Taking too much calcium in the form of supplements can increase the chances of dying from cancer, say researchers. However, calcium in food contributes to a reduction in cancer rates, and that’s the key, it must be in food (foodstate) form!
It’s Still An Essential Mineral: I’ve written about the dangers of calcium supplements more than any other mineral supplement. However, let’s not underestimate the importance of this essential mineral. Apart from being a major constituent of bones and teeth, calcium is vital for muscle contraction, nerve conduction, the beating of the heart, blood coagulation, glandular secretion, energy metabolism and maintenance of immune function
Dosage: Scientists writing in the journal Annals on Internal Medicine said cancer patients could be putting themselves in greater danger by taking calcium supplement doses above 1000mgs per day. An adult human needs between 20 and 30mg of food calcium per day, not 1000mg of inorganic chemical-form calcium. Our’s is 27.5mg of food calcium
The 2 most common forms of Calcium supplement are calcium carbonate and citrate. Neither are desirable, but calcium carbonate is the most common and should be avoided – after all, it is nothing more than blackboard chalk! It can cause gastrointestinal side effects such as constipation, bloating, gas and flatulence. The prolonged use of Calcium carbonate may lead to milk-alkali syndrome, hypercalcaemia, nephrocalcinosis, renal insufficiency, and according to this latest research, an increased danger of cancer.
Bone Mass Density: Long-term use of Ca carbonate will potentially reduce your bone-mass density despite the fact that most people purchase it for the exact opposite intention. It also competes with Magnesium (also important for healthy bones) for absorption
What About Foodstate Calcium? The calcium provided to us through food reaches receptor sites in the body, but inorganic calcium, or any inorganic mineral for that matter, is simply not recognised by the body. Foodstate Calcium has been shown scientifically to be superior to all other forms because it is created as a food nutrient, and offers all the positive health benefits of food calcium.