Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It affects millions people worldwide, predominantly postmenopausal women.
In general, because osteoporosis is determined from a young age when your body is growing, there is a strong argument to come up with preventive strategies. The main one being a correct diet. Up until now the main focus has been on calcium and vitamin D for nutritional prevention of osteoporosis, however 'a tight control of magnesium seems to be crucial for bone health.'
The correct balance of magnesium alongside vitamin D and calcium when young. could prevent osteoporosis. Seaweed (and other green vegetables) contain high amounts of magnesium and calcium in a format that's easily absorbed by the body.