Vitamin D and Calcium absorption

Amongst the essential nutrients required by the human body, vitamin D is unique. Its the only vitamin that we can synthesise following exposure to sunlight. In the past, a disease called rickets which caused bowed legs in children was common in industrial areas,...

Calcium without dairy?

Everyone knows that milk is a great source of calcium. And we all know that calcium is essential for strong, healthy bones and teeth. But what if you are vegan or lactose intolerant, on a restricted diet that prohibits dairy products, or you just don’t like the...

Lactose intolerance

Did you know that up to 65% of the population is believed to be lactose intolerant to some degree? This ranges from around 20% in Western Europe and the USA, tho up to 90% in some parts of Africa and the Far East. Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest...

Calcium Rich Foods

Calcium in Foods Foods that are good sources of calcium. Calcium is an important part of our diet and one of the essential minerals that our body requires on a daily basis. It is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body and can be found in many different...