DRI: 1200 mg/day
Toxic level: 2500 mg/day
Milk, Banana, green leafy vegetables, nuts, white flour.
It is absorbed from small intestine and further metabolized to Coenzyme A.
- Essential for bone & teeth, maintaining bone strength, nerve, muscle & glandular function, blood clotting.
- It serves as an intracellular regulator
- It is involved in the release of nerve for transmittance & hormones.
- It is an important link between electrical extinction and contraction in muscles.
- It is important in nerve & heart function Calcium is an important component of a healthy diet and a mineral necessary for life.
- Vitamin D is added to some calcium supplements. Proper vitamin D status is important because vitamin D is converted to a hormone in the body which then induces the synthesis of intestinal proteins responsible for calcium absorption.
- The absorption of calcium from most food and commonly used dietary supplements is very similar. This is contrary to what many calcium supplement manufacturers claim in their promotional materials.