Minerals for Life™ water-soluble Calcium is a dietary supplement containing elemental calcium.
Until recently, calcium has been available only in a compound if it is not derived from the diet. Compounds require enzyme function to break the molecules apart so the body can use the pure, elemental calcium. Unfortunately, most of the supplements on the market are not pure elemental calcium and do not provide the body with the essential building blocks it desires. Calcium IS the building block of the body. Some of the more common complex compounds are silicates, phosphates, carbonates, nitrates, sulfates, chlorides, hydroxides, fluorides, and oxides. Colloids are commonly calcium phosphate and calcium fluoride. Minerals for Life Calcium is made of 99.9% pure calcium in water-soluble form that is readily available for assimilation by the human body.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. A man weighing 160 pounds has approximately 4 pounds of calcium in his body. Calcium is one of the first elements in the body to go out of balance when the diet is inadequate. Calcium is used in bone formation and in the proper formation and maintenance of teeth.* Calcium also supports numerous vital functions in the body, including fat and protein digestion, energy production, and nerve transmission and assists in the absorption of other nutrients.* It is important in nerve impulse function, normal circulatory system function, and muscle contraction.* Vitamin D (sunshine) and magnesium are essential to the proper absorption and assimilation of calcium. It is required for the release of energy for muscular contraction.
Calcium plays a role in facilitating the secretion of certain hormones and hormone-releasing factors.* Calcium promotes cell membrane permeability, making it easier for the passage of compounds in and out of cells; it effects the release of neurotransmitters at synaptic junctions; and it mediates the synthesis, secretion, and metabolic effects of hormones and enzymes.* Calcium also helps regulate muscle tone, muscle receptiveness to nerve stimulation, and the regulation of the heartbeat.*
Calcium is an alkaline, positive mineral that is a powerful attractant for oxygen. Other elements with which calcium readily associates are sulfur, silicon, and carbon.
Calcium is essential for human life. Calcium combines with phosphorus in the body to help form the hard, crystal-like substances that create the latticework providing strength for bones. It is also crucial in the process of activating multiple other enzymes in the body to promote normal functioning.*
Calcium heightens pH in the body, making it more alkaline.* Calcium in its purest form has a pH of 12. This enhances the immune response, as viruses and bacteria die in an alkaline environment. The pH level in a healthy person is 7 to 7.5, which is slightly alkaline. When the pH falls to around 6.5, the person becomes slightly acidic and the immune system less effective. A pH of 4.5 (acidic) is commonly found in patients with extreme mineral deficiencies.
Too much calcium in the wrong form (carbonate or compound) has been said to cause deposits in the body as well as painful bone spurs, heel spurs, and lower back spurs. Calcium deposits develop at the sites of insertions of tendons and ligaments. Calcium levels in the body must be balanced with the proper form, diet, and combination of magnesium. The book The Calcium Factor says that in 1982 Rodolfo R. Linas “was able to explain how a current of calcium ions triggers the passage of signals from one nerve cell to another.” Therefore, just as a calcium deficiency in the system would affect the production of secretion, the release of neurotransmitters would also be affected. These facts suggest that water-soluble calcium is essential to proper neurotransmitter function as well.
Calcium is essential for the health of muscle in the body, promoting normal muscle contraction and relaxation.* Calcium helps prevent cramps brought on by exercise by avoiding lactic acid build up.*
Calcium is the most abundant mineral cation in the body, with the largest stores being found in teeth and bones.*
Calcium performs numerous vital functions in the body, including fat and protein digestion, energy production, nerve transmission, and assists in the absorption of other nutrients.*
Calcium promotes alertness and mental clarity for both children and adults.* Calcium along with magnesium and chromium plays an integral role to help neurotransmitters to function properly.* In addition, scientific studies suggest a link between a large consumption of refined sugar and behavior. Persons who crave and consume a lot of refined sugar can deplete the body of nutrients, especially calcium. Calcium assists with maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.*
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