What is Calcium?

Calcium is needed for healthy bones, teeth, nails and muscle tissue. It also assists in blood clotting and heart and nerve functions. Calcium can be obtained through diet or through supplements. There have been recent studies linking taking calcium to increased risk of heart attacks. But these studies have missed the point. Calcium should always be taken with Magnesium and vitamin D. Magnesium is essential to heart health. Calcium is the mineral most likely to be deficient in the average diet. Calcium is most prominent in bones and teeth. Calcium salts make up about 70 percent of bone by weight and give your bone its strength and rigidity.

About 99 percent of the calcium in the human body is held in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1 percent of calcium circulates in the bloodstream, where it performs a variety of important functions. It helps to contract muscles and helps regulate the contractions of the heart. It plays a role in the transmission of nerve impulses and in blood clotting.

Calcium supplements

There are many vitamins that may help with increasing calcium levels in the body. A small selection can be seen below.

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Biocare Mag 2:1 Cal

A diet that is high in dairy and low in whole grains can lead to excess calcium in the tissues and a..


NHP Osteo Support

Special multivitamin and mineral supplement formulated to help maintain strong healthy bones. ..


Patrick Holford Bone Support SOLD OUT

Patrick Holford Bone Support

Bone Support is a unique mineral combination with vitamins B6, B12, vitamins D and K, calcium, mag..


Quest Cal-Mag Plus Multiminerals

Is a multimineral formula to support your optimal health.  This supplement contains balanced ra..


Quest Synergistic Cal-Mag

Calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D are all essential minerals for developing and maintaining healthy ..


Terra Nova Calcium Magnesium 2:1 Complex Veg Caps

Is a convenient way to help safeguard against deficiencies of these two important minerals, which ar..


Terra Nova Magnesium Calcium 2:1 Complex Veg Caps

Magnesium and calcium are minerals that are both important for bone density and have opposite effect..