The Surprising Benefits of Calcium – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 365
InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey, Ph.
Calcium is well-known as being beneficial to bone, but it also affects many other parts of the body. Inadequate levels of this mineral can lead to fatigue and muscle spasms. It can also impact your mood, nails and skin.†
Signs of a deficiency
When you don’t consume enough calcium, whether it’s from food or supplements, it’s going to cause muscle spasms. This nutrient works at the cellular level within the muscle to allow it to contract properly during physical activity. One of the reasons you may develop muscle fatigue or spasms after exercise is that you have pumped the calcium out of your muscles. This can also be accompanied by issues within your joints. Take some calcium and Vitamin D after extreme exercise to help replenish the nutrients in your muscles.†
Getting sufficient amounts of calcium
If you get enough calcium, this can benefit your blood pressure. Studies have shown that getting sufficient levels of this mineral from the diet can help lower elevated blood pressure. Adequate amounts of calcium are also important for bone health. You also need enough sleep for bone health, as well as other nutrients such as strontium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, phosphorus and magnesium.†
This mineral is also important for your teeth. When other parts of your body lack calcium, they pull it from your teeth, which can lead to brittle teeth, tooth decay and gum issues. You can also develop dry skin, eczema, dry nails, coarse hair and hair loss.†
In this episode, Jerry Hickey, Ph. discusses the important role that the mineral calcium plays in the body. He explains various signs of low calcium levels and details looking at the benefits of this mineral.†
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- Studies on the benefits of calcium
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