Calcium is one of the most essential of the major biochemical elements needed in human nutrition. It is needed in every organ in the body, including the brain. Calcium is called the "knitter" because it promotes healing or knitting everywhere in the body. It is valuable for tone, power, strength, longevity, vitality and endurance, healing of wounds, counteracting acids, and helping regulate metabolism. Because it is used in almost every function, calcium is commonly deficient in our diets. It is one of the first elements to go out of balance when the diet is inadequate.
Calcium is stored in the blood and teeth, as well as in the nerves, muscles and tissues. Magnesium and Vitamin D increase calcium absorption while sodium helps keep calcium in soluble form in the body (it must be water soluble to be usable). Calcium raises the body's resistance to viruses, parasites, bacteria, and cancer. A lack of calcium leads to a host of diseases and degenerative conditions. Pure water soluble calcium serves a twofold purpose; it helps reverse symptoms caused by a buildup of compounded calcium like kidney stones, gallstones, arthritis, high cholesterol, and helps reverse conditions caused by a deficiency of calcium like acidosis and osteoporosis.
A high incidence of cavities, or white spots on fingernails indicates a calcium deficiency. Calcium is an alkaline metal and is necessary to regain a proper pH balance. Calcium lowers the risk of colon cancer and helps maintain a regular heartbeat.
Symptoms of a calcium deficiency:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Dosage: Adults: One teaspoon daily. Children: 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon daily