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? asked in HealthOther - Health · 1 decade ago

What happens when you have too little and too much of Calcium?

What about too little and too much of iron and too much of zinc?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Too much, especially without proper magnesium levels, can calcify, especially in your arteries. Bad bad bad!

    Too little can cause bone and cartilage loss. It's possible to have lower levels of calcium, even when supplementing, if you don't have high enough magnesium levels. Magnesium keeps calcium dissolved where it's supposed to be, bones and joints. So though you don't hear about magnesium as much as you hear about calcium, it's just as, if not more important.

    As far as zinc and iron, I know that low iron levels can cause anemia and I believe low zinc levels can as well. Low zinc levels also cause a compromised immune system,

    Take a look at these two links, you'll cover all your bases! The first is from a great company that I get most of my supplements from. The second is an iron supplement that I take, and it's worked very well for me. Just make sure you take with with food because it's not time-released and can be hard on the tummy if you take it alone.

    Hope this helps!


  • 1 decade ago

    too much = calcium deposits

    too little = osteoporosis

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