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Calcium

What it’s good for
As the most abundant mineral in the human body, calcium promotes bone, teeth and gum health, while encouraging muscle growth, lowers high blood pressure and plays a crucial role in blood clotting.

Where to find it
Dairy products, spinach, kale, white cabbage, tofu, soy milk, fortified grains and fruit juice.

How to take it
1,000 mg daily.

Safety
People with kidney problems should avoid taking supplemental calcium as it can impair kidney function. If you are on calcium channel blockers, calcium can interfere with its efficacy. Be aware that if you consume antacids, it can neutralize the stomach acids needed to absorb calcium.