Vitamin D, Calcium, and Bone Health

Vitamin D allows your body to absorb calcium. Calcium is necessary for building strong and healthy bones. Without enough vitamin D and calcium, bones may not form properly in childhood and can lose mass, become weak. Good  sources of calcium include dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt); calcium-fortified products (foods and beverages with added calcium), fish […]

Bone Health In Childhood

Why is bone health important in childhood? Bones undergo changes throughout our lives, as old bone is broken down and new bone forms. But the most important time for building a strong skeleton is during childhood and adolescence. Bone strength depends on both the size of the bones and the amount of mineral they contain. […]

Normal Calcium Balance

Why is calcium important? Calcium is important for the human body as it helps in 1. Muscle contraction 2. Nerve conduction 3. Blood coagulation 4. Release of enzymes & hormones How is the blood Calcium regulated? A very delicate balance between the blood & the bone maintains this level. Of the total body calcium 99% […]