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Calcium is an essential element, best known for supporting your body's skeletal integrity and strength of your teeth. It's the most common mineral in your body but there's more to calcium than just building healthy bones. Calcium supports functions including nerve conduction, heartbeat regulation, muscle contractions and weight maintenance. Eating a diet of calcium-rich foods can help you maintain overall bodily health - and it's especially important for older, post-menopausal women to prevent osteoporosis. In order for your body to properly absorb and use calcium, you also need other essential nutrients, specifically Vitamins D and K. Because calcium is typically found in the same foods that help it absorb in your body, it’s best to get the calcium you need from real food sources, or complex food-based supplements in some cases or calcium-fortified sources.

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1. Milk

Milk - from all animal sources, not just cows - is one of the richest sources of calcium. It also contains other useful nutrients like Vitamins A, B12, D, and K. There are also several different trace elements that help balance the electrolytes in your body and keep the communication between the brain and the rest of the boy open. Vitamin A is important for bone growth and maintaining a healthy immune system, helping your body fight bacteria and viruses. Vitamin B12 is a vitamin that keeps your nerves and red blood cells healthy. Biotin or vitamin B7 benefits include strengthening your hair and nails, lowering your cholesterol.

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