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Calcium; Deficiency Symptoms

Deficiency symptoms include brittle bones, tooth decay, nervousness, muscle aches, leg cramps, excessive menstrual flow and impaired growth.

The normal Recommended Daily Allowance of calcium for adults is 800mg, while the recommended daily dosage for pregnant and lactating women is 1,200mg. However, a high supplement of 1-2 grams not only helps to reverse osteoporosis, but also treats conditions such as high cholesterol levels, and hypertension.

Among the best natural sources are dairy products, sesame seeds, soya beans, peanuts, green vegetables, sunflower seeds and calcium tablets. Calcium citrate is considered to be the most efficiently absorbed form of calcium, and has the least risk of causing kidney stones. See"Calcium"

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