The major function of calcium is to act in cooperation with phosphorus to build and maintain bones and teeth in the body. Another important function is the storage of this mineral in the bones for use by the body as and when it needs it. Calcium deficiencies are wide spread in human society with only 1/3 to ½ of the necessary requirements being consumed.
A common calcium deficiency ailment is osteoporosis, in which the bones become porous and fragile because calcium is withdrawn from the bones and other areas faster than it is deposited in them.
One of the first signs of a deficiency of calcium is a nervous affliction called tetany, which is characterised by muscle cramps, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs. Moderate cases of calcium deficiency may lead to cramps, joint pains, heart palpitations, increased cholesterol levels, slow pulse rates, insomnia, impaired growth, excessive irritability or nerves, muscle cramps, brittle nails, eczema and numbness of the arms and or legs.
All supplement orders over NZ$50 are delivered freight free* within New Zealand. * However a Rural Delivery fee of $3.50 will apply to all RD deliveries. Freight free may exclude food items and cleaning products You will be emailed before charging your order, if additional courier charges apply.
22 products found. Items 1 - 20 displayed.
Win a $25 shopping voucher
Make a personal invitation....
to visit healthyonline