Calcium

Found in : dairy substitutes, broccoli, dark, leafy greens

Calcium is a most abundant mineral in tha body and it is vital for bone health. 99% of body’s calcium is in the bone and teeth. Calcium is also necessary for healthy communication between the brain and other parts of the body. It helps to improve muscle movement and cardiovascular function.

 

Sources of Calcium
Sources of Calcium

Benefits

  • Calcium is essential for the development, growth and maintenance of bone. When a person stops growing, calcium continues to help maintain the bone health and helps to keep bones healthy.
  • Calcium helps regulate muscle contraction. When a nerve stimulates a muscle, the body releases calcium. The calcium helps the proteins in muscle carry out the work of contraction.
  • Calcium is a co-factor for many enzymes. Without calcium, some key enzymes cannot work efficiently.
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