Vitamin C May Strengthen Bones

While many experts recommend vitamin D and calcium supplements to boost bone strength, researchers are now finding that vitamin C may be just as important.

A laboratory study by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine shows that vitamin C may protect bones from the weakening effects of osteoporosis.

“This study has profound public health implications, and is well worth exploring for its therapeutic potential in people,” says lead researcher Mone Zaidi, M.D. “The medical world has known for some time that low amounts of vitamin C can cause scurvy and brittle bones, and that higher vitamin C intake is associated with higher bone mass in humans.”


Bryan Nash

By Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.