Calcium ensures that hormones and enzymes are switched on and thus helps to reduce weight. The influence of calcium on fat metabolism should not be underestimated. If only a little calcium is ingested with food, calcium will flow into the fat cells and the calcium content in the blood will decrease. Therefore, the hormones calcitriol and parathyroid are released in large quantities to mobilize new calcium. As a result of the high hormone concentrations, fat build-up in the fat cell is promoted and fat burning is inhibited. If enough calcium is added through food, the opposite effect occurs: calcitriol and parathyroid hormone are suppressed, the body stores less fat and the fat breakdown increases. Calcium has other essential functions in the body. Nerves, muscles and bones rely on calcium to maintain their functionality. With a calcium deficiency, the body can start to use the bones as a calcium source and thereby weaken them.
- Weight loss
- Activation of hormones and enzymes
- Strengthening muscles, bones and joints