Importance of calcium to bone development

It is of importance to note that calcium has got a lot to do with bone's development. Bones are living connective tissues that have multiple functions such as protecting internal organs, storing minerals and supporting body weight.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and 99% of it is stored in bones. Research shows that if a person's diet does not contain sufficient levels of calcium, the body will withdraw calcium from the bones to meet its needs. The following are the importance of calcium to the body;
1. Strengthens bones
2. Gives bones right structure
3. Helps nerve function and blood clotting
4. Helps the functioning of the kidney
5. Helps muscle contraction
6. Helps proper heart function

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