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The Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health

The Surgeon General’s Report on Bone Health

Bone Health and Osteoporosis: 
A Report of the Surgeon General (PDF 1.5MB)

“Americans of all ages must take steps to protect their bone health.”

Why? For starters, the report predicts that by 2020, half of all Americans over age 50 will be at risk for bone fractures.

It went on to detail that hip fractures currently account for 300,000 hospitalizations a year.

The cause? Lack of calcium and vitamin D were identified as contributing factors.

That's because the average American consumes far less calcium than the Surgeon General recommends—and many people aren't getting the recommended amount of vitamin D, further complicating the issue.

What can you do to stay above those statistics?

The Surgeon General has said that supplementing your regular diet with calcium can improve bone health if your diet is currently deficient.

Nourishing your bones each day with Caltrate®, which contains the most vitamin D3 and is made from the concentrated elemental form of calcium, calcium carbonate, can help you actively improve your bone health:*

  • Up to two Caltrate® tablets per day provide the daily amount of calcium recommended by osteoporosis experts.
  • Caltrate® offers great tasting, fruit-flavored chewable tablets (cherry, orange, and fruit punch) that provide calcium, vitamin D3, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, and boron, important for healthy bone formation.*