- Calcium is an electrolyte and is the most abundant mineral in the human body.
- Deposits in the human body are at their highest concentration in bones and teeth.
- Calcium is also found in the circulatory system in small amounts.
- Calcium helps in the movement of nutrients across cell membranes.
- Calcium is essential for healthy bones, gums and teeth. Healthy bones prevent arthritis and osteoporosis.
- Calcium also helps maintain an optimal body weight. If there is insufficient calcium in the diet the body may release parathyroid hormone which stimulates the bones into releasing calcium into the bloodstream to keep the body calcium-balanced. Parathyroid hormone also stimulates the production of fat and prevents its breakdown, leading to weight gain.
- Calcium protects heart muscles. It also helps efficient cardiac muscle contractions and relaxations. The nervous system uses calcium to main correct pressures in the arteries.
- Calcium helps balance the body’s PH level. Consuming foods such as junk and preserved foods contribute to acidity in the body. Acidity is known to allow diseases such as cancers, kidney stones and other degenerative diseases to form in the body.
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