Learn About Calcium

This mineral is required for hundreds of enzymatic reactions throughout the body. Every tissue, including brain cells, is dependent upon it. However, the most important function of this mineral is in the human skeleton: the bones, joints, and teeth are made largely of calcium. Calcium also plays a crucial role in blood clotting, that is it prevents the blood from leaking through blood vessel walls. It is also required for normal fat digestion and heart muscle function.