Calcium is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and is involved in a variety of bodily functions. The human body cannot produce calcium on its own, so it must be obtained from food or supplements.

Calcium contributes to normal blood clotting, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal muscle function, normal neurotransmission, the normal function of digestive enzymes. Calcium has a role in the process of cell division and specialisation and is needed for the maintenance of normal bones and normal teeth. Calcium helps to reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women. Low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures.


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