A normal diet provides 400mg to 500mg of calcium daily. High calcium intake can result in calcium dposition into soft tissue and can also impair absorption of other minerals such as magnesium, zinc and iron.
Calcium is necessary for:
-Health teeth and bones
-Normal blood clotting
-Maintenance of normal heartbeat
-Transmission of nerve impulses
Calcium, the most plentiful mineral found in the human body ideally comprises 1.5 to 2% of an adult's total body weight. Every cell and organ in the body depends on calcium for proper functioning. Teeth and bones contain the majority of the body's calcium (about 99%). Calcium's primary function is in the development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Of equal importance though is calcium's role in digestion, blood clotting, wound healing, nerve signal transmission digestion and our acid/alkaline balance. We, as a society -- especially women over the age of 45 -- are routinely told by their doctors, and the media, to supplement with 1000-1500 mgs of calcium daily to prevent Osteoporosis. As with most tissues, bones are constantly being reformed — broken down and rebuilt. Osteoporosis (porous, brittle bones) is the result of bone deterioration over time (more mineral resorption than absorption). Women are led to believe that they are particularly prone to calcium deficiency and osteoporosis. This is due to their presumed higher levels of estrogen which apparently restricts calcium absorption. The end result of osteoporosis can be spontaneous skeletal fractures. However getting enough calcium won't guarantee a lifetime of healthy bones. Skeletal strength depends on many minerals, especially silica, but also including phosphorus, magnesium, boron, strontium and an adequate creation of vitamin D. In fact, in the first volume of "Silica — the Forgotten Nutrient," Klaus Kaufmann challenges the sole use of calcium supplementation by adults and shows its interdependency with silica.
Symptoms of Deficiency:
Calcium deficiency is a condition in which calcium is insufficient or is not utilized properly. Poor calcium absorption into bone is a contributing factor in osteoporosis, and because silica is known to help the body utilize calcium, Kaufmann believes that supplementation of both together is essential to prevent osteoporosis (Kaufmann,1992; Saltman, Gurin, and Mothner, 1993).
Calcium deficiency symptoms include muscle aches and pains, muscle twitching and spasm, muscle cramps and reduced bone density. Vitamin D is essential for proper calcium absorption and utilization.
Most people measure high in calcium when a hair test is performed, yet America has the highest levels of osteoporosis and arthritis in the world. This is not from a lack of dietary calcium, but is a calcium management issue. When evaluating the amount of calcium in our supplement, measured in milligrams, it seems that it contains very little calcium. Keep in mind that the amount of absorbable calcium available in a traditional tablet or capsule is highly questionable. However, you will be absorbing every atom of calcium in Eidon's Calcium.