Health Pearl #505 - Supporting Healthy Aging by Gesundheit with Jacobus published on 2013/01/18 04:45:24 +0000 For men and women getting older there is a serious concern for Osteoporosis and bone fractures. Men should watch when TOTAL TESTOSTERONE drops and ESTRADIOL levels fall below 20. Women start to develop bone loss when natural Estrogen and Progesterone levels are out of balance during menstruating years. This can accelerate during menopause when hormones drop drastically. Then there are recent studies indicating that vitamin K2 plays a critical role in building strong bones. Vitamin K2 helps by moving calcium into the proper areas in your body, such as your bones and teeth, and removing calcium from areas where it shouldn’t be, such as in the arteries and soft tissues. Also, Vitamin K2 and vitamin D3 should be taken together, because a recent worry about vitamin D3 toxicity may be caused by a vitamin K2 deficiency. When it comes to supplements for hormone balancing and supporting strong bones, we have what you need…at the Gesundheit! Nutrition Center, on North 19th Avenue.