Coral Calcium includes many trace minerals essential for proper biological function. Calcium is needed for:
- The maintenance of normal teeth
- The maintenance of normal bones
- The process of cell division & specialisation
- It contributes to: normal function of digestive enzymes
- normal neurotransmission
- normal muscle function
- normal energy-yielding metabolism
- normal blood clotting
Calcium is an essential mineral and approximately 99% is used in the formation of bones and teeth. Calcium is also necessary throughout the body for proper nerve and muscle function although only 1% is used in these tissues.
No mineral is used in isolation in the body and Coral Calcium provides a wide variety of other trace minerals also required in the formation of healthy bones, teeth, muscle, connective tissue and more.
Bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt. As we age, we reach a tipping point, where we no longer build the bone as fast as we break it down, so ensuring adequate mineral supplies is always a good idea.
Everyone over the age of about 35 produces less of the hormones needed to build and maintain bone density and women are at greater risk of developing osteoporosis after menopause. They also generally have thinner bones and smaller skeletons, making them more vulnerable to bone density loss.
Men are also affected by osteoporosis
Although men do not go through the menopause, they are still at risk of osteoporosis, and due to our sedentary life-styles and less nutritious foods, few men have the luxury of the bone density developed by their grandfathers and generations before.
Calcium and other minerals, combined with weight bearing exercise is highly recommended for men and women of all ages.