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Nutrients for Bone Health

By American Bone Health, 02/15/19, 12:00PM CST

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Daily requirements for calcium change with age – people who do not eat dairy foods will need to work hard to meet them, or may need a calcium supplement.

Many nutrients play a role in bone health. Some nutrients have scientifically proven benefits, others may have benefits, but there is no research to back that up. Some nutrients are needed in such small amounts that people are rarely deficient in them and need not worry about getting enough. Focus on nutrients with solid scientific evidence of need and benefit. Read food and drink labels to ensure you are meeting your daily requirements.

The Bottom Line

With some exceptions, a balanced diet provides adequate nutrients for most people, eliminating the need to take most supplements. Nutrients needed based on solid evidence. Know your requirements.