Calcium makes up around 1.9% of body weight and is the mineral that occurs most frequently in terms of quantity. Almost 100% of the calcium is stored in the bones and teeth, which ensures strength and stability. In addition to the metabolism of bones and teeth, calcium plays a crucial role in cell communication and is involved in the transmission of nerve stimuli – for example, the heart cannot contract without calcium. It also performs important functions in blood clotting and is required for the function of various enzymes.

Calcium intake

Calcium can be provided in sufficient quantities through a wholesome, healthy diet. The best foods to provide the body with enough calcium are dairy products. It is important to keep a few things in mind, otherwise they can have an inflammatory effect. Plant sources such as cabbage, seaweed, sesame and almonds should also be integrated into the diet to prevent calcium deficiency.

Taking calcium through dietary supplements is also possible. However, it should be clarified which form of calcium and in what quantity is suitable. It is also very important to pay attention to other substances in calcium metabolism and to individually integrate co-factors such as vitamin D, vitamin K2, magnesium, zinc, boron and silicon into the intake plan.

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Calcium is important for various processes and also as a building block. Nutritional supplementation should only be undertaken from an individual perspective.

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