Makes up much of the structure of bones and teeth and allows normal bodily movement by keeping tissue rigid, strong, and flexible
The small ionized pool of calcium in the circulatory system, extracellular fluid, and various tissues Mediates:
-Blood vessel contraction and dilation
-Muscle function
-Blood clotting
-Nerve transmission
-Hormonal secretion
Effective for:
-Calcium Deficiency
Groups at Risk of Calcium Inadequacy:
.Postmenopausal women
.Individuals who avoid dairy products
-Bone health in older adults
-Cancer(help reduce the risk of cancer, especially in the colon and rectum)
-Cardiovascular disease
-Reduce lipid absorption and might therefore lower CVD risk (Calcium binds fatty acids, so it can reduce lipid absorption)
-Weight management
-Metabolic syndrome