Calcium is a chemical element and a mineral that is essential to the proper functioning of the human body. Calcium is particularly important for teeth and bones, regulating muscle contractions including the heart, and helping blood to clot.
Calcium ion[edit | edit source]
The chemical symbol for the element calcium is Ca+
Dietary sources[edit | edit source]
Sources of calcium include:
- milk, cheese and dairy products
- soybean drinks with added calcium
- green, leafy vegetables
- bread and anything made from fortified flour
- fish bones, e.g. from sardines or pilchards
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Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Calcium-Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center
- Calcium Supplements: Benefits, Calcium Deficiency, Dosage and More - WebMD
- Calcium channel blockers - drugs.com
- Calcium - NHS
- Calcium - PubChem
- Calcium without dairy - Vegan Society
References[edit | edit source]
- Royal Society of Chemistry. "Calcium - Element information, properties and uses | Periodic Table". rsc.org. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
- "Vitamins and minerals - Calcium". National Health Service. October 23, 2017. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
- "Health Benefits of Calcium". WebMD. Retrieved March 14, 2021.
- "Calcium". Linus Pauling Institute. April 22, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2021.