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Calcium is well known for its health benefits, especially when it comes to bone health. The heart, muscles, and nerves also require calcium to function properly. Most people can get their recommended daily amount of calcium from foods like dairy products. For those coming up short, there are several types of supplements available. Read on to learn about the many ways calcium benefits our bodies.

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1. Calcium Benefits: Strong Bones

Calcium is the mineral responsible for building and maintaining strong, healthy bones. In fact, calcium starts the process of bone building in the womb and continues through life. People who do not consume enough calcium are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis later in life. Osteoporosis occurs when bones become weak and brittle. Vitamin D is also necessary, as it helps the body absorb calcium.

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