- EuroFoods name: CA
- Measurement unit: milligram, mg
- Group: Minerals
The most important function of calcium is acting as the major constituent of bone. It takes part in blood clotting and intercellular communication. Calcium needs vitamin D for absorption. The best sources of calcium are various dairy products, but also green leafy vegetables and fish. The recommendation of calcium is the highest for growing children and pregnant and lactating women. After menopause calcium can prevent loss of bone.
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