Calcium also is essential for women's health, yet most women don't get enough. To reap the most benefits from your multi or calcium-magnesium supplement, be sure to take equal amounts of calcium citrate and magnesium citrate. Calcium's benefits include:

 

  • It's required for blood clotting, transmission of signals in nerve cells, and proper muscle contraction
  • It helps build strong bones strength
  • Adequate calcium intake is especially important for female athletes exercising seven or more hours a week. Exercise at this level—especially for girls in puberty—can cause hormonal declines, which can lead to compromised bone formation and premature osteoporosis.
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • May help prevent some types of cancers