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How often do you think about your bone health? I’ll go ahead and admit that it is not something that I even thought about until recently. I was introduced to AlgaeCal and realized that it is something that I should be thinking about.
Remember when you were a child and your parents would tell you about ways to have strong bones and healthy teeth? I do. I was kind of a picky eater when I was a kid and I hated the taste of milk (I still do in fact) and my mom would always tell me, “Drink your milk so you can get strong bones and healthy teeth”.
While now, even though I try to be a healthy person, I’m sure there are things that I could be doing to be even healthier. AND thinking about bone health was one of the last things on my mind. Therefore, today I thought I would share some tips with you for taking care of your bones.
It’s All About the Vitamin D
Vitamin D is essential for all healthy adults. It helps with the absorption of vitamin D. When planning meals for the week, try to go with options that contain it. It could be something simple as Orange Juice with breakfast or a dish that is made with cheese.
Strengthen Your Bones with Weight-Bearing Exercises
Guess what, exercising is good for your bones. Additionally, by doing weight bearing exercises you are lowering your risks of getting osteoporosis. Studies have shown that running, jogging, stair climbing, basketball, and tennis all form great foundations for building healthy bones.
Been thinking of taking a Zumba class or taking up tennis? Now is the time for you to do so. Over time you’ll really start to see the benefits of exercise on bone strength.
Use AlgaeCal Plus
AlgaeCal Plus is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Claims made on AlgaeCal.com have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. However, they do have the “GRAS” (Generally marked as safe) status and are registered with the FDA. They are 95% organic, meaning they don’t contain any preservatives, additives, or unnatural elements. Studies have shown that AlgaeCal Plus does help your bones.Check out @Giveaways4Mom 's post to see how @algaecal can benefit your bone health. #Giveaways4Mom Click To Tweet
In one study scientists tested 158 adults on a course of AlgaeCal Basic. They also tested 58 adults with AlgaeCal Plus. The results revealed that there was close to a 2% increase in bone density.
Another study took 172 participants and monitored them over seven years. It proved that calcium alone doesn’t just slow age-related declines in bone density. Supplements proved that gains in bone density can be made, with an average bone density increase across the group of 1.04% per year.
So, there’s evidence to show that supplements like AlgaeCal can be effective at not only preserving bone density but increasing it.
AlgaeCal Plus contains 73 different mineral traces found in bones. Plus, it’s plant based and the ingredients come from government protected property.
Make Sure Your Diet Contains Calcium
The best way to preserve bone health is to make sure you’re taking in enough calcium. A healthy diet should consist of calcium-rich foods.
Milk is one thing that is recommended. However, I personally, have despised the taste of regular milk my entire life. Thankfully, my boys love milk. I can tolerate soy milk or almond milk, but only when making a smoothie or something that requires milk.
The good news is other items contain calcium such as spinach and yogurt.
Have Your Bone Density Tested
As you get older, especially if you have a history of health problems, it is recommended that you get your bone density tested. The good news is you no longer must worry about having a painful needle shoved into your body. Doctors can conduct an x-ray known as a DXA. The DXA gives you a look at your bone mineral density. It also allows doctors to see whether you have a risk of osteoporosis.
If you have certain bone-related or joint-related diseases, you should consider getting tested. Additionally, if you have a family history of osteoporosis it is recommended that you let your doctor know. Your doctor will then be able to advise you on what you should do.
Final Thoughts on Taking Care of Your Bones
Bone density decline is a normal part of getting older. Making sure you are doing things to take care of your bones can help you slow it down as well as rebuild your bone density.
Products like AlgaeCal are just the beginning of an exciting new journey. Research is always being conducted to introduce new solutions. Such developments would dramatically reduce osteoporosis rates, as well as the rates of other bone-related diseases.
What do you do now to take care of your bone health?
AlgaeCal has been so kind as to sponsor a giveaway here on Giveaways 4 Mom. One lucky winner will be selected to receive a 6-month bundle of AlgaeCal Plus plant calcium supplements, which is a total of 8 bottles. This is valued at a retail price of $277USD. To enter the giveaway read the disclosure below and fill out the Giveaway Tools form below if you agree with the terms. Good luck to all who enter.
There is no purchase necessary to enter this giveaway. At this time, the giveaway is only open to US and Canadian residents. Participants must be 18 or over to participate. Participants must leave a comment on this post answering this question – What do you currently do to take care of your bones? Participants must use a valid email address on the giveaway form so that they can be contacted if selected as a winner.
The winner will be selected a random using the Giveaway Tools software. The number of eligible entries received determine the odds of winning. The winner will be selected once the giveaway ends on March 6, 2017. If the prize is forfeited or unclaimed after 48 hours of notification, AlgaeCal reserves the right to retain the product or select a new winner. AlgaeCal holds the right to disqualify any entry as they see fit. They also do not allow exchanges or returns of any of the product given away.
AlgaeCal is responsible for shipping the products directly to their winner’s address. The product will be shipped within 3 business days after the winner provides a shipping address. Total shipping time will vary depending on winner’s location. The winner does not have to pay for postage/shipping charges. AlgaeCal is not responsible for any lost items during transit. They will provide the tracking number for the shipment.
Good luck to all who enter!