Bone loss is a major public health threat: About 4 in 10 women and 1 in 10 men over 50 will break a hip, spine or wrist due to weak and porous bones. Each year, about 1.5 million older adults will suffer an osteoporosis-related fracture.2
A daily serving of Bone Growth Factor's advanced formula provides:
- MCHC (microcrystalline hydroxyapatite, 1,500 mg)
- Seven forms of calcium (1,000 mg)
- Vitamin D3 (1,000 mg)
- All the vitamins and minerals recommended by the National Osteoporosis Foundation as important for bone health.4
Although women, Caucasians and Asians have the highest risk of osteoporosis, it is a real risk for men and women of all backgrounds. Osteoporosis is a real threat for over 40 million Americans.1
Protect your bones
Bone is living tissue that is constantly formed and broken down by your body throughout life. As children and teenagers, our bodies build more bone than they break down. However, somewhere between 18 and 25, the body begins to lose more bone than it forms; this bone loss speeds up around midlife.3
Many people don't know they have weak bones; a fracture can be the first outward sign. Testing bone density is the surest way to check for bone health.2
And although we can't control some of the risk factors for bone loss, there are many ways we can help protect our bones—beginning at any age.
- Eat a balanced diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D; we need calcium and Vitamin D to help build strong bones when we're young, and to help keep our bones strong as we age. They are essential for minimizing bone loss.1
- Exercise regularly; strength-building and weight-bearing exercises are best for healthy bones.4
- Prevent falls by checking your home for dangers such as loose rugs and poor lighting.5
1 Osteoporosis handout on health. The National Institutes of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center. Retrieved from http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Osteoporosis/osteoporosis_hoh.asp#3
2 The Surgeon General's Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis: What It Means to You (2012). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General. Retrieved from http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/SGR/surgeon_generals_report.asp#f
3 Bone basics. National Osteoporosis Foundation. Retrieved from http://nof.org/learn/bonebasics
4 Why does bone health matter? The National Institutes of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center. Retrieved from http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/Bone_Health/bone_health_for_life.asp
5 Food and your bones. National Osteoporosis Foundation. Retrieved from http://nof.org/foods
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