Bone health in the over fifties – some more evidence

There is already some doubt about, for post-menopausal women, how effective the routine use of calcium supplements is in maintaining proper bone density (apart, perhaps, from those people with an inadequate intake or absorption of calcium). Another common supplement taken to help bone density is vitamin D3 – this has a host of other benefits as well as its known effect on bone metabolism.

But some recent research in Florida found that a readily available supplement known as a calcium-collagen chelate outperformed both calcium and Vitamin D3. Hopefully, these findings will be repeated in future studies.

Worth bearing in mind if you want to minimise bone loss as you age through your 60’s and 70’s?