Chronic Calcium deficiency

In order for our metabolism to work properly many minerals are necessary: usually these are provided by our food.

Calcium, however, plays a predominant role in numerous metabolic processes and its deficiency can lead to the development of various kinds of pathologies. Apart from being abundantly present in our bones, it is essential to cellular nutrition mechanisms and to the bioelectrical processes present in all the functions of the organism, and is one of the most important elements involved in the maintenance of a slightly alkaline and oxygen-rich environment within the intracellular and extracellular fluids.

Calcium is found in numerous foods, like dairy products, fruit and vegetables, but it is not easily assimilable (absorbed and incorporated into body tissues), so a deficiency can be present even when eating correctly.

Vitamin D is necessary for its assimilation by the intestine. Few foods contain high levels of vitamin D, which is made by our body under the skin in reaction to sunlight.

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