Bone Health for a Lifetime
Osteoporosis may be preventable through proper intake of calcium, vitamin D, and exercise throughout life. Select a circle that you most closely identify with to view how Adora® Calcium Supplement can help at different life stages.
Children & Teens
We often think of our grandparents as having brittle bones, but what most of us don't realize is that 85% of adult bone mass is acquired by age 18 in girls and age 20 in boys - and the majority (60-85%) fail to get the recommended 1,300mg of calcium per day. Teens who smoke or drink soda, caffeinated beverages, or alcohol may get even less calcium because those substances interfere with the way the body absorbs calcium.
Calcium intake = bone health. Plain and simple. Most adults know this, but still the majority don't get enough calcium rich foods. Lifestyle choices also matter. Maintaining a calcium and vitamin D rich diet and increasing bone mass through weight bearing exercise are key to reducing the risk of bone fractures. Like gray hairs and wrinkles, bone health becomes a daily battle against a ticking clock as calcium absorption decreases to 15%-20% in adulthood, and continues to decrease as people age.
Meal for two, please! A growing baby's nutrition is dependent upon mom's diet and mom's diet needs to be fortified with extra nutrients to compensate for the vitamins and minerals her baby uses to grow. Calcium requirements are actually higher during pregnancy and breastfeeding - 1000-1300mg (varies according to age) per day. If mom fails to meet this level, her body will make up for the loss by providing calcium to the baby from her own bones.
As we age, reduced hormone production causes a slew of unwanted side effects. Accelerated bone loss is one of them, which increases the risk of bone fractures. During menopause, bone mass decreases 3%-5% per year. Be aware that osteoporosis affects the hip, spine and wrist first. A hip fracture is often life threatening in elderly women - it's equal to the combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.
Sources: NIH's Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Osteoporosis Foundation, Office of Women's Health "Best Bones Forever", Office of Surgeon General, Office of Dietary Supplements, KidsHealth.org