How Much Calcium is Healthy and from Which Sources?

Bones are a mineral depository in your body, storing 99% of body calcium, 85% of phosphorus, and 60% of magnesium. Only 1% of total body calcium is in the blood. Calcium is required for nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction, to stabilize a number of proteins and enzymes optimizing their activities, for secretion of hormones like insulin, and for blood clotting. If it is below normal, it can imply that your parathyroid gland’s function is low, or you have vitamin D deficiency, or that your magnesium blood level is low, which happens in alcoholism. Continue reading