Bones become less firm and muscles decline in mass and strength
As we age our skeletal bones decrease in firmness, density and mass. Calcium in the bones declines; they become fragile. This increases the risk of bone fractures or sagging vertebrae. Bone fractures will also heal slower.
These changes increase with age. Joints also become stiffer. This process goes even faster in aging women. Because of hormone changes women are at higher risk of osteoporosis after the age of 50.
Our skeletal muscles are also influenced by the aging process. As we age muscle strength decreases and muscle mass reduces. Muscle function will change: muscles become less supple and strong, mobility diminishes and the risk of falling will become higher.
For Bones and Muscles ReAge advises Magnesium and Vitamin D.
Magnesium is essential for several functions in the body. In this case Magnesium is important voor maintaining strong bones and strong teeth and it plays a part in bone formation. Magnesium is important for normal muscle function and plays a part in maintaining smooth and flexible muscles.
Vitamin D is important for maintaining normal bones and is good for the muscles. It is also important for calcium absorption in bones and has a positive influence on the immune system.
However, the aging skin produces less vitamin D. And the older people get the less they go outside (the skin produces vitamin D under the influence of sunlight).