Why Doesn’t Calcium Absorb Properly?
Did you know that without vitamin D, calcium can’t be properly absorbed and used by the body? Vitamin D can increase the absorption of calcium by 65%, so without Vitamin D, a majority of calcium consumed, either through food or supplements, would get excreted from the body. Bones are actually a living tissue in your body. Because bone is constantly being broken down and rebuilt, it is critical that every day we get nutrition that helps maintain the optimal condition of our bones.
Here’s an interesting piece of trivia – It is well known that sunlight is the main source of vitamin D. But bone issues became much more prevalent during the industrial revolution when many people stopped working outside in the fields and instead worked long hours in dark, dingy factories, which significantly reduced their exposure to the sun.
So make sure you’re not Vitamin D deficient.