Only 99% of the calcium in your body is stored in your bones and teeth.
Because most of us feel strong enough in the bones and brilliant enough in the teeth, we tend to think we’re fine; that we’re not suffering from osteoporosis or dental decay.
But that little one percent; that other function of calcium in your body? It’s actually a major concern for such a trace ratio. Blood vessel expansion and contraction ~ you know, the way your body tends to stoop, bend, lift during the course of a day? If the ability to do these miniscule daily chores is important to you, you’ll need to make sure you include sufficient calcium in your diet. There’s more! Enzymes and hormones. Your nervous system’s ability to respond to impulse. Such things as these are those things for which the remaining 1% of the calcium in your body is necessary.
One question that gets passed around from time to time is whether coffee diminishes your bone strength. Answers will probably vary based on the study and how it was conducted. One strong answer, found on MSN Health and Fitness is a quick read but still packed with information. Robert Schmerling, M.D. of Harvard Medical School’s article addresses concerns about the effects of coffee and calcium. He stresses that if coffee intake is high (example given of four or more cups a day) and calcium intake is low, then there is a significant potential for health concerns. Those things which definitely do affect your bone strength would include smoking, excessive alcohol, low intake of calcium and vitamin D, among others.
With the Smoothie Essentials Calcium Blend, you can be assured that you are increasing both your calcium and your vitamin D intake. And with the ability to add this convenient blend to whatever smoothie beverage you’re already making, you won’t need to worry if it comes in your flavor.