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Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, of which the body contains approximately 2.5 pounds, and 99% of this is stored in the bones and teeth. The remainder is in the bloodstream and the fluids surrounding the cells. It is an essential mineral with a wide range of biological functions.*
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Calcium and Vitamin D
How They Work Synergistically to
Promote Bone Health
Calcium and Vitamin D
Calcium and Vitamin D are two of the most
important things in the development of dense
and strong bones. They work synergistically to
help increase bone mass. At each age level, the
requirement for Calcium and Vitamin D increases
as the body requires more of these mineral and
vitamin to develop strong bones and to perform
other essential functions as well.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the
human body, of which the body contains
approximately 2.5 pounds, and 99% of this is
stored in the bones and teeth. The remainder is in
the bloodstream and the fluids surrounding the
cells. It is an essential mineral with a wide range of
Role of Calcium In The Body
Calcium is a mineral that helps to build strong
It’s essential for blood clotting.
It stabilizes blood pressure.
It contributes to normal brain function.
It’s critical for communicating essential
information among cells.
Other Non-Bone Functions of
Helps insulin open cells to glucose
Is needed for the release of chemicals that transmit a
signal from a nerve cell to a target cell (for
example, when a nerve tells a muscle to move)
Facilitates the actual process of contraction of the
Assists the movement of sperm into an egg to fertilize
Calcium Daily Requirement
Newborns to 6 months: 200 milligrams
Babies 7-12 months: 260 milligrams
Kids 1-3: 700 milligrams
Kids 4-8: 1,000 milligrams
Kids and teens 9-18: 1,300 milligrams
Adults 19-50: 1,000 milligrams
Adult men 51-70: 1,000 milligrams
Adult women 51-70: 1,200 milligrams
All adults 71 and older: 1,200 milligrams
Pregnant/breastfeeding women: 1,000 milligrams
Pregnant teens: 1,300 milligrams
Sources of Calcium
Rich sources of Calcium include
dairy foods such as milk, cheese, and yogurt
plant foods including broccoli, kale, and
cabbage, moringa, spinach, tofu, collard
greens, soy beans
Seafoods such as
sardines, salmon, clams, lobster and crabs
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) is a fat-soluble vitamin.
It is known as the "sunshine" vitamin because it is
formed in the body by the action of the sun's
ultraviolet rays on the skin. Vitamin D is converted in
the kidneys to the hormone calcitrol, which is
actually the most active form of Vitamin D. The
effects of this hormone are targeted at the intestines
Functions of Vitamin D
Vitamin D maintains normal blood levels of calcium
Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, thereby
helping to form and maintain strong bones.
It promotes bone mineralization in concert with a
number of other vitamins, minerals, and hormones.
Combine Vitamin D with an Omega 3 Fatty Acid for
additional bone, joint, and cardiovascular support.*
Sources of Vitamin D
Salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, and shrimp
Cod and fish liver oils
Foods with added vitamin D, such as milk and
some cereals, yogurts, and orange juices
Diseases Associated with Low
Calcium and Vitamin D
(The medical term for low calcium is hypocalcemia)
Osteoporosis, brittle bones
Numbness or tingling around the mouth or in the feet
Muscle spasms in the face, feet, and hands.
Depression, memory loss, or hallucinations
Chronic and moderate hypocalcemia can result
in cataracts (damage to the eyes).
Osteomalcia in adults
Muscular disorders like tetany
Skin disordes like tanning of skin
High Blood Pressure and Heart Attack
Bone Health Products
Calcium Complex (MCHA)
Calcium plus Magnesium
Cal-Mag-Zinc with Vitamin D
Vitamin D, 5000 IU
Vitamin A & D, 100 softgels, 10000 IU
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