is the most vital and necessary mineral your body
requires to maintain optimum health. It is used by
weight and volume, in the human body, more than any
other mineral. In the female body, during child-bearing
years, the requirement for calcium is five (5) times
greater than that for a male at the same age; seven
(7) times more total mineral than that for a male
of the same age. Yes, knowledge about calcium‘s
function in the human body began to snowball around
1990 and has exponentially accelerated ever since.
Just take a look at the food supplement sections
of your local pharmacy or health food store. You
will find shelves full of all kinds and forms of
calcium. Each telling you how they are scientifically
formulated and have the best possible absorption
rate. Yet, how do you know which calcium is right
for you? Which ones should you use and which ones
should you avoid? How can you know which is right
for you and which is wrong for you? Do you believe
that your body could or should be taking any or all
of those hundreds of brands of calcium supplements
and that they would all work well for you? For example,
is coral calcium, a recent newbie in the calcium
supplement field, really as good for everyone as
is claimed? Is what you hear about various brands
of or types of calcium supplements really true or
just so much merchandising hype?
are here to shed an abundance of light on the "up
till now" confusing issues and information
surrounding calcium supplementation and health.
We want you to know the whys and wherefores about
calcium so you can take personal control of your
health through proper knowledge not marketing-hype.
What you will find on this page is the beginning
of vital-to-life information that will be life
and health-changing. We will begin to show you
what real quality mineral-rich food is all about,
because FOOD is the ideal supplement and your body
depends upon it.
Is Calcium So Important?
is a very big question and it is very important to
answer, because I know you may have never realized
how your body could be so dependent on one specific
mineral to maintain its physical function. Here are
some facts that will help you answer this question.
is required by your physical body‘s daily
function, in weight and volume, more than any
other mineral. This fact is even made more significant,
because this mineral is so lacking in the majority
of foods being consumed today and this is a direct
reflection on poor farming practices, which do
not address the nutritional needs of the human
and animal consumers.
determines how other minerals are picked up by
the cell. More specifically, when calcium is
deficient in a cell, other minerals, including
toxic trace minerals, can enter the cell in excessive
the body does not have enough over-all calcium
available from the digestion, calcium can appear
in excess amounts in some areas of the body.
Because calcium is in such great demand by the
body's systems, the minute the incoming calcium
drops below your body’s daily needs, your
body will withdraw calcium from its calcium reserves,
primarily stored, in your bones and teeth. This
is OK for short intermittent periods of time,
but not for prolonged periods. Over prolonged
periods, this process will cause calcium reserves
to drop too low and will subsequently alter your
body‘s ability to control the pH (acid/base
relationship) of the fluids that bathe your cells.
The end result is that your body becomes unable
to control when, where and how much of the mobilized
calcium moves into some areas. This can make
it appear that your body has too much calcium,
when in reality any appearance of calcium excess
is actually caused by calcium deficiency.
is the only element that has the superior ability
to bring in the most nutrient into the cell,
because it can bind and bunch-up long proteins
better than any other mineral required in the
is responsible for the density, color and function
of the cell. A change in calcium can mean a change
in the density and thus a corresponding change
in the function and color of the cell. Have you
ever wondered why you see such changes in your
skin color when you have felt quite ill?
is far more mobile and binds ten thousand times
faster and stronger to ligands (biologically
important coordination compounds) than does magnesium.
takes the least amount of electrical-charging
(ionization) to move through cell membranes,
therefore, it delivers more energy to the cell
than any other single mineral.
is the most efficient pH buffer (acid base regulator)
for extracellular fluid. This is particularly
important to allow the proper building of DNA
in the frequency needed by your body.
is vital to the release of mineral energy during
digestion. The less calcium available during
digestion the less overall energy will be released
you tell me what other scientists are saying about
From the very moment of conception, calcium plays
a pivotal role in fetal development. It rushes in
as a wave around the egg to herald the sperm‘s
arrival, binding to proteins that help kick off the
whole development process. From this first influx,
calcium continues to play a critical role in how
the body’s cells respond to outside signals.
Calcium tells muscle to contract and nerves to release
neurotransmitters, and is at least part of the signal
that helps people form and retain memories. Calcium‘s
role comes full circle with its involvement in cell
death. Adams, Amy, “Untangling Neuronal Calcium
Signaling,” The Scientist, January 21, 2001
Low calcium intake linked to risk of ischemic stroke
in women. Iso, H., Stempfer, M. J., Manson, J. E.,
et al, “Prospective study of calcium, potassium,
and magnesium intake and risk of stroke in women,” Stroke
1999; 30 (Sept.):1772-9.
…a large number of recent studies have identified
a relationship between childhood calcium intake and
bone mineralization and the potential relationship
of these data to fractures in adolescents and the
development of osteoporosis in adulthood. Preboth,
Monica, “Calcium Needs of Infants, Children
and Adolescents,” American Family Physician,
July 15, 2000.
