Importance of Calcium

Importance of Calcium

Why is calcium important?

All youth need calcium to build peak (maximum) bone mass during their early years of life. Low calcium intake is one important factor in the development of osteoporosis, a disease in which bone density decreases and leads to weak bones and future fractures. Women have a greater risk than men of developing osteoporosis. During adolescence and early adulthood, women should include good food sources of calcium in their diets This is when bone growth is occurring and calcium is being deposited into the bone. This occurs in women until they are 30 to 35 years of age. Women 25 to 50 years of age should have 1,000 mg of calcium each day, while women near or past menopause should have 1,200 mg of calcium daily if they are taking estrogen replacement therapy; otherwise, 1,500 mg per day is recommended. Women older than 65 years of age should have 1,500 mg per day.

What are goods sources of calcium?

Low-fat dairy products are excellent sources of calcium. Other good sources of calcium include salmon, tofu (soybean curd), certain vegetables (broccoli), legumes (peas and beans), calcium-enriched grain products, lime-processed tortillas, seeds and nuts. If you do not regularly consume adequate food sources of calcium, a calcium supplement can be considered to reach the recommended amount. The current recommendations for women for calcium are for a minimum of 1,200 mg per day.

Comb U

We all know the benefits of taking calcium supplements to build our Calcium reserves but it is recommended to take Comb U from the Tissue Salt range to ensure that you absorb all the calcium from your supplements and dietary intake.

Simply taking Calcium supplements without adding Tissue Salts may result in poor overall absorption which is a waste of your time and money.

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2 Comments

  • monsie pickles ms
    July 16, 2017

    I am a 79 years old female.
    I started taking Ferr Phos for inflammation.
    I have hypothyroidism and Addison’s disease or adrenal insufficiency? I take hydrocortisone. I have osteoporosis.
    I do not drink milk because I have IBS. I eat cheese sometimes probiotic yogourt every day.
    I started taking calcium citrate about a month ago, 600 mg/day.
    My GP tells me not to take more calcium citrate than 600 mg/day.
    Could you give me your opinion on all that?
    Thank you very much
    monsie pickles
    Ballarat, Victoria

  • Marilyn Mitchell
    February 15, 2018

    Do ;you have a distributor in USA? I live in Washington, DC 20009

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