Calcium & Calcium Citrate
What is Calcium & Calcium Citrate?
Calcium is the most common mineral in the body, with approximately 99% of total body calcium being stored in the bones and teeth. Calcium is an essential nutrient in the body most commonly known for helping build strong bones. This is particularly important as you age. Factors such as genetics, weight, diet and level of physical activity can also have an impact on bone health. Calcium is also needed to help the body absorb other micronutrients, most notably vitamin D and magnesium which are also essential for bone health. Calcium can be sourced through a number of foods including cheese, milk and yoghurt, with almonds, brewer's yeast and dark leafy greens. Bones are constantly being renewed, meaning it is essential you are consuming enough calcium regularly to help keep bones healthy. Calcium deficiency is most common in postmenopausal women, those who consume large amounts of caffeine, sugary drinks and alcohol and those with malabsorption problems such as Crohn’s disease. If you suffer from acid stomach, it is best to avoid calcium citrate.
Buying Calcium & Calcium Citrate Supplements
At Evergreen Healthfoods, we stock an extensive range of calcium rich supplements. Supplements are available in many different forms including tablets, liquid, powders and capsules and are specifically designed to aid bone health. They are also available with other important nutrients for bone health such as vitamin D and magnesium. Take a look at our wide range of products for more information on finding out which supplement is best suited to your needs.