As one of the body's most abundant minerals, calcium plays vital roles in the skeletal system.

Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body. Ninety-nine percent of the body’s calcium is stored within the teeth and bones. The remaining one percent is found within the blood lymph and other body fluids within the cells. The functions calcium provides for the body are so important to survival that the body may begin to demineralize bone in order to maintain calcium levels.

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