Jon12345, on 11 July 2012 - 07:51 PM, said:
You both seem to have suggested vitamin D & K and magnesium. What is it about these three nutrients that make them important?
I am in my 40's if that helps and also a doctor told me my bone density has dropped somewhat due to probably lack of sun.
Bone strength is a pretty good argument for D, K, and Magnesium. You also need them for other things. I would find a multi that doesn't have any iron, and individually supplement D3 and K2, both in oil-based (softgel) formulations. I'd start with 1000 IU of D3 and 45-90 mcg of K2-MK7. If your multi has 150 mcg Iodine, that's probably enough, otherwise I'd add that in. Get some fish oil, too. I'd start with 1g/day. Fish is great, but unless you eat oily fish a couple times a week, I'd still use the oil. Your diet is probably loaded with omega 6 fatty acids, so you need a decent supply of omega 3 just to balance that out.
Getting your diet right will help you more than anything else you can do.
Edited by niner, 11 July 2012 - 08:43 PM.