Vitamin D Supplements Lower Risk of Brittle Bones

A lack of vitamin D, which assists the body’s ability to absorb calcium, can lead to brittle or broken bones. And, because there are not many food sources that offer the recommended daily amounts of the vitamin, and our body’s ability to absorb vitamin D from sun exposure diminishes as we age, taking supplements is an effective way to prevent deficiencies. Individuals between the ages of 62 and 85 that take between 700 IU and 800 IU of vitamin D and a calcium supplement of 500 IU to 1,200 IU decrease their risk of bone loss and fractures, in addition to lowering their risk of high blood pressure, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. More here.

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