Posted on: December 30, 2012 by John Cannell, MD
When most people think about bone health, they think vitamin D and calcium, but actually several other nutrients are needed for bone health. They are:
Exercise, and particularly weight-bearing exercise, are critical for bone health too.
I’m curious about strontium with respect to bone health….
I’ve recently added strontium to my growing list of supplements; and if it isn’t helpful, I’d be glad to drop it….
Some of these nutrients not only benefit the bone, but also improve the response to vitamin D. Magnesium, Vitamin K2 (not just K), Boron, Silica, and Zinc. A table showing how much benefit of each of these nutrients is at http://is.gd/cofactors
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A new study suggests vitamin D may protect against UTIs among children by upregulating their own naturally occurring antimicrobial peptides.