Want Healthier Bones? Increase your Vitamin D!
Our bones are our body’s protector. They provide structure and shield our organs from harm. Our bones are also where we store our calcium. When they detect our body needs calcium they release it into our bloodstream. The amounts of calcium and vitamin D you intake into your body directly affect how much calcium your bones will store.
It makes sense that a recent study showed how significant Vitamin D is in maintaining good bone health.
This 2019 study consisted of 1,348 Australian women aged 70 to 85 (a population more prone to osteoporosis and bone fractures). The results showed that bone mineral density (a measure of bone quality) was higher with increased Vitamin D levels. In addition to this, as the participants’ Vitamin D levels increased, their risk of fracture related hospitalization decreased.
If you don’t know your Vitamin D levels and you’re worried about your bone health, you can purchase a testing kit here.