Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human body > Health-in-Motion 30 September 2015 Too much calcium bad for your heart We've all heard that we need calcium to keep our bones in top health and prevent osteoporosis. But researchers are warning that taking in too much calcium in the form of a supplement (over 1 400 mg/day) can actually be bad for the heart if it's not absorbed in the body. So, what can we do to ensure that the calcium we consume reaches our bones and teeth? Take them with these nutrients: Vitamin D (allows the body to absorb calcium), Magnesium (converts vitamin D into its active form), Boron (prevents calcium loss), Phosphorus (works with calcium to maximize bone-strengthening), Vitamin K (increases bone mass and mineralisation of the bone matrix) 0 More: Daily Dose: 15 astounding facts about the human bodyHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Listeriosis kills 5 in drought-stricken Western Cape News SA's 7 biggest health stories of 2017 Diet and nutrition Is your water hydrating you? Fitness 5 ways to save your knees and joints News 'Practise self-control this festive season' News What to do when he disappears over Christmas From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.