Nutrients needed for childs bone development

It’s a fact that if you have strong bones, your body is strong too. Bones provide structure for the body and protection for the organs. It gives the body a rigid frame to make it possible to walk upright, run and general mobility. A child’s bones grow and strengthen during their childhood, so you want them to start healthy and strong. Peak bone mass is achieved between the ages of 10 and 18 and children with lower bone mass may be at greater risk for fractures. An ongoing intake of calcium must occur so that it is absorbed into the bone for its strength upkeep. Because bone mass decreases when in adulthood at 30, it is important for your child to build up their bones early.1

 These are a few of the most important nutrients for developing a healthy bone growth:       

Calcium – It is the one nutrient that everyone knows as being responsible for building bones and teeth health.

 Vitamin D – it helps your body absorb calcium and helps to maintain strong bones.

Arginine – it is amino acids and triggers the release of Growth Hormones which help to stimulate the growth plate for longer bone growth

Natural Vitamin K2 – Vitamin K2 activates osteocalcin which binds calcium and transport to bones to ensure natural strength and growth of bones

 Phosphorus – when combined with calcium, it forms calcium phosphate, which is the substance that will give a child’s skeleton rigidity.

 Magnesium – approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in the bones and contributes to the physical structure of the bones.

 

Tips for keeping healthy bones in your child

 Don’t forget the calcium – make sure milk and other calcium-rich foods are a part of your child’s diet daily. Exact calcium intake may vary from child to child so it is best to consult a Medical Professional for children for the correct amount.

Have a balanced diet – include vitamins and minerals necessary for bone health and a well-balanced diet.

Out in the Sun – Vitamin D works with calcium to help build bones and keep them strong.

Be active – in addition to eating nutrient rich food, physical activity is fundamental for bone development. Provide the opportunity for age-appropriate, safe physical activity on a regular basis. You may even join them for encouragement when you can.

 

Reference: https://abbottfamily.com.sg/articles/science/bone-development