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Do you need to take a Calcium supplement?

How do you know which Calcium supplement you should take or need?

Before you guess and take a Calcium supplement, let’s dig in to make sure it is right for you.

The typical over the counter or online ordering supplements are based on a RDA or Recommended Daily Allowance.  These are minimums set to avoid serious health issues.  For example, the amount of Vitamin C that is recommended to avoid rickets or scurvy (think pirates devoid of fresh produce) is 65-90 milligrams a day.  The maximum is 2,000 mg and beyond that, it is not harmful but may cause diarrhea.

This water-soluble Vitamin is urinated out if not used and many have found their personal need to be up to 20,000 mg a day before motility is affected.  Calcium however is a fat-soluble mineral so it needs careful consideration.


How do you know how much Calcium your body needs?

Hair Analysis is the answer.  By measuring where you are now, you can know where you need to be for the best quality of health.

I’ll be looking at the 4 major electrolytes closer, to shine a light on just how important balance is with each other so you can understand their impact on your overall health.  We all know Calcium is important for our bones as a low level can cause osteoporosis but it also affects so much more.  It is one of your 3 calming minerals (Magnesium and Zinc are the others).


When you have low Calcium, you can suffer physically with:

  • Muscle cramps or tightness including heart angina
  • Insomnia
  • Aggressiveness
  • Have severe allergies
  • Hyperthyroidism, impaired thyroid function, or Grave’s Disease
  • Hyperadrenalism or Cushing’s Disease triggered by constant fight-or-flight reactions
  • Blood and cellular sugar imbalance
  • Exhaustion
  • Heart arrhythmias or palpitations
  • Extreme anxiety and panic attacks
  • Nervous and irritable


Psychologically they may be:

  • Very sensitive or over-reactive
  • Paranoid and suspicious of people
  • Sexually overactive
  • Mildly depressed
  • Abnormally masculine or forward in behavior.

When someone has a toxic amount of high Calcium we call it a Calcium Shell. 

They can suffer from:

  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Adrenal exhaustion
  • Muscle cramping, weakness or tightness; achiness, arthritis, depression or despair
  • Calcium deposits in the kidneys, brain, arteries, joints, and old injuries
  • At high levels, it has links to a tendency of developing cancer
  • They have slow metabolisms causing some weight issues, insulin resistance, and exhaustion


Psychologically they may be:

  • Depression
  • Defensiveness
  • Guilt founded or not
  • Spaciness, hiding or checked out from reality
  • Copper imbalances causing emotional upset or a self-defense mode (I have seen schizophrenia Correlated with this and resolved with my client)


What is the best form of Calcium supplement to take?

There a many forms of Calcium, here are the most common:

Calcium Glycinate is the best form for all purposes and reasons.

Calcium Lactate is cheap, often there is not enough Ca to be effective.

The form of Calcium Citrate absorbs more easily, cost a little more and won’t cause stomach upset.

Calcium Gluconate –is inexpensive and typically doesn’t have enough Ca to be effective. It’s not absorbed well.

Calcium Phosphate  is also a cheap form and doesn’t deliver enough Ca to be effective.

Calcium Carbonate is a total trash form, the cheapest and needs to be taken with food for maximum absorption in stomach acid. Causes gas and bloating.


What do you need to get a Calcium supplement into the bone?

Vitamin D is the first key to ensure the Calcium is getting into the bone as well as Magnesium.  If the Calcium isn’t in balance with Magnesium you can actually strip Calcium from the bones and have diarrhea or deposit excessive Calcium onto bones or tissues.  You can learn more about Magnesium deficiency in another blog.


I often see individuals with low levels purging it in their urine and they are lacking the ability to purge toxic heavy metals.  At times calcium will act as a bandage on the bone to close off a toxic metal such as lead or within heart tissue along with fat (atherosclerosis) to block a leaky artery.  When this bio-unavailable “junk” Calcium is removed by the body, you regain normal levels.  The body can then dump the toxic metal and rebuild the bone or tissue as it should have been.


That is where I step in to help my clients with the detoxification modalities and Herxheimer reactions/retracing symptoms of the heavy metals eliminating.  We don’t want to stop the process as it does facilitate healing but we need to manage the symptoms so we are comfortable enough to go through our day.  Once the toxins are clear and your nutritional levels are rebuilt, your health challenges improve or may disappear completely in time.


Contact me for a complimentary consult and LET’S CHAT about your health journey today!


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