Calcium is vital for the formation of strong bones, teeth and for maintaining healthy gums. It regulates heartbeat and transmission of nerve impulses. Calcium lowers cholesterol levels and can prevent cardiovascular diseases. It supports muscular growth, contraction and prevents muscle cramps. Calcium provides energy and participates in the protein structuring of RNA and DNA. It activates several enzymes, including lipase, which breaks down fats for utilization by the body.
Vitamin D has properties of both a vitamin and hormone. It is essential for the absorption of calcium and phosphorous. Our bodies make vitamin D on any sunny day. Ultraviolet rays from the sun convert one chemical compound in our skin to Vitamin D3. This in turn converts in the liver and kidneys, into active vitamin D.