Tips for Better Bone Building, Part 3: Vitamin C

This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.

Today’s topic:
Tips for Better Bone Building, Part 3: Vitamin C

Collagen is the major structural protein in bone. The proper synthesis and linking of collagen fibers requires large amounts of vitamin C. It is not surprising that nutritionists have found that the density and strength of adult bones increases as daily vitamin C intake increases.9,10 With so many other ways to benefit from a regular intake of vitamin C, why take chances with your bones?

Next Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging topic:
Tips for Better Bone Building, Part 4: Phosphorus

References:
9. Macdonald HM, New SA, Golden MH, Campbell MK, Reid DM. Nutritional associations with bone loss during the menopausal transition: Evidence of a beneficial effect of calcium, alcohol, and fruit and vegetable nutrients and of a detrimental effect of fatty acids. Am J Clin Nutr 2004;79:155-165.
10. Maggio D, Barabani M, Pierandrei M, Polidori MC, Catani M, Mecocci P, Senin U, Pacifici R, Cherubini A. Marked decrease in plasma antioxidants in aged osteoporotic women: Results of a crosssectional study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2003;88:1523-7152.