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A 52-year-old female asked:

I am trying to find supplements for sev.osteoporosis, are vit k2, chia seeds, vit d3, vitamin c magnesium & calcium safe & beneficial for bones?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: These are good choices. Some calcium & magnesium supps are much better absorbed than others- i like calcium citrate/hydroxyapatite & mag. Taurate/glycinate/citrate. Your dose of calcium & magnesium should be roughly equal. About 5000 units of d is good with 15 mg (not mcg) of vit k2. Consider strontium & boron. See www.Drdach.Com/wst_page6.Html.
Dr. Chaitanya Mamillapalli
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
See below: 1.calcium supplementation up 2000-1200 mg daily and 2. vitamin D supplementation keep vitamin D level greater than 30 There is no conclusive evidence for magnesium, potassium other micro nutrients replacement for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis please review recent information about calcium and vitamin D supplementation https://www.nof.org/patients/treatment/calciumvitamin-d
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
It won't work: Osteoporosis is loss of the protein matrix of bone. Calcium, vitamin D and so forth only help osteomalacia, lack of calcium in the bones, which looks the same by imaging studies. Chia seeds -- that's a scam. Osteomalacia is actually very common, especially nowadays with non-supplementing vegetarians and never going out in the sunlight. We're got stuff that works for osteoporosis -- we can help.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
There is very good evidence that high doses of Vitamin K2 is efficacious for osteoporosis. Bisphosphonates not only have serious side effects but are ineffective and appear to increase rather than decrease fracture risk! See https://saveourbones.com/the-end-of-bisphosphonates-bombshell-study-proves-theyre-ineffective/
Jul 24, 2018
Last updated Jul 24, 2018

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