Patients with idiopathic hypercalciuria (excess calcium
in urine) and calcium oxalate stones are less likely
to develop another stone if they adhere to a normal
calcium diet that’s low in animal protein and
salt when compared to patients who consume the traditional
low-calcium regimen. Borghl, L., Schianchi T., Meschl
T., et al.
“Comparison of two diets for the prevention
of recurrent stones in Idiopathic hypercalciuria,” N
Engl J Med, 2002; 346:77-84
Reported research has shown conclusively that high
calcium diets reduce the risk of developing kidney
stones contrary to what has been believed. N Engl
J Med, January 10, 2004
Calcium has been recognized as a major regulatory
ion in all living organisms. Considering the wide
variety of calcium-binding proteins, in the cell,
the potential targets of calcium-related disorders
are enormous. General interest in calcium-binding
proteins is still in the logarithmic phase with daily
discoveries of these proteins. Thompson, Marvin P.,
Calcium Binding Proteins, CRC Press 1988., “History
of Calcium-Binding Proteins.”
Calcium must certainly be the major bioelement of
the times. Only a generation ago the calcium ion
was known to physiologists and biochemists as a component
of bone mineral and as a blood plasma constituent
required in heart function and blood coagulation,
but little more. But, in the 1970's, a crescendo
of calcium ion research developed. Today we know
dozens, if not hundreds, of different cellular and
extracellular processes that are regulated by the
changes in cytosolic or extracellular calcium ions.
Indeed, the calcium ion is emerging as a most important
and ubiquitous intracellular messenger. (Excerpt
from Forward by Albert L. Lehninger, Professor of
Medical Science, John Hopkins University.)
As we have seen, calcium is central to the ordered
progression of replicating cells through their growth-division
cycle. Neoplastic epithelia and mesenchymally derived
cells can initiate DNA syntheses and proliferate
normally in a low calcium medium, which does not
support the proliferation of their normal counterparts.
Besides needing calcium ions, normal cells must adequately
spread out on a solid substrate before they are able
to initiate DNA syntheses. Calcium is specifically
required for spreading. Lowering the extracellular
calcium and preventing spreading both block the initiation
of DNA synthesis, without stopping on-going DNA synthesis.
The elimination of extracellular calcium requirement
for proliferation of viruses can be mimicked by exposing
proliferatively inactive calcium-deprived normal
cells to calcium-independent-nucleotides protein
kinases located in the plasma membrane. Thus, addition
of such subunits to the medium of normal cells cause
them to behave like neoplastic cells by initiating
DNA syntheses in calcium deficient medium. It is
clear that the proliferative calcium independence
in vitro is a universal property of neoplastic cells,
the understanding of which may be the key to understanding
cancer. (see page 158) The Role of Calcium in Biological
Systems, Volume I, CRC Press Inc. 1985
A number of important metabolic processes are influenced
by small changes in extracellular ionized calcium
concentration. These include: (a) the excitability
of nerve function and neural transmission; (b) the
secretion by cells of proteins and hormones, and
other mediators such as neurotransmitters; (c) the
coupling of cell excitation with cell response (for
example, contraction in the case of muscle cells
and secretion in the case of secretory cells); (d)
cell proliferation; (e) blood coagulation, by acting
as a cofactor for the essential enzymes involved
in the clotting cascade; (f) maintenance of the stability
and permeability of cell members; (g) modulation
of enzyme activity, in particular those enzymes involved
in glycogenolysis (the splitting up of glycogen,
the chief carbohydrate storage material in man),
gluconeogenesis (the formation of carbohydrates from
protein and fats), and protein kinases (enzymes that
catalyze energy transfer from ATP to proteins) which
are calcium dependent; and (h) the mineralization
of newly formed bone-Mundy, Gregory R., “Calcium
Homeostasis: Hypercalcemia and Hypocalcemia,” University
of Texas. (Professor and Head, Division of Endocrinology
At all ages, females consume less calcium than do
males. Pediatrics, Oct, 2001.
Calcium helps keep the weight off. Research suggests
that if you don’t get enough calcium in your
diet, you‘re likely to be overweight. The reason
has to do with your body’s
response to a calcium deficit. When you‘re
low, your body thinks you’re starving and enters
emergency mode, releasing parathyroid hormone. This
hormone stimulates your bones to release some calcium
into your bloodstream. In addition, your kidneys
also deliver a dose of hormone called calcitriol,
a form of vitamin D, to increase your ability to
absorb calcium. The trouble is that parathyroid hormone
and calcitriol also stimulate the production of fat
and inhibit its breakdown. As a result, your body
stores fat and holds on to it stubbornly, even if
you‘re on a low-calorie diet. On the other
hand, a high calcium intake suppresses these hormones
so your body stores less fat and also breaks it down
easily. This is according to Michael B. Zemel, Ph.D.,
head of the department of nutrition at the University
of Tennessee at Knoxville. Ott, C., “The Surprising
Benefits of Calcium,” Natural Health, Jan-Feb,
is the ideal source of calcium?
most ideal source of calcium should be our food supply.
