PLAYS A ROLE IN MAINTAINING HEALTHY TEETH
Calcium helps build and maintain healthy, strong teeth. Both baby and adult teeth need calcium to grow and develop.
PLAYS A ROLE IN MUSCLE CONTRACTION
Thanks to the role calcium plays in the muscle contraction process, with adequate calcium, through stimulation, your muscle fibres are able to contract properly when stimulated. This includes cardiac muscle. This important role for calcium helps explain why the body takes calcium from the bone when dietary intake levels fall short.
PLAYS A ROLE IN SENDING NERVE IMPULSES
Calcium facilitates the transmission of messages through the nervous system, transmitting impulses so nerve fibers can share information.
PLAYS A ROLE IN ACTIVATING ENZYMES
Calcium is needed to serve as a chemical signal for biological functions in the body such as activating enzymes vital to enabling your blood to clot properly.
PLAYS A ROLE IN THE BLOOD-CLOTTING PROCESS
Calcium plays an important role in the blood-clotting process, and our bodies need calcium to support this process.
Most of the calcium we consume is stored in our bones; the more we have earlier in life, the more we can borrow when our bodies need it later in life.
A healthy diet with adequate calcium and performing regular, weight-bearing exercise are important ways to help maintain healthy bones and assist in the prevention of osteoporosis.
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