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Importance of calcium

Are you getting enough calcium?  Are you sure it is bio-available or even being absorbed by your body?

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Why is calcium so important?

Why Do We Need Calcium?

When trying to understand why calcium is important, it’s essential that you know exactly what role calcium plays in your body. Approximately 99% of the calcium currently in your body is stored in your teeth and bones. Calcium is also important for many other bodily functions, such as muscle contraction and exocytosis. Calcium is also essential for nerve conduction, the regulation of enzyme activity and the formation of cell membranes. Your body has very strict guidelines about the amount of calcium required to ensure your body will function normally.

Calcium’s role in bone formation takes place in a process called “bone mineralization”. Bones are made of a combination of mineral complexes, the most important of which is calcium phosphate. Calcium phosphate gives bones their strength, structure and density.

Calcium Deficiency

If you become deficient in calcium, several things can happen. First, your bones and teeth will begin to slowly deteriorate. This occurs because your body is pulling calcium from your bones in order to perform other essential functions. Also, being deficient in calcium for a long period of time can cause health problems such as rickets, as well as poor blood clotting. Calcium deficiency is especially dangerous for menopausal women, who are already at a much higher risk of developing osteoporosis.

Having an acidic or low pH robs your body of much needed calcium as it deals with getting the pH into a normal range.

You may have been hearing for years, how milk does a body good.  That may not be true.  Because milk has been pasteurized and homogenized plus all the growth hormones and inorganic matter added…milk is NOT that good for us.  We are NOT baby cows, therefore we do NOT need cow’s milk.

Good Sources of Calcium

Great sources of calcium include broccoli, kelp, almonds, quinoa, okra, blackstrap molasses and sardines. By adding these calcium-rich foods to your diet, you can help improve the levels of calcium in your body.

How Do I Know I’m Getting Enough Calcium?

There are a few key symptoms that may signal that you’re not receiving enough calcium from your normal diet. Symptoms of a calcium deficiency may include muscle pain, muscle spasms, a tingling or numbness sensation in your hands and/or feet, as well as experiencing frequent bone fractures. If you suspect that you’re deficient in calcium, you may want to  schedule a checkup with your health practitioner and try increasing the amount of calcium-rich foods you consume, and take a bio-available calcium supplement, like AIM’s calciAIM.   Order CalciAIM 

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Bio-available and tastes great!

CalciAIM™ is a natural citrus drink mix that provides free ionic calcium and bioavailable nutrients essential to proper skeletal function and overall wellness. Each scoop contains 38 percent of the daily intake of calcium, along with support minerals and vitamins such as magnesium, zinc, copper, and vitamins A, C, and D.

  • Promotes proper bone density and maintenance
  • Optimized calcium delivery system superior to tablets or capsules
  • Supplies nutrients essential to calcium utilization
  • Supports muscle contraction, central nervous system function,
    and hormone secretion
  • Ideal pH for creating the most
    absorbable form of ionic calcium

references:  AIM data sheet Calcium

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Foods with Neutralizing Ash but Acidifying Effect

Neutralizing Ash with Acidifying Effect

  • Refined Sugar   Olive Oil   Corn Syrup   Corn Syrup

White sugar, fats, oils, syrups, as well as some other processed and synthetic foods, leave no ash after being metabolized.  However, the body does have to work and fast to metabolize them, producing a surge of energy after eating them.  With this energy also comes a lot of acid.  Therefore these foods, while leaving no ash have an acidifying effect.

The body must neutralize the acids from acid foods.  If not enough alkaline ash foods are eaten to do this, the body will draw on its alkaline reserve.  This alkaline reserve is made up of the minerals sodium, potassium and calcium primarily, with iron and magnesium as secondary sources.  These reserves are stored in the liver, muscle and bone and are called upon when required to release their stores.  Over time these reserves can become severely depleted causing liver problems, gallstones, flabby muscles and osteoporosis.

Unfortunately, very few people eat the kind of diet that would maintain the alkaline reserve.  A diet consisting of about 75% fruits and vegetables would be ideal to neutralize the remaining 25% of the diet containing acid ash foods.  In reality surveys show that on any day 40% of the population eat no fruits and 20% eat no vegetables at all.

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References:  Your Health, Your Choice by Dr. M. Ted Morter, Jr., M.A.: http://life.familyeducation.com/protein/foods/48678.html#ixzz1GKHRo700