Vitamins for strong bones

Picture of vitaminsIf you sustained a broken bone, stress fracture, or are at higher risk for these, look at your VITAMIN D and CALCIUM consumption.

Examples of people at higher risk for broken bone / fracture:
  ◦  Increased exercise, especially during winter or spring months.
  ◦  Diabetes (type 1 and type 2)
  ◦  Older adults
  ◦  Obesity and some weight-loss procedures

Vitamin D and calcium are naturally present in some foods, but most people in Illinois need a supplement to reach recommended levels due to the lack of exposure to sunlight. Between 600 - 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 and 1,000 mg of calcium a day are typical. Blood tests can help decide whether supplementation is appropriate.

To achieve maximum absorption of vitamin D and calcium, they should be taken with a meal containing fat, such as meat, chicken, avocados, cheese and nuts.

Healthy feet need strong bones. If your bones need an expert’s assessment, contact Skokie Foot & Ankle Specialists today at (847) 675-3400 or by clicking here.