Calcium – the mineral for bones
Calcium is built into bones and, along with other minerals, is responsible for their strength and resistance (1). Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones. A long-term calcium deficiency causes the body to fall back on its calcium depots in the bones. The result: the bones lose stability and break easily. A sufficient supply of the mineral calcium therefore plays a central role in the prevention of osteoporosis.
Calcium is not only important for healthy, stable bones, it is also involved in many metabolic processes in the body. The mineral calcium is required for blood clotting, for muscle contraction and for the transmission of stimuli in the nervous system (2). In addition, calcium has a stabilizing effect on cell walls, which is helpful in preventing and treating an allergic reaction, particularly in the skin. Substances with an allergic effect, such as histamine, are less able to escape from the cells and thus trigger fewer allergic reactions.
Dairy and milk products are particularly rich in calcium. A glass (0.25 liters) of milk provides almost 300 milligrams of calcium (1). Various plant foods such as kale, soybeans, nuts and seeds are also suitable as calcium suppliers.
Your daily calcium requirement
The German Society for Nutrition recommends an intake of 1000 mg of calcium per day for adults. To prevent osteoporosis, 1200 mg of calcium should be taken daily together with 20 µg of vitamin D (1).
Which AgilNature® products contain calcium?
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*Nutrient Reference Value = Percentage of the reference value according to Annex XIII of the Food Information Regulation (EG) No. 1169/2011.
- DGE (2013): Selected questions and answers on calcium. In: German Society for Nutrition e. V. (DGE). https://www.dge.de/index.php?id=631 (accessed on February 21, 2022)
- ERNA (2011), The European Responsible Nutrition Alliance: Facts about vitamins, minerals and other food components with health effects, Seiten 32-35