A - Z of Vitamins & Supplements

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Calcium Remedies

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.

Calcium - Vitamins for Osteoporosis: Take 500 milligrams of calcium twice a day. 

Calcium – Vitamins for Panic Disorder: Take one tablet of 100 milligrams twice daily. Must  be taken with one tablet of 1,000 IU of D3. 

Calcium - Vitamins for PMS:  Calcium levels are lower in women with PMS and calcium supplements may reduce the severity of symptoms.  300 milligrams of calcium four times a day reduces bloating, depression, pain, mood swings and food cravings.

Calcium - Vitamins for Pregnancy:  Getting 1000-2000 milligrams of calcium every day is important for pregnant women.

Calcium - Vitamins for Rickets: The best source of calcium is milk and a young child with rickets should drink at least 500 millilitres per day. For severe cases, a supplement of calcium should also be given orally. Take 200 milligrams daily.

Calcium - Vitamins for Stroke:  1500 milligrams - maintains proper muscle tone in the blood vessels. So people with high blood pressure should take it to help prevent stroke.

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