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The musculoskeletal system is the first thing we use, but the last thing we think about. Conditions causing musculoskeletal discomfort, pain and immobility can impact on our everyday quality of life.
While we are young it is easy to think we’re invincible. Without any real effort or care, we remain healthy and can meet the demands of life. So it’s an incredibly difficult task to persuade someone who has had no health problems to understand that their actions are placing them onto a path of a debilitating disease. Among the most common, osteoporosis. If you’ve somehow succeeded in persuading someone to look after their bones, there is still the matter of finding suitable treatment, which is not as simple as it should be. Understanding calcium supplements Calcium, the main mineral that crystallizes to
Magnesium is an essential mineral required for the proper functioning of our body’s various systems including the neuromuscular system (i.e. nerves and muscles). It is a cofactor in more than 300 enzymes. Some important physiological pathways that involves magnesium are muscle and nerve function, energy production and bone development [1, 2]. As a result, magnesium
Gout is a common form of arthritis where sufferers experience painful inflammation due to a build up of crystals in the joint . The most commonly affected joint is the big toe, but hands, wrists, knees, ankles and other joints can also be affected. In Australia, research indicates that gout is a significant and rising
Approximately 4 million Australians suffer from arthritis, a painful and debilitating condition. One of the most common forms of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis (OA) is caused when the natural cartilage of the joints become eroded, to cause friction and pain, which can progressively impact upon day-to-day life. There is an increasing awareness of the
Natural and natural-derived supplements can provide safe and effective long-term management of joint and musculoskeletal pain. Today, they compete with fast-acting pharmaceutical drugs, which while no one can doubt their short-term effectiveness, their safety and ability to stem disease progression long-term remain a concern. Below we take a look at some of the most effective
No matter what supplements you take and what diet you’re on, there is no substitute for exercise. Keeping our bodies fit helps them to respond to the monthly and other life changes that are unique to women. Here are a few ideas about how to fit an exercise plan into your busy lifestyle. Fitting Fitness into
What is vitamin D? There are two types of vitamin D, D2 and D3. They are essentially very similar, but start off as two different types of cholesterol in our bloodstream – vitamin D2 as ergocalciferol (Pre-D2), and vitamin D3 as cholecalciferol (Pre-D3). Once the Pre-D2 and Pre-D3 molecules arrive at the skin via the bloodstream,
Fetal Health – Bones form in utero, between 8 weeks gestation and the end of trimester 2. Throughout the entire pregnancy, bones continue increasing in size and maturing until birth. Nutrient demands for fetal bone development are consistently high during trimester 2 and 3 as the baby’s skeleton grows and fully forms. Infants – As baby learns to
Vitamin K1 is synthesized by plants, and green vegetables provide the primary source of vitamin K to humans through dietary consumption. Vitamin K is important for normal clotting of blood in humans and for maintaining bone strength. Its biological role is to act as a cofactor for a specific carboxylation reaction that transforms selective glutamate
PM NextG Cal is designed as a formula specifically for bone and teeth health, consisting of the most essential nutrients including Calcium and Phosphorous in the natural form Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite (MCHA), Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K1. The following will provide some basis information about this formula and how it is different from other calcium supplements.
The Working Group of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS) and Osteoporosis Australia (OA) recently recommended the use of combination supplemental calcium and Vitamin D to improve bone mineral density for elderly men and women. In a position statement from the advisory group found in the March 16 edition of the Medical
The two principle nutrients required for bone health and development are calcium and vitamin D, which are critical during pregnancy. Calcium is highly regulated within the body with stores located in bone. However, if nutrient intake of calcium is not sufficient, then calcium is sacrificed from bone. During pregnancy, the developing fetus requires calcium for
Knowing exactly what nutrition is best for you and your child during pregnancy and breastfeeding can be difficult, however many do not consider the necessity for calcium and other nutrients for bone health and development. The increased demand for calcium from the developing fetus is important to think about as this may significantly draw on