It’s found in nature, is incredibly hard and you definitely wouldn’t put it on your sandwich.
Guessed it yet?
It’s usually made of rocks.
What? Calcium supplements are made of rocks?
Sure, why not?
They might come in a fancy nice box, but turn it around and check the ingredients.
Does your calcium supplement say “calcium carbonate” or “calcium citrate”?
Most of these are derived from marble or limestone.
While this might shock you, you probably won’t be so surprised when you think about some of the calcium supplements you’ve taken.
Some of the chief complains include constipation, digestive discomfort and some folks even find it hard to swallow these rock tablets (so would we!).
In 2010, two British Medical Journal studies involving thousands of participants show that traditional limestone calcium supplements are increasing heart attack risk.
You see, consuming large quantities of non-food calcium supplements, some of the calcium gets deposited in arterial plaque.
This calcified arterial plaque clogs arteries, causing an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
The good news is that the two studies also reported that calcium from food sources does not cause arterial calcification.
Food that naturally contains calcium directs calcium into the bone rather than soft tissues like arteries, kidneys and eyes.
This makes a Calcium supplement derived from an ocean algae a much safer choice than rock calcium because it is not only natural, but also contains a good balance of nutrients.
Do you know what’s in YOUR supplements?
We definitely do.
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