bone health supplements

Supplements That Improve Bone Health

Supplements That Improve Bone Health

bone health supplements

As we age we become more concerned with our health, including our bone health. Bone health is an important aspect of our overall well-being. Strong bones allow us to engage in daily activities and maintain our posture. Bone is also now known to be an endocrine organ and sends important messages to the body and brain. 

Unfortunately, as we age, our bones begin to lose density, which can lead to bone fractures and osteoporosis. Meanwhile, the connection with the brain is also broken and there is a greater risk of dementia. To prevent this, we need to consume the right amount of nutrients that support bone growth and strength. 

Resistance exercise is the absolute best way to maintain bone and brain health. However, providing your body with the building blocks necessary for better bone is important as well. Supplements can be a helpful way to improve bone health. Here are some supplements worth considering:

Calcium

Calcium is the primary component of bone tissue, and it’s essential for building and maintaining healthy bones. Our bodies require calcium to perform many vital functions, including muscle and nerve function, blood clotting, and hormone regulation. It’s recommended to get 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day, and you can do this through your diet, supplements, or both.

Calcium can be found in dairy products, green vegetables, and fortified foods. However, some people may not get enough calcium through diet alone, and they may benefit from taking calcium supplements, like the Daily Multivitamin for Bone, Joint, & Immunity by The Well Theory. It contains both Calcium and Vitamin D.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and helps regulate bone growth and remodeling. Without vitamin D, our bodies cannot efficiently absorb dietary calcium, leading to weakened bones. There are receptors for Vitamin D found on bone-forming cells, but also throughout the body, including on white blood cells of the immune system. Vitamin D is found in fatty fish, liver, and egg yolks, but most people get it through sun exposure.

However, many factors can affect your body’s ability to produce vitamin D, including where you live, the time of day, the season, and your skin tone. If you’re not getting enough vitamin D through diet or the sun, you may need to take supplements. Many people, if not most, are deficient of Vitamin D.

Calcium and Vitamin D are the two things people think of first in terms of bone health, but you also need Magnesium, Vitamin K, and Omega 3s.

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that works with calcium to strengthen bones and aid muscle and nerve function. It’s also involved in the production of vitamin D, so it’s essential for maintaining healthy bones. It is also a necessary cofactor for many chemical reactions that happen in the body. Almost 60% of Americans are deficient in Magnesium. Magnesium can be found in leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, but it can also be taken as a supplement to ensure you’re getting enough. The Well Theory’s Essential Joint & Tissue multivitamin has both Vitamin D and Magnesium

Almost 60% of Americans are deficient in Magnesium. Magnesium can be found in leafy greens, nuts, and seeds, but it can also be taken as a supplement to ensure you’re getting enough. The Well Theory’s Essential Joint & Tissue multivitamin has both Vitamin D and Magnesium.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps regulate calcium in the body and supports bone health. Studies have shown that people with higher vitamin K intakes have greater bone density, and they’re less likely to develop osteoporosis. Vitamin K also prevents calcium from depositing into plaques inside blood vessels.

Vitamin K can be found in leafy green vegetables, broccoli, and soybeans, but it can also be taken as a supplement such as the Vitamin K2 + Olive Oil Supplement from The Well Theory.

Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are known to improve bone health. Research studies have revealed that omega-3 fatty acids benefit bone health by promoting the growth of bone cells and improving bone density. These fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce bone loss by inhibiting bone resorption. Omega-3 PUFAs can improve the flexibility of connective tissues and aid in joint mobility and reduce the risk of fractures.

They can be found in fatty fish, nuts, and seeds. There are warning signs that you might be deficient in Omega-3s, and incorporating these nutrients into a balanced diet can significantly improve bone health, especially in older adults who are at risk of osteoporosis. An easy way to add Omega-3s to your diet is by taking the Omega-3 Supplement by The Well Theory.

Dr. Meredith Warner Baton Rouge Orthopedic Surgeon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation