5 Key Minerals Essential for Boosting Immunity

10. Calcium

According to The NHS, beyond our bones however, calcium is important in helping our nervous and cardiovascular and muscular systems function effectively. It is key in helping our nerves send signals to regulate the contracting and expanding of our muscles and blood vessels. It is also involved in the production of insulin. (it is important to note that Vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium). Harvard Health lists calcium as providing “modest protection against colon cancer”.

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