The importance of calcium has been known for years, but only recently has its usefulness been demonstrated in the prevention of a number of diseases, especially those which affect middle aged and older people. One of the most vital functions of calcium is to maintain proper PH levels within the bloodstream. It is also known that the lack of calcium can bring about an increase in bone fragility, blood hypertension and colon and breast cancer in susceptible individuals. It can be stated that a calcium deficiency accelerates the process of bone aging and decalcification. On the other hand, it has been suggested that an adequate intake of calcium can prevent the development of osteoporosis and blood hypertension.
Government studies recently have determined that 68% of the American population is deficient in the mineral calcium. The average American only consumes 500 mg of the recommended 1000 - 1500 mg of calcium daily. Many Americans are aware that without adequate consumption of calcium, the body has to use its stored calcium within the bones and teeth. This withdrawal weakens the bones and leads to osteoporosis.
With all this understood, we need to supplement our diet each day with calcium. Calcium supplements are not all the same. How do we know what the best sources of calcium to take are? Often times you see or hear that a doctor has recommended that you take Tums (anti acids) to get your daily dosage of calcium. This is calcium carbonate, a synthetic form of calcium, also known as chalk, which is one of the lowest absorbed forms of calcium available on the market and yet is one of the most marketed and used. The next higher grade is another synthetic form of calcium called calcium citrate. It has a higher absorption rate and tissue retention than calcium carbonate, yet it can cause serious gastrointestinal problems as well as other harmful side effects.
The calcium that Divine Nature formulated and promotes is a patented Amino Acid Chelated Calcium. This is the highest form of calcium available on the market. It is backed by 50 plus years of research studies from Albion Laboratories.This formula also contains Amino Acid Chelated Magnesium to balance the intake of calcium in proper ratios.