OrthoInfo has a wealth of easy-to-read articles that are reviewed by physicians to ensure accuracy.


The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons provides trustworthy information and a complete guide to joint replacement.

Key Nutrients for Bone Health & Where they are Found

  • null


    Dark leafy greens, oily fish with bones, tahini, dairy products

  • null

    Vitamin D

    Sunshine, fatty fish, beef liver, eggs

  • null

    Vitamin K

    Dark leafy greens, Brussels sprouts, green tea

  • null


    Legumes, raisins, prunes, apriocots

  • null

    B Vitamins

    Leafy greens, liver, eggs, legumes

  • null


    Oysters, liver, turkey, chicken, lamb, pumpkin seeds

Recommended Daily Calcium Allowance

Life Stage Recommended Daily Intake
Females and Males ages 9 to 18 years 1,300 mg
Women and Men ages 19-50 years 1,000 mg
Women aged 51-70 years 1,200 mg
Men aged 51-70 years 1,000 mg
Women and Men aged >70 years 1,200 mg
Pregnant or Nursing, aged 14-18 years 1,300 mg
Pregnant or Nursing, aged 19-50 years 1,000 mg

source: National Academy of Sciences: Dietary reference intakes for calcium and vitamin D. 2011 Courtesy of Academic Press, Washington D.C.