To support ones bone health, experts suggest taking a dietary supplement containing enough calcium and vitamin D to meet ones individual needs. Particularly for aging adults, such a regimen could help ensure maintenance of strong, healthy bones long-term and should not be overlooked.
Research published in the journal Nutrients indicates that consuming adequate levels of nutrients may contribute to bone tissue of a higher quality.
Co-author Karen Chapman-Novakofski, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and her research partner conducted a survey of more than 200 articles. They determined that consuming dietary supplements containing 1,200 milligrams (mg) of calcium and 1,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D may help elderly Americans safely promote optimal bone health.