Getting plenty of Foundation Supplements is certainly important for building your bones. But have you ever considered what would happen if your body wasn’t absorbing and utilizing them? Chances are you’d lose bone density, because the nutrients you’re ingesting wouldn’t be getting to your bones.
Today’s post is about this issue, particularly the absorption of Vitamins D and K, both crucial to increase bone density. You’ll discover which organ is involved in the uptake of these vitamins, and exactly what you can do to keep it functioning in top shape for maximum nutrient absorption.
Why Are Vitamin D And Vitamin K So Important?
While calcium gets most of the attention as it relates to bone-healthy nutrients, Vitamins D and K are every bit as vital. They’re so crucial, in fact, that if you’re not absorbing them, you can’t build bone.
So if think you’re doing “everything right” for your bones, but you’re still not seeing the results you want, inadequate absorption may be the culprit.
Vitamin D regulates calcium, and it acts as both a hormone and a vitamin. When sunlight hits your skin, a Vitamin D precursor, which is manufactured by the liver, changes to Vitamin D3. The liver then plays another role in converting the D3 into a hormone. Amazingly, Vitamin D even helps prevent falls.
Vitamin K is equally important. In fact, it works with Vitamin D to regulate osteoclast production. (Osteoclasts are the cells that remove worn bone to make way for new bone cells to be deposited.) Vitamin K also acts as a cofactor in a biochemical, calcium-binding process called carboxylation, which occurs in the liver.
You’ll notice that the liver was mentioned in relation to both vitamins we’re discussing, and here’s something your doctor will never tell you…
Proper Liver Function Is Vital To Bone Health
In addition to the functions noted above, your liver produces bile. This is required for the digestion and absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins like D and K. In fact, the liver is responsible for converting the food you eat into nutrients your bones need. Without that vital function, your bones simply can’t receive the nutrients required to stave off osteoporosis.
You may not have realized how important your liver is. But amazingly,
Your Liver Affects Every System In Your Body
There’s a reason why it’s called the liver – it literally allows you to live! Here are some other functions of this organ:
- Manufactures proteins, enzymes, hormones, and clotting factors and the cholesterol necessary to transport these substances to the proper place.
- Cleans the blood of toxins, poisons, and byproducts of metabolic processes (such as ammonia from protein metabolism).
Processes everything we take into our bodies, whether ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin.
- Acts as a storehouse for crucial substances that, when released, can save your life. Vitamins, minerals, and glycogen are all held in the liver as “emergency” stores.
- Detoxification: the liver filters out contaminants and toxins, such as:
-Drugs and medications
Notice your liver treats all drugs as toxins, including osteoporosis drugs. It also filters out alcohol as a poison. Ingesting, inhaling, or absorbing anything on the above list (and more) can compromise your liver’s function and health.
In addition, digestive function tends to decline as we age, further compromising your liver. But research strongly suggests that age itself is not so much the culprit as disease.1 And disease does not have to be an inevitable part of aging!
The Function And Health Of Your Liver Can Be Boosted Regardless Of Your Age
Let’s talk about some ways you can promote the optimal function of this important organ.
First, you can boost bile production. One of the best ways to do this is to incorporate plenty of bile-promoting foods in your diet. The following foods are the best to achieve this goal, and they are also Foundation Foods in the Osteoporosis Reversal Program:
There’s More You Can Do To Help Your Liver
In addition to eating bile-promoting foods and being careful not to take in too many toxins from food and the environment, it’s important to do a thorough cleanse at least once a year. A healthy liver produces plenty of bile and is not compromised by toxic overload.
OsteoCleanse™, The 7 Day Bone-Building Accelerator, is scientifically-backed and designed to do just that and more. Even if you’ve never taken osteoporosis drugs or medication of any kind, an annual cleanse is very beneficial. Toxins in the environment are inevitable, and now you know that keeping your liver in top shape is fundamental for building strong, flexible bones that resist fracture.
In just 7 days, OsteoCleanse™ takes you through 6 easy steps to eliminate drugs and toxins from your system. It’s a digital ebook (not available in as a print copy), so you have instant access to the information and can get started minutes after your purchase.
Although OsteoCleanse™ is easy to follow, it is extremely effective. You can safely do it several times a year if you like, and it doesn’t involve starving yourself or taking any exotic or difficult-to-find supplements. It clearly guides you through a gentle cleansing process that will maximize your liver’s efficiency and accelerate your bone-building success.
Till next time,
1 Russel, Robert M. “Factors in Aging that Effect [sic] the Bioavailability of Nutrients.” Journal of Nutrition. April 1, 2001. Vol. 131 no. 4 13595-13615. Web. http://jn.nutrition.org/content/131/4/1359S.long