Calcium is the essential mineral in your body. Your body uses it to build strong bones and teeth. Calcium is also needed for your heart and other muscles to function properly. When you don’t get enough calcium, you increase your risk of developing disorders like osteoporosis, osteopenia, and calcium deficiency disease (hypocalcemia).
Children who don’t get enough calcium may not grow to their full potential height as adults.
You should consume the recommended amount of calcium per day through the foods that you eat, supplements, or vitamins to fight against calcium deficiency or osteoporosis.