New Vitamin Supplement Helps Reduce Osteoporosis Risk

Regular exercise and a healthy diet go a long way toward slowing the process of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is not always as apparent as stooped posture in the later years. It can start to have greater effects for peri- and menopausal women, who can have bone loss of three to five per cent a year due to estrogen deficiency—but loss begins as early as age 35 for both men and women.

Regular exercise and a healthy diet are keys to slowing the loss and maintaining what we have, but we can also reduce the risk with supplements. New Chapter’s Bone Strength Take Care easy-to-swallow slim tabs are made from plant-sourced calcium, vitamins D3 and K2, while Jamieson’s BodyGuard Bone Builder is calcium-free but uses a new ingredient called Bonolive, an olive leaf extract that, according to the company, “stimulates bone formation and protects against bone loss.”

Now that we’ve got you taking your vitamins, toss in an anti-inflammatory for good measure. New Chapter’s Turmeric Force is made from—you guessed it—turmeric. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help relieve joint pain and may also protect your liver.

A version of this article appeared in the October 2016 issue with the headline, “How To Bone Up,” p. 24.