CALCIUM - Ellen Edison Chemistry, Hour 2 Mrs. Tiber 1/3/10...

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Ellen Edison Chemistry, Hour 2 Mrs. Tiber 1/3/10 Mineral Study Formal Lab Report I. Purpose: The purpose of the Mineral Lab was to pick an essential mineral (Calcium) and see how much of it we eat in our daily diet and the consequences if one eats too much or not enough of the recommended daily amount. After seeing how much we eat then we could adjust our intake due to the benefits and functions of the minerals. II. Background: The mineral I chose to study was calcium. Calcium is one of the most essential elements needed for human’s daily activities. Calcium benefits the body in many different ways. It promotes strong bones, teeth, nerve function, muscle contraction, and blood clotting. Traditionally when one thinks of typical food calcium is in, they think of dairy products such as milk, yogurt and cheese, but calcium is also found in green leafy vegetables, tofu and other foods. The RDA (recommended daily allowance) of calcium is 1,2oo mg per day. People can be left with brittle bones, poor teeth, damaged structural tissue, and a troubled metabolic process with low calcium.
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Nerve and muscle impairments can also be a result to low blood calcium levels. Skeletal muscles can spasm and the heart can beat abnormally. In excess, calcium can
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CALCIUM - Ellen Edison Chemistry, Hour 2 Mrs. Tiber 1/3/10...

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