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Daily Supplements for Bone Health

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In addition to regular exercise, make sure you are getting the appropriate amounts of nutrients to maintain bone health.

In addition to regular exercise, make sure you are getting the appropriate amounts of nutrients to maintain bone health.

Nutrient Daily Dosage Action
vitamin D 400-800 IU Increases calcium absorption
calcium chelate 1,000-1,500 mg Reduces bone loss
vitamin K* 150 mcg Important for bone mineralization
magnesium 250-350 mg Essential for vitamin D absorption
boron 3-5 mg Decreases calcium excretion
silicon 12-25 mg Important for collagen formation in bone

*See your doctor if you are taking blood-thinning medications.

Source: Dietary Reference Intakes, Government of Canada, ISBN 0-662-41133-X

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