Where can we get calcium from?

Dairy products are the major source of calcium, we assimilate 55% of the required amount. Vegetal sources include leafy vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, spinach, radish leaves, etc. Calcium is also found in egg yolks, lentils, nuts, figs and foods enriched with calcium. Another source of dietary calcium, which often is not taken into consideration, are the soft bones of salmon, when we consume in the same time the flesh of the fish.

The basic function of calcium is maintaining skeleton structure, where is 99% of the total amount of calcium in the body. High quantities of calcium deposited here is in a state of dynamic equilibrium with calcium in the blood and serve as a mechanism for maintaining a stable buffer of circulation. That 1% is left outside of the skeleton has an important role in the processes of blood coagulation, also in the generation and transmission of nerve impulses in the contractions of muscle fibers, activation of enzyme systems and in the secretion of hormones.

 The skeleton itself does not present a constant accumulation of calcium, but the place where they form new crystals of calcium and the old ones are destroyed. Speed destruction and formation of crystals is called the rotational speed and varies according to age: in children during the first year of life, the rotation may consist of more than 100% of the calcium from the bones, older children rotation is 10% per annum and mature at this process is aimed at only 2-3% of calcium.

 Up to 25 years old, we assimilate the more calcium

 The greatest accumulation of bone mass can be recorded up to 25 years. At the age of 40-50 years of destruction can crush bone formation, bone weight reducing essential. Bone loss begins even earlier than this age, stemming more serious consequences in women than in men.

Thus, the risk of the consequences of the loss of bone mass is called osteoporosis, belongs to, in large part, little women. We can add that predisposition to osteoporosis is hereditary. This predisposition is cause for distemper, among this category, femoral fractures, prevalent as a result of the loss of calcium.

 Stress reduces the ability of the body’s calcium fortification

For the assimilation of calcium from the gastrointestinal tract is necessary D vitamin. Stress may reduce the ability of calcium absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. Calcium intake is influenced and cocoa, soybeans and foods that contain much phosphate, including carbonated drinks.

Proteins from food also influence the assimilation of calcium.  In the case of a protein rich diet, we shall be assimilated to about 15% of calcium introduced orally. At the same time, if the diet contains little protein is assimilated only 5% of calcium.

Calcium is absorbed best if it is administered after eating, not on an empty stomach. Coffee increases calcium elimination through the kidneys. Magnesium may reduce the absorption of calcium, but the shortage of magnesium can cause hypocalcemia (lack of calcium in the blood).

Calcium and our interaction with it

Calcium deficiency is not common in adults, it routinely appear more frequently as a result of a lack of parathyroid glands which are designed to maintain the level of calcium in the body, through  passing calcium from the bones into the blood. Persons who are more exposed to calcium deficiency  Prone to calcium deficiency are … Continue reading

Low calcium levels and calcium deficiency

We all meet at least once in a lifetime with a ‘fall’ more or less serious of calcium in the body, and women are more prone to hypocalcemia than men. Calcium is a mineral involved in many processes, being used in all the tissues of the body. Calcium supports bones, helps in certain processes of … Continue reading

Calcium enriched foods!

Studies have showed that most part of our bodies calcium is present in bones and teeth (90% of it is situated here), the 10% that remain are carried by our bloodstream. Our organism can increase the calcium quantity either from natural food or supplements that contain the necessary of calcium. One of calcium’s most important … Continue reading

Natural remedia for a proper calcium level in organism

Stress and lack of movement creates dysfunctions in organism, dysfunctions that lead to perturbations of calcium assimilation. Menopause and especially the premature menopause, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, illnesses of liver and kidney, blood illnesses like anemia or leukemia for sure will determine calcium deficiency symptoms in organism. The necessary calcium quantity in organism isn’t always the same, … Continue reading

Hypocalcemia a common calcium deficiency symptom

Calcium deficiency symptoms are one of the most frequent perturbations of the mineral equilibrium in our bodies. It can appear because we are using an alimentation that doesn’t meets the necessary calcium amounts our body would need, because of D vitamin contribution, because of some illnesses (hepatic, renal, pancreatic etc.) or because of parathyroid glands … Continue reading

What are the calcium deficiency symptoms?

Welcome to our site that will treat the calcium deficiency symptoms. We’ll make sure we can touch every aspect of this health related problem. Let’s begin then. Mineral substances represent essential components of the organism that intervene in consolidating its structure as they intervene too in accomplishing some physiological activities. Some of them can be … Continue reading