One of the most frightening threats to your health as you get older just got a lot less scary.
One in three women and one in 12 guys crack a hip at some point in their senior years. Meaning it’s not just likely that you or someone you care about will suffer from a devastating broken hip. It’s almost inevitable.
What makes it so scary isn’t the pain.
It’s that a broken hip often means life is never the same again. It can leave you struggling with long-term mobility problems or even permanent disability.
But new research reveals a way to cut those risks. In fact, starting on this solution NOW could help increase your chances of a better, quicker, and more complete recovery in the FUTURE if it ever does happen to you.
And this secret weapon against a broken-hip disaster is an ordinary and humble vitamin that I hope you’re already taking.
Bounce back from a broken hip FASTER with D
Vitamin D, or the sunshine vitamin, is a key ingredient in bone health. And now, new research reveals that it’s especially critical to your aging hips.
In folks who’ve had surgery for a broken hip, vitamin D status seems to predict who’ll be more likely to walk further and without help. As well as who’s more likely to be confined to a walker.
Or worse yet, unable to walk at all.
Folks with higher D levels are more likely to be able to walk 30 days after surgery for a broken hip… and again at 60 days after the operation.
Also, the study finds that overall nutrition makes a difference. And the diet data reveals exactly what you would think.
The better your overall nutrition, the more likely it is you’ll walk again after suffering a broken hip. But the worse your diet is, the more likely you’ll be to face pain, mobility problems, and disability.
So along with a vitamin D supplement, be sure to eat a varied diet with lots of fruits, veggies, and healthy proteins. Ditch the junk food and empty carbs. And take a multivitamin every day to fill in any gaps.
Beef up your bone health with these nutrients
Don’t make the mistake of waiting until you fall and end up with a broken hip or another devastating injury to work on your vitamin D levels. The time to get those numbers up is NOW, so your system is primed and ready to go when needed.
If you’re injured, make sure you continue to take your vitamin D during hospitalization and recovery. Just be sure to let your doctor know.
But don’t stop with D. While the vitamin IS a key ingredient for healthy bones, it’s not the only one that’s important.
Make sure ALL of the bone essentials are topped up…
- vitamin D
- vitamin K2
Just be sure to speak with your doctor before taking any form of vitamin K as it doesn’t mix well with certain blood thinners.
A broken hip doesn’t have to knock you out of the game permanently. Taking these steps to shore up our bone health now could help you recover faster so you can get back to doing the things you love.