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Functions calcium


·         Builds and maintains bones and teeth

·         Regulates heart rhythm

·         Helps regulate the passage of other nutrients in and out of cell walls

·         Assist in normal blood clotting

·         Helps maintain proper nerve and muscle functioning

·         Lowers blood pressure

·         Is important to normal kidney functioning

·         Reduces the incidence of colon cancer (under research)

·         Reduces blood cholesterol levels

·         Prevents muscle cramps

·         Have a natural calming and tranquilizing effect

·         Helps with protein structuring in DNA and RNA

·         Helps to keep the skin healthy

·         Stops lead from being absorbed into bone

Deficiency symptoms of calcium


·         Arm and leg muscle spasms

·         Softening of bones

·         Back and leg cramps

·         Brittle bones and nails

·         Rickets

·         Poor growth

·         Osteoporosis

·         Tooth decay

·         Depression

·         Hypertension

·         Rheumatoid arthritis


People with an increased risk of calcium deficiency


·         If you suffer from osteoporosis

·         People with a gum disease

·         If you regularly eat processed foods, excess protein, fat, sugar, salt (sodium), or drink fizzy soda drinks and/or coffee

·         Calcium supplementation should be considered if you drink a lot of bottled water with a low or no mineral content

·         Drinkers

·         Women on the pill or on hormone replacement therapy

·         People on diuretic (water pill) or using antacids


Food sources of calcium


·         Milk and milk products

·         Cheddar cheese

·         Fish and seafood

·         Beans

·         Nuts

·         Green leafy vegetables


Best results if used with:


·         Phosphorus

·         Magnesium

·         Vitamin A and D

·         Always good to have a few amino acids (protein) around calcium


Recommended dietary allowance for calcium


·         Adult male                           1200 milligrams

·         Adult female                        1200 milligrams

·         Children (under 8)                 800 milligrams


Biozest supply calcium              95 milligrams per 500 ml ready to drink



Toxicity symptoms of calcium


·         Symptoms of calcium toxicity is rare

·         Excess calcium supplementation has been associated with some other mineral imbalances such as zinc and combined with a magnesium deficiency may cause deposits in your kidneys, which could cause kidney stones


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