While ensuring that we get enough calcium in our diet is critical to bone health it is also essential to pay attention to other nutrients that help to facilitate its absorption and utilization. No nutrient in the body works alone, and ensuring we have a proper balance is imperative to promoting bone health. That is exactly why Sam Graci created greens+ bone builder with all the nutrients below (and then some!) to promote optimal calcium uptake, and all around bone health.
Bone up on your nutrient knowledge to get a better understanding of other nutrients that play an important role in the health of our bones.
|Nutrient in greens+ Bone Builder
|Vitamin C||Our bones are a dense connective tissue made up of collagen. Vitamin C promote proper collagen production||Citrus FruitPapayaBell Peppers
|Magnesium||Needed to facilitate the proper absorption of calcium as well as formation of the skeleton||Leafy greensSea VeggiesPumpkin Seeds
|Boron||Helps to maintain calcium balance||AlmondsWalnutsAvocados
|Zinc||Plays a role, along with Vitamin C for proper collagen formation||Sesame SeedsPumpkin SeedsLentils
|L-lysine||Amino acid that helps in the absorption of calcium from the digestive tract||EggsMeat (including red meat & poultry)Proteins+, Vegan proteins+ or Fermented vegan proteins+
|Vitamin D3||Needed for proper absorption of calcium from the gut, as well as calcium regulation in the body||SalmonSardinesTuna
Fortified milk and dairy alternatives
|Vitamin B6||Needed to maintain proper intercellular magnesium levels||SalmonSweet PotatoesSunflower Seeds