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Calcium – A fundamental component of our bones

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our body: 99% of it can be found in our skeleton. Calcium levels in the blood are carefully regulated: if they are too low, Calcium is resorbed from the skeleton to maintain blood levels. This causes a reduction in bone mass, increasing the risk of fractures. For this reason, Calcium is very important for post-menopausal women, who are susceptible to increased rates of bone loss. Calcium absorption is affected by Vitamin D levels.

Sources include

  • Bony fish, e.g. tinned salmon with soft bones
  • Dairy foods including milk, yoghurt and cheese
  • Fortified breakfast cereals
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Legumes and certain nuts
  • Tofu

It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. 

Meritene products should not be used as substitutes for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

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