Calcium ensures that hormones and enzymes are activated, thus helping to reduce weight. Therefore the influence of calcium on the fat metabolism should definitely not be underestimated. When little calcium is absorbed with food alone, calcium flows more into the fat cells and the calcium content in the blood drops. Therefore, the hormones calcitriol and parathyroid hormone are released in larger quantities to mobilize new calcium. As a result of the high hormone concentration, the fat build-up in the fat cell is fostered and fat burning is inhibited. If enough calcium is added through the diet, the opposite effect occurs: calcitriol and parathyroid hormones are suppressed, the body stores less fat and fat loss is accelerated. Calcium has other essential functions in the body. Nerves, muscles and bones rely on calcium to maintain their function. When there is a calcium deficiency, the body may start to use the bones as a source of calcium and thereby weaken them.
- Weight loss
- Activation of hormones and enzymes
- Strengthening muscles, bones and joints