Calcium Deficiency (HERBAL CALCIUM)

Dr. Kurt W. Donsbach D.C., N. D., Ph. D. says that there are over twenty million Americans, mostly women, who do not have sufficient calcium in there systems to maintain the needs of the nervous system, hormone balance, muscular health including the heart, and of course bone density, commonly referred to as osteoporosis. If that isn’t motivation enough to consider a calcium supplement, there is another important aspect that has recently raised eyebrows. Calcium can help control weight!!! In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine postmenopausal women who took calcium supplements gained less weight than those who did not, and appeared better able to manage their weight over a seven-year period of time. Dr. Bette Caan, of Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland and lead author of the study, says "Postmenopausal women should be taking calcium anyway to prevent bone loss and weight gain prevention appears to be an added benefit." This was not a small study group nor was it a study that was conducted in a short period of time. More than 36,000 women ages 50 to 79 were randomly assigned to receive either a daily dose of 1,000 milligrams of calcium or a placebo. The women already were enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative clinical trial, a large, broad-based ongoing study of a variety of women's health concerns. These women were weighed once a year over seven years. After three years, the researchers noted that women who were taking the calcium supplement were better at preventing weight gain typically seen at middle-age than those taking a placebo. That trend continued for the full seven years.

Calcium is the most abundant and the most important mineral in the body, and is also the mineral most likely to be deficient in the average diet. About 99 percent of the calcium is in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1 percent circulates in the bloodstream, where it performs a variety of important functions. It helps to contract muscles and helps regulate the contractions of the heart. It plays a role in the transmission of nerve impulses and in the clotting of blood. It also regulates the secretion of various hormones and aids in the functioning of various enzymes within the body. When there is a calcium deficiency, there are hormones which transfer calcium from the bones to maintain the mineral’s all-important presence in the bloodstream.

The result of a mild calcium deficiency over the long term may be thinning bones (osteoporosis) or the softening of bony tissue (osteomalacia). Recent research points to calcium deficiency as being a possible cause of hypertension (high blood pressure) and of colon cancer. Severe calcium deficiency can cause sensations of numbness and tingling around the mouth and fingertips and painful aches and spasms of the muscles. Leg cramps are one of the many conditions caused by calcium deficiency. Another very annoying ailment that has been linked to the lack of calcium is insomnia. Dr. Donsbach states that the average American woman only gets approximately thirty three percent of the calcium that she needs in her diet. He also adds that the average American male is in trouble as well at a mere thirty five percent of the needed calcium.

If that isn’t enough there are several things in our daily routines that will deplete the calcium that we do receive. Among the calcium depletors are aspirin, ibuprofen, chocolate, stress, lack of exercise, processed foods and table salt. The body cannot use refined sugars and starches because the natural calcium in sugar is removed when it is processed. When we take these types of sugars into the body it draws calcium out of the body to remake its chemical form before it can be used. The phosphorous in pop leaches calcium from the bones. Eating foods rich in calcium is one way to get the right kind of calcium into the body. The darker green vegetables are, the more calcium they contain. Turnip greens, broccoli, spinach, and kale are high in calcium. Many herbs are high in calcium content. Some have up to ten calcium compounds that we know of and probably many more, as they are too complex to break down.

Grandma believes that calcium is a very important supplement for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Calcium interacts in several systems in our bodies. It helps in the functions of our hormones, metabolism, blood coagulation, blood pressure, muscular contractions, bone development, density and maintenance, leg cramps and even insomnia. We have developed several different supplements that address calcium deficiency namely Grandma's Herbs HERBAL CALCUIM, Grandma's Herbs CORAL CALCUIM PLUS and Grandma's Herbs DAILY GREENS. In Grandma’s HERBAL-CALCIUM we have sought out the herbs with the highest amounts of calcium compounds and put them all into one formula. By combining different herbs we get a broader spectrum of calcium, which helps the body to prevent calcium deficiency. In CORAL CALCIUM PLUS we use the highest grade of Okinawa Coral as a calcium source, we have also added vinegar crystals to help break it down into a form that the body will assimilate or absorb and we combined the coral calcium with herbs that yield high amounts of calcium for the ultimate calcium supplement. Finally Grandma's Herbs DAILY GREENS is a great all around supplement it provides the all important calcium as well as a whole host of other important micro-nutrients. It is chuck full of vitamins and minerals that should be included in everyone’s daily supplements. DAILY GREENS will help make up for what we lack in our diets due to busy schedules and processed foods. We have been producing great products like these for nearly thirty years. You should believe in these products like we do. A daily supplement routine can lead to a happier healthier lifestyle.

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