Calcium Deficiency: What You Should Know

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The National Institutes of Health say that children between the ages of nine and 18 require 1,300 milligrams of calcium daily. Calcium is a necessary mineral that helps to keep your teeth and bones strong. There’s more calcium in your body than there is any other mineral, and as you might expect, almost all of it is inside your teeth …

5 Reasons to Order Vitamin D Supplements

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Vitamin D is essential to good health and is unique for several different reasons. Here are five facts about vitamin D that may persuade you to order vitamin D supplements: Vitamin D Aids Calcium Absorption Unlike many nutrients that fuel the body with energy, the primary role of vitamin D is to aid the body in using other nutrients. Specifically, …

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Are Calcium Supplements Right For You?

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There are many benefits to adding a calcium supplement to your daily vitamin regimen. It will help you to maintain healthy bones and will benefit your heart, muscles, and nerves. Of course, the best way to absorb calcium is through diet. When you need help, you can add calcium supplements to your health routine. When you have too little calcium …

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How to Develop Strong Bones for Life

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Osteoporosis may feel like an inescapable reality of the aging process. However, there are steps you and your family can take to achieve high bone density and avoid this condition. Follow these four and enjoy strong, healthy bones for life. Adequate calcium intake throughout childhood and adolescence Parents pleading with their child to drink more milk may be something of …

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Pregnant and Lactose Intolerant? How to Get Calcium for You and the Baby

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If you’re pregnant, it’s essential that you get enough calcium on a consistent basis. Not only does this nutrient build up your baby’s bones and teeth before he or she is even born, but it also keeps his or her nerves and muscles healthy. Plus, when you get enough calcium during pregnancy, you’re less likely to suffer from certain complications, …

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What Is The Role Of Calcium In Your Body?

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From a very young age, you were probably told that getting enough calcium is essential to having good overall health. But were you ever told why that is? When you don’t know why something works, you may not feel the importance of applying that practice to your daily life. Learn about what exactly calcium is and how it affects your …

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More Than Bone Support: 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About Calcium

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If you don’t already know that calcium helps you build strong, dense bones, you probably didn’t listen to your parents harp on the importance of drinking milk when you were young. What your well-intended parents may not have known is that calcium is vital in many other bodily functions, such as muscle contraction. Read on to discover more interesting facts …

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How to Take Calcium Supplements for the Best Absorption

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Calcium is crucial for your overall health. In addition to strengthening bones and teeth, calcium plays an important role in nerve signal transmission, hormone release, muscle contraction, blood vessel function, and blood clotting. Although important for all stages of life, children and seniors must ensure proper calcium intake. This is because calcium assists with bone development and helps prevent osteoporosis …

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Want to Build Lean Muscle Mass AND Get Better Sleep? Try Adding a Calcium Supplement

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The number one things I hear the vast majority of my friends complain about, (no matter what their age but definitely my fellow midlifers), is that they’d like to be stronger and more fit, and that they all need better sleep. Being stronger and fit at midlife means you’ve got to focus on building lean muscle mass, and accomplishing that …

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When Do Women Need More Calcium and Why?

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As a woman, you can expect your body to go through physical changes during certain milestones in life. And that means you need to adjust the nutrients you’re getting—with calcium being a priority. After all, calcium is what helps keep your bones and muscles strong, your heart healthy, and your nervous system working properly, so you can’t risk a deficiency. …

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How Get the Nutrients You Need When You’re Dairy-Free

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Can’t eat dairy? You’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, around 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant. So it’s no wonder many retailers, restaurants, and food manufacturing companies now offer several options for people living dairy free. From non-dairy milks (like coconut, soy, almond, and hemp milk) to non-dairy yogurt, …

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5 Ways to Assist the Absorption of Calcium

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Whether you’re focused on getting more calcium through calcium-rich foods or you’re taking supplements to get the job done, it’s a good idea to make sure your body is actually absorbing this nutrient. After all, your bones and muscles need a little help taking in the calcium you’re giving them. As it turns out, certain habits you have can increase …

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Women Need More Calcium: What To Do If You Aren’t Getting Enough

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Everyone can benefit from calcium, but women need more calcium than men, especially as they age. That’s because women are at a higher risk for osteoporosis, so they need calcium to strengthen their bones. And then there’s menopause, during which bone loss often speeds up. Clearly, calcium is one nutrient you don’t want to skip, even for a day. Fortunately, …

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10 Reasons to Take Calcium Supplements During Pregnancy

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Being pregnant changes everything for a woman, especially when you find yourself pregnant with your first baby. If you’re reading this, you’re probably nodding, thinking something like “No, sh*t, Sherlock,” right? It’s insane trying to figure it all out. There are so many things to do, or do differently, and eat, or not eat, and … well, you get my …

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Men: Why You Should Eat Calcium-Rich Foods Post-Workout

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When you think of the best post-workout foods, you probably focus on carbs and protein, because those are often recommended for tired muscles. But did you know calcium is another important post-workout nutrient? Apparently your body benefits from milk, cheese, and other calcium-rich foods post-workout. Here’s what you need to know about the science behind it, plus an idea of …

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How to Improve Bone Health After Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer survivors, regardless of age, begin to lose estrogen more rapidly than normal. That’s because most breast cancers are estrogen positive, so women are treated with interventions that suppress the estrogen. In general, the younger the survivor, the faster the estrogen loss. And unfortunately, estrogen loss negatively impacts bone health. That’s why this population needs calcium—and a lot of …

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15 Surprising Dairy-Free Sources of Calcium

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Everyone knows dairy products—things like milk, cheese, and yogurt—are great sources of calcium. But not everyone likes dairy—and some people simply can’t or don’t want to eat dairy at all. So how do you get calcium into your diet if you’re lactose intolerant or just don’t like or want to eat dairy? Good question! There are actually lots of calcium-rich …

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How Much Calcium Children Need

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Everybody probably thinks they know what calcium is, but as a refresher, calcium is a mineral found in many foods. Why does calcium matter? That’s easy—our bodies need calcium to not only maintain strong bones, but also to carry out other important functions. Almost ALL calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and hardness. Suffice …