Calcium deficiencies create neurological problems - quiz & video.

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How to Correct a Calcium Deficiency

Low Levels Can Cause:

  • poor tooth formation
  • high blood pressure
  • difficulties in pregnancy
  • leg cramps
  • nose bleeds
  • attention deficit disorders
  • bone and joint difficulties
  • bone and joint deformities
  • overall slow growth

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Billions of Cells Need It

Every one of your billions of cells needs this vital mineral to survive. Here are some  deficiency problems that can develop:

How Important Is It?

It is the most abundant mineral in the body. Most people know that it is important for bone and tooth development. Ninety-nine per cent of the body's supply of this mineral is found in bones and teeth, but few people realize how important the remaining 1% is.

Neurological Problems

Not only bones and teeth suffer if your body's level falls too low. Also many neurological and musculoskeletal problems can develop. This is because it also plays an important role in the functioning of your nerves.

Raw Calcium under an argon protective atmosphere.

Raw Mineral under an argon protective atmosphere.

Millions Suffer

There are many people who have low levels, especially the aged and adolescents.


  • not eating enough calcium rich foods, like milk and cheese
  • exposure to substances that reduce their body's ability to absorb this mineral from food such as drugs like:
  • cortisone
  • aspirin
  • chemotherapeutic agents
  • calcium channel blockers
  • tetracyclines
  • lack of vitamin D, needed for absorption of this mineral

Postmenopausal Women

One in four postmenopausal women will develop osteoporosis (adult bone loss). Low calcium intake in childhood may be a factor.

Pregnant and
Nursing Mothers

Most pregnant or nursing mothers and anyone over 50 can benefit from calcium supplements.

Avoid These Substances:

  • Avoid substances that deplete this mineral:
  • cigarette smoke
  • coffee
  • refined sugars
  • carbonated soft drinks
  • aluminum-based antacids
  • a diet high in animal protein

Females Over 40

Are you are a female over forty or menopausal and not taking HRT? If so, you should take (daily) 1000-1500mg of this mineral in a combination formula with magnesium and perhaps vitamin D (in divided doses).

Some Good Food Sources

  • low-fat dairy foods,
  • soybeans
  • tofu (made with calcium sulfate)
  • green vegetables (especially turnip greens),
  • sea vegetables:
  • arame
  • bladder wrack
  • dulse
  • hijiki
  • kelp
  • kombu
  • nori
  • sea palm
  • wakame
  • ground sunflower and sesame seeds (tahini)
  • beans
  • salmon
  • sardines
  • peanuts
  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • hazelnuts
  • blackstrap molasses
  • calcium-fortified orange juice
  • lime-processed (corn) tortillas
  • molasses
  • figs
Diagram of a Calcium (CA) Atom

Try to add more of the above foods to your diet but do not overdo the dairy products. There is evidence that too many dairy products can actually cause you to lose this mineral (in your urine).

Magnesium Connection

This deficiency may be related to magnesium deficiency. This is because it cannot be absorbed if your magnesium levels are low.  If you think this is the case eat more magnesium-rich foods. See the chart below. like lemons, grapefruit, apples, fresh spinach, sea food, nuts, legumes, parsley, beet greens, wheat and rice bran and hot spices.

Magnesium Foods to Consider

  • lemons
  • grapefruit
  • apples
  • fresh spinach
  • sea food
  • nuts
  • legumes
  • parsley
  • beet greens
  • wheat and rice bran
  • hot spices.

NOTE: Many of the calcium-rich foods (top of the page) are also good sources of magnesium.


Take a high potency multivitamin/mineral capsule daily, with a meal. Make sure that it includes vitamin D, which is needed for absorption. Most multivitamin/mineral tablets only have 125-150mg of calcium so you may need an extra 400-500mg of calcium daily.

Calcium carbonate is an easily absorbed form for most people. It is available in liquid form, chewable tablets, powder and in regular pills. However, some people (especially older people or anyone with low levels of HCL) may find calcium citrate easier to take.

When to Take Supplements

There is some debate over whether it's best to take all these supplements with meals. Many experts advise taking some of your daily supplement with a meal that does not contain foods like milk or insoluble fibre such as bran -- and leaving one dose for before bedtime, to help keep calcium levels up (bones lose calcium at night). Since calcium and magnesium help calm the nervous system, a night time supplement may also help you sleep better.

Sea Vegetables

The sea vegetables mentioned above are rich in these supplements. They are also a good source of other bone-building minerals too. They would be an excellent addition to your diet.


Your bones will get more benefit from these supplements if you exercise regularly. Begin your exercise program cautiously, especially if you have not exercised for some time. Any exercise is good, but weight-bearing exercise is best for strengthening bones.

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