Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones, and to control the amount of calcium in our blood. It is important at every stage of life, but especially for rapidly growing infants, teenagers, and for men, as well as, for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Nutrition is the most important strategy to prevent osteoporosis and other bones related diseases.
Calcium, magnesium and Vitamin D are the macro nutrients for bones. Without vitamin D very little calcium is absorbed. Like calcium, magnesium increases bone strength and rigidity. Recent epidemiological studies show that some micro nutrients like copper, manganese, zinc and boron play important role in bones health. Deficiency of the micro nutrients is noticed in patients with osteoporosis. The role of other micronutrients on bone remains to be fully deﬁned, although there are promising data in the literature for a clear link between vitamin K nutrition and skeletal integrity, including fracture reduction.