Calcium, the most plentiful mineral found in the human body, ideally comprises 1.5 to 2% of an adult's total body weight. Every cell and organ in the body depends on calcium for proper functioning. Teeth and bones contain the majority of the body's calcium (about 99%) where it is stored for future uses in digestion, blood clotting, wound healing, nerve signal transmission and the acid/alkaline balance of blood. We, as a society -- especially women over the age of 45 -- are routinely told by their doctors, the government and the media to supplement with 1000-1500 mgs of calcium daily to prevent Osteoporosis. As with most tissues, bones are constantly being reformed; broken down and rebuilt. Bone resorption is the action of the body when it accesses bone for these and other mineral elements stored there. Bone absorption is the opposite, where minerals are restored in bone for future use. Osteoporosis (porous, brittle bones) is the result of bone deterioration over time (more mineral resorption than absorption). Women are led to believe that they are particularly prone to calcium deficiency and osteoporosis. This is due to their presumed higher levels of estrogen which apparently restricts calcium absorption. The end result of osteoporosis can be spontaneous skeletal fractures. However getting enough calcium won't guarantee a lifetime of healthy bones. Skeletal strength depends on many minerals, especially silica, but also includes phosphorus, magnesium, boron, and strontium. In fact, in the first volume of "Silica: the Forgotten Nutrient," Klaus Kaufmann challenges the sole use of calcium supplementation by adults and shows its interdependency with silica.
Most people measure high in calcium when a hair test is performed, yet America has the highest levels of osteoporosis and arthritis in the world. This is not from a lack of dietary calcium, but is a calcium management issue due to a lack of dietary silica. When evaluating the amount of calcium in our supplement, measured in milligrams, it seems that it contains very little calcium. Keep in mind that the amount of absorbable calcium available in a traditional tablet or capsule is highly questionable. However, you will be absorbing every atom of calcium in Eidon's Calcium and you do not want to over supply this mineral nutrient.
Symptoms of Deficiency:
Calcium deficiency symptoms include muscle aches and pains, muscle twitching and spasm, muscle cramps and reduced bone density.
Food High in Calcium:
Wheat grass, all leafy greens, sardines with bones, orange juice and dairy products are good sources of calcium.
NOTE: Some of the links for the articles listed below will take you away from the Eidon website.
Calcium – Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet
Source: National Institutes of Health
Naturopathic Approaches to Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis
Source: Natural Medicine Journal
Scientific Studies & Research: Calcium
Source: Institute of Mineral Research
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Obtaining the needed minerals via the food we eat is a chronic problem today. This is primarily due to our deficient soils and over processing and over cooking of our foods. Drinking ultra-purified water can also strip our body of these essential minerals. It is important to be aware of the fact that reverse osmosis and distilled water will actually act in reverse of what nature intended our water to do. Instead of being a mineral delivery system, the minerals are taken out of the water and this puts additional stress on the body tissue to compensate for the lack of minerals in the water. The minerals must then be taken from our healthy reserves in bone and muscle, thus leaving our system deficient and vulnerable. Replacement is essential!
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Posted by Vicky Korbelik, RN on 18th Feb 2013
I have been using Eidon Minerals,especially the liquid Calcium for a least 10 years. I was concerned that my nails were thin,chipped and easily broken,and as a woman, concerned that if my nails weren't healthy, what might be happening to my bones (as a nurse I knew that these nail changes could indicate that I might not be getting the amount of calcium in my diet that my body needed to keep my bones strong and healthy),I tried Eidon liquid Calcium and within 2 weeks the results were visible to me and my nails continued to grow stronger, longer, really looked healthier. that was ten years ago-I love this product! I like the idea of a liquid- but I can't take the thick, flavored,alternatives to capsules that all the other brands offer as calcium supplements. I haven't found any other calcium supplement that would tempt me to change brands. Keep up the good work!
(Originally posted on 05/03/2012)