Unformatted text preview: fatigue, and irregular heart beat. Ca++ -99% is in bone and hard tissue -Also important for muscle and nerve function -Absorption through the gut is promoted by lactose and also by regulated by Vitamin D. -Insufficient calcium intake over time can lead to low bone mass and an increase in fracture risk particularly in women. -Bone mass loss is accelerated in women after menopause but can be slowed with estrogen replacement therapy and/or diphosphonates. Micronutrient Minerals -Four key micronutrient minerals. o Iron (needed for hemoglobin, prevents anemia) o Copper (important for certain enzymes) o Zinc (Growth, immune function, wound healing, found in meat primarily) (many of the health benefits claims with supplementation are bull) o Iodine (essential for the thyroid function)...
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- Fall '08
- Chemistry, Vitamin, Abnormal liver function, GI distress, key micronutrient minerals, causes GI distress