Best Sources of Calcium
and Chelated Calcium

The best sources of calcium come from organic types of calcium like raw goat milk.  And the best calcium supplements are often chelated calcium.

Chelated calcium is bound to organic salts or amino acids which act as a carrier into your system. 

And calcium orotate which is a chelated calcium supplement seems to have one of the highest absorption rates.

There are also types of calcium you should stay away from or use cautiously.  These types of calcium are known as inorganic and are of low quality.

The best sources of calcium are organic and will almost always be more available from raw food.

Best Sources of Calcium

Raw Sheep Milk- approx. 473 mg of calcium per 1 cup serving

Raw Goat Milk - approx. 327 mg. of calcium per 1 cup serving

Organic Raw Milk - approx. 276 mg. of calcium per 1 cup serving

Raw Plain Whole Yogurt - approx. 296 mg. of calcium per 1 cup serving

Unpasteurized Cheese (Cheddar) - approx. 400 mg. of calcium per 2 oz. serving

Canned Sardines - approx. 321 mg. of calcium per 3 oz. serving

best sources of calcium

Raw Almonds - approx. 378 mg. of calcium per 1 cup serving

Sesame Seeds - approx. 277 mg. of calcium per 1 oz. serving

Chia Seeds - approx. 177 mg. of calcium per 1 oz. serving

Figs - approx. 110 mg. of calcium per 5 pieces of fruit

Raw Kale - approx. 91 mg. of calcium per 1 cup serving

Raw Dandelion Greens - approx. 103 mg. of calcium per 1 cup serving

Raw foods are organic types of calcium and are the best sources of calcium.  However, some organic types of calcium are better absorbed than others.

Soy for example (which is a good source of calcium) has a lot of anti-nutrients like phytic acid which could prevent calcium from being absorbed.  Also, soybeans have to go through a long fermentation process to remove its anti-nutrients. 

Calcium Supplements

Organic Calcium - included are Calcium Citrate, Calcium Malate, Calcium Arginate, Calcium Gluconate, Calcium Aspartate, Calcium Lactate, Calcium Orotate

Inorganic Calcium - Calcium Carbonate

The best calcium supplements will be the organic types of calcium which are more useful to the body than inorganic types of calcium.

However, not all organic calcium supplements will be created equal.

Chelated Calcium

Chelated calcium is calcium bound to an organic acid or to an amino acid such as calcium aspartate. 

And this helps to make it a more absorbable type of calcium.

Chelated calcium supplements are better than the inorganic forms of calcium, but not as good as the organic calcium found in raw food sources.

Dietary calcium in a bio-available food form will be the best sources of calcium.

In nature, dietary calcium is found with magnesium and other vital nutrients that help to make it much more absorbable.

However, pasteurized or cooked dairy products are not very digestible because the bioactive nutrients have been destroyed. 

And the calcium in pasteurized dairy is also turned into inorganic Calcium Carbonate - which is probably why so many people have a problem with dairy these days!

Calcium Orotate

Calcium orotate are natural substances found in our bodies and in foods such as raw dairy foods.

The controversial Physician Dr. Hans Nieper used calcium orotate supplements as a mineral transporter to treat osteoporosis and other illnesses.

According to his work calcium orotate supplements seem to be able to penetrate directly through the cell membrane and is able to deliver calcium to where it can be readily utilized.

Apparently, a low incidence of side effects were noted with calcium orotate supplementation and it may be one of the best sources of calcium supplements available.

However, do your research before deciding on the best calcium supplement.

Beware of These Types of Calcium Supplements

Coral Calcium - inorganic form of calcium and could contribute to calcium deposits as well as calcification in your body.

Calcium Fortified Foods - such as orange juice and cereals. This type of calcium food behaves more like a low quality calcium supplement.

Antacids - uses low quality calcium and inorganic calcium.

Calcium Aspartate - can break down into aspartic acid which is a component of aspartame - a neurotoxin.

Dolomite, Oyster Shell, and Bone Meal - these calcium supplements may contain heavy metals.

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