This is an angstrom size mineral and vitamin supplement of calcium. An angstrom or nanoparticle size mineral supplement does not require digestion. Angstrom size minerals are absorbed immediately into the bloodstream due to their minute size, hence the body also requires much less of them to have the same effect on the body. With a traditional powdered mineral, actual absorption ranges from only 5 - 15 percent. With angstrom or nano-sized minerals, absorption is 100 percent, so much less is needed to reach the same daily supplementation level.
You can add this Angstrom Calcium to hot or cold beverages, soup, coffee etc. That way you can dilute the serving and also mask the taste, if needed.
Serving Size: 1-2 tablespoon (1/2-1 ounce)
Servings Per Container: 32-64
Amount Per Serving (Ingredients): 67.5-135mg Calcium (nano-sized, so 98% absorbable)
Other Ingredients: Purified Reverse osmosis water
Does not require digestion or enzyme activity. This product will not interfere with prescription medications. It is suitable for vegetarian and hypo-allergenic application. No preservatives, or artificial ingredients.
Adults - 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) daily as maintenance, use more if needed or as recommended by your health care professional.
Children - 1/2 tablespoon (1/4 ounce) daily as maintenance, use more if needed or as recommended by your health care professional.
When using regular (powdered, or colloidal) minterals, it is estimated that the human body will be able to breakdown and absorb 1 - 5 percent. These angstrom, or nanoparticle-sized minerals are close to 100% absorbable. Therefore, the RDA does not apply.
For example, if the RDA of a mineral is 2,000 mg per day, to derive how much angstrom or nano-sized mineral you need: multiply by a probably 1 percent absorption rate to get your answer. 2,000 x 1% = 20 mg.
Organic calcium is used more than any other mineral in the body. There are 179 different known uses for calcium in the human body, here are some of the main ones:
1) Formation and maintenance of strong bones and teeth
2) Prevents bone loss associated with osteoporosis
3) Controls muscle contraction and with magnesium muscle relaxation
4) Required for muscle growth
5) Important in the maintenance of regular heartbeat
6) Transmission of nerve impulses
7) Transfer of information between brain cells
8) Controls osmosis and diffusion through the cell membranes
9) Passing of information within the cell. Calcium controls the formation of enzymes and hormones. It is involved in the activation of several enzymes including lipase.
CALCIUM IS THE MAIN BUFFER USED TO NEUTRALIZE ACIDS AND TO MAINTAIN THE PROPER pH THROUGHOUT THE BODY
Nearly 99% of the body's calcium is deposited in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1% is present in body fluids, equally divided between diffusible calcium and non-diffusible calcium. The diffusible calcium is bound to blood proteins, chiefly to albumin, although a small amount is bound by the globulins in the blood.
Scientists have discovered that the body fluids of healthy people are mildly alkaline (high pH), whereas the body fluids of the sick are acidic (low pH). Calcium is responsible of maintaining the proper body fluid pH.
Hypocalcemia, chronic calcium deficiency, is responsible for approximately 150 different degenerative diseases and conditions, and other problems that can be harmful or dangerous to the body. All degenerative diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, gallstones, kidney stones, arthritis, osteoporosis, and many more have been scientifically linked to deficiencies in calcium.
The following is a partial list of calcium deficiencies. Some of them may be familiar: Arthritis, Heart PalpitationS, Muscle cramps, Hypertension, Eczema, Loss of mental functions, Increased cholesterol levels, Indigestion, Insomnia, Rickets, Headaches, Kidney stones, Gall Stones, Bone spurs, Fibromyalgia, Hiatal hernia, Recessed gums, Low back pain, Asthma, Allergies, Colitis, Arrhythmia, Heart disease, Cancer, Acid reflux, And about 125 others.
It is interesting to note that kidney stones are included. Kidney stones are a buildup of calcium in the kidney. Kidney stones are caused by a lack of calcium in the diet. Due to poor mineral ingestion the body becomes acidic. The body then leaches calcium out of the bones to neutralize the acid and to keep the pH from dropping below the level that supports life.
Calcium from the bones is not very bio-available and only a small percentage is actually used to correct the acid situation; the rest starts to accumulate in the kidney, or other places. Scientific evidence has proven that the stones are not formed from organic calcium in the diet by using radioactive markers on the dietary calcium. When the stones were examined there was not one bit of radioactive calcium contained in them. Fully 100% of the kidney stones and bone spurs came from the calcium leached out of the bones in order to neutralize the acids in the body fluids.
