Growing Pains

Family history and aging are said to be the most common factors for joint ailments such as arthritis and osteoporosis. While they are not the only contributors, they are the only ones we have no control over. Because of this, “preparing for the natural aging process is critical to staying healthy and active for a longer period of time,” says Trisha Sugarek MacDonald, senior director of research and development, Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation, Sugar Land, TX. With the aging process, also comes progressive bone mineral loss. Consumers can prepare for this by incorporating particular nutrients into their daily ritual to supplement the decline and slow down the process. In addition to supplementing with nutrients, MacDonald also recommends “taking the bull by the horns” by implementing the lifestyle changes
required to optimize bone quality and

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