Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. Our body’s skeletal system (bones and teeth) comprises 99% of calcium and 1% found in the blood stream and soft tissues. Adequate amount of Vitamin D everyday enhances calcium absorption. It is essential from birth up to old age.
Green leafy vegetables like asparagus
Kelp and spinach (best source)
Sardines with bones and salmon
* Essential in proper bone growth and development.
* Maintains strong and healthy bones, teeth and gums.
* Regulates the normal rhythm of the heart.
* Aids in lowering total cholesterol level in the body.
* Aids in lowering high blood pressure.
* Prevents colon cancer.
* Helps the body to maintain alkaline pH level.
* Maintains the normal functions of the different muscles and nerves including cardiac muscles.
* Prevents kidney stones formation.
* Participates in the blood clotting mechanism.
* Aids in the transport of the different nutrients across cell membranes.
* Relieves insomnia. (This is the reason why some advised to take a glass of milk before going to bed).
* Prevents obesity.
* Lessen symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome.
– Bone growth retardation (children)
– Muscle spasms and cramps
– Rickets-soft, weak and brittle bones (children)
– Tooth decay
– High blood pressure (Hypertension)
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TOXICITY
+ Abdominal pain
+ Nausea and vomiting
+ Loss of appetite
+ Muscle weakness
What is the difference between calcium carbonate and calcium citrate?
For those over 60 years old, calcium citrate is the most absorbable form of calcium. Calcium citrate requires less hydrochloric acid and hydrochloric acid levels decline with age.
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