The Important of calcium in human body

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Important of calcium (Ca) in human body

Calcium (Ca) is a chemical element that has the symbol (Ca) and atomic number 20. It has atomic mass of 40.078 with electronic configuration of (1s2, 2s2, 2p6, 3s2, 3p6, 4s2,). Calcium (Ca) belong group two in the periodic table.

Calcium (Ca) is essential to maintain total body health; our body needs it every day not just to keep bone and teeth stronger but to ensure proper function of muscle and nerves.

Its helps our blood to clot, it’s also helps for the prevention of osteoporosis (a condition in which the bone brittle, weak and also fracture easily.

Sign of calcium deficiency are as follows:

1.   Loss of weight

2.   Osteopenia (low bone density and osteoporosis)

Prevention: eat enough calcium supplements like calcium citrate, calcium carbonate, calcium guconate and calcium lactate.

Food containing calcium are meats, fish and many fruits and vegetables and legumes. Dairy products are also good source of calcium (Ca)

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