STOP your bones from SNAPPING with these 4 ingredients
Can you imagine scientists urging people to STOP doing science?
Well, you don’t have to imagine. It just happened.
A group of scientists is trying to claim that vitamin D won’t help strengthen your bones or stop you from falling.
And here’s where things get fishy -- they’re also warning other scientists to STOP looking into it, saying this study is the last word on the issue.
Hmmm… well, that got me awfully suspicious.
So I did the one thing these scientists were afraid of – I checked their work.
And it didn’t take me long to spot something so sloppy… and so irresponsible… that I can understand why they don’t want anyone else investigating this.
They’re afraid they’ll be exposed and embarrassed!
They’ve sure made it sound like they’ve done a definitive job. On paper, they claim to have analyzed 81 randomized controlled trials – the gold standard of scientific research! – with a combined total of nearly 54,000 patients.
And after running all that data through their numbers-crunching machines, they found that vitamin D supplements don’t deliver on any level for bone health.
They don’t cut the risk of fractures… don’t improve bone mineral density… and don’t cut the risk of falling.
But don’t toss out your D supplements yet.
They made two HUGE and GLARING mistakes.
First, they claim the dose doesn’t make a difference, with high-dose supplements also failing to help.
But guess what they consider a “high” dose? Just 800 IU per day!
Most people need at least three times those levels!
Heck, one study in the analysis found that D protected against bone loss in the hip in older women, but ONLY at levels of at least 1,000 IU.
You’d think that would be worth following up on.
The second error is even worse… almost unforgivably so.
Most of the studies in the analysis looked at vitamin D alone, while a small fraction looked at the combined effect of calcium and D.
But that’s NOT how it works!
Vitamin D doesn’t work alone. It can’t. Even combined with calcium you’re only getting part of the picture.
When it comes to bone health, you need four ingredients: vitamin D, calcium, magnesium and vitamin K. Each one helps your body put the others to use – and if you’re missing out on any of them, you may not get any bone-building benefit at all.
You can find each of these on their own or as part of a bone support formula; just speak to a doc first as vitamin K isn’t a good choice for people taking certain drugs such as the blood thinner warfarin.