Tag Archives: Calcium

Feed your bones – calcium requirements

Feed your bones - calcium requirements Calcium is vital in maintaining the density of our bones and teeth. Calcium requirements vary in the different stages of life. However, recent studies show that only about 10% of individuals are close to meeting the daily calcium requirements. This means a huge number of the population in the…

Calcium products: milk, dairy and supplements

Calcium products: milk, dairy and supplements Source: Flickr Whilst calcium is vital in building bones and maintaining its density, most people tend to disregard or are not taking in the required daily recommendation for calcium. The average person needs 1000mg of elemental calcium each day, and up to 2000mg. Too much calcium in the diet…

Calcium for a healthy you – Calcium food sources

Calcium for a healthy you - Calcium food sources Source: Flickr Calcium is an essential mineral necessary for the body to build strong bones and teeth. Likewise, calcium is important for the proper functioning of the central nervous system, muscle contraction, and blood coagulation. About 99% of the calcium in our body goes to bone…

Too much is less – calcium side effects

Too much is less – calcium side effects Source: Flickr Calcium is one of the most important minerals the body needs to have in adequate amounts daily. It helps to increase and maintain bone density, aids in the proper functioning of the central nervous system as well as other vital processes like blood coagulation and…

Foods High In Calcium

Foods High In Calcium Adhering to our individual calcium requirements is as necessary as breathing. But sadly, some are not as concerned about getting enough calcium as others are. Experts say that calcium deficiency is actually a pediatric issue. This is supported by the fact that when people get older, say in their thirties and…

Oyster Shell Calcium

Oyster Shell Calcium Source: Flickr Generally, the body needs calcium which is one essential component to build and preserve healthy bones. However, a lot of people require supplementing their diets to have adequate calcium for good wellbeing and prevent osteoporosis. Calcium supplements can assist the body reach its daily needed calcium. Calcium supplements hold calcium…

It’s the element that counts – Elemental calcium

It's the element that counts - Elemental calcium Elemental calcium is the 5th element in the periodic table and the third most abundant metal in the earth's crust. Ironically, calcium can never be found in nature as an element since it easily reacts with oxygen and water (2 atoms of hydrogen + 1 atom oxygen)…

Calcium Citrate

Calcium Citrate Which is a better source of calcium – calcium citrate or calcium carbonate? If one works better than the other, why don’t manufacturers produce one kind of calcium supplements? Calcium citrate is an expensive alternative to calcium carbonate. However, calcium citrate’s bioavailability is 2.5 times greater than that of its cheaper counterpart. With…

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