Just for you mothers...
All Mothers worry about their children getting all the calcium they need, and some mothers are fully aware that they, too, have to be concerned with calcium intake.
Some animal species seem to deal with this instinctively. Humans have a harder time and worry more about it.
These concerns are not new. But science has provided the public with some important guidelines about How best to get that much-needed calcium.
Cows eat grass, grass has calcium, Voila! Or do cows still eat grass? Not so much, it seems (even the best organic dairy cows) are eating more grains than grass. One has to be informed. IS the milk of a cow even something our body wants?
Milk or no dairy, it is the delivery system of calcium that is crucial.
The DANGER zone
When inorganic calcium is not bound to natural amino acids, lipids, and glyconutrients found in food, it loses its INTELLIGENT delivery system. WITHOUT this it may end up going to places you do not want (soft tissues) or to go to places you do want (bone) but in excessive amounts.
As the body tries to rid itself of this inappropriate calcium, it dumps it in the bowel, resulting in constipation. Or it can be pushed into the kidneys, resulting in kidney stones. Not good.
Worse, high levels of calcium can accumulate in the blood which can contribute to destabilizing the atheroscelicitic plaques. This can contribute to thrombosis (clot) formation, hypertension (that is why we use calcium channel blockers to lower blood pressure), and perhaps causing arrhymias/fibrillation and/or muscle cramping or coronary artery spasm, a rather common, though rarely recognized trigger, of a heart attack.
There is research that shows women with the highest bone density have up to 300% higher incidence of malignant breast cancer.
It is advisable for women to get their calcium delivered to their own bodies and to their children’s bodies safely.
Animal-based sources of calcium, like dairy, contain high amounts of protein, made up of sulfur based amino acids---naturally acidic. To try and re-balance the body’s PH, calcium, which is alkaline, is leached out of the bone. That is certainly a defeatist solution to get the calcium we need. Besides, too much protein can do the body wrong.
Plants with calcium are bound with other minerals, vitamins, proteins, and phytonutrients which help DIRECT the calcium to its proper place in the bones.
If you take a plant-based calcium supplement, make sure it has the following HELPERS to escort the calcium to its proper place.
Without these helpers, calcium is lost and cannot do its job, and it just may cause more problems for the body than not taking any supplement at all!
A MUST. Needed for calcium to be absorbed.
Vitamin K2 (MENAQUINONE)
It’s job is to move calcium around the body.
2 sources: diet and bacterial synthesis (if you have misused antibiotics or your natural gut bacteria is out of sync, this 2nd source may not be working)
Best diet source: natto (fermented soybeans) Japanese women rarely have bone fractures. More on this in another blog.
Must be in balance with calcium for magnesium to do its job of managing a steady heartbeat.
helps in bone formation
Helps body balance PH, and handle calcium, magnesium and phosphorous
“makes the most” of available calcium