Boosting Bone Health

We all know that calcium is a mineral that makes bones strong and healthy. It’s a fact that over 99 percent of all the calcium in our bodies is located in our teeth and bones.1 The rest is found in our tissue, blood and fluid outside of our cells. That small percentage of calcium is vital for nerve, muscle and heart health.

If there isn’t enough calcium present in our bodies, excavating cells known as osteoclasts begin to borrow it from our bones. The long-term effect is osteoporosis, a disease that makes bones porous instead of hard and dense.

Osteoporosis deve­lops slowly over time without noticeable symp­toms until a bone fracture occurs. One of the primary ways to determine a problem is to take a bone mineral density test.

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, prevention of this disease includes a nutritious diet, an adequate intake of calcium and vitamin D, and regular weight-bearing activity, such as walking, climbing stairs or weight lifting.

Additionally, vitamin K has been shown to increase bone density and reduce fractures.2 Omega-3 essential fatty acids also support bone density.3 A number of osteoporosis studies indicate that the internal microbiome plays a role in bone health and taking probiotics can increase bone mass.4

AIM Supplements for Healthy Bones

Supplementing with CalciAIM in­creases calcium intake from powder, not tablets or capsules. It makes an easily absorbed beverage that includes vitamin D, magnesium and zinc for nutritional assistance with calcium absorption. And each serving delivers a safe amount of calcium because the body can only absorb so much at one time.

Nutritional help from AIM also includes whole-food powders such as BarleyLife and CoCoa LeafGreens, which provide a concentration of plant-based nutrients, including an incredibly rich source of vitamin K.

Taking AIMega capsules delivers omega-3 from organic flaxseed for a plant-based source of essential fatty acids.

The good bacteria in FloraFood deliver three billion live cells per capsule, providing a super source of pro­biotics to repopulate gut flora.

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Lycopene May Preserve Post-Menopausal Bone Density

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On several dozen occasions, lycopene, our tomato-based friend, has been linked to prostate health and prostate protection in men. And that’s great. Men are grateful to grapefruit, glad for guavas and thankful to tomatoes because of all that beneficial prostate-protecting nutrition they provide.

But just because lycopene is closely associated with men’s health doesn’t mean women can’t benefit from the antioxidant properties of the wonderful carotenoid.

In a recent rat study published in Bone, researchers looked at two groups of female rats without ovaries. One group was given a lycopene supplement while the other rats were not. Those rats that received lycopene had greater bone density than the control group. The lycopene-fed rats also had more estrogen and sex hormones. Researchers believe that these benefits may be due to lycopene’s antioxidant benefits. A 2014 study out of Japan found similar results in regards to bone density.

Lycopene hasn’t been tested on human bone density yet, but you can still enjoy its antioxidant properties. You’ll find lycopene in AIM’s ReAssure SP and Proancynol 2000.