Bone up with Calcium, Vitamin D and Trace Minerals

Bone up with Calcium, Vitamin D and Trace Minerals

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. Ninety-nine percent of the body's calcium is stored in the bones. Bones support and protect the body's soft tissues and they serve as a calcium bank, providing calcium to the body fluids whenever the supply is running low. Calcium is required for the transmission of nerve impulses and is important for muscle contraction. Also, believe it or not, it may help maintain a healthy heartbeat.

Low calcium intake is associated with reduced bone mineral content or reduced bone density, which can lead to skeletal problems such as osteoporosis or arthritis later in life. Vitamin D helps with the absorption rate of calcium including other trace minerals involved in skeletal growth that support the bone matrix and they are zinc, manganese, copper and magnesium, which are essential for bone growth and maintenance.

The good news is there are certain VIVA products that you can take to make sure you are receiving all the necessary nutrients your bones need and they are Cal-Mag & D Plus™ combined with one of our multi-vitamin/mineral supplements such as, YES-Pak™, DailyGuard®, or VIVA For Life™. You do not have to look too far for beneficial supplements that support bone health. Think of VIVA!

References:

Branca F., et al. Calcium, physical activity and bone health--building bones for a stronger future. Public Health Nutr. 2001 Feb; 4(1A):117-23.

Mortensen L, Charles P.Bioavailability of calcium supplements and the effect of Vitamin D: comparisons between milk, calcium carbonate, and calcium carbonate plus vitamin D. Am J Clin Nutr. 1996 Mar; 63(3):354-7.