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BONE UP ON YOUR BONE KNOWLEDGE

The human skeleton is fascinating. You may know that there are 206 bones in the human body, but did you know that 160 of them are in your hands and feet alone? A calcium-rich diet helps them stay strong, and many Americans aren’t getting enough.* Fortunately, our Well Better™ Calcium supplement makes the job easier to swallow.* 

Here are a few more bone facts you may not know: 

1. The “Funny Bone” is not a Bone*
We all know that painful tingling sensation you get when you hit your elbow. People commonly refer to that area as the “Funny Bone,” but it’s actually a nerve—the ulnar nerve to be precise.*
 
2. You Have Joints that Don’t Move*
Most of the body’s joints are synovial, or movable joints.* These joints are located in your limbs and contain a fluid that allows them to move around freely.* The joints in your skull are synarthroses, or immovable joints, which do not contain fluid.*
 
3. Bones Heal Themselves*
Broken bones regenerate to form new, stronger bone where the break occurred. Casts are used to help the bones grow in the right direction.*
 
4. You Get a New Skeleton About Every 7 Years*
Bones are made up of calcium, minerals and collagen.* Collagen is a continuously self-replenishing protein, which essentially gives you brand new bones!* 


5. Bones Produce Blood Cells*
Every second, your bone marrow produces two million red blood cells.* Normal red blood cells have a lifespan of about 120 days – so your bones have the very important job of constantly producing replacements!*
 
6. Calcium Helps Maintain Strong Bones*
Unfortunately, many Americans don’t meet the daily calcium requirement through diet alone.* Calcium supplements can help fill these nutritional gaps.* Dislike taking large pills? Try Well Better Calcium effervescent beverage tablets.

 

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sources:

 

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/10/13-strange-interesting-facts-bones-infographic/

http://www.bidmc.org/YourHealth/Health-Notes/Bones-and-Joints/Bone-and-Joint-Basics/Bone-and-Joint-Facts.aspx

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/fun-bone-facts-0/

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