Calcium is an essential component of healthy bones and solid teeth. It contributes to blood clotting and to energy metabolism. Calcium also played a role in neurotransmission, in the regulation of cell division and in enzyme activity during digestion. Calcium and vitamin D both contribute to normal muscle function. Vitamin D helps to the normal absorption and use of calcium. A sufficient intake of calcium is essential for men and women of all ages, especially for those practicing sports. It is also indispensable for children and adolescents during growth and for those aged 50 years or more.
|% Reference Intake
|25 µg (1000 IU)