Female athletes and women experiencing menopause need greater amounts of organic calcium due to lower estrogen levels. The average American diet of meats, refined grains (cereal), and soft drinks (high in phosphorus) has been documented to contribute to increased bone loss in adults.
Proper calcium absorption absolutely requires an adequate level of natural vitamin D, through diet or supplementation. Vitamin D controls the absorption of calcium ions. The biochemical absorption and assimilation is not an easy matter.
The excretion of calcium is largely through the mucosa of the small intestines, and a comparatively small amount (25-35%) is excreted in the urine as calcium phosphate. Since the excretion is a normal continuous process, a negative calcium balance can result if dietary intake is too low. Acidity, sugars, and artificial flavors and sweeteners can shorten life. It would take 32 glasses of alkaline water at an alkaline pH of 9 to neutralize the acid from one 12 oz. cola or soda. Drinking a cola or soda, the body will use up reserves of its own stored alkaline buffers, mainly calcium from the bones and DNA, to raise the body's alkalinity levels, especially to maintain proper blood alkaline pH levels.
Sodas, like water and other liquids, pass through the stomach into the small intestine where it is quickly assimilated into the bloodstream through the openings in the villi in the walls of the intestines. They are also absorbed right through the stomach's lining directly into the blood. Liquids do not stay in the digestive tract like solid foods. All liquids go into the bloodstream, are filtered through the liver and kidneys, and what is not needed is sent to the bladder and urinated out. These liquids come in contact with virtually every cell in the body.
When a substance is an acid, there are a large number of positively charged hydrogen ions. These ions are lacking electrons and steal electrons from other atoms in the body which themselves become electrically unstable and seek electrons from other atoms. Acids are free radicals that create a chain reaction of electron stealing. Whenever an electron is torn from an atom a little spark is produced that can damage cell membranes. Its called free radical damage and can be seen under a microscope in live blood cell analysis. If there are not enough ionic minerals in the body, the process cannot stop. Then the supply of available minerals to neutralize the acids will result into a very serious degenerative disease. Even without soda our bodies naturally produce acids. Minerals are needed in our diets in food and supplements to stop the deterioration process. Unfortunately, most of the food we consume no longer contains the minerals that we need.
ARE USP SUPPLEMENTS A GOOD SOURCE OF CALCIUM?
The vast majority of vitamins and minerals available today are supplied by a few extremely large and powerful chemical companies. The nutrients produced by these companies fall under the labeling of USP, United States Pharmacopoeia. The companies either break the food down and extract each vitamin separately or grind up rock to extract the minerals. Are you taking ground up rocks? Most people are aware of the need for calcium in our diets. When health practitioners recommend that we go to the store and get Tums, Rolaids or Oyster Shell Tablets and take two daily, they are really not aware of how very little of the calcium is bio-available to the cells in our bodies.
Minerals are either organic or inorganic. Would you rather get your calcium from concrete or green salad? The body can not get proper nutrition from inorganic minerals. It is designed to get nutrition form living plants. For human consumption, minerals from food are superior to minerals from soil.
Calcium is a prime example of how dangerous these minerals can be. Calcium supplements are taken by millions of women. American women take more calcium supplements than anywhere else in the world, yet we have one of the highest rates of osteoporosis. This deadly condition causes holes in the bone that can lead to a crippling fractures and often death. Read the labels of your calcium supplement. Most calcium is sold in the form of calcium carbonate. This is an inorganic form of calcium, typically ground up oyster shells, chalk or extracted from rocks.
If the label says Calcium Citrate you think it comes from Oranges NO, its calcium carbonate mixed with Citric Acid! If the label says Calcium Lactate you think it comes from Milk NO, its calcium carbonate mixed with Lactic acid! Studies prove that about 2% of calcium carbonate is absorbed (not assimilated) by the body! Where does the other 98% go? Significant amounts of unabsorbed calcium left in the body will interact with other inorganic compounds to form stones. Wrong forms of Calcium cannot be absorbed and assimilated unless other trace minerals are present along with it.
Calcium requires boron, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, silicon, strontium, and zinc to aid absorption. A critical aspect of the transport of minerals into the human body is the necessity of protein chaperones found in all foods. Without a protein chaperone these supplements wander aimlessly within the body settling in places such as the heart, arteries (plaque) and in all other organs. The absorption factor of these chemical isolates is in the region of 5%.
