Mineral Bottle

CALCIUM

Calcium helps form your bones and teeth. It is important for muscle contraction, blood clotting, and enzyme activity. There is more calcium in your body than any other mineral. Almost all of it-some two to three pounds-is found in your teeth and bones. Calcium works together with phosphorus, to make your teeth and bones healthy. Magnesium and calcium work for cardiovascular health.

Other Benefits: Helps prevent osteoporosis. Helps protect against familial colorectal cancer. Works with vitamin D to protect against colorectal malignancies. Helps control your blood pressure. Lowers your risk of heart attack and stroke. Helps conduct nerve impulses. Speeds wound healing because it helps your blood coagulate.

Good for These Symptoms:

Signs of Deficiency:

Those at Risk for Low Calcium:

Sources:

RDA: 800 mg

Optimal Level: 800 mg for men 1,000 mg for premenopausal women 1,500 mg for postmenopausal women

Maximum: 1,500 mg

Signs of Toxicity:

Drug Interactions: May affect absorption of minerals like iron, zinc, and magnesium.