Most Calcium Supplements are Ineffective and Cause Serious Side Effects
Even with a plethora of calcium supplements sold in America, incidences of osteoporosis are still on the increase. Why?
There are many problems with traditional calcium supplements, since their calcium absorption rates are usually too low to be of use.
Sources – such as from coral, plants or algae, may vary in quality, but the problem is that absorbed calcium enters our blood vessels as inactive protein-bound calcium, which our body cannot utilize directly to build up bones.*
Even worse, high calcium intake in this protein-bound form develops side effects such as acid rebound, kidney damage, vascular calcification, and mineral imbalance. For these reasons, many trained medical professionals discourage the use of calcium supplements.
* Protein calcium is only utilized after extensive exercise, in which most elderly Americans do not engage.