Maybe you have been told you or a family has a calcium deficiency. Maybe you are here because you have concerns about your calcium levels or looking for calcium supplements.

Whatever your reason, we have you covered.

In this article, we’ll look at the role that calcium plays in your body. How you can improve your intake and hopefully avoid calcium deficiency altogether.

We’ll also discuss iron deficiency, its symptoms and how it may affect you.

What is calcium?

Calcium is a mineral that plays many important roles in your body, which include:1

  • Helping build your bones
  • Keeping your teeth healthy
  • Regulating your muscle contractions, including your heartbeat
  • Helping your blood clot normally

How much calcium do I need?

The NHS states that adults aged between 19-64 need 700mg of calcium a day, which should be achievable from a daily diet alone.2

A more accurate measure, depending on your age and health can be found in the table below:3