The benefits of a healthy diet and exercise for people with osteoporosis are widely accepted. However, most conventional medical sources touch upon only calcium and vitamin D when it comes to nutrients that help reduce the risk of osteoporosis. In reality, researchers are discovering that bone health and remodeling are complex processes that are influenced by many hormones and nutrients.

The following supplements and nutrients have been shown to reduce the risk of fractures:

* DHEA—suggested starting dose of 15 to 75 milligrams (mg) daily, followed by blood testing in three to six weeks to make sure that optimal levels of this hormone are maintained
* Calcium—1200 mg (dicalcium malate and calcium bisglycinate) daily
* Vitamin D3—800 international units (IU) daily
* Magnesium—340 mg daily
* Zinc—2 mg daily
* Manganese—1 mg daily
* Silicon—5 mg daily
* Boron—3 mg daily
* Melatonin—1 to 3 mg daily at bedtime
* Vitamin C—1 to 3 grams (g) daily
* Vitamin E—400 IU daily (with 200 mg gamma tocopherol)
* Vitamin B12 with folic acid—300 to 1200 micrograms (mcg) B12 and 800 to 3200 mcg folic acid daily
* Vitamin K—up to 10 mg daily
* Whey protein—up to 50 g daily (contains the essential amino acids L-arginine and L-lysine)
* Soy isoflavones (genistein, daidzein, glycitein)—55 to 120 mg daily


One Response to Osteoporosis

  1. matt says:

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

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