“Supplements don’t work!”
“Taking vitamins just gives you expensive pee.”
“There’s a sucker born every minute.”
I swear, if you and I had a dollar for every time we’ve been mocked for trying… or supporting… a natural remedy, we’d be very rich by now.
But time and time again, the science shows they should have saved their breath. Because despite the lectures, we were right all along.
And it’s happened once again. As a new study proves that a common combo that millions of Americans already rely on for bone health DOES indeed work as advertised.
In fact, this dynamic duo not only could help prevent one of the most painful bone breaks you can suffer. It could even save your life.
Bone breaks can cripple or kill
A hip break isn’t just a broken bone. It also often signals the END of your carefree lifestyle.
Because for many folks, a broken hip bone steals away both your joy and your independence. In some cases, it can even take your life.
The statistics are frightening…
- 30 percent of folks who break a hip die within a year.
- 25 percent of hip fracture victims need long-term care.
- 50 percent of people need permanent assistance.
When you get older, your body begins to struggle to rebuild bone. Over time your bones become weaker and more prone to snapping.
Many doctors will prescribe bone meds to combat the problem. But these drugs have a seldom-discussed dark side. They can actually backfire, and CAUSE breaks in the very bones they were supposed to protect.
But you have another option as the new study confirms a very simple solution can deliver major results.
Basic combo slashes your risk of a broken hip
According to researchers, a combination of ordinary vitamin D and the essential mineral calcium could cut your risk of all bone breaks by a healthy six percent, and a hip break by an impressive 16 percent.
But the study finds you can’t just take one or the other. You need both because each depends on the other to work properly.
So far, so good. But this study doesn’t go quite far enough. Because even when taken together, these two are only part of the picture when it comes to bone health.
Most vitamin D in your body is essentially stuck in the “off” position. It might be there. But it’s not doing much.
You also need magnesium to flip the “on” switch and convert it into the active form. But some 80 percent of all seniors fall short on this vital mineral. So make sure you aren’t one of them.
And while you’re adding supplements, consider vitamin K too. Vitamin K can help push calcium out of the blood – where it can stick to artery walls in clumps – and into bone, where it belongs.
Just be sure to speak to a doctor BEFORE you add any new supplements to your routine. Some vitamins and minerals can interfere with medications you’re already taking. For example, vitamin K doesn’t mix well with some blood thinners.