Term: Calcium
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Calcium Chewable TabletsCalcium is one of the major minerals. It is the most abundant mineral in the human body. Accordingly, sufficient quantities of calcium must be consumed daily. Ninety-nine per cent of the calcium in our bodies is deposited in the bones and teeth. However, in order to effectively absorb the calcium we consume, an adequate amount of vitamin D must be present.

The mineral calcium contributes to
- the maintenance of bones and teeth
- normal energy-yielding metabolism
- normal blood clotting
- the normal function of digestive enzymes
- normal muscle function

The following groups of people may have higher calcium requirements:
Children and adolescents, pregnant and breastfeeding women and athletes.

Sources: Milk and dairy products, vegetables such as kale and broccoli, nuts, berries and dried fruits.