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WHAT IS CALCIUM AND WHAT IS ITS BENEFITS

Calcium is a compound name associated with a lot of compound elements. There are different types of calcium and as well as the various locations where they can be found. One type of calcium is the one found in the earth’s crust, another is found in the moon crust and the other source of calcium is the calcium found in the food that humans consume, which are needful for the proper coordination of the human body system.


On earth, the primary source of calcium found to come from sources like limestone, chalk, dolomite, eggshells, pearls, corals, stalagmites and the marine shells of aquatic animals. There are also compounds like the carbon carbonate which are deposits found in a water environment that possess carbon dioxide, which is capable of forming carbon bicarbonate.


Calcium is needful for the human body and it is needed for the buildup of the bones. The calcium forms a part of the substance that strengthens together the adjoining walls of the cells. It is also necessary for the activeness of stimuli response to the muscles and nerve cells. The main source of calcium for Medicine Direct the human body are calcium supplements gotten from dairy and dairy products, meats which constitute to a high amount of protein, fruits which gives the body vitamins which is needful for calcium buildup, eggs another high source of protein, aquatic animals a primary source of protein, poultry products, and vegetables which provide the body with the necessary calcium for strengthening the bones.

 

Thus, it is evident that the human body is reliant on calcium, which constitutes to 90 percent of the body mineral needs. The calcium in the human body is needful for the body’s maintenance of neuromuscular operation. The calcium constitutes to about 2 percentage of the body’s weight and it constitutes to 26 percent of the dry weight of the bones and teeth with respect to phosphate and carbonate.

Research has proven that the body uses about a 0.5g of serum calcium, which is exchanged for bone calcium which the body absorbs every day.

The body absorption of calcium daily depends on a series of factors which include; the body absorption of calcium is subjective to situations within the body's lumen of the small intestine.

The acid secreted from the stomach converts the calcium to salt, which is then absorbed first in the duodenum. The calcium which fails to be absorbed is then precipitated in the ileum and it is then passed out as excreta. A sugar acid gotten from milk, called lactose assists the calcium in absorption, this in contrast with fatty acid and magnesium in the body with interrupts its breakdown process.

The other factors which could hinder in the breakdown of calcium in the human body include the body needs; which in this case the body of a deficient person gets a higher absorption, than a normal person. Another factor is the concentration of the amount of calcium in the food being taken, which is the higher or lower the calcium content in the food taken, the higher or lower the calcium used would be.

Another factor which may hinder in the processing of calcium is intestinal motility. In this case, the intestinal quickness weakens the absorption of calcium in the body. This similarly can cause stomach diarrhea and if the purgatives being used are continued for long, the rate of calcium consumption required by the body may weaken altogether. As earlier above mentioned, ingested foods serve as one of the best sources of calcium production needed by the human body to function. The food could either be in form of portentous foods, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fatty food and a host of others. Also, other food like cereals can be a good source of calcium. This is because cereals contain phytic acid and this phytic acid combines with the calcium in the body to form an insoluble calcium phytate which is not easily absorbed by the body.

Also, foods in the likeness of cereals which contain oxalate acid combine with the calcium in the body to form calcium oxalate. When magnesium or food containing magnesium in high quantity is ingested into the body, it is capable of weakening the calcium absorbed by the body. Another, hindrance in the proper use of calcium in the body is intestinal lactase deficiency. Which is capable of leading to a decrease in the calcium absorption of the body. Another good source minerals that aid in the breakdown of calcium absorption.

The vitamin D is capable of stimulating the construction of a calcium necessary protein, which aids calcium absorption in the body. Because of its usefulness in the body, a vitamin D deficiency could spell trouble for the body system, because calcium absorption relies a lot on the vitamin D minerals for its breakdown. The body bones contain a high amount of calcium and given the fact that the bones of the body are meant to be strong for all physical activities associated with the human body, it is necessary.

The body gets a daily amount of protein to enhance its calcium production level. A person suffering from osteoporosis a condition which weakens the bones faces a lot of calcium deficiency, thus leading to the weakening of the bones. Calcium can be found in many places in the body but cannot be found in the red blood cells of the body. The most calcium is found in the bones and the teeth of the body. The human skeletal system is the most place where calcium is found most and in this place, the calcium is stored and reabsorbed.

The calcium found in the human body varies with age thus, a younger person has more calcium deposits in his body than an elderly person. Similarly, research made has proven that calcium found in boys at the age of puberty is slightly higher than the amount of calcium found in a girl. A case is where a boy would have a calcium content of 400mg of calcium in a day, the girl would produce only 200mg. but sometimes this case could be balanced at equal if both individuals would take a total amount of 1000mg calcium a day.