A wonderful all natural calcium formula. This powder contains herbs that are high in calcium and minerals which are easily assimilated by the body. 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:
It 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.
2 Problems to 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 source like in 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
- Refined sugar
- Vitamin A supplements
- 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 high quality calcium supplementation like our Herbal Calcium Powder. It contains:
Oatstraw plant – 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 anti-histamine.
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.