Muscular & Skeletal Health

The musculoskeletal system is the first thing we use, but the last thing we think about. Conditions causing musculoskeletal discomfort, pain and immobility can impact on our everyday quality of life.

Looking after our bones and muscles is fundamental to living a healthy, active, and independent lifestyle. We need to be mindful of what we eat, because nutrition has an imperative role in bone and muscle health. Key nutrients we need to pay special attention to include calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3. Making sure you achieve the recommended dietary intake (RDI) for these 3 nutrients throughout life will support bone strength, muscle function, and help prevent osteoporosis in later life. Nutrients for a healthy musculoskeletal system Calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3 are vital for bone and muscle health (Figure 1). Collectively, our bones

Gout is a form of arthritis where joints are inflamed due to the build-up of urate crystals. Most arthritis forms are not yet curable, and medication is generally prescribed to alleviate symptoms of pain and inflammation. However, gout is a curable condition when it is well managed. Gout treatment plans that involve regulating uric acid

You may not realize it, but our muscle health contributes significantly to our overall health and quality of life. When we carry out physical activities such as walking or sitting down, we are reliant on our muscles and bones to do these mechanical tasks. Muscles and bones make up our body’s main locomotive system, the

While we are young it is easy to think we’re invincible. Without any real effort or care, we remain healthy and can meet the demands of life. So it’s an incredibly difficult task to persuade someone who has had no health problems to understand that their actions are placing them onto a path of a

Magnesium is an essential mineral required for the proper functioning of our body’s various systems including the neuromuscular system (i.e. nerves and muscles). It is a cofactor in more than 300 enzymes. Some important physiological pathways that involves magnesium are muscle and nerve function, energy production and bone development [1, 2]. As a result, magnesium

Gout is a common form of arthritis where sufferers experience painful inflammation due to a build up of crystals in the joint [1]. The most commonly affected joint is the big toe, but hands, wrists, knees, ankles and other joints can also be affected. In Australia, research indicates that gout is a significant and rising

Approximately 4 million Australians suffer from arthritis, a painful and debilitating condition. One of the most common forms of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis (OA) is caused when the natural cartilage of the joints become eroded, to cause friction and pain, which can progressively impact upon day-to-day life. There is an increasing awareness of the

Natural and natural-derived supplements can provide safe and effective long-term management of joint and musculoskeletal pain. Today, they compete with fast-acting pharmaceutical drugs, which while no one can doubt their short-term effectiveness, their safety and ability to stem disease progression long-term remain a concern. Below we take a look at some of the most effective

No matter what supplements you take and what diet you’re on, there is no substitute for exercise. Keeping our bodies fit helps them to respond to the monthly and other life changes that are unique to women. Here are a few ideas about how to fit an exercise plan into your busy lifestyle. Fitting Fitness into

What is vitamin D? There are two types of vitamin D, D2 and D3.  They are essentially very similar, but start off as two different types of cholesterol in our bloodstream – vitamin D2 as ergocalciferol (Pre-D2), and vitamin D3 as cholecalciferol (Pre-D3).  Once the Pre-D2 and Pre-D3 molecules arrive at the skin via the bloodstream,

Fetal Health   – Bones form in utero, between 8 weeks gestation and the end of trimester 2.  Throughout the entire pregnancy, bones continue increasing in size and maturing until birth. Nutrient demands for fetal bone development are consistently high during trimester 2 and 3 as the baby’s skeleton grows and fully forms. Infants – As baby learns to

Vitamin K1 is synthesized by plants, and green vegetables provide the primary source of vitamin K to humans through dietary consumption. Vitamin K is important for normal clotting of blood in humans and for maintaining bone strength. Its biological role is to act as a cofactor for a specific carboxylation reaction that transforms selective glutamate

PM NextG Cal is designed as a formula specifically for bone and teeth health, consisting of the most essential nutrients including Calcium and Phosphorous in the natural form Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite (MCHA), Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K1. The following will provide some basis information about this formula and how it is different from other calcium supplements.

The Working Group of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS) and Osteoporosis Australia (OA) recently recommended the use of combination supplemental calcium and Vitamin D to improve bone mineral density for elderly men and women. In a position statement from the advisory group found in the March 16 edition of the Medical

The two principle nutrients required for bone health and development are calcium and vitamin D, which are critical during pregnancy. Calcium is highly regulated within the body with stores located in bone. However, if nutrient intake of calcium is not sufficient, then calcium is sacrificed from bone. During pregnancy, the developing fetus requires calcium for

Knowing exactly what nutrition is best for you and your child during pregnancy and breastfeeding can be difficult, however many do not consider the necessity for calcium and other nutrients for bone health and development. The increased demand for calcium from the developing fetus is important to think about as this may significantly draw on

MaxBiocare Australia