Calcium: an important but forgotten mineral

Calcium: an important but forgotten mineral

Too much or too little of this inexpensive additive can bring about disproportional problems

It is widely known that 99 percent of all calcium in the body is found in bones and teeth. Thus, calcium is the most important mineral when it comes to skeletal development and maintenance. Non-skeletal functions, in the form of ionized calcium, include muscle contraction and relaxation, nerve conduction, regulation on blood clotting, and cell signaling in immune responses.