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