At one point in our lives, most of us have experienced a broken bone, whether from a daredevil trick gone awry, or an unexpected accident. Did you heal as well as you could have or as fast as you could have? Its traditional to hear from doctors that fractures need time to heal, and as little movement as possible. But its less common that they mention the importance of vitamins and minerals in the healing process or recommend additional supplementation to enhance your body’s natural healing process.
Most of us under-consume the necessary minerals to heal bone efficiently. A robust, bioavialable multi-mineral supplement can help avoid the “robbing Peter to pay Paul” problem that happens when your body doesn’t have enough of the right minerals available to dedicate to healing your broken bone. Key minerals to look for in a quality supplement are:
And don’t forget the vitamins too! Vitamins are critical to the healing process as they are catalysts for a multitude of reactions your body needs to complete to heal bone properly. A quality, highly bioavailable multivitamin is very important to the process, especially vitamin D, vitamin C and vitamin K.
Did you know that nearly half of your bone is made up of protein? Adding even a moderate additional amount of protein to your diet helps quicken the healing process and protects against further bone loss in the area by as much as half! Making Sense of Protein Recommendations and Requirements is an article that can help you decide how to up your protein intake.
So if you are trying to heal a broken bone, or know someone who is, getting them on a quality multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplement, as well as increasing their protein consumption will go a long way to healing strong healthy bones completely.