We all know that we need to feed our body the right supplements to stay healthy, but what a lot of us don’t know is what those supplements are, how much to take and what each one is good for. I wanted to shed some light on some supplements to help you keep your skeleton in tip top shape. Your skeletal system is very important as it provides the shape to your body, protects your body and allows it to move. As we get older we start to realize how we need to take care of our skeleton.
Here are some great supplements to help you out.
Fish Oil ~ Filled with omega 3 fatty acid which helps reduce inflammation to keep joints supple. Recommended dose ~ 500 mg of EPA and 500 mg of DHA (no less than this)
Avocado-Soybean ~ Helps to slow down the breakdown of cartilage and help it’s repair. Recommended dose ~ 300 milligrams
Vitamin D ~ Helps to increases absorption of calcium which helps prevent osteoporosis. Recommended dose ~ 1000 to 5000 Units
Calcium ~ Helps build strong bones. Recommended dose ~ 1000 mg in pill form. Over 50, 1200 mg.
Glucosamine and Chrondroitin ~ Used together they help joints. Recommended dose ~ 1500 mg.
Vitamin C ~ Contains collagen, which is the most abundant protein in your body, supports and connects the bones in your skeletal system. Recommended dose ~ 75 mg for women, 90 mg for men.
Phosphorus ~ As essential as calcium for bone health. Recommended dose ~ 700 mg.
Stock up on your vitamins today.
Along with taking supplements that will help your skeleton you also want to remember to exercise daily. Taking walks, swimming, aerobics, dancing, stretching, strength training, etc. Move ~ It does a body good.