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USPSTF Report Finds Calcium and Vitamin D Alone Do Not Prevent Fracture
Institute for Better Bone Health in agreement with agency recommendations, calls for advanced bone health supplementation
The recommendation, a final version of preliminary guidelines released in June 2012, calls for more vitamin D and less calcium supplementation, in addition to other essential nutrients. The report joins a mounting pile of scientific evidence that proves calcium and vitamin D – the most popular supplement combination, especially for post-menopausal women - is a short sighted approach to bone health.
According to the report, 400 IU of vitamin D supplementation is not enough. The Endocrine Society recommends 1500 IU of vitamin D per day, based on the daily amount needed for bone health and taking into consideration the limited amount available from dietary sources. More than 1,000 mg of calcium was found by the Task Force to increase the risk of kidney stones, and further evidence associates high levels of calcium with an increased risk of heart attack.
Institute for Better Bone Health agrees with the USPSTF recommendations which inform, in-part, the dietary supplement guidelines practiced by Institute for Better Bone Health and the balance of select ingredients in Silical® System. Silical contains calcium and vitamin D at levels consistent with the report, 500 mg and 1,000 IU, respectively. The recommendation also confirms that other nutrients are essential for optimal bone health. Silical® System is specially formulated with magnesium, organic silicon, vitamin K2 and other breakthrough ingredients to maximize the effects of calcium and vitamin D, and keep calcium and vitamin D in safe amounts.
“This report confirms that the emphasis should be on vitamin D and other nutrients instead of large amounts of calcium that may be dangerous,” said Charles T. Price, M.D., President and Co-Founder, Institute for Better Bone Health ( www.bonehealthnow.com ).