What is the role of calcium in the human body?
Among the huge amounts of vitamins and minerals that the daily diet provides, one should not forget about calcium - a very important element whose role and properties for the entire chain of processes in the human organism. What is responsible for this mineral and how to prevent its deficiency?
Does calcium play an important role in the human body?
Any nutrition and supplement specialist will confirm that the properties of calcium are extremely important for maintaining optimal health. Its main role in the human body is to maintain a good condition of the bones. In addition, calcium is also an essential element for maintaining healthy and strong teeth and for proper muscle function.
The role of calcium is not limited to the bone system only. The optimal level of this element promotes good nerve conduction in the human organism and facilitates the maintenance of energy metabolism. Other equally valuable functions of this mineral include, for example: influencing the correct blood coagulation reaction, participating in the process of cell division and specialization and contributing to the proper functioning of digestive enzymes.
Is calcium deficiency in the human body dangerous?
Inadequate calcium intake in the daily diet and the lack of a varied diet greatly contribute to the appearance of deficiencies. The result of a sharp decrease in the level of this mineral is the appearance of a number of anomalies in the human organism, which can lead to disturbances in many important functions - which confirms that calcium is an element that plays an important role in the optimal functioning of many internal organs.
What are the most common symptoms of a change in the role of calcium in the human organism as a result of its deficiency?
- Painful and uncomfortable muscle spasms
- Headache and dizziness with a constant feeling of lack of energy
- Numbness in the extremities and increased joint pain
- Increased calcium removal from bones and teeth, which can lead to osteoporosis and cavities.
How do we support the role of calcium in the human body?
Maintaining a healthy and balanced diet is one of the best ways to maintain the optimum level of calcium in the human body and to adequately support the role it plays. It is mainly found in milk and dairy products, animal proteins (from meat and eggs), some nuts (such as almonds), seeds (such as chia seeds), or vegetables (such as Brussels sprouts, kale, and green beans).
The diet of physically active people involves increased consumption. Intense effort requires providing the body with essential amounts of macro and micro elements, including calcium. People who train for leisure and professional athletes should pay special attention to its level for the sake of their bones and muscles. For this purpose, it is worth resorting to the
vitamin-mineral complex Vita-Min Multi Sport from the Olimp Sport Nutrition brand. These are capsules prepared in the state-of-the-art laboratories of the pharmaceutical company Olimp Laboratories using exceptionally pure, microbiologically tested materials.