin K.
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*Note: Results may vary from person to person. All statements in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.