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1. the daily requirement of calcium
The daily requirement of calcium depends on age and sex. The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) recommends a daily calcium intake of approx. 900-1000 mg for adults. For babies, an amount of about 500 mg is sufficient. Pregnant and breastfeeding women, on the other hand, should consume about 1300 mg of calcium, as they have to provide for their offspring. However, the daily requirement can vary depending on body size and weight.
2 What is calcium?
Calcium is one of the best known minerals. If you look at the total amount of calcium available in the human body, you will find that calcium is most abundant in the organism. Calcium is responsible for essential processes in the human body. For this reason, calcium should be taken in daily through a healthy and balanced diet.
3 What tasks does calcium perform in the human body?
Calcium is responsible for many bodily functions in the human organism.
It is essential for blood clotting and the defence against inflammation. Together with phosphorus, calcium is the most important component for maintaining healthy bones and teeth. Most of the calcium is found in hard tissue. The remaining part is found in tissues and blood. Calcium is responsible for the excitability of nerve and muscle cells. It also stabilises the cell walls. Dairy products are good sources of calcium and provide a good supply of calcium. If the human organism no longer receives sufficient calcium, it can access the calcium stores and extract it from the bones. However, it is best if calcium is taken in daily through a healthy and balanced diet. A calcium deficiency that persists in the long term can lead to decalcification of bones and teeth. If decalcification occurs, there is an increased risk of bone fractures.
These causes can lead to a calcium deficiency:
- a diet low in calcium
- Hormonal Disorders
- an increased calcium requirement (e.g. during pregnancy or breastfeeding)
- vitamin D deficiency
- Diseases of the kidneys
- Diseases of the thyroid gland
- Digestive disorders
4. calcium as a food supplement
Calcium should normally be absorbed by the body on a daily basis. The best way to do this is naturally through a healthy and balanced diet. However, many people find it very difficult to cover their complete requirement of minerals and trace elements. Then calcium should be taken additionally to avoid a calcium deficiency.
Calcium is available in the form of dietary supplements in stores. It is offered in the form of calcium capsules and calcium tablets. Both forms are easy to handle and quickly enter the circulation. However, calcium tablets are sold in pharmacies, which in many cases have been produced with artificial additives or abroad. Calcium capsules often contain only the active ingredient in a vegetable cellulose shell and can therefore be produced without fillers.
Calcium capsules or calcium tablets should be taken with sufficient liquid (for example water or juice). It does not matter whether calcium is taken before or after a meal. However, if you have a sensitive stomach and cannot take calcium tablets or calcium capsules on an empty stomach, you should eat something first and then take the food supplements. In general, you should always make sure that the product was produced in Germany in order to guarantee a consistently high quality of the preparation. If you buy a preparation from Germany, you can be sure that the product was also produced safely and is of high quality.
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5. conclusion: the daily requirement of calcium
Calcium is an essential mineral. Considering the amount of calcium present in the body, it is the mineral that occurs most frequently in the human organism. Calcium is mainly known for its relevance to bones and teeth, but it also plays a decisive role in correct muscle function. It is essential for the body to always maintain the blood calcium level. Most of the calcium is bound in the skeleton. For this reason, calcium should be taken in through a healthy and varied diet. If the calcium level drops, for example due to a calcium deficiency, the substance is released from the bones and demineralised.
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