Bones need more than just calcium

GNC Bone Health – Bones need more than just calcium
GNC Bone Health – Bones need more than just calcium
GNC Bone Health - Calcium absorbtion can stop
Think of our bones as a calcium bank, where we can only deposit calcium till the age of 30. By then, we would have reached our Peak Bone Mass and our calcium bank cannot increase its calcium savings further.
GNC Bone Health - Calcium absorbtion can stop
This does not mean that the intake of calcium is no longer needed. In fact, it becomes even more important for us to meet our daily calcium requirement.
Why?
Because our body loses calcium daily.
GNC Bone Health - Calcium absorbtion can stop
If daily calcium intake is not met,
your body will start taking calcium from your bones instead!
GNC Bone Health - Uncomfortable symptoms, more than just Brittle Bones
GNC Bone Health - Uncomfortable symptoms, more than just Brittle Bones
The list above is not exhaustive and there are many other consequences of calcium deficiency. In order to prevent calcium deficiency, you will first need to know exactly how much calcium do you need every day.
GNC Bone Health - How much calcium you need varies!
GNC Bone Health - How much calcium you need varies!
GNC Bone Health - How much calcium you need varies!
The minimum amount of calcium adults need to meet everyday is 800mg.
GNC Bone Health - How much calcium you need varies!
Assuming they drink 1 packet of milk (200ml) per day, that’s 200mg* of calcium.
GNC Bone Health - How much calcium you need varies!
They will need a total of 4 packets of milk to fulfill their daily requirement!
GNC Bone Health - How much calcium you need varies!
That’s an additional 371kcal, which is more than a cheeseburger! Finding other sources of calcium-rich food or supplements with lesser calories could be a healthier alternative.
* Based on typical calcium content found in whole fresh milk.
Do you also know that your bones need more than just calcium to be strong?
GNC Bone Health - Stronger Bones, Stronger You
A common misconception is that calcium is all you need to get healthy bones. However, there are other nutrients and lifestyle habits that are essential to build strong bones.
Building blocks
for healthy bones
GNC Bone Health - Stronger Bones, Stronger You
Vitamin D

Children need it to build strong bones.
Adults need it to keep bones
strong and healthy.
Without sufficient Vitamin D, your bones will break easily.
GNC Bone Health - Stronger Bones, Stronger You
Collagen

90% of organic bone mass.
10g of collagen peptides intake daily can increase bone mass density.
GNC Bone Health - Stronger Bones, Stronger You
Magnesium

Enables body to absorb an adequate amount of calcium.
May suppress a hormone which breaks down bone.
Ideal intake should be in a ratio of 2 Calcium : 1 Magnesium.
There are various sources to obtain sufficient nutrients from.
GNC Bone Health - Nourishment for your bones
Calcium
Sources of calcium
GNC Bone Health - Sources of calcium
Dairy products
Milk and cheese.
GNC Bone Health - Sources of calcium
Dark green
and leafy vegetables Kale, spinach, and ladies fingers.
GNC Bone Health - Sources of calcium
Calcium-
fortified products

Soy milk, cereals, and oats.
GNC Bone Health - Sources of calcium
Calcium supplements
Easily available if you are unable to meet your daily calcium needs from the food you eat.
Collagen
You can either consume collagen peptides or take in nutrients that enhance collagen production.
GNC Bone Health - Collagen
Food
Placenta, Bird's nest, and Pig’s trotters.
GNC Bone Health - Collagen
Vitamin C
A precursor to collagen production, we need it to produce collagen.
GNC Bone Health - Collagen
Supplements
Collagen peptides for consumption are readily available. Among all, fish collagen peptides are the easiest to be absorbed into our body.
Vitamin D
Sources of Vitamin D
GNC Bone Health - Sources of Vitamin D
Sunlight
Naturally produced in skin in response to sunlight. However, excessive UV exposure increases the risk of skin cancer.
GNC Bone Health - Sources of Vitamin D
Food
Fatty fish, e.g. salmon and tuna. Fortified milk, e.g. soy milk and cereals.
GNC Bone Health - Sources of Vitamin D
Supplement
If you are unable to get enough vitamin D from sunlight or food, it is best to meet your daily requirement with supplements.
Magnesium
Sources of Magnesium
GNC Bone Health - Sources of Magnesium
Food
Almonds, cashews, buckwheat, molasses, Brazil nuts, kelp, pecans, and dulse.
GNC Bone Health - Sources of Magnesium
Supplement
Supplements are a good way to make up for a lack of magnesium in the body.
Today, most of our meals consist of processed or refined food, which may result in a shortage of nutrients in our bodies.
In order to meet the nutrients we require for healthy bones, supplements are a good way to fulfill the daily nutrient requirements.
GNC Bone Health - Introducing LAC FULLCAL™
GNC Bone Health - Introducing LAC FULLCAL™
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GNC Bone Health - Introducing LAC FULLCAL™ Optimal 2 Calcium : 1 Magnesium ratio helps improve bone building and maintenance
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GNC Bone Health - Introducing LAC FULLCAL™ Magnesium improves body's use of calcium while supporting healthy nerve and muscle function
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GNC Bone Health - Introducing LAC FULLCAL™ Vitamin C helps to enhance collagen production
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Fun Facts about your bones!
Fun Facts about your bones! 1
You ‘lose’ bones as you age

We are born with about 300 bones but end up with just 206 bones eventually. This is because many bones, like those in your skull, fuse together as you grow.
Fun Facts about your bones! 2
Puberty

At the ends of our arms and legs, there are growth plates. As long as they stay open, our bones continue to grow. For boys, these plates close during the late teenage years. For girls, the plates close within 2 years after their first menstruation.
Fun Facts about your bones! 3
Exercise to be sturdy as a rock

Our bones stop taking in calcium at about the age of 30. Bone density starts decreasing and to stop that, we have to exercise on top of consuming nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D.
Fun Facts about your bones! 4
Breaking bones to strengthen them

Most martial artists damage their bone surfaces during their training. These surfaces knit together to form a new bone and sometimes, the new bone is even stronger!
Fun Facts about your bones! 5
The number of bones in your hands

There are 54 bones in our hands, making it the body part that has the most number of bones. These bones in our hands, fingers and wrists allow us to perform many functions like playing the piano, writing and typing messages.
Fun Facts about your bones! 6
More than just a structure

Together, our bones help us move, protect our organs, generate blood cells, and even help to store and regulate minerals.

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