Calcium Supplements

We all know that calcium is important for healthy teeth and bones, but this mineral is vital for other functions in your body. Therefore it's important that you have the right intake of calcium every day. However, daily life sometimes gets in the way and you may not get all the calcium you need on a regular basis, that's where our calcium supplements can help.

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Sources of Calcium

What Is Calcium?

Calcium is a vital macro mineral, which means that this chemical is needed in larger amounts than trace minerals. As your body does't produce calcium, you need to get your daily recommended allowance in your diet.

With a calcium deficiency, you can develop health issues associated with weak bones, such as rickets in children. Or, as an adult, you can have low bone mass.

The NHS recommends that you need 700mg of calcium a day. For most people, this is achievable through a healthy, balanced diet. However, if you struggle to achieve this, which can be for various reasons, you may want to consider a calcium supplement.

Sources Of Calcium

There are plenty of sources that are rich in calcium. Calcium foods include:

  • Dairy;
  • Kale;
  • Spinach;
  • Fortified foods such as bread and soy drinks.

However, to absorb calcium you also need Vitamin D.

Calcium Benefits

Calcium is a vital chemical needed for your body to function. This mineral is needed for:

  • Blood clotting;
  • Healthy teeth and bones;
  • Regulating muscle contractions.

Who Should Take A Calcium Supplement?

For many, getting the recommended intake of calcium can be achieved through a well-balanced diet. However, some people may need some help. As dairy products tend to have the highest levels of calcium, vegans and people who are lactose-intolerant may struggle to get enough of this mineral. Therefore it may be worth considering a calcium supplement (though it's important that you speak to your doctor first).

However, it's also important that you do not have too much calcium in your diet, as this can cause a variety of digestive issues and can increase your risk of kidney stones.

If you need a little help to get the right amount of calcium in your diet, we have a range of supplements available. We supply calcium tablets and pills, some with Vitamin D to help with absorption too. Have a browse through the range of calcium supplements to help you achieve the optimum levels of calcium in your diet.