The distribution of calcium is mainly in the bones and teeth (99%) with a little found in soft tissues and the blood. In children the body’s calcium is completely renewed annually and every ten years in adults and so regular input is essential.
The Benefits of Calcium
- Rickets – a lack of calcium can lead to this deficiency disease.
- Osteoporosis - calcium may have a role in the prevention of osteoporosis.
- Hypertension - calcium may lower the blood pressure.
Calcium is required for the structure of bones and teeth and is also involved in normal muscle function, nerve function as well as blood clotting.
Contra-indications / Precautions
Should be avoided by anyone with hypercalcaemia, hypercalciuria, renal impairment and renal stones.