7 Facts About Your Bones That You Didn’t Know

7 Facts About Your Bones That You Didn't Know

It gets to a point in life where you realize that you’re not as healthy as you used to be, and you finally admit that you need some help in getting yourself back up to a healthy position. Did you know that many of us don’t realize our bones are in danger until it’s too late? Here’s 7 facts about your bones that you probably didn’t know, and how you can seek help if you feel you might be suffering unnecessarily.

  1. Your femur (thigh bone) is the largest and strongest bone in your body. If you begin to feel pain or discomfort, it might be worth getting it checked out by a Doctor to see if your bone strength is where it should be.
  2. There are supplements that contain AlgaeCal which is the closest thing to calcium that you can get naturally, as the bones contain traces of it’s source. If you’re worried about your bones or have been diagnosed with brittle bones, it might be an idea to begin taking supplements to increase your bone strength. Don’t forget to read AlgaeCal side effects before taking them and also discuss any treatment with your Doctor before taking it, even if it is a natural supplement.
  3. Your arms are the most likely bone to be broken as an adult, and as a child it’s either your leg or your collar bone. Be sure to take extra care not to slip and fall to reduce the chance of you breaking any bones.
  4. As an adult your bones take longer to heal compared to when you were a child. This is because your bones have stopped growing since you hit puberty and require more time to regenerate and heal. As you grow older, your bone density reduces; therefore putting you at a higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life.
  5. Milk isn’t as good for your bones as you were brought up to believe. Studies have shown that milk can actually increase the chance of you fracturing a bone because it depletes calcium from your bones, especially if you’re drinking pasteurized milk. Cow’s milk is designed for it’s calfs and not humans; therefore doesn’t really provide us with any benefit calcium wise.
  6. Leading on from the last point, people who live dairy free lives either by choice or because of an intolerance or allergy are less likely to break their bones because the calcium will still be keeping their bones strong.
  7. Your bones are a living thing inside of you, and that’s how when we break a bone they can heal themselves. Every 5-7 years your bones will replenish completely; therefore meaning you will have a whole new skeleton. Obviously as you get older the regeneration rate slows dramatically.

There we have it, 7 facts about your bones that you probably didn’t know. Remember to take care at all times from major falls or accidents to prevent any breakages. Don’t forget to always see your GP first if you’re worried about the condition of your bones.

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