Supplements seem to exist for every ailment and issue. There has been talk lately about healing supplements – and one topic of interest to many is the supposed healing effects on broken and fractured bones. Are bone strengthening supplements worth trying while you are recovering from a broken bone? Some believe they are, and each supplement has its own unique properties. As always, be sure to speak with your doctor before trying any supplement – especially one for healing. Below are some of the best bone strengthening supplements available.

Calcium

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Calcium is something that you should take daily, whether you have a broken bone or not. Calcium is the basis on which your bones and teeth are built, and it is important to keep them healthy. You only get one natural set, so keeping them strong can benefit you into your older years. Calcium can also help your bones heal – and keep them strong so they are not ask easily broken.

Vitamin D

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The Sunshine Vitamin is just as important as calcium for keeping bones strong. While not all of us are in the sun daily, taking a vitamin D supplement (or making sure that it is in our multi-vitamin) can help keep your bones strong. It has also been found to be beneficial for breaks and injuries, as it helps the healing process and inflammation.

Glucosamine & Chondroitin

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These guys are the mainstay of the bone and ligament health supplement genre. They do help immensely – and not only for keeping bones strong. They also help inflammatory issues, so they help healing. Many times when you break or fracture a bone, you damage the cartlige, ligaments, or tissue around the bone. Glucosamine & Chondroitin can help heal you easier and sometimes faster.

Tumeric

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This strong, musty spice can help healing and inflammation – but there is a catch. This, like most everything else, isn’t a quick fix solution. Studies have shown the optimal healing occurs after two months of daily capsule usage, so this is something that should be looked into if you are in good health and take take it.

SAMe

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SAMe is marketed under many brands for depression. The high magnesium content can help with mood issues, and it also helps with healing and is a natural anti-inflammatory. Put that together with the S-adenosy-L-methioine (for short, SAM-e), which is a cartilage and bone builder, and you can reassure yourself that your healing time will be easier. SAMe is pricier than most on this list, but it is great for those who are debilitated from their broken bone and are restless.