A common question from my customers: I already take EZorb Calcium, what else should I do to help strengthen my bones?
EZorb Calcium for bone, joint, and muscle health has been one of my top three selling products since the day I began selling it over twelve years ago. The reason EZorb Calcium is a top seller is due to its absorption rate of 92%. There is no other calcium supplement on the market that absorbs at this unprecedented high rate. This is why EZorb Calcium is the best calcium supplement for bones.
Customers that are concerned with their bone density often ask me, what else can I do to help strengthen my bones?
Here are a few suggestions of bone building products you may want to consider.
Calcium - For anyone with osteoporosis the first supplement you need to get on right away is a high absorbing calcium supplement. Not all calcium supplements are created equal and absorption is key to better bone health.
Vitamin K - Unfortunately, obtaining enough vitamin K through the diet can be difficult. The most common form of vitamin K, known as K1, is present in leafy green vegetables. Not only do many people avoid these vegetables, the K1 is tightly bound to plant fibers and not easily absorbable.
In contrast, vitamin K2, which is found in meat, egg yolks, and dairy, is up to 10 times more bioavailable than K1 and remains active in the body for far longer. If you're avoiding these foods for health reasons, it’s essential to take a K2 supplement.
After much research, this is the Vitamin K supplement I finally decided on for my own bone health. Life Extension Super K with Advanced K2 Complex makes it easier to get enough vitamin K by including two forms of vitamin K2, MK-4 and MK-7. The MK-4 form is the most rapidly absorbed type of vitamin K. However, it only lasts in the bloodstream for a few hours. In contrast, the MK-7 form is available to the body for a full 24-hour period at much higher levels. Adding Vitamin K to your daily regimen is vital to improving bone health.
Vitamin D3 - Vitamin D is important for good overall health and strong, healthy bones. Researchers now are discovering that vitamin D may be important for many other reasons outside of good bone health. Vitamin D is excellent for immune system, respiratory system – for healthy lungs and airways, muscle function, and cardiovascular function, for a healthy heart and circulation, and brain development. That means there are plenty of reasons to add Vitamin D to your daily regimen. I take Essential Therapeutics 5000 IU Vitamin D.
Magnesium – Magnesium helps stimulate calcitonin and helps regulate parathyroid hormone, which helps regulate bone breakdown and resorption. Proven in studies to decrease bone resorption and prevent bone loss. This is my favorite magnesium supplement. Natural Calm Magnesium supplement is available in Lemon Raspberry, Lemon, or Unflavored. If you prefer capsules, see Essential Therapeutics Magnesium Chelate Complex featuring TRAACS® (The Real Amino Acid Chelate System).
Ipriflavone - Numerous studies of postmenopausal women and individuals whose bones are showing signs of demineralization have investigated the benefits of ipriflavone on bone health. Laboratory and clinical studies have documented ipriflavones positive effects on bone density. Experts agree that ipriflavone appears to directly inhibit osteoclast activity, thereby decreasing bone resorption.
Boron – Aids proper metabolism of calcium, magnesium, Vitamin D and estrogen, all of which are bone building factors.
Strontium - Strontium concentrates in the skeletal system, where it plays a key role in supporting bone tissue density. This trace mineral nourishes the bones, helps in the bone formation process by increasing the number of osteoblasts and considered to be as important as calcium for bone formation.
Exercise: This may be the hardest of all suggestions to actually carry through with, but…exercise is absolutely critical to strong healthy bones. Daily walks along with strength training several times weekly can help you rebuild bone density. Using 3-5 lb hand weights can help you to increase muscle mass which in turn helps to build stronger bones.
Consider yoga – I love yoga and have been doing it for almost 20 years! Yoga is a gentle way to keep your body flexible and improve balance. Improving balance makes you stronger and helps you avoid falls, thereby protecting your bones. Yoga helps to increase muscle strength which in turns help to improve bone density.
Avoid caffeine: Caffeine increases acidity in the body and works against your bones.
Make sure your body is in an alkaline state: Decrease acidity in the body, it is essential to having healthy bone density.
Consider a whole body vibration machine: I bought one of these about five years ago and I love it. Vibration technology has been around since the 1800's. It was eventually adopted by the Russian space program to prevent bone and muscle loss of cosmonauts during missions in space.
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) involves the use of a vibrating platform to stimulate the muscles so they accelerate and decelerate rapidly. A growing number of clinical trials conducted by hospitals, universities and scientific institutes worldwide illustrate that there are numerous benefits including improved circulation, muscle toning, increased strength, weight loss, lymphatic drainage, increased bone density, improved balance, and more.
Purchasing one of these machines is definitely worth considering to help grow strong bones as well as reduce pain due to muscle tightness.
These vibration machines are available in many different forms with varied price ranges. The unit I bought is a platform that allows me to lay down on it.
If you deal with tight muscles in the neck, shoulders, or back, this machine will be an added bonus for you. It feels great, helps to improve bone mass and reduce muscle tension.
This is the specific unit I bought.
My final thought: if you are dealing with bone loss, there are many natural supplements and products that can help you built stronger bone mass. Do your research, find the best solution for you.