Calcium Deficiency, Are You At Risk?
Calcium is essential for normal functioning of the whole body. In fact, it is the number one mineral by quantity needed by the human body. And, over time, the average person becomes more and more depleted of calcium. By age 40, over 50% of Americans are seriously calcium deficient and by the age of 60, over 90% of Americans are calcium deficient.
As a result of calcium deficiency, the body must steal calcium from the only place it can, its emergency reserves...the bones. This leads to osteoporosis which then leads to pain, fractures, impaired physical ability and many other symptoms.
These declines are proof positive that most Americans are not getting enough ionized, absorbable calcium in their diets. In fact, research shows that over 80% of chronic disease is diet related. And yet, the typical American diet remains high in saturated fats, excessive animal proteins, refined flour, and refined sugar. Even if you maintain healthy eating habits and enjoy a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, you are probably not getting enough of the calcium your body requires.
Irresponsible farming techniques over the last few decades have left our once rich and fertile soil depleted of minerals and our foods poisoned with toxic chemicals. There are over one billion pounds of pesticides used per year (that's over 400 pounds per person!)
Dairy products were once thought to be a good source of calcium; however, commercial dairy products are loaded with residues of antibiotics, growth hormones, and other chemicals. They are made with milk that is pasteurized, homogenized and tainted with synthetic vitamins. Dairy products as a source of calcium are out of the question.
The bottom line: our food sources are nutrient-deficient and loaded with toxins.
Are You Calcium Deficient?
Common symptoms of calcium deficiency include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Arteriosclerosis Arthritis
- Bleeding Gums
- Bone Spurs (Calcium Deposits)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Heart Disease
- Heart Palpitations
- Hiatal Hernias
- High Cholesterol
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Joint Pain
- Kidney Stones
- Muscle Cramps
What Are Your Options?
If you have any signs of calcium deficiency, you have only three options: to ignore the warning signs, to take prescription drugs, or to supplement your diet with calcium.
To ignore the warning signs of calcium deficiency (or any other mineral deficiency for that matter) is dangerous. No one wants poor quality health and a life of aches and pains and agony. That's why many people turn to prescription drugs for relief.
Over the last several years, many new drugs have been introduced to alleviate the symptoms of calcium deficiency, slow bone loss, and even block calcium absorption; however, masking symptoms with drugs is a deadly practice with a host of side affects. The real problem, though, is these drugs simply treat the symptoms; they do not get to the root of the problem.
Just how dangerous are prescription drugs? In 1999, the American Medical Association's own study listed the use of properly prescribed medical drugs as the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States (probably because of the life-shortening side effects).
The final option is to supplement your diet with calcium. But, herein lies another problem. Most calcium supplements on the market today consist of ground-up oyster shells, an extremely poor source of calcium for the human body. In fact, research shows that this type of calcium is 99% unassimilable. This means your body cannot absorb and utilize it. Manufacturers even mix their calcium products with dissolving chemicals and pig digestive enzymes in order to trick your body into accepting it. Why in the world would you use a dietary supplement that your body clearly does not want and then try to trick your body into accepting it?
Even more alarming is the fact that taking these poor quality calcium supplements actually causes you to become more calcium deficient. Your body must actually deplete its own precious calcium reserves to rid itself of the toxic calcium you are taking.
There Is Hope!
Unlike other forms of calcium, coral calcium is naturally ionized for easy absorption, naturally contains a 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium and will correct the acid/alkaline imbalance in the body. Once the body is in an alkaline state, there is greater absorption of other nutrients the body requires and you will have a healthy body, free from chronic disease and pain.
The Health Hound, Inc. encourages you to do your research. There is a ton of information on the web about coral calcium and calcium deficiency. Be proactive and not reactive. Buffer your body with coral calcium even before you have chronic symptoms. If you already have health issues, take the first step toward better health...maintain an alkaline pH between 6.4 and 7.0 and allow your body to heal itself