Calcium is one of the most important minerals in our bodies.
It helps build strong bones and teeth. But what happens when we don't get enough of it?
Our bodies contain about 1 kg of calcium, with 99% found in our bones and teeth.
Calcium is continuously being absorbed and excreted, so we need a regular dietary intake.
The recommended daily intake is 1000-1300 mg for adults.
When calcium intake is too low, the body responds by taking calcium from the bones to maintain normal blood calcium levels.
Signs that you may not be getting enough calcium include brittle nails, muscle cramps, numbness and tingling. But often there are no obvious symptoms until bone loss is quite severe.
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