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Introduction

Calcium

Calcium is the mineral present in the highest amount in the body (one kilogram - one kilogram and a half).
Almost the entire amount of calcium in the body is fixed in the bones and teeth and the rest is distributed in tissues and body fluids.

Calcium - Role and foods that we find
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Health benefits

Calcium

•  The main function of calcium in the body is that along with phosphorus to strengthen and maintain in good condition the skeleton and teeth. This is done in optimal conditions when the ratio of the amount of calcium and phosphorus is 2 to 1. Also calcium can not be absorbed, only in the presence of sufficient amounts of vitamin D.

•  Together with magnesium is responsible for cardiovascular health. Ensure regular heart beat.

•  Contribute to iron metabolism.

•  Prevents rapid passage of plasmatic fluid into the extracellular space having beneficial effect in inflammatory processes.

•  By stabilizing cell membranes, calcium reduces scale allergic processes. That is why in case of allergic reactions (rhinitis, urticaria, asthma, etc.) are recommended adequate doses of calcium.

•  Stimulates the body's enzymatic equipment.

•  Helps in the treatment of insomnia.

•  Calcium has an important role in the transmission of nerve impulses, being nervous system tonic and strengthening its functional balance. Thus muscle contraction is dependent on the presence of calcium, as phenomena who coupled nerve impulses to the muscle contraction properly are made by calcium ions only.

Recommended daily intake

Calcium

According to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States recommended daily allowance of calcium is:

Age
(M / F)

RDA Calcium
(mg / day)

Pregnancy

0-6 months
7-12 months
1-3 years
4-8 years
9-13 years
14-18 years
19-50 years
over 50 years

210
270
500
800
1300
1300
1000
1200

-
-
-
-
-
1300
1000
-

Calcium deficiency

Calcium

A person with absence of calcium is easily recognized: state of insomnia, irritability, palpitations, abdominal cramps (sometimes violent) unjustified bloating, difficulty swallowing food, sensation of numbness of the hands, bouts of sweating unexplained depression, intense headache, spontaneous muscle contractions at different muscle groups (arms, legs, trunk, face), tingling in the limbs, sensation of breathlessness unmotivated, melancholic moods, disturbances of the menstrual cycle (period loss thinning bleeding) disorder concentration.

In severe forms occurs tetany (contractions that comprise most of the body muscles, including the respiratory). Calcium deficiencies lead to malformed bones causing rickets to children or osteoporosis to adults.

Calcium excess

Calcium

Hypercalcemia is manifested by tiredness, thirst, nausea, depression, bone pain. Hypercalcemia can be extremely dangerous if the kidneys are formed so-called "renal calculi" because they can lead to kidney failure.

Calcium from plant sources

Calcium

- chinese cabbage, green beans, peas, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, grapes, blackberries, blueberries.

Opponents of Calcium

Calcium

- Some plants, such as spinach contain substances that can reduce calcium absorption in the body. Therefore, it may take a few servings of spinach to get the same amount of calcium as that brought a cup of milk (milk is not only rich in calcium, but it is also a highly assimilable form).

 

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