Specific groups of people (children, pregnant women, nursing mothers, women in their late forties to early fifties) benefit from calcium supplements, especially if they cannot get calcium as part of their regular diet. Calcium supplements, such as IntraCal, ensure individuals get adequate levels to promote health and prevent disorders. Calcium is an essential mineral found abundantly in the bones and teeth of the human body; it also plays vital roles in many bodily functions such as muscle contraction and blood clotting. Most traditional forms of calcium (an estimated 70 to 80%) are flushed out of your system before they can be absorbed. Calcium orotate (because of its unique molecular structure) possesses the ability to penetrate bones, cartilage, and other tissue more effectively than regular calcium. It helps in maintaining the bone strength, preventing hair loss, heart protection, preventing the risk of colon cancer, weight control and mood enhancement.