What is Calcium?
Calcium was discovered in the 17th Century by Humphry Davy, a man who also isolated Sodium, Barium, Magnesium, Strontium, Boron and Potassium. Calcium is the fifth most abundant metal within the Earth’s crust, contributing to 4.1% of the crust’s materials. The nutrient naturally occurs in several foods, including dairy foods, green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and spinach, soya beans, tofu, fortified flour, and nuts. Fish containing bones, such as pilchards, are also high in Calcium. The average adult requires around 800mg of Calcium per day.
Benefits of Calcium
Calcium has several functions although it is probably most known for its use in bone health, particularly as the mineral helps to reduce the loss of bone mineral in post-menopausal women. Research has found that low bone mineral density is a risk factor for osteoporotic bone fractures. Other health benefits of Calcium include its required presence during the blood clotting process in addition to normal energy metabolism, muscle function, neurotransmission and cell division. Lastly, the mineral benefits digestive enzymes which are required to process foods and enhance metabolism.
Our Calcium tablets
Our Calcium tablets are offered in a torpedo style. Please be aware that this is a fairly large tablet at 18mm in diameter and we, therefore, advise against purchasing this tablet if you have trouble swallowing.
We recommend purchasing this tablet in combination with our Vitamin D3 tablets to receive even more benefit from our Calcium tablets.
Please note - this product may contain traces of Gluten.
We recommend that the 500 tablets option is more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 tablets option.