Taking USP forms of isolated nutrients is the equivalent of sending your mail without addressing the envelope. The nutrients never get to where they needed to go.
Chelated minerals, as a rule, are generally crushed biological industrial rocks processed with one or more acids. The biggest difference in minerals now compared to 45 years ago is that some companies have decided to industrially produce human-made versions of minerals attached to peptides. It does not appear that any of the minerals marketed as chelated are food concentrates (though there are foods which naturally contain chelated minerals, but these are normally marketed as food minerals. Industrial manufactured chelates are not natural food. It is a well known among nutrition researchers that most essential minerals are not well absorbed (some at less than 1%). Bioavailability or orally administered vitamins, minerals, and trace elements are subject to a complex set of influences.
THE PARADOX OF CORAL CALCIUM
Many coral calcium vendors have tried to connect coral calcium to the longevity of Okinawans. The truth is most coral calcium supplements are made directly (uncut) from coral reefs. The only calcium source found in coral reefs is calcium carbonate, the same calcium compound that is easily found in other rocks and limestone, and has been available for commercial use for decades. Not all coral calcium is the same. While any coral calcium from Okinawa can give you some benefits because the chemical analysis is nearly identical to human bone
it is still inorganic and not a food. There are some coral calcium, even from Okinawa, that contain harmful materials such as lead, mercury, arsenic and more. The secret of benefits attributed to coral calcium lies in the waters of Okinawa, not the inorganic coral reefs that most coral calcium products are made from. It is the algae that grows in the porous coral that produces the highly soluble organic calcium compounds.
THE KEY TO OSTEOPOROSIS
Its not how much calcium you eat. Its how much calcium you prevent from leaving your bones. Why does Calcium Leave Bones? There are 28 amino acids in nature. The human body can manufacture 19 of them. The other 9 are called essential. We must get them from the foods we eat. One of the essential aminos is methionine, which is C-5, H-11, NO, S One needs Methionine for many human metabolic functions including digestion, detoxification of heavy metals, and muscle metabolism. However, an excess of methionine can be toxic. Eating foods containing too much methionine will cause the blood to become acidic. The body then leaches calcium out of the bones to neutralize the acid.
According to Dr. Sellmeyer, Sulfur containing-amino acids in protein-containing foods are metabolized to sulfuric acid. Animal foods provide predominantly acid precursors. Acidosis stimulates osteoclastic activity and inhibits osteoblast activity. Dietary protein increases production of acid in the blood which can be neutralized by calcium mobilized from the skeleton.American Journal of clinical Nutrition, 1995; 61 (4) Animal proteins contain more methionine than plant proteins. In 1988, N.A. Breslau and his colleagues identified the relationship between protein rich diets and calcium metabolism, noting that protein caused calcium loss. His work was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology (1988;66:140-6) Even when eating 1,400 mg of calcium daily, one can lose up to 4% of his or her bone mass each year while consuming a high protein diet. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1979; 32 (4)
In order to absorb calcium, the body needs comparable amounts of another mineral element, magnesium. Milk and dairy products contain only small amounts of magnesium. Without the presence of magnesium, the body only absorbs 25 percent of the available dairy calcium content. The remainder of the calcium spells trouble. Without magnesium, excess calcium is utilized by the body in injurious ways. The body uses the calcium to build the mortar on arterial walls which becomes atherosclerotic plaques. Excess calcium is diverted by the kidneys into painful kidney stones, blocking our urinary tracts. Excess calcium contributes to arthritis; painful calcium buildup often is manifested as gout.
Society stresses the importance of calcium, but rarely magnesium. Yet, magnesium is vital to enzymatic activity. In addition to insuring proper absorption of calcium, magnesium is critical to proper neural and muscular function and to maintaining proper pH balance in the body. Magnesium, along with vitamin b6 (pyridoxine), helps to dissolve calcium phosphate stones which often accumulate from excess dairy intake. Osteoporosis is NOT a problem that should be associated with lack of calcium intake. Osteoporosis results from calcium loss. Bones break because women eating the wrong foods create an acid condition in their own bloodstreams, which must be neutralized by available calcium. The body achieves balance by taking calcium out of its own bones."
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