Calcium

By: Jacob Pasteur

History

Humphry Davy discovered calcium in 1808 in England. Humphry Davy electrolyzed a mixture of lime and murcuric oxide.

Benefits and Dosage Effects

Calcium helps keep strong bones, your muscles functioning, helps give you a lesser chance of cancer and diabetes, and also helps you keep a healthy blood pressure. If you overdose this vitamin then you could experience these side effects:


  • Bone pain
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea

The recommended amount of calcium a day is 1,000 mg.

What Is It In And How Could You Absorb It?

You could drink a glass of milk, eat a cup of yogurt, and you could eat kale and broccoli salad.

Fun Facts

-99% of the calcium in your body is in your teeth and bones

-Cows milk contains 305 mg of calcium