As we grow older, our bodies experience changes, some of which may come with suffering. From aches and pains to illness, it is not uncommon for many people to experience these transitions over time. Aging, however, isn’t always the reason behind these issues. Have you ever stopped to think that these physical ailments could result from a lack of calcium? Let’s take a closer look so you can understand.
We already know the vital role that calcium plays in the body—specifically in taking care of our bones, heart, muscles, and nervous system. But what happens when we don’t give our body enough of this all-star mineral?
This can lead to a calcium deficiency. Our teeth and bones are home to the majority of the calcium in our bodies, where we store an impressive 99% of calcium! But what about that extra 1%? Where does that live? Well, it lives inside the blood, and it’s responsible for critical functions including muscle and blood vessel contractions and expansion, and sending important messages through the nervous system. So this small yet mighty 1% is pretty essential!