Having healthy bones is important because bones are responsible for:
- Providing a frame for the body
- Protection for internal organs
- Calcium and phosphorus storage
What can I do to keep my bones healthy?
One important way to keep your bones healthy is to make sure you’re getting enough calcium and vitamin D. Talk to your doctor to best determine how to balance your personal bone health with other medical conditions.
How do calcium & vitamin D keep bones strong?
Calcium keeps bones strong by making bone tissue hard and durable. Our bodies need vitamin D in order to absorb this calcium.
Since bones give away calcium when levels are low in the blood, the key is to get enough calcium so your bones don’t give out more calcium than they take in (which can lead to pre-osteoporosis or osteoporosis).