Calcium is needed for our heart, muscles, and nerves to function properly and for blood to clot. Inadequate calcium significantly contributes to the development of osteoporosis. Many published studies show that low calcium intake throughout life is associated with low bone mass and high fracture rates. National nutrition surveys have shown that most people are not getting the calcium they need to grow and maintain healthy bones.
Health Benefits of Calcium
- Makes the bones healthy and strong
- Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol level
- Improves nervous system
- Boosts memory and immunity
- Regulates Insulin level and aids in diabetes management
- Enhances liver functioning and keeps the heart healthy
- Prevents tooth loss and bone breakdown
- Reduces the risk of fracture in elderly men and women
- Supports lung function and cardiovascular health
Effects of Deficiency of Vitamin D and its impact on Regulation of Calcium
Vitamin D, also known as the Sunshine Vitamin, is important for the regulation of Calcium and phosphorus absorption, maintenance of healthy bones and teeth and is suggested to supply a protective shield against multiple diseases. Vitamin D deficiency in children can cause rickets. In adults, Vitamin D deficiency manifests as osteoporosis.