Calcium Deficiency Symptoms
and Facts on Calcium

Calcium deficiency symptoms can be improved when you find out some important facts on calcium and why your body needs this mineral to stay healthy.

However, too much calcium in your blood is just as serious as too little and you will also want to avoid creating this problem in your body.

Learn some facts on calcium to help you better understand its absorption to avoid calcium deficiency symptoms and getting too much calcium.

Calcium Deficiency Symptoms

  • Muscle Spasms & Cramping
  • Muscle Aches & Pain
  • Muscle Twitching & Tremors
  • Children with Rickets
  • Poor Growth in Children
  • Coarse Hair
  • Dry Skin & Brittle Nails
  • Skeletal Deformities
  • Tooth Decay & Yellowing Teeth
  • Neck Tension
  • Indigestion & Allergies
  • Insomnia
  • Brain Functioning Problems
  • Disorientation
  • Irritability & Depression
  • Premenstrual Cramping
  • Tingling & Numbness
  • Listlessness
  • Osteopenia & Osteoporosis
  • Kidney Stones
  • Gall Stones
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Breast Cancer & Colon Cancer

Facts on Calcium Absorption

Dairy products are one of the richest sources of calcium and lactose increases calcium absorption.

Fat soluble vitamins like D, K2, and A are needed for proper calcium absorption.

Most dietary calcium will be absorbed in your small intestine.  Albumin (common protein in blood) and lysine (amino acid) affect calcium levels.

And trace minerals like copper are needed for calcium absorption.

Facts on Calcium


Calcium is involved with the absorption of vitamin B12.

Calcium is also involved with producing the lipase enzyme which digests fat.

It's involved with the secretion of Insulin and is needed for normal blood clotting.

Calcium is also needed for proper nerve functioning and for proper muscle functioning.

And is needed for your blood-pressure regulation.

Calcium is involved with proper heart function.

And calcium is essential for bone and teeth building.

It's required for muscle growth and transfers Information between your cells.

Calcium controls formation of enzymes and the formation of hormones.

To avoid symptoms of calcium deficiency - make sure you get an adequate amount of calcium in your diet along with the nutrients that support the correct absorption and use of this vital mineral.

Symptoms of Too Much Calcium

  • Loss of Appetite
  • Frequent Urination
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Calcification Problems
  • Confusion & Lethargy
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting & Nausea
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Muscle Weakness & Pain
  • Seizures & Coma

Hypercalcemia is when too much calcium is circulating in your bloodstream.

This can happen when your bones break down and then release too much calcium into your bloodstream.

Causes of Too Much Calcium

  • Certain Types of Drugs
  • Overactive Parathyroid Gland
  • High absorption of Calcium (skim milk)
  • Inorganic Calcium
  • Excessive amounts of Vitamin D
  • Certain Types of Cancers
  • Kidney Disease

Consuming high amounts of Calcium Supplements along with too much Vitamin D and not enough Vitamin A or K2 can create high amounts of calcium in your blood.

Also, a magnesium deficiency can help to create excessive amounts of calcium in your bloodstream.

So, as you can see it's a balancing act to avoid a calcium deficiency or getting too much calcium in your body. 

And you will have to figure out if you lean more towards calcium deficiency symptoms or having too much calcium.


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