||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