Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Acai Berry
Contains Calcium (Ca)
Our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Acai Berry contains calcium; the body's most abundant mineral. Teeth and bones make up 99% of the calcium in our body while the other 1% is found in our fluids and tissues where it is used for a variety of purposes: nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, cell metabolism and blood clotting. In addition, many enzymatic reactions that take place in the body are dependent on calcium.(1), (2), (3), (4)
A deficiency in calcium may lead to osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones' tissue breakdown occurs faster than their tissue creation. In addition to becoming less dense (the outer bone actually becomes porous) bones also become more brittle which leads to an increased risk of fractures and breaks.(5), (6)
Women who have gone through menopause are at the greatest risk for developing osteoporosis for two reasons:
1. Compared to men they naturally have smaller, less dense bones.
2. It has been shown that the drop in estrogen after menopause is a direct risk factor in developing osteoporosis.(7), (8), (9)
Hypocalcaemia or a shortage of calcium in the blood may be symptomatic of a parathyroid disorder as it is these glands that regulate the amount of serum calcium in the blood. Symptoms of Hypocalcaemia include muscle twitches, numbness, tingling sensations and muscle spasms. Hypocalcaemia should not be taken lightly as it can also lead to Osteoporosis, described above. The reasoning is as follows, if the parathyroid glands detect that levels of calcium in the blood are low they will "instruct" the body to take it from its bones to increase the amount of calcium in the blood and this, in turn, makes the bones less dense.(10), (11), (12)
Sources Of Calcium
Dairy Products, Dried Fruit, Leafy Green Vegetables, Nuts, Tofu, and our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Acai Berry(13), (14), (15)
(1) Wikipedia: Calcium
(2) National Institue of Health: Calcium
(3) Osteoporosis Canada: Calcium: An Important Nutrient that Builds Stronger Bones
(4) WebMD: Calcium
(5) National Osteoporosis Foundation: Calcium and Vitamin D - What You Need to Know
(6) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Get Enough Calcium
(7) International Osteoporosis Foundation: Calcium-Rich Foods
(8) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: What Are Good Sources of Calcium?
(9) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Osteoporosis Among Estrogen-Deficient Women
(10) Harvard School of Public Health: Calcium and Milk: What's Best for Your Bones and Health?
(11) National Institute Arthritis/Musculoskeletal/Skin Diseases: Calcium and Vitamin D
(12) Parathyroid.com: Osteoporosis and Parathyroid
(13) Wikipedia: Calcium Metabolism
(14) Mayo Clinic: Calcium Supplements: Do Men Need Them Too?
(15) Mayo Clinic: Calcium Supplements: A Risk Factor for Heart Attack?