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The truth is many of us aren’t eating enough calcium rich foods.

We all know calcium is important for your bones, and plays a role in calming the nervous system. What role does it play in the health of your skin?
Calcium is the most common mineral in the human body and in regards to skin. A deficiency can display itself in itching, dryness, premature wrinkling, and an increased tendency to develop skin cancers. Also, when there is a calcium deficiency, your body will take calcium from your bones and teeth because it is needed in other body processes.
Calcium is important in the function of cell turnover and regulation of the protective lipid barrier. So, skin that can shed and renew itself and maintain an appropriate lipid level is another of the calcium skin benefits. Anyone suffering from dry, itchy skin should consider increasing calcium during cold, dry winter months to benefit from the protective barrier calcium can produce in the upper epidermal tissues.
Although calcium is not an antioxidant by itself, it is important in regulating the prod…