There are 2 common forms of osteoporosis. Find out more about them below.
Calcium is key when it comes to preventing and treating osteoporosis. It helps in the production of strong bones. Vitamin D helps calcium to be easily absorbed into the bones. Therefore, it is important to know which kinds of food are rich in calcium and Vitamin D.
The recommended daily intake of dietary calcium is 1000mg to 1200mg, and for Vitamin D is 600(IU) to 800(IU). The best way to obtain enough Vitamin D is to have at least 30 minutes of sunshine a day. If sun exposure is not advisable because of medical reasons, Vitamin D can also be obtained in food like egg yolk, cod liver oil, oily fish such as herrings and sardines.
Here's how you can get the most out of calcium supplements:
For further reading about calcium-rich foods and supplements, download a copy of our brochure in either English or Mandarin:Osteoporosis.pdf骨质疏松症.pdf
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