Do we need to supplement calcium or can we get it from foods? Can we take too much and how do we know what we need?

Calcium is a trace mineral which people often wonder if they are getting enough of. The dairy industry has hammered at us for years with the idea that we need milk for calcium, which is especially important for growing youngsters. It’s been their nutrient of choice to anchor in the idea that milk is an essential part of our diet.

You may be interested to hear that while most the calcium in your body is stored in the bones (99%), it actually plays an important role in the nervous system. It’s an electrolyte, meaning it carries an electrical charge and without it our nervous system will suffer.