It was previously thought that supplementing our diets with calcium was sufficient to support bone health, but we’re now discovering that it’s not as simple as that. Our bodies require a whole collection of macro and micronutrients, as well as having distinct biochemical and physical movement requirements in order to maintain bone health(1).
In addition to weight bearing exercise, adequate management of stress levels and balanced hormones, there are some key dietary requirements which include:
- Adequate mineral intake (Including calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese, and boron) (2),(3)
- Fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, and K) (4),(5),(6),(7)
- Water-Soluble vitamins (particularly B vitamins and vitamin C) (8),(9),(10),(11)
- Amino acids (12),(13),(14)
- Essential fatty acids (15),(16),(17)
Today’s diet and lifestyle leaves many people lacking in key bone supporting nutrients and it is becoming increasingly necessary to ‘top up’ our nutrition. Our wholefood Spirulina contains an impressive variety of some of the key nutrients, known to be needed for bone health and may help to close the gap in making sure you are getting your essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids on a daily basis (18),(19).
One of the nutrients in Spirulina that is attracting a lot of research attention in the world of bone health is vitamin K. In the past the role of vitamin K in maintaining bone health has gone unrecognised, but we are now discovering that it is one of the key compounds in bone health (20).
Vitamin K may prove difficult to supplement effectively, as there are various forms that are known to be needed. Consuming a diet that contains different varieties and pre-cursors for this key vitamin seems to be the best way to go in ensuring a balanced and adequate intake.
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Spirulina is a great way of plugging gaps in your nutrition, through providing a diverse array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids. Our Spirulina is a whole, raw and living food, that has been laboratory tested to ensure that it does not contain harmful levels of pathogens, or contaminants.
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