The importance of calcium in daily nutrition

Diet tips
L’importanza del calcio nell’alimentazione quotidiana
Not everyone is clear how much this mineral is present in our body and what functions it performs within it. Almost all of the calcium we store is used for the construction and maintenance of bones we have about 1.2kg !!. But a small part of this substance is used for:r:
  • Clot the blood
  • Activate many hormones including insulina
  • Defend cell membranes
  • Adjust the pressure
  • Regulate muscle contraction
  • Regulate the neuro-muscular systeme
Vitamin D, magnesium, calcitonin and parathyroid hormone regulate both the absorption and metabolism of calcium, but also favor its deposits on the bones. Human skeleton renews itself continuously and its plastic activity begins from the first months of an individual's life and reaches its maximum activity peak around 35 years of age. Then it slows down, but never stops. This function requires about 700 milligrams a day of calcium to be introduced with water and food and, considering all that we lose in sweat, feces and urine, the daily requirement of an adult of calcium is around one gram. During pregnancy and menopause, the requirement actually increases considerably.te.

Calcium deficiencies risksi

Calcemia is the concentration of calcium in the blood. This parameter is between 9 and 10 mg per deciliter. Its considerable lowering can cause considerable discomfort and functional alterations to bones and muscles. Where, due to a disease or an inadequate diet for the age and state of the individual, calcium is lacking, the body would cannibalize the bones, to take it from there. That's why, only in Italy, every 30 seconds there is a fracture due to osteoporosis! There are some unequivocal and, unfortunately, uncorrectable factors for the predisposition to osteoporosis, such as being female, menopause, white skin and slender build. Other factors, however, can be altered with a healthier lifestyle smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol and coffee, high-protein diet, excessive sedentary lifestyle. Herbalife helps you fight calcium deficiency withcalcio con Xtra-cal, a supplement useful especially for those predisposed to osteoporosis and for those who avoid dairy products by choice or for intolerance or allergy. With lots of calcium, magnesium and vitamin D you can prevent deficiencies with just 3 tablets a day!!

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