10 MORE Things You Need to Know About Calcium
Tip #1: Calcium, especially when contained in food, has a sedative effect on the body. A calcium deficiency in the body causes restlessness and wakefulness. For adults, doses of approximately 600 milligrams of liquid calcium have been shown to have a relaxing effect. Dosage: 1,500-2,000 mg daily, in divided doses, after meals and at bedtime.
Tip #2: People consuming a high calcium, low-magnesium diet show a gradual rise in serum cholesterol
Tip #3: In a Parasympathetic (alkaline) Metabolic Type, calcium is acidifying, but in a Fast Oxidizer, calcium is alkalinizing. So, it is important that an acid form of calcium (e.g., calcium chloride) be used if you’re an alkaline Parasympathetic type metabolizer, but that an alkaline form of calcium (calcium citrate) be used if you’re an acidic Fast Oxidizer.
Tip #4: Individuals who drink caffeine-loaded beverages and/or ephedra need more calcium., as these substances increase calcium excretion
Tip #5: Researchers speculate that milk works better for fat loss because of the calcium found in dairy products…hmmmm (There are better sources of calcium)
Tip #6: Try 1500 mg Calcium, which regulates Calcitriol, the hormone that causes the body to produce fat & inhibits fat breakdown
Tip #7: Negative Effects of Cortisol-Decrease in Bone Mass due to Calcium Secretion and Decreases IGF-1 Production (shutting down protein synthesis)
Tip #8: Look at calcium, the 2 most common, 88% are made either out of oyster shells (totally indigestible), or chalk, which is a known carcinogen
Tip #9: Bone mass is built until age 29 years or so. After that, you cannot build more bone by increasing your calcium intake, but you can help prevent bone loss by maintaining a good intake of calcium and vitamin D and exercising regularly
Tip #10: Overuse of calcium carbonate (available commercially as the active ingredient in Tums and other antacids) can also lead to severe renal damage and other problems related to calcium toxic