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Here is another easy way to help you reach your 2023 health goals:

The Calcium Conundrum
It is best to get calcium from food rather than supplements, as calcium supplements may cause constipation and kidney stones. Calcium also needs other nutrients in order to be absorbed. Getting in your necessary calcium can be hard considering the average American diet. That is why we created an Herbal Calcium Powder that makes it easy to get whole-food calcium into your diet by adding it to smoothies, soups, and other recipes, or simply by mixing it with water.

The Importance of Calcium
Calcium is the most common mineral in the body and helps many important functions. We need calcium to build strong nerve sheaths, vein and artery walls, bones, teeth, hair, and:

Is needed for blood clotting
It stabilizes blood pressure
Helps normal brain function
Is critical for cell communication
Helps insulin open cells to glucose
Facilitates muscle cells contraction 

Almost all of our calcium is stored in the bones and teeth.  When we are young, a lot of calcium is used for bone formation, which peaks at about 30. If we do not get enough calcium from our diet, the body will “steal” calcium from our bones. Dr. Christopher even went so far as to say that the lack of calcium was a causative factor for stroke.

Problems With Getting Enough Calcium
1.  Inadequate Absorbtion – Even though we may consume more than enough calcium, we may only absorb half or less of it.  This of course depends on the source.  Inorganic sources like calcium supplements are hard to absorb.  Children only absorb around 20%; whereas those 40 and older only absorb around 8%.

2.  Excessive Calcium Excretion – There are several factors that contribute to excessive urinary calcium excretion.  Here are the main offenders:

  • Animal protein
  • Salt
  • Caffeine
  • Refined sugar
  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Nicotine
  • Aluminum containing antacids
  • Drugs, such as steroids, antibiotics, and thyroid hormones

These will cause excessive calcium to be excreted in our urine. Because of the importance of calcium, we must take some form of natural, high quality calcium supplementation like our Herbal Calcium Powder. This powder contains herbs that are high in calcium and minerals which are easily assimilated by the body.

Oatstraw – is very nourishing and helps the nervous system. It is an ideal remedy for stress. Taking oatstraw daily will not only nourish and tonify your nervous system, it will also builds healthy teeth and bones because it is high in calcium.

Nettle leaf – Nettle is also very nourishing. It has significant amounts of vitamins C and A, calcium, silicon, potassium, chloride, chlorophyll, protein, and dietary fiber. It is a good hair tonic and stimulates hair growth. It is a blood purifier and is known to increase the efficiency of liver and kidney function. Historically, it has been used to treat asthma, ulcers, bronchitis, jaundice, nephritis, hemorrhoids, and spasmodic dysmenorrhea.  It is also considered a natural antihistamine.

Horsetail – Historically, horsetail has been used for “fluid retention” (edema), kidney and bladder stones, urinary tract infections, incontinence, and general disturbances of the kidney and bladder.  It is also high in silica which aids in teeth, hair, bones, and new skin formation.

Lobelia – has a long history of use as an herbal remedy for respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and cough. It is an adaptogen, which means it adapts to what is needed in any given situation to establish homeostasis.

Our Calcium Powder is on sale this month to help you reach your health goals! Shop this product online here.

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Amy Willis MH, CTN


About the Author

Amy Willis M.H., CTN

Master Herbalist, Board Certified Naturopath
Amy is the Owner and Founder of Herbs4You. She is a Master Herbalist from the School of Natural Healing, and Board Certified Naturopath from the American Naturopathic Medical Association. Amy has 30 years experience with herbs and 15 years experience muscle testing.