Caring for bone health is important in every lifetime. However, as 95% of the bone system is built up to the age of 20, what is achieved by this period will follow us and later during life and prevent fractures.
We can think of bones as a bank account: in childhood, we make ‘deposits’ that we later ‘spend’ from the bone tissue account. During childhood and early youth, much more bone tissue builds up than is consumed. Making a ‘bone bank’ is very similar to education savings: the more we get away from the side while we are young, the longer it will last when we grow up.
This means that childhood and early adolescence are the most important period when children need to ‘invest’ in the health of their bones. In the period of intense growth, bone marrows are the most vulnerable to the lack of essential nutrients such as vitamins K2 and D3, the substances necessary for the development of bones, and experts are advised to add additional intake.
For most people, bone mass reaches its maximum density and strength in the twentieth years of life. The maximum speed of construction is between 12 and 14 years.
It is estimated that an increase of only 10 percent of bone mass in this period can reduce the risk of osteoporosis and fractures in the mature age up to 50 percent.
Vitamin D3 allows you to take calcium from food and thus contribute to bone building. At the same time, vitamin D3 activates bone-producing cells and encourages them to produce a protein that is responsible for the insertion of calcium in the bone (osteocalcin). This protein has many potential health benefits. However, without vitamin K2 these benefits will not be achieved.
Vitamin K2 activates osteocalcin, a protein that builds calcium into the bone. Otherwise, without vitamin K2, osteocalcin remains inactive, so it can not bind calcium. By helping vitamin K2, calcium, which makes vitamin D3 so effective, can actually work against our children, embedding them in their arteries, soft tissues and joints. So, vitamin D3 actually creates the need for vitamin K2.
The average intake of vitamin K2 by diet has dropped significantly over the past 50 years. Today’s entry is insufficient for optimal development and maintenance of bones. A diet rich in processed foods, a shortage of vegetables and a general shortage of foods naturally rich in vitamins K2 have led to insufficient intake of this vitamin. Therefore, experts in the field recommend supplements.
Various activities that children exercise every day like running, jumping, roller skates, bicycles, skates bring a lot of joy, but they can also give a big headache to parents because from these small joys, various injuries to the arm and the leg are most common
In the western countries of recent years, a detailed study of the relationship between child nutrition and bone health has been studied.
Breaches are the most common in puberty, and have a frequency that is similar to women in menopause. Such frequent fractures are most likely associated with the fact that the increase in bone content is only a year or two after the period of the highest growth in height.
After the fracture, broken parts of the bone often occur, as the children do not adhere to the doctor’s advice. Children have no critical attitude towards themselves, that is, their environment, and they do not understand the seriousness of the problem. Not all parents have the right to choose their children in an adequate way – so recovery after fractures often lasts much longer than bones need to heal
Children after one fracture have an increased risk of new fracture and lower bone density and calcium retention than their peers. These findings show that in some children there is a diagnosis of fracture related to nutrition and other external factors.
Various diseases and drugs can have an extremely negative effect on the bones. For example, Bowel disease, eating disorders, or insufficient nutrition, anorexia or obesity, diabetes, I can bring in children to reduced bone density. These are the so-called “empty bones” that are very crude and subject to fractures.
Children who are on long-term treatment in the hospital or are forced to stand at home, also have an increased risk of insufficient bone and finger reconstruction.
Many drugs can also have a negative impact on mineral bone density. Corticosteroids used in the treatment of various diseases, such as some autoimmune diseases, asthma and others, have a negative effect on the development of bone building cells. Some medicines used to treat epilepsy also prevent the proper bone build-up for a long time.