Bone Density Benefits
According to scientific research, adequate calcium intake is absolutely essential to optimal bone health. One study took a look at the combined benefits of supplementing with calcium and vitamin D, and the researchers found that consuming adequate levels of calcium was especially effective if you’re deficient in this essential mineral.
Research shows that getting your recommended daily intake of calcium can contribute to normal blood clotting. What’s more, it also appears that supplementing with calcium may reduce your risk of hypertension (high blood pressure).
There may be a link between calcium intake and weight, with one study linking calcium supplementation with improved metabolism in women. Further research is needed to confirm this connection.
In addition to the benefits we’ve covered so far, calcium may reduce your chances of getting kidney stones, and this essential mineral may be beneficial to your overall neurological health. In general, your body needs calcium to perform a wide variety of different processes. Vegans and vegetarians or those who avoid dairy products are recommended to ensure they include a wide range of calcium sources in their diet, from leafy green vegetables to tofu and sesame seeds (tahini), as well as from fortified foods and supplements.