6 NUTRIENTS FOR BONE, JOINT & MUSCLE HEALTH
Calcium & Vitamin D: Bone Health
Did you know that Calcium is one of the main bone-forming minerals? And that 99% of the body’s Calcium resides in bones? That’s why when we don’t take in enough Calcium, the body breaks down our bones to release Calcium! And that may result in a loss of bone mass. If that happens in a prolonged period, it may lead to development of poor bone health.
One of the main reasons for this, besides not taking in enough Calcium-rich foods, is the lack of Vitamin D in our diets.
Vitamin D supports Calcium absorption by ensuring that it is transported from the gut to the blood.
So how do I ensure that I have sufficient Calcium and Vitamin D intake in my daily diet?
We all know that milk and milk products are good sources of Calcium. But did you know that there are few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D? This means that our main source of Vitamin D comes from what our body makes on the skin from sun exposure! And since factors such as age, ethnicity and lifestyle can reduce the production of Vitamin D from the skin, the smarter way to ensure we have enough of it is to include Vitamin D-fortified foods in our daily diet.
Protein & Magnesium: Muscle Health
Protein is an essential part of the body, with parts of every cell and tissue composed of Protein. This is especially true in muscle, where 20% of it is composed of Protein. By consuming the right amount of Protein, new muscle fibre can be made to maintain a healthy muscle mass.
Protein can be found in many food sources, but dairy Protein is considered to be one of the high quality Protein sources.
Why? Because it contains a unique combination of amino acids that are optimised for muscle health, helping to reduce the risk of muscle loss that comes with ageing!
But beyond just Protein, what you need also is Magnesium.
It’s an essential mineral that plays a key role in Protein synthesis, muscle function, energy metabolism, muscle relaxation and contraction. Furthermore, Magnesium has been shown to positively affect muscle health, improves muscle performance and helps to increase muscle mass.
Collagen & Vitamin C: Joint Health
Collagen isn’t just good for younger-looking skin! It’s also a significant component of bones and joints, and its main purpose is to help tissues withstand stretching and deformation.
Studies have shown that the consumption of Collagen in our diets can be beneficial for joint health. It has also shown that the consumption of Collagen may provide an essential building block for synthesis of joint cartilage, which is important for the maintenance of healthy joints.
While the consumption of Collagen is important for good joint health, preventing joints from the damage caused by free radicals is also equally important. This can be done by including antioxidant nutrients such as Vitamin C in our diet.
Vitamin C doesn’t just aid in Collagen production, but also protects our bodies from harmful free radicals*.
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*Free radicals are produced naturally by our body and exposure to environment (pollutions, radiation, inactivity, imbalance diet, smoking and etc.) Excessive free radicals may wreak havoc to the body. Hence, antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E are needed to counteract the harmful effects of excessive free radicals.