- widening and narrowing of your arteries
- muscle function
- transmission of messages throughout your body via nerves and hormones
Bone is a Calcium reservoirYour body uses bone tissue as a reservoir for, and a source of Calcium, to make sure there is always a consistent level in the blood, muscles and cells. The remaining 99% of the body's Calcium supply is found in the bones and teeth. Bone itself changes constantly. Calcium is continuously taken from and deposited into bone. Children and teenagers experience constant Calcium change in order for growth spurts to occur. In older adults, particularly postmenopausal women, the breakdown of bone exceeds formation, and this leaves women with an increasing risk of osteoporosis. Some studies show that calcium, as well as vitamin D can benefit not just your bones, but can help guard against other killer diseases - diabetes, cancer, and high blood pressure.
Inadequate Calcium is Risky Business!If your body doesn’t get enough calcium, you might face health problems related to weak bones:
- Children may not grow to their full potential adult height
- Adults may have low bone density, which can trigger osteoporosis
Latest Research Says You Need The Following Nutrients:
- Calcium: in a super absorbable form such as citrate or chelate
- Vitamin D: for proper absorption of calcium.
- Boron: to help the body to metabolize calcium and keep calcium levels up.
- Magnesium: to balance calcium levels in the bones
- Manganese: to ensure healthy bone structure and help to create the enzymes that build bones.
- Zinc: Low zinc levels are associated with poor bone growth and osteoporosis in women.
- Horsetail: a herb known to re-mineralise bones and connective tissues. It can increase both your use and absorption of calcium, making it a powerful key to beating osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
- Vitamin K1: to build strong bones by helping Vitamin D work effectively