Osteoporosis is the cause of Fragility Fracture in over half of all women and a quarter of all men during their lifetimes. The bad news is that serious Fragility Fractures such as Hip Fractures often lead to death or Nursing Home. The good news is that we are learning better ways to prevent and treat osteoporosis.
Vitamin D has been called the Sunshine Vitamin. Most people can make some vitamin D if they get enough mid-day sunshine, but there are problems. The atmosphere blocks the UV light which triggers vitamin D conversion in the skin.
Calcium is a Key Ingredient for Bone Health. If you do not have Calcium in your diet, or take Calcium supplements, you CANNOT have strong bones. Calcium is the mineral part of bone. Calcium is necessary for bones to be strong.
Vitamin D is much more important than we thought even 3 years ago. We now know that our Daily Vitamin D Needs are much higher than official government Minimum Daily Dose. Vitamin D Deficiency causes many serious problems, including poor absorption of Calcium from diet and supplements causing Osteoporosis. Other very serious complications of Vitamin D Deficiency affect nerves, muscles, the heart, the immune system and other parts of the body.