What is Calcium?

What conditions has it been used to treat?

What is Calcium?

It is a metallic element that is silvery-white, and it is the most abundant mineral in the body with an average body containing two to three pounds, most of which is found in the bones and teeth.

Where is it found?

It is found in substances such as chalk, granite, eggshell, seashells, hard water, bone and limestone.

Why it is needed :

It is needed to form bones; needed for the transmission of signals to nerve cells and muscle contraction. It is the main mineral involved in the process of keeping bones and teeth hard.

It is possible for your blood to take calcium from the bones in order to keep a correct level of calcium in the blood. Your body can make bone for your entire lifetime, however this process does start to fall off after the age of 30.

What happens if you are deficient?

Deficiency can lead to a condition where the bone becomes porous called "osteoporosis", this is condition found in some women who are post-menopausal. It also affects men.

It is a condition whereby the bone loses density and fractures occur as a result of minor falls or bumps.

It is thought that if you get enough calcium in the years leading up to 30 then you will have a much reduced chance of developing osteoporosis.

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