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August 2020

More Than Just Bones

Mastering Calcium

InterClinical eNews August 2020, Issue 109 Characteristics of calcium Calcium ranks fifth, after oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen, in the mineral composition of the human body. It makes up 1.9% of the body by weight. We require an average daily positive calcium balance of 180 mg during the first 20 years of growth. Around 99% of total body calcium is located in the skeleton. The remaining 1% is distributed evenly between the...

Mastering Chromium

InterClinical eNews June 2020, Issue 107 Characteristics of chromium Chromium is the eighth largest classical element in the earth’s crust.1 The human body’s total content is approximately 6 milligrams. 8 It is widely distributed in the atmosphere, soil, water, animals and plants in the form of chromite. Chromium is a biologically active element that is at its highest in body tissue at birth and declines with age. 8 The first major research on...