Where Is Calcium Found?
Calcium is an essential mineral for health. It is found in both our bodies, as well as in the earth. In fact, it’s the fifth most abundant element in the earth’s crust. Although calcium is considered a metal, it is not found in nature this way. Limestone, gypsum, and other rocks contain calcium. One of the most famous places for calcium to be found—among other essential minerals—is in the Dead Sea.
The Dead Sea’s water and claylike muddy shores contain minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium. These minerals are thought to reduce inflammation, stress, and maintain healthy blood pressure.
The body uses calcium to build healthy bones, teeth, hair, nails, and so much more. This necessary mineral also helps in the clotting process of blood, as well as adequate contracting of muscles such as the heart. Our bones and teeth contain about 99% of the calcium found in our bodies.
We lose calcium every day through our skin by sweating, as it is lost whenever we eliminate waste from our bodies. It is important to note that our bodies cannot produce calcium on their own. They must receive it regularly from outside nutrients such as diet and supplements. If calcium is not routinely consumed, deficiency likelihood is increased. Over time this deficiency takes its toll on the body and can lead to weak and brittle bones, teeth, hair, and itchy, dry skin.
How are calcium levels affected?
Science has not entirely caught up to understand the details of how the body absorbs nutrients. There are a number of ways calcium levels impact the human body. Here are a few:
- Age: Science has discovered that calcium absorption wanes over time. Young children absorb over half of the calcium they consume. However, as you age, this diminishing factor for older adults reduces calcium absorption to as little as 15 percent. The is a significant drop puts the elderly at risk for broken bones and osteoporosis.
- Vitamin D levels: Vitamin D is paramount to the process of calcium absorption. The D vitamin sends a signal to your intestines to increase calcium absorption to as much as 80 percent. If you aren’t getting enough vitamin D, chances are relatively high you’re not getting adequate amounts of calcium either.
- Hormonal changes: During menopause, women rapidly lose bone density. The dwindling process is two-fold. In part, this is due to age, and another reason is a decline in the hormone estrogen. Estrogen levels drop to almost 10 percent in postmenopausal women. Menopause leaves women at higher risk for calcium deficiency compared to men.
In addition to these factors, here is a list of more severe possibilities for low calcium levels:
- Pancreatitis— Characterized by digestive enzymes that are activated before they are released into the small intestine and begin attacking the pancreas. There is acute and chronic pancreatitis.
- Hypermagnesemia and Hypomagnesemia— These conditions deal with magnesium levels in the body.
- Septic shock— Characterized by a significant drop in blood pressure that can lead to respiratory or heart failure, stroke, failure of other organs, and death.
- Medications— Medications such as chemotherapy drugs can block calcium absorption.
How is calcium absorbed into the body?
The majority of calcium absorption takes place in the gut. There is a lot of hype in the nutritional world about gut health. And rightfully so. Gut health is the gateway to the to overall wellbeing.
The Calcium and Vitamin D relationship
Vitamin D, also known as cholecalciferol, promotes calcium absorption in the gut and helps maintain adequate amounts needed to prevent low calcium in the blood, while also providing the necessary benefits to bones.
The vitamin and mineral work together throughout your lifetime to create stable bone structure and are especially important in the elderly. Vitamin D and calcium continue their relationship to prevent osteoporosis.
The best source of vitamin D is exposure to natural sunlight for about 15 to 20 minutes a day. Moringa oleifera also contains vitamin D, as well as calcium. Vitamin D also helps to reduce inflammation and support immune functions.
The Calcium and Magnesium relationship
The combination of a calcium and magnesium relationship is vital in regulating heartbeat. The cell of muscle groups, such as the heart, contain calcium. The release of calcium stimulates the cell for contraction. The magnesium works to push the calcium back into the cell, triggering it to relax.
Magnesium does not impact the absorption of calcium like vitamin D, but it does aid in the transportation of calcium across cell membranes. There needs to be a balance to maintain a regular heartbeat and blood pressure. Therefore, it is worth taking both supplements together.
An imbalance between the amount of calcium and magnesium can be related to a variety of factors such as malabsorption, excessive amounts, and thyroid disease. An imbalance can weaken muscle contractions making the heart beats less forceful and irregular.
Dead Sea Minerals
The Dead Sea is far from dead. It is one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world. It has been a place of healing for centuries. Though it may not be conducive to many plants or animal life directly at the shore, the minerals are used in hundreds of beauty products, as well as supplements. The secret of the Dead Sea benefits is out.
Here’s a list of minerals this treasured body of water holds:
- Sodium Chloride
Due to its myriad of nutritional properties, Dead Sea Moringa, grown in the mineral-rich soil of the Dead Sea region, is a potentially useful supplement for people of all ages. Because of its healing potential, the Moringa leaf has been used for thousands of years. Its health and well-being properties are multi-purpose and positively impacts almost every system within the body.
The Dead Sea Moringa leaf powder produced from the plant is a healthy source of leafy green vegetable protein—an excellent alternative to other plant-based proteins such as soy. This efficiently digested leafy green protein is useful for those who are allergic or intolerant to soy protein. Easy digestion means less stress on the body as it absorbs the protein—thus leading to a more rapid absorption and response rate.
Dead Sea Moringa grows the ‘miracle tree of life’ in the mineral-rich soil of the Dead Sea region. This unique process is what makes Dead Sea Moringa “the best moringa oleifera in the world!” The entire process uses the best of what the earth has to offer.
Combining the most nutritious soil with the best superfood, Dead Sea Moringa offers you a nutritious gift that your body will surely thank you for.