Calcium is a mineral which is important for the build and maintenance of our bones and teeth. In addition, calcium also contributes to healthy muscles and a healthy nervous system. Calcium is present in our nutrition. It can be found in green vegetables, nuts, pulses and dairy products such as milk and cheese. If you do not like dairy products, you are at a greater risk of having a calcium deficiency or hypocalcemia. The possibility of a disturbed bone formation at a later age increases in this case. If you eat a sufficient amount of calcium, the risk of getting osteoporosis when you are older will decrease significantly.
Having too much calcium can also have negative consequences. For example, over 2500 mg of calcium a day can cause stones in the urinary tract or calcification of the kidneys and blood vessel walls. This often occurs in case of a prolonged use of antacid tablets with calcium bicarbonate, for example Rennie.
If you have a calcium deficiency, you can find a range of dietary supplements at Optiphar that will help replenish your deficiency. In addition to calcium, our supplements often contain other vitamins or minerals, such as vitamin D, magnesium and zinc. In our extensive product range, you can find products of well-known brands such as CalxPlus, Vista-Cal D, Natural Energy Calcium Plus, D-Vital and Metagenics CalDyn.