However, our food today is grossly lacking in mineral,
especially calcium, because of the poor farming practices.
Back in the mid 80's one research group sampled over
400 plants from farms across Midwestern America.
It found that mineral levels, in the plants had dropped
between 8% and 68%. Because of soil mineral depletion
and few farmers being aware of how to grow top quality
food, calcium supplements are a necessity to supply
the calcium actually needed.
learn how to grow top quality produce at home you
need to obtain a copy of Dr. Beddoe's book Nourishment
organically grown foods a good source of calcium?
Unfortunately, purchasing “organically grown” foods
does not assure sufficient calcium in your diet either.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not against organic
foods. However, what is not being addressed by organic
growers is the quality of the food they are growingespecially
the calcium content. Organic principles of growing
are great as far as they have come. The problem is
that they have not come far enough. In other words,
organic growers are growing clean foods, free of
toxic chemicals, but they fall very short when it
comes to total nutrient mineral quantity and quality80
percent of the missing mineral is calcium. Yes, this
is a very serious problem because the most toxic
foods are not the ones contaminated with herbicides
and pesticides. In reality, the most toxic foods
are those that are grown on calcium deficient soil
and passed off, to an ignorant public, as clean fresh
healthy nutrient rich food. Toxic, because these
mineral-energy deficient foods contribute to the
perpetuation of the rampant degenerative disease
is why this author has seen fit to spend his time
in both soil mineral chemistry and human mineral chemistry,
to reveal, not only the need for calcium and mineral
colloids, but to show how the farmer and gardener,
growing foods on soils rich in calcium and other
minerals properly regulated, will have a greater effect
on health in the world than all of the medical personnel
and sick care institutions put together. Dr. Beddoe's
garden book Nourishment
Home Grown, holds
the keys to showing you how to grow nutrient rich foods.
is the best calcium supplement if the food is deficient?
best calcium supplement for you depends on what is
happening to the pH (acid / base) chemistry of your
body's fluids. Evaluating the pH of your urine and
saliva is the most direct way to know what is happening
with the acid base chemistry of your body's fluids.
By determining the average pH of your urine and saliva,
you will be able to choose the right calcium supplements,
as well as other minerals and vitamins that can assist
those calcium supplements in working most efficiently. The
Calcium Kit, developed
by Dr. Beddoe, is the ideal way to reveal, in a do-it-yourself
format, exactly what type(s) of calcium supplements
your body's chemistry is requiring. In addition, The
Calcium Kit reveals what other important vitamins
and minerals are vital to work alongside with the calcium(s).
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magnesium important to take with calcium?
Contrary to what the natural health world teaches,
magnesium is not necessary to be a part of calcium
supplementation. Magnesium is a very stable element
in body chemistry compared to calcium. The best source
for magnesium in the diet is any green leafy vegetable.
Yes, chlorophyll is a fantastic natural source for
magnesium. In a diet that includes sufficient greens,
there will be no lack of magnesium.
Yet why does there seem to be so many people who
are benefited by magnesium supplements of various
types? Well, it has to do with the excessive protein
in the modern diet. Excessive protein in the diet
produces an excess of a protein breakdown product
known as nitrogen. Nitrogen in the body's chemistry
comes from two primary sources. The first is from
the wear and tear and breakdown of body tissue protein,
which is exaggerated by poor health and body chemistry.
The second is from excess protein consumption and
correspondingly poor protein digestion. Poorly and
improperly digested proteins drive up the levels
of nitrogen in the blood to excessive amounts. When
nitrogen becomes excess, it causes the blood to get
thicker. Thicker blood makes the heart work harder,
besides being a major contributor to fatigue. This
excess nitrogen in body chemistry increases the demand
for magnesium. Yes, magnesium has a strong affinity
for nitrogen. So when nitrogen is excessive, there
is a drain on magnesium. In fact, magnesium is an
excellent way to deal with the symptoms caused by
excess nitrogen from excess and poorly digested proteins
in the diet. So people who need, or appear to need,
more magnesium, most likely have a problem with excess
nitrogen going on.
By the way, excess protein in the diet causes the
body to dump calcium. Therefore, excess protein in
a diet is making the calcium deficiency problem even
more pronounced. Furthermore, when calcium intake
is proper, less protein is necessary in the diet.
calcium is the key mineral in your body's chemistry,
Obtain your copy of The
Calcium Kit so you can find out the perfect
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