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Nutrition For Healthy Bones

Have you ever watched a house or building being built? The frame is constructed on a solid foundation.

Your body is similar: the foundation of good health is built around your skeletal frame, the strength of which supports a healthy lifetime.

Strong, healthy bones are the infrastructure of your body, which can be maintained with exercise, rest, a healthy diet and supplementation from The AIM Companies™.

CalciAIM™

Your bone structure involves the work of two types of cells: osteoblast and osteoclasts - the builders and the excavators that gather and extract calcium, which is the primary building material of your bones. More often than not, bone structure suffers from a calcium deficiency. To make sure that your body is receiving enough of this vital mineral, you have to get enough dietary calcium. Supplementing with CalciAIM™ can ensure this.

The average adult needs 1,000 to 1,200 mg a day. One serving of CalciAIM™ provides around 400 mg of easily absorbed calcium. Simply mix one rounded scoop of the powder in 8-10 oz (240–300 ml) of water for a tasty drink that can be enjoyed with a meal, as food helps with absorption. Supplemental calcium alone is not enough, however. For calcium to be properly absorbed, your body needs additional nutrients. CalciAIM™ contains the necessary support, including magnesium, vitamins C and D, L-lysine, copper, and zinc.

Although calcium is most often associated with bone health, it is also required for central nervous function, hormone secretion, and proper muscle contraction, which also means that calcium is essential for the functioning of your heart.

The AIM Companies™ also offers greens and essential fatty acids for nutrients that are critical for the proper absorption and utilization of calcium.

Supporting Nutritional Products

LeafGreens™ combines four different types of leaf concentrates - spinach, faba bean, field pea, and barley - and broccoli sprout, providing a wealth of nutrients that includes vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, and antioxidants such as quercetin, kaempferol and sulforaphane.

Greens are an essential element of a healthy diet because they deliver nutrients that your body requires to maintain optimal health.

One of the many essential micronutrients that LeafGreens provides is vitamin K. According to Dr. Bruce Ames’s triage theory (2010), your body prioritizes the use of scarce micronutrients in favor of short-term survival at the expense of long-term health. In other words, if a body system is not getting its necessary daily amount of vitamin K because your body needs it elsewhere, over the long-term, that body-system deficiency becomes a risk factor for the development of degenerative diseases of aging including osteoporosis and atherosclerosis.

In a study published in Menopause International (2011), increased vitamin K intake (for a duration of two to three years) showed a beneficial effect on bone mineral density (BMD) or calculated bone strength, and the most promising results included extra calcium and vitamin D. The study also suggested that a vitamin K deficiency may be associated with cartilage diseases such as osteoarthritis.

BarleyLife® is also a greens option with a rich source of vitamin K.

AIMega™ provides an organic seed-oil source of omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids (EFAs), which are essential for good health. Both EFAs can only come from your diet or through supplementation. The list of their benefits is lengthy, and bone health is just one of many since essential fatty acids promote a calcium balance and increase the absorbability of calcium in the intestine. Research indicates that an EFA-deficiency can lead to osteoporosis along with calcium build-up in the arteries and kidneys*.

For overall good health, maintain your infrastructure by giving your body all of the building materials it needs for strong, healthy bones.