Vitamin C Supports Bones

June 20, 2010 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Vitamin C Supports Bones
The lack of vitamin C1 within bone macrophages can lead to the excessive formation of osteoclasts.

Numerous recent breakthroughs in bone biology point to the simple fact that a variety of nutrients can be utilized by bone to stabilize natural function and maintain a healthy balance between bone-building osteoblasts and bone-demolition osteoclasts. The nutrients that help promote the friendly and healthy balance of osteoblasts and osteoclasts all fall under the category of antioxidants/anti-inflammatories. When there is a lack of these nutrients that the expression of excessive amounts of NF-kappaB activates which drives the excessive production of osteoclasts from their precursor cells.

Vitamin C, like vitamin E, is one of the grand-daddies of antioxidants. New science is proving conclusively the importance of adequate vitamin C to your health, especially in amounts far higher than prevent scurvy. Don’t let you antioxidant savings account run low.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Vitamin C Deficiency Induces Bone Loss  The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry  Mamiko Hiea and Ikuyo Tsukamoto

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