Many research studies have shown that taking the “wrong” form of calcium can increase your risk of a heart attack.
Much of the concern is the role calcium supplements have in the management of osteoporosis. But, is it the calcium, itself, or the “form” of calcium sold in stores and osteoporosis medication sold over pharmaceutical counters?
Let Your Body Do The Work
The “wrong” forms of calcium are those forms that have already been processed, such as oyster shells, egg shells, and bone meal (hydroxylapatite). Old-fashioned nutrition and basic calcium-rich foods are the best sources of calcium – they always have been.
I do recommend undigested and unaltered forms of calcium when taking a supplement, which are the “right” forms of calcium.
The body doesn’t benefit from by-products that have already been “processed” and digested by another animal; this includes what another animal has already used up, like an oyster making its shell. The concoctions from a man-made laboratory have been chemically processed, too, and do little to benefit your body.
The body benefits the best from doing its own processing and assimilation of undigested nutrients. Consider your body its own processing plant, and never “feed it” by-products that have already been recycled.
Animals in the wild eat natural forms of unprocessed calcium compounds, such as dolomite. Deer, elk, moose, antelope, and gazelle all nibble on dolomite to restore the nutrients needed to grow their antlers and hooves.
Tropical birds fly to clay beds daily to consume raw clay sediments rich in calcium, magnesium, silica, boron, and phosphorus.
All wild animals get their daily dose of vitamin D from being in the sunlight.
Here’s an old-fashioned, basic nutrition principle that I personally promote: the human body requires a 1:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium when supplementing with these essential elements.
This means that a Ca/Mg supplement should have equal proportions of both, such as 500 mg calcium to 500 mg magnesium, or 1000 mg calcium to 1,000 mg magnesium. Most manufactured forms of Ca/Mg are higher in calcium than magnesium, such as 500 mg calcium to 250 mg magnesium, or 1000 mg calcium to 400 mg magnesium.
In nature, you always find a 1:1 ratio of Ca/Mg in mineral compounds, and you’ll also find other bone nutrients and trace minerals in this healthy, natural mix.
Nature’s unprocessed bone nutrients contain a complex of elements needed to restore, bone, nerve, gum, tooth, hair, skin and nail health.
Natural Bone Nutrients
The complex bone nutrients that you should take with calcium are:
The complex calcium nutrients found in nature are far more advanced than just grinding up an oyster shell. Because the body cannot assimilate an oyster shell, it does not absorb into your bone tissue, and hence, it deposits outside of the bone causing joint pain.
Undigested calcium circulates within your blood as it attempts to exit your body, and this means that your blood toxins increase, your blood thickens, and your chances for heart issues increase.
Heart Healthy Silica
Your heart will thank you for it.