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Calcium (Ca) Information

Calcium is the mineral most likely to be deficient in the average diet. The human body contain the most minerals is Calcium. Over 90% of the Calcium is found in bones & teeth.

Calcium is very important to the human body. It helps to contract muscles and helps regulate the contractions of the heart. Calcium deficiency as being a possible cause of hypertension (high blood pressure) and of colon cancer. Its minor deficit can affect bone and teeth formation, while overretention can cause kidney stones. Vitamin D is needed to absorb Calcium.

Calcium carbonate is the most common and least expensive calcium supplement.

It can be difficult to digest and causes gas in some people. Calcium citrate is more easily absorbed, easier to digest and less likely to cause constipation and gas than calcium carbonate. It also has a lower risk of contributing to the formation of kidney stones.

Benefits to our body

Calcium is essential in muscle contraction, building strong bones and teeth, blood clotting, nerve impulse transmission, regulating heartbeat, and fluid balance within cells. Calcium also helps keep the weight off.

Food Resource

The main sources foods of this mineral are seaweeds such as kelp, wakame and hijiki; nuts and seeds (like almonds and sesame), beans; seafood such as oysters and shrimp; soft-boned fish; amaranth; whole wheat; collard greens; okra; rutabaga; broccoli; and fortified products such as orange juice and bread.

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