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A - Z of Vitamins & Supplements

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Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium

Calcium: Sources of Calcium include: Milk, Cheese and other dairy products, Broccoli, Cabbage and Okra, Soya Beans, Tofu and Nuts. Calcium has several important functions, these include: helping build strong bones and teeth, regulating muscle contractions including heartbeats, and making sure blood clots normally.

A lack of calcium could lead to a condition called rickets in children and osteomalacia or osteoporosis in later life. You should be able to get all the calcium you need from your daily diet. Taking high doses of calcium (more than 1,500mg a day) could lead to stomach pain and diarrhoea.

Research: Magnesium


Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium - Vitamins for Blood Pressure: Calcium appears to have a significant reduction in systolic blood pressure. It should always be taken together with vitamin D3. Take one tablet of 100 milligram of calcium with one tablet of 1,000 IU of D3 and one tablet of 500 milligram of potassium. Take daily as this is very important for those with high blood pressure.

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