Best Sources of Calcium
and Calcium Supplements

The best sources of calcium come from organic types of calcium like raw goat milk and goat cheese. 

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

The best sources of calcium will be organic and are almost always better from the bio-available sources like high quality raw dairy foods.

Best Sources of Calcium

Raw Grass Fed Swiss Cheese - approx. 530 mg. of calcium per 2 oz. serving

Raw Grass Fed Jack Cheese - approx. 420 mg. of calcium per 2 oz. serving

Raw Organic Hard Goat Cheese - approx. 500 mg. of calcium per 2 oz. serving

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

Raw Goat Milk - approx. 328 mg. of calcium per 1 cup serving

Organic Raw Milk - approx. 300 mg. of calcium per 1 cup serving

Raw Yogurt - approx. 300 to 473 mg. of calcium per 1 cup serving

Canned Sardines - approx. 370 mg. of calcium per 3 oz. serving

Steamed Blue Crab - approx. 123 mg. of calcium per 1 cup serving

Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses - approx. 165 mg. per 1 Tbsp. serving

Dried Figs - approx. 136 mg. of calcium per 3 oz. serving

Raw Wakame Seaweed - approx. 120 mg. of calcium per 1 cup serving

Kombu Seaweed - approx. 187 mg. of calcium per 1 oz. serving

Cooked Collard Greens - approx. 266 mg. of calcium per 1 cup serving

Calcium Supplements

Organic Calcium - included are Calcium Citrate, Calcium Citrate Malate, Calcium Lactate, Calcium Orotate

Inorganic Calcium - Calcium Carbonate

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

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

Best Sources of Calcium
- Chelated Calcium

Chelated calcium is calcium bound to an organic acid or to an amino acid. 

And this helps a supplement to be a more absorbable type of calcium supplement.

Chelated calcium supplements are better than the inorganic forms of calcium.

However, not as good as the organic chelated calcium found in raw dairy foods.

Dietary calcium in bio-available food form will be the best sources of calcium for the human body.

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 foods are not very digestible because the bioactive nutrients have been destroyed. 

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.

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 are able to deliver calcium to where it can be readily utilized.

Apparently, a low incidence of side effects were noted with calcium orotate supplementation. 

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

Beware of These Types of Calcium Supplements

Coral Calcium - inorganic form of calcium. 

Could contribute to calcium deposits and calcification in your body.

Calcium Fortified Foods - bleached flours, commercial orange juice, and commercial cereals.

This type of calcium food behaves more like a low quality calcium supplement.

Antacids - use 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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