Older women 'get' bone health but don't take supps

Older women 'get' bone health but don't take supps

New AIDP survey finds that most postmenopausal women know the importance of calcium for bones, some know about collagen, but less than half take bone health supplements.

Make no bones about it: Post-menopausal women are well aware of the risks of brittle bones and fractures. However, a national survey of women taken for AIDP Inc., the supplier of KoACT®, a patented combination of collagen and calcium, found that almost half (49 percent) are not taking any bone health supplement to address this major health issue. And, even fewer are not aware of the newest science supporting that a calcium-collagen combination is optimal for bone health.

Highlights of the survey include:

  • 93 percent of the women polled were aware of the role of calcium plays in bone health.
  • Less than half, 49 percent, of respondents are now taking a bone health nutritional supplement.
  • 42 percent had read or heard something recently about the role of collagen, a critical factor in bone health.
  • 35 percent responded that a peer-reviewed and published journal article describing the how collagen and calcium works to protect bones would influence their choice in supplements

Kathy Lund, vice president of marketing and business development, said, “The KoACT survey shows that women ‘get it’ when it comes to understanding the relationship between menopause and bone health; but half are not taking the right steps to achieve optimal bone health. Most importantly, knowledge is lagging behind scientific developments. Almost a decade of rigorous science demonstrates that collagen and calcium are the ‘dynamic duo,’ the best for you, answer; yet, surprisingly 42 percent of those polled had heard something recently about collagen.

“AIDP has invested in calcium and collagen research and produced a breakthrough ingredient, KoACT, a new solution for bone health addressing the complete bone matrix. Once women understand they need a specific blend of collagen and calcium, like KoACT, to strengthen and rebuild bone health, they will demand new products,” she added.

This survey was conducted by Survata Sept. 2 to 13, 2014, via online interviews of 404 U.S. adult women, age 35 and over. The margin of error for this survey is 4.9 percent, with a 95 percent confidence interval. Survey numbers were rounded up.

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