Why do you need calcium?

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Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Over 98% of the calcium in your body is stored in your bones and teeth.

In the bloodstream, it’s use to send nerve signals, release hormones like insulin, and regulate how muscles and blood vessels contract (narrow) and dilate (widen).ทางเข้า UFABET

Calcium is so important that if you don’t get the recommend amount in your diet. Your body will take it from your skeleton and teeth to use elsewhere, weakening your bones.

So how much do you need each day?

Below are the current recommendations from the Institute of Medicine by age:

  • Women ages 50 and younger: 1,000 milligrams (mg) per day
  • Men ages 70 and younger: 1,000 mg per day
  • Women over age 50: 1,200 mg per day
  • Men over age 70: 1,200 mg per day

There are also recommend upper limits for intake. The cap is 2,500 mg per day for adults up to age 50 and 2,000 mg per day for adults over age 50 .

It’s possible to get sufficient amounts through your diet. Foods that contain calcium include dairy products, certain leafy greens, nuts, beans and tofu.

However, people who don’t eat enough calcium-rich foods might consider taking supplements.