According to the USDA, more than 93% of Americans are deficient in their essential micronutrients, or vitamins and minerals. This analysis will let you know just how deficient your diet and lifestyle may be leaving you.

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Beating Osteoporosis requires more than just calcium, magnesium, D and K!

Sufficiency in all of your micronutrients is essential for rebuilding bones.

A deficiency in vitamin A limits calcium absorption and metabolism. This antioxidant plays an essential role in regulating osteoclast function and development of osteoblasts.

Vitamin B5 helps fight of stress (chronic stress is a risk factor for osteoporosis) by maintaining proper function of the adrenal glands and cortisol levels.

Iodine deficiency has been shown to result in increased oxidative stress, which has also been highlighted as one of the underlying mechanisms of osteoporosis. This mineral is an essential element for bone mineralization. 

One of the eight forms of Vitamin E can completely prevent the erosion of the bone surface and also be effective in increasing bone formation and preventing bone resorption. Deficiency in another form of vitamin E, was associated with an 86 percent increase in the rate of hip fracture. 

Low serum zinc is associated with low BMD in women. It plays a role in the activity of osteoblasts and osteoclasts; and is required for proper calcium absorption. 

… From A to Z each and every micronutrient is required to help you heal.

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