Fiber and Bone Health - Fiber Choice®

Fiber and Bone Health

July 14, 2020

Most Americans are not able to get enough daily fiber and calcium through diet alone. The recommended daily fiber intake is 25 to 38 grams, but most Americans only get about half of that amount. Further, only 32% of Americans get adequate calcium through diet alone.1 

What makes these two nutrients such a big deal? Well, calcium and vitamin D are essential for keeping bones strong and healthy. We often associate bone health with calcium, but in truth, vitamin D is just as vital. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium into the bones. The body tends to reach peak bone mass around age 30, and after that, it may start to lose more bone mass than it forms. This can lead to osteoporosis, particularly in women over the age of 50. It is estimated that half of women age 50+ will experience a bone break as the result of osteoporosis. Despite these age benchmarks, you are never too old—or too young—to improve the health of your bones. 

That’s where Fiber Choice® can help! The inulin fiber in Fiber Choice, which is sourced from the root of the chicory root plant, has been shown in clinical studies to help increase absorption of calcium and improve bone mineral density.2 Fiber Choice Bone Health makes it easy to get the prebiotic you need for gut health, as well as calcium and vitamin D for bone health support. In fact, Fiber Choice contains the most fiber, calcium, and vitamin D per serving of any other brand of fiber and calcium supplement on the market. Learn more here. 

 

1 Wright NC, Looker AC, Saag KG, et al. The Recent Prevalence of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass in the United States Based on Bone Mineral Density at the Femoral Neck or Lumbar Spine. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 2014;29(11):2520-2526. doi:10.1002/jbmr.2269.

2 Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Scientific Evidence on Physiological Effects of Non-Digestible Carbs. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. https://www.fda.gov/food/food-labeling-nutrition/review-scientific-evidence-physiological-effects-certain-non-digestible-carbohydrates. Accessed June 25, 2020.