Mineral Supplements

The Herb and Supplement Index by Interflyer

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Name calcium


Scientific Name

Description A mineral that is stored in the bones and teeth of the body; providing strength and structure. A small amount circulates in the blood stream helping to move nutrients across cell membranes, which in part produces the hormones and enzymes that regulate the digestive process and the metabolism. Nerve cells need it for communicating , blood clotting, healing of wounds, and muscle contractions. When ther is not enough calcium in the blood, to help with vital functions, the body steals it from the bones. - Benefits of taking calcium supplements: helping to prevent osteoporosis, spinal deformities, - May help lower blood pressure

Uses - eases heartburn - may reduce the risk of colon cancer by limiting the effects of bile acids.

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REMINDER If you have a medical condition such as a heart condition, high blood pressure, palpatations, high blood sugar or other medical conditions talk to your doctor before taking supplements.