Calcium & Bone Health

Bare Bones

Bones provide structure for the body, anchoring your muscles. They shield and protect your organs. And they work to store calcium for your body’s use. Bone is not a static structure. It’s constantly changing as new bone is made and old bone is broken down.

As a youngster, your bone is renewed faster than it degenerates. So overall, your bone mass increases. Around age 30, you reach peak bone mass. Though bone remodeling will continue for the balance of your life, you’ll now lose slightly more bone mass than you gain.

Your likelihood of developing osteoporosis - a condition of weakened and brittle bones - hinges on how much bone mass you’ve attained by age 30, and how rapidly you’ll lose it later. You can think of higher peak bone mass as ‘bone in the bank’, decreasing your likelihood of suffering osteoporosis as you age.

The Importance of Bone Health

The Importance of Bone Health

Bone health is essential, and it begins with healthy bone mass.
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Carbonate or Citrate?

Carbonate or Citrate

Learn the difference between the two forms of elemental calcium.
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‘D’ Passes the Test

‘D’ Passes the Test

Are you at risk for deficiency of the ‘sunshine vitamin’?
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Food Standards

Dairy products are good sources of calcium. But don't discount the other calcium-fortified foods.
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Exercise

Exercise & Bone Health

With the right kind of exercise, you can stay limber and bone-healthy.
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Osteoporosis

All About Osteoporosis

Adequate calcium absorption can reduce your susceptibility to this bone disease.*
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*Calcium intake, when combined with sufficient vitamin D, a healthy diet, and regular exercise, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.