CANADIAN PHYSIQUE ALLIANCE - Page 16

Calcium that is . . .

Are you getting enough ?

Calcium that is . . .
Q U I C K T I P S
Marie Annette Clark , CPTN-CPT
HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH ? The suggested recommended daily intake is around 1,000 mg for men and women .
FIRST THE FACTS Calcium is important for overall health used in almost every cell in your body . Calcium is a mighty mineral as it helps build and maintain strong bones . It also keeps your nerves and muscles working , helping to regulate muscle contractions .

Do you get muscle cramps & spasms ?

Too LITTLE CALCIUM ? When you don ' t get enough calcium , your body will take it away from your bones causing a side effect of low bone density . Some other common side effects include : muscle spasms , muscle cramps , irregular heart beat , low blood pressure and even lethargia .
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SOME SOURCES OF CALCIUM dairy foods fortified foods and beverages green leafy vegetables like kale , and collard greens nuts & seeds orange juice salmon sardines tofu