LiveingWell Health News Letter


1. Calcium            

Calcium is found in several forms including calcium citrate and calcium gluconate. It is the most abundant mineral in the human body. While an average man contains about 1-1/2 kg of calcium, an average woman has about 1 kg, where 99 percent of that is in bones and teeth. The remaining 1 percent is located in the blood, lymph and other body fluids, cell membranes and structures inside cells.

Calcium participates in the metabolic functions necessary for normal activity of nervous, muscular, skeletal systems and plays an important role in normal heart function, kidney function, blood clotting, and blood-vessel integrity. Additionally, it helps to utilize vitamin B-12. It is available in both natural and synthetic sources, and some forms are only available by prescription.

How This Mineral Works in Your Body:


Almonds, Kelp, Kale, Brazil nuts, Milk, Broccoli, Pudding, Calcium-fortified Salmon, canned, Canned fish with bones, Cereal, rice, juice, Sardines, canned, Caviar, Tofu, Cheese, Turnip greens, Mustard greens, Cottage cheese, Yogurt, Figs, dried, Honeydew melon, Cauliflower, Walnuts, Peanuts, Baked beans, canned, Milk Chocolate, Soybeans, Crab meat, canned.

How to Use:

Cautions: Do not take if you have: Allergies to calcium or antacids High blood-calcium levels Sarcoidosis Consult your doctor if you have: Kidney disease Chronic constipation, colitis, diarrhea Stomach or intestinal bleeding Irregular heartbeat Heart problems or high blood pressure for which you are taking a calcium channel blocker

Over 55:

The likelihood of adverse reactions and side effects is greater Diarrhea or constipation are especially likely.


You may need extra calcium while pregnant. Speak with your physician about taking supplements. Do not take super doses.


The drug dose pass into milk. Speak with your physician about taking supplements. DO not take super doses.


Keep safely away from children

Do not keep in bathroom medicine cabinet. Heat and dampness may alter the action of the mineral.

Safe dosage:

It is advised that you consult with your physician for the proper dose for your condition


Do not take calcium within 1 or 2 hours of meals or ingestion of other medications, if possible.

It is not recommended that you take calcium carbonate derived from oyster shells.

Dolomite and bone meal are probably not safe sources of calcium because they contain lead.

Symptoms of Deficiency:

By Lillian Waugh


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