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BONE HEALTH AND CALCIUM ARTICLES

Take an active role in your bone health. Tap into a hub of information on calcium and other bone-essential nutrients, plus guidance on how to help reduce the risk of osteoporosis at any age, and much more.

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CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D: SUPPORTING YOUR BONE HEALTH

You probably know that calcium is important to your bone health. But did you know that vitamin D plays a crucial role, too? In fact, not getting enough vitamin D may reduce the calcium absorbed from food alone.

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HEALTHY BONES KEEP YOU STRONG AND FLEXIBLE

Calcium plays a key role throughout each stage of your life.  Find out what your calcium needs are.

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CALCIUM CARBONATE VS CALCIUM CITRATE

Not all calcium forms are the same. Calcium supplements are generally made from two sources of elemental calcium.

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VITAMIN D: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

What is Vitamin D?
As nutrients go, Vitamin D is in a class by itself. That's because vitamin D is actually a hormone that the body produces in response to direct exposure of skin to direct Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun. Vitamin D is classified as a fat-soluble vitamin, which means that vitamin D you make and what you consume from foods and dietary supplements is stored in fat tissue for later use.

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VITAMIN D: ACQUIRING THE RIGHT AMOUNT

What you need to know about vitamin D, including how much you need.

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LOW VITAMIN D LEVELS

Low levels of Vitamin D is far more common than many people realise.

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BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D1

Vitamin D helps maximize your body’s ability to absorb calcium you take in from foods and supplements. It also regulates calcium’s movement into, and out of, your bones in order to maintain calcium levels throughout the body. Without enough vitamin D circulating in your bloodstream, absorption of adequate calcium is difficult.

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TIPS TO KEEPING YOUR BONES HEALTHY

Protecting your bone health is easier than you think. Understand how diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors can affect your bone mass.

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OSTEOPOROSIS: HELP REDUCE THE RISK

Find out how much calcium your body needs based on your age, gender, and other factors. Then calculate whether you’re getting enough from diet alone.

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BONE DENSITY TEST1

A bone density test helps determine if you have osteoporosis. Learn more about why it’s done, how to prepare and what to expect.

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EXERCISING WITH OSTEOPOROSIS: STAY ACTIVE THE SAFE WAY

If you have osteoporosis, you might mistakenly think exercise will lead to fracture. In fact, though, using your muscles helps protect your bones.

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