Calcium Deficiency Symptoms
and Facts on Calcium
Calcium deficiency symptoms can be improved when you learn 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 that problem.
Learn some facts on calcium to help you better understand how calcium is absorbed to avoid calcium deficiency symptoms or having too much calcium end up in the wrong place.
Facts on Calcium Absorption
Dairy products are one of the richest sources of calcium and lactose
increases calcium absorption. However, all dairy is not created equal!
When you absorb calcium, there is no guarantee that calcium will end up
in your bones or in your teeth. Calcium has a tendency to gravitate
towards areas of injury in the body which can create some problems in
your soft tissues.
Raw dairy particularly 100% grass fed dairy contains fat soluble vitamins like vitamins A, D, and K2 which are needed for proper calcium absorption and they help to ensure that calcium ends up in the right place. There also needs to be enough minerals like magnesium available for proper absorption.
And some studies have shown that essential fatty acids (omega 3 and omega 6) in combination with calcium can help to ensure calcium is deposited in your bones instead of in your arteries or other soft tissues. Fortunately, 100% grass fed raw milk contains many of the nutrients needed for the proper absorption and placement of calcium.
Facts on Calcium
Calcium is involved with the absorption of vitamin B12.
Calcium is involved with producing the lipase enzyme which digests fat.
Calcium is 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.
Calcium is involved with optimal heart function. And it's needed for blood-pressure regulation.
Calcium is essential for building your bones and your teeth.
Calcium is required for muscle growth and transfers Information between your cells.
Calcium controls the formation of enzymes and the formation of hormones.
To avoid calcium deficiency symptoms, be sure you consume an adequate
amount of calcium along with the nutrients that support the
correct absorption and placement of this vital mineral.
And by the way, you will need an adequate amount of protein that contains the right amino acids (such as lysine and glycine) for proper calcium absorption to avoid calcium deficiency symptoms.
Calcium Deficiency Symptoms
- Osteopenia & Osteoporosis
- Irritability & Depression
- Tingling & Numbness
- Insufficient Blood Clotting
- Neck Tension
- Tooth Decay & Yellowing Teeth
- Muscle Twitching and Tremors
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Heart Arrhythmia
- Muscle Cramping, Aches, & Pain
- Skeletal Deformities
- Children with Rickets
- Poor Growth in Children
Brain Functioning Problems
- Indigestion & Allergies
- Lower Back Pain
- Kidney Stones & Gall Stones
- Premenstrual Cramping
- Vision Problems & Cataracts
- Coarse Hair
- Dry Skin & Brittle Nails
- Breast Cancer & Colon Cancer
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. And this can occur for many reasons such as when you have cancer, an overactive thyroid, or from lack of physical activity.
Symptoms of Too Much Calcium
- Calcification Problems
- Bone Pain
- Confusion & Lethargy
- Abdominal Pain
- Frequent Urination & Thirst
- Loss of Appetite
- Vomiting & Nausea
- Abnormal Heart Rhythms
- Twitches & Cramping
- Muscle Weakness & Pain
- Seizures & Coma
Causes of Too Much Calcium
- Medication & Drugs that Are Diuretics
- Antacids like Tums & Rolaids
- Overactive Parathyroid Gland
- Inorganic Calcium from Pasteurized Dairy Foods & Supplements
- Excessive Amounts of Vitamin D
- Certain Types of Cancers, Kidney Disease, & Lung Disease
Be aware that consuming high amounts of calcium supplements along with too much vitamin D and not enough vitamin A or vitamin K2 can create a high amount of calcium in your blood.
So, as you can see you will need to consume the right type of nutrients to avoid a calcium deficiency and to avoid the symptoms of too much calcium.
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