Other forms known as: Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate, Calcium Gluconate, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Lactate
Calcium, in all its forms, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate, Calcium Gluconate, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Lactate, is the most abundant mineral in the human body, and it is one of the most abundant elements on Earth.
Calcium is needed for the formation and maintenance of bones, the development of teeth and healthy gums. Calcium helps to maintain the integrity of the skeletal system. It is necessary for blood clotting, generation and transmission of nerve impulses, the contraction of muscle fibers, and the activation of various enzymes and release of some hormones that regulate digestion and metabolism. It is essential for wound healing and maintenance of cell membranes. It is thought to stabilise many body functions and it is also thought to assist in bowel cancer.
It performs many important roles like signaling biochemical processes in cells, controlling nerve functions and muscle contractions, and it is thought to help or assist with protein structuring in DNA and RNA.
Calcium intake is vital to health, particularly in times of growth, e.g. childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, and also during lactation.