Taking calcium and vitamin D might help older adults curb the risk of a bone fracture, but vitamin D alone does not do the job, a new research review concludes.
Not only is the central finding of this research review essentially correct, it is also consistent with the scientific principle of micronutrient synergy that has been developed by researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute under the direction of Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki.
While various vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients are required for the normal functioning of the human body, they do not work in isolation from one another. Instead, they participate together in complex metabolic processes. Their optimal interaction and proper cellular balance in the body is the basis of health. The most effective micronutrient supplementation is therefore achieved by applying carefully selected micronutrient combinations that act together in biological synergy.
In this respect, many people – and even many doctors – still mistakenly believe that vitamin D and calcium are the only micronutrients needed for healthy bones. However, such a belief overlooks the fact that the framework of the bone on which calcium and other minerals are deposited is made of a protein – collagen. Without healthy collagen, bone cannot form or function properly. Healthy bone formation therefore depends not only on having sufficient amounts of vitamin D and calcium, but more importantly on a proper supply of vitamin C, the amino acids lysine and proline, and other collagen-supporting micronutrients.
To learn how to take advantage of the micronutrient synergy approach to prevent and control bone diseases such as osteoporosis, read this article on our website.