Useful vitamins for bones and joints
Russian endocrinologist Nadezhda fetisova, declared that food does not always provide the body with the necessary amount of vitamins and minerals. Therefore, they should be taken in the form of additional supplements.
The doctor noted that in order for bones and joints to be strong and elastic, the body must receive the necessary amount of nutrients. In particular, vitamin D and vitamin K2, which are responsible for the process of regulating the construction of bone tissue, are meant here.
According to fetisova, the daily dose of vitamin D should not be less than 500 IU ( and in certain cases 2000-5000 IU) and vitamin K2 should not be less than 50 mg. You should also pay attention to the amount of calcium that the body gets with the foods that one eats, since for adults it should not be less than 1000 mg and for adolescents and pregnant women not less than 1500 mg.
The endocrinologist said: “with food, the body gets an average of 400 mg of calcium per day . Therefore, vitamin and mineral supplements should be taken to supplement the deficiency. Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3 ) is one of the most effective, safe and easily digestible forms of vitamin D. As well as menaquinone-7 (vitamin K2). The combination of the two helps to distribute calcium in the body in a balanced way”.
She pointed out the need to take hydrolyzed collagen and hyaluronic acid to maintain joint health. A note that the body produces various types of collagen from amino acids obtained from food, but with age its production of them decreases.
She added that it is necessary to practice moderate physical activity – moving, exercising, loading the muscles and musculoskeletal system in order for the body to fully benefit from the building materials it has received.