But calcium is actually responsible for a lot of things in your body. Proper amounts of calcium help keep your joints free of inflammation and arthritis, as well as help your muscles contract. Calcium also helps your brain communicate with your nerves, keep your blood pressure normal and reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Still, the reason why calcium is your skeletal all-star is for what it does to solidify and strengthen your bones.
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