The best and worst calcium supplements

Beware of some calcium supplements

Calcium is the main mineral in their bones. Calcium is also needed for muscle function, blood pressure regulation, nerve function, blood clotting and cellular health among other functions.

The way the bones are built through the calcium is vital for your health, not just for bone density. Bones are a vital power plant for the formation of red and white cells, and even acts as a regulator of metabolism. Indeed, bone health is a key to overall health and is associated with longevity.

Quality consumes calcium is of great importance. Ideally, use the forms of calcium that are easy for your body to absorb. Mineral dietary supplements are often used in many different ways. But what really matters is the profound effect on how it is absorbed and, more importantly, where they go and what to do in your body.

The minerals of the earth are known as inorganic, whereas minerals in plants or crops are structured by living cells and are known as organic (that is different from using the word "organic" used to describe foods that contain pesticides).

Different calcium supplements

Cheap Calcium: Calcium Carbonate

The cheapest way to consume calcium is chalk, also known as inorganic calcium carbonate. Other forms of calcium include bone meal, oyster shell or dolomite. Another way is cheap calcium gluconate (9% calcium and 91% glucose sugar). These forms of calcium require large amounts of hydrochloric acid to its bioavailability, hence have poor absorption (hence are used in counter antacids). Once in your body, since they are not very useful biologically, there is a risk, depending on their state of health, artery calcification, calcification of the breast, gall stones or kidney stones.

Your body has to work really hard to use this type of calcium to build bones. However, many people take these types of calcium, although a 500 mg tablet has only a 40% calcium, low bioavailability. Uninformed consumers think they are getting their 1000 mg of calcium a day to take two of these tablets. Mineral products are famous for tablets pass through your digestive system without breaking down. Never take a calcium tablet product and avoid this type of calcium.

Calcium citrate

Calcium citrate is another popular calcium supplement is better absorbed than calcium carbonate. Is composed of a 20% calcium and 80% citric acid. While a bit of citric acid is fine as part of their diet, if you try taking 1,000 mg of calcium with this type of supplement, you should take 4000 mg of citric acid, such as eating half a kilo of tomatoes. Both citric acid can test cell engines (mitochondria) due to flooding in the citric acid cycle with too much citrate (like drown a car with gasoline).

People who are tired or fatigued often respond well to high amounts of citric acid, which makes them even more tired or causing them headaches. Since the cells have no way to efficiently use both citric acid, calcium citrate is also not the ideal way to take calcium on a regular basis.

Coral Calcium

Another popular way to take calcium is coral calcium. This can be good or bad, depending on the type of coral calcium you use. Coral calcium from ocean waters, as used in nutritional supplements, has a natural connection of two parts calcium and some magnesium, along with many other minerals found in the ocean. Normally harvested from dead coral reefs in the clear waters off the coast of Okinawa. Reputable companies ensure their quality for human consumption. In fact, the bone health of the citizens of Okinawa is legendary.

These forms of calcium and magnesium are in a carbonate structure are different from the chalk or calcium carbonate as described above. They exist in a highly organized geometric structure, organically formed by living coral reefs (such as an authentic form of food). This is the only way to take minerals that are water soluble and fat and is better absorbed than citrates. Rapidly produce mineral ions that your body can use in countless metabolic processes.

However, beware of companies selling coral calcium, because unfortunately there are a lot of fraud. Some of these supplements are not the sea but have been "harvested" on land. In Japan it is sold as a dietary supplement to unsuspecting customers U.S. or the West believe they are getting real coral calcium. These companies add magnesium to the product cheaper and placed on the label (usually as magnesium oxide). Therefore, if you have a coral calcium product with added magnesium oxide throw it out.

Calcium amino acid chelate

Beware of any supplement in which it appears calcium amino acid chelate. This label indicates that the calcium is bound to protein as a food, so is assumed to be more easily assimilated. But unfortunately, there are a large number of amino acid chelates out there that does not have a clue what you are taking, as this type of labeling is a trick to hide quality. The primary amino acid chelate used in these products is the soy hydrolyzate. For many, the term chelate means they have something to hide.

The bone formation

While calcium is the essential mineral to build bone, you must also have adequate amounts of dietary protein to support collagen formation. You also need other nutrients that act as cofactors for bone building, especially referring to vitamin D (up to 2000 IU per day during the winter).

Stress, bone and calcium

Also keep in mind the demands of stress that your body suffers. If your body is in a state of intense emotional stress, that is added to the wear that will struggle to keep their bones healthy state, regardless of the amount of calcium you take. This is because once their defense systems to manage stress is impaired, the blood pH is acidified. Your body to handle this situation is compared to a leech, you suck calcium from your bones to help buffer the acidic pH in the blood. In other words, your body will steal calcium from the bones (alkaline) to counteract the excess acids in your blood. To avoid this you have to be balanced lifestyle. This means having a proper rest and repair, deal with stress, and of course, a good alkaline diet (fruits and raw vegetables).

Remember there is no shortcut or magic remedy for bones, but calcium eye to take!

Foods rich in calcium

Surely we can take calcium supplements, but do not forget that the way nature provides the nutrients is the easiest to digest, so why not worry about having a healthy diet as possible to get the calcium their physiological functions required?

We left a small list of foods rich in calcium:
Cheese, cottage, vegetables, seaweed, goat milk, sesame seeds, whole grains, seeds and almonds.

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