Are You Too Young To Supplement?
The whole point of nutritional supplementation should be about prevention, not reproducing the medical model of symptom treatment after the fact.
A new study involving 5,201 female U.S. Navy recruits puts this into clear perspective.
Half this group was given calcium and vitamin D supplementation during basic training, and the amazing result was a reduction of 25% in stress fractures. Considering that 21% of recruits usually experience a stress fracture, this was a big deal for the Navy.
Consider this: the average cost of a single soldier’s being discharged from basic training is estimated to be $34,000. By that standard alone, this study saved the Navy about 2.5 million dollars by reducing the discharge rate by 25%.
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