Why do bodybuilders come up short on calcium? Primarily because they associate dairy products with fat. Since fat equals smooth physiques, they avoid dairy products’and the result is a dietary deficiency of calcium.
Should you be concerned about that deficiency? Probably. Among calcium’s many functions’which include building and maintaining bones and teeth, promoting the transmission of nerve impulses, helping blood clot when necessary and regulating blood pressure’is its ability to aid in muscle contraction.
‘Daniel Curtis, R.D., IRONMAN’s Ultimate Guide to Bodybuilding Nutrition
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