Calcium is essential for building and maintaining healthy bones throughout life.


Calcium combines with other minerals to form hard crystals giving bones strength and structure.

Almost 99% of the body's calcium is found in bones and teeth. A small amount of calcium is absorbed into the blood and used for the healthy functioning of the heart, muscles, blood and nerves.

Our bodies cannot produce calcium, therefore bones act like a calcium bank. If there is not enough calcium in your diet, the body will take what is needed from your bones for use in other parts of the body. If this happens, your bone density (bone strength) will gradually decline and you may be at risk of developing osteoporosis.

This is why healthy bone mass density and consuming enough bone health supplements with calcium are so vital.

Calcium in our Diets

The best way to achieve recommended calcium intake is to eat a diet rich in calcium. Calcium content in food varies, so it is important to focus on food groups which contain higher levels of calcium.

  • 250 ml plain yogurt – 42% of your RDA (415 mg)
  • 250ml low fat milk – 29%b of your RDA (293mg)
  • 250ml cottage cheese – 14% of your RDA (138mg)
  • 40g of cheddar cheese – 31% of your RDA (307mg)
  • ½ cup raw broccoli – 2% of your RDA (21mg)

  • *Based on the RDA of 1000 mg of calcium per day

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