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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.

NutrientDaily DosageAction
vitamin D400-800 IU Increases calcium absorption
calcium chelate1,000-1,500 mgReduces bone loss
vitamin K*150 mcgImportant for bone mineralization
magnesium250-350 mgEssential for vitamin D absorption
boron3-5 mgDecreases calcium excretion
silicon12-25 mgImportant 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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