What Kind of Calcium Do I Need?
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium enables our blood to clot, our muscles to contract, and our heart to beat.
Unhealthy eating habits contribute to Americans failing to get their daily requirement of many essential vitamins and minerals. Even with a healthy and balanced diet, many people still find it difficult to get enough calcium if they are vegan, are lactose intolerant and limit dairy products, consume large amounts of protein or sodium which can cause the body to excrete calcium, have osteoporosis, are using steroids, or have bowel or digestive disorders that decrease the ability to absorb calcium.
All calcium supplements are just not created equal.
If you shop at drug stores or discount outlets for your supplements, unfortunately, you could be doing yourself more harm than good.
The most common form of calcium found in stores is calcium carbonate, which comes from rocks and other non-food sources such as oyster shells. It’s the most commonly sold form as it is cheap and available. But it is also not easily digested or utilized by the body.
One of the best forms of calcium is calcium lactate, which is very easy to digest and absorb. It is also the most similar form in composition to the natural calcium found in the human bloodstream.
Do you take calcium supplements? Do you know what kind they are and how well your body is absorbing them?
At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we offer the leading line of whole food nutrients, Standard Process, which is only available through doctors. We have several highly-absorbable forms of calcium including calcium lactate available for purchase.
What’s the difference between Dr. Charlene Thorburn and other Chiropractors? In addition to her Chiropractic degree, she is a Registered Nurse (RN). Dr. Thorburn is also a nutritional professional with over 30 years of research and knowledge in the areas of nutrition and the healing quality of natural supplements. This gives her a well-rounded medical perspective and a unique ability to diagnose, treat, and get great results for her patients.