Calcium is the most common mineral in the human body. Calcium is a
nutrient in the news because adequate intakes are an important
determinant of bone health and risk of fracture or osteoporosis. Our
nation suffers from approximately 1.5 million fractures annually with an
associated health care cost of $13.8 billion.
Approximately 99% of total body calcium is in the skeleton and teeth
and 1% in blood and soft tissues. Calcium has four major biological
functions: 1) structural as stores in the skeleton, 2)
electrophysiological - carries charge during an action potential across
membranes, 3) intracellular regulator, and 4) as a cofactor for
extracellular enzymes and regulatory proteins.
Calcium is present in variable amounts in all the foods and water we
consume, although the main sources are dairy products and vegetables.
Majority people don't get enough calcium from regular diet.
This section provides a collection of must-know's about calcium.
Content is being updated constantly to give you the most current
information about calcium.
of Calcium in Bone Development
of Calcium in Teeth Development
Rich Foods Reference Table
Why Do Women Need
Why is Calcium
Critical for Boys and Girls?
Where is Calcium
Found in the Body?
How To Retain
Maximum Amount of Calcium from Cooking?
Usage of Calcium
and Osteoporosis Prevention