Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Shocking prevalence of pregnancies, HIV infections in 9-19 year olds in Limpopo village Lifestyle Is it safe to sleep with your contact lenses in? We found out Lifestyle How does circumcision really affect your sex life? Here are the facts Lifestyle Do you feel sad after sex? This is why and what you can do about it Medical IBS – 4 symptoms that extend beyond your stomach Lifestyle Lung scans of smokers with COPD can reveal heart disease From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.