Calcium 

Calcium in Pharmacy

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, and one of the most important. Calcium is one of the nutrients that form the basis of a holy diet, yet its metabolism and actions are dependent on other elements such as vitamin D, magnesium and phosphorus. It is mostly stored in bones and teeth, it helps them grow and maintain their health. Its absorption by the body decreases with age leading to osteoporosis (decalcification of the bones).

The balance of calcium in the blood is essential to life, and especially to cardiac functions; Thus its blood level is highly regulated (calcemia) to avoid fatal variations to the body. Indeed, if the diet does not bring enough of the parathyroid glands release the parathyroid hormone (PTH), which uses the calcium present in the bones to restore balance, which is why osteoporosis is linked to a Calcium deficiency.

Calcium is the most important mineral element in our body because it is located in the bones.
The rest of our body's calcium, 1%, is involved in many physiological functions such as coagulation, muscles, nerves, hormones. If deficiencies in the blood are rare (some metabolic disorders), deficiency appears in the bones, following diet deficiency (diet), osteoporosis, etc. Apart from calcification concerns, a calcium intake has shown a reduction The risk of high blood pressure, cancers of the colon or prostate for example. Calcium needs vitamin D to be absorbed into the intestines. Once in the blood, calcitonin will allow the bones to store calcium. Many foods bring calcium (not milk) as seeds, nuts or green vegetables. Marine calcium comes from sea water. It is well tolerated and highly assimilable. The lithothamne is a marine alga rich in calcium so it is the provider of marine calcium.

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