Thursday, July 6th 2006
Bone loss accelerates during the winter months, but supplementing with Calcium and Vitamin D can stop the loss, according to researchers at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Bone densities were monitored for one year in a group of adults. During the second year, those adults received daily 500mg of calcium with 500IU of vitamin D, while bone densities were monitored and compared to the first years findings. Results showed that bone turnover was high in the winter months during the first year of the study, but that bone loss was reversed or abolished with supplementation in the second year. Bone mineral densities increased in the supplemental group, while people who did not receive calcium and vitamin D supplements showed continual bone loss in the second year. The researchers conclude, "Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D during winter may be an efficient and inexpensive strategy for the primary prevention of bone loss?"
Reproduced unabridged from the July - September 2006 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.
Footnote from Ideal Health:
The following products are all useful for healthy bones:
Calcium Magnesium Complex
Collagen Type 2 Joint Complex
Ethi Cal Hi-Strength Tablets
Self Test Mineral & Toxic Element Test Kit
Super Calcium Complete
QSilica Colloidal Silica
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