Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium
Medical Name: Calcium
Synonyms: Acétate de Calcium, Aspartate de Calcium, Bone Meal, Calcio, Calcium Acetate, Calcium Aspartate, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Chelate, Calcium Chloride, Calcium Citrate, Calcium Citrate Malate, Calcium D-Gluconate, Calcium Disuccinate, Calcium Gluconate, Calcium Glycerophosphate, Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate, Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Calcium Lactate, Calcium Lactogluconate, Calcium Orotate, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Carbonate de Calcium, Chélate de Calcium, Chlorure de Calcium, Citrate de Calcium, Citrate Malate de Calcium, Coquilles d’Huîtres Moulues, Coquilles d’œuf, Dicalcium Phosphate, Di-Calcium Phosphate, Dolomite, Egg Shell Calcium, Gluconate de Calcium, Glycérophosphate de Calcium, Heated Oyster Shell-Seaweed Calcium, Hydroxyapatite, Lactate de Calcium, Lactogluconate de Calcium, MCHA, MCHC, Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite, Orotate de Calcium, Ossein Hydroxyapatite, Oyster Shell, Oyster Shell Calcium, Phosphate de Calcium, Phosphate de Calcium Hydrogène, Phosphate de di-Calcium, Phosphate Tricalcium, Poudre d’os, Sulfate de Calcium, Tricalcium Phosphate.
Type: Essential Mineral
The essential mineral calcium is well-known for its key role in bone and tooth health. Calcium also helps maintain heart rhythm, muscle function, and more. Because of its health benefits, calcium is one of the best-selling supplements.
- Calcium is an essential component of bone, teeth and cartilage.
- Calcium is essential for the normal clotting of blood.
- Calcium is an activator for several key enzymes.
- Through its role in enzyme activation, calcium stimulates muscle contraction (ie. promotes muscle tone and normal heart beat) and regulates the transmission of nerve impulses.
- Calcium, in conjunction with phospholipids, plays a key role in the regulation of the permeability of cell membranes and consequently over the uptake of nutrients by cells.
- Calcium is believed to be essential for the absorption of vitamin B12.
Easy Vitamins and Minerals Calcium is certified Kosher and Pareve. It is a soluble powder packaged in convenient 235g and 425g bottles.
Each teaspoon contains 2465 mg of Calcium (from Calcium potassium phosphorus complex, and Calcium Gluconate Lactate) providing 375mg elemental calcium, 12.5 mcg of vegan vitamin D (ergocalciferol) and the absorption enhancer FIBERrific (instant inulin).
Historically, calcium supplements have (and continue to be) difficult to take, poorly absorbed and cause digestive problems. This is because most supplements are made using inexpensive, chalky calcium forms that are better suited to a blackboard than they are to your health. Yes, the most commonly used form of calcium in supplements, calcium carbonate is what we commonly refer to as chalk. In the hope of getting any calcium from chalk, you need to endure huge, nasty chalky tasting pills and pray that your digestive system is up to the task of breaking them down and absorbing them. Unfortunately for most of us, the way the nasty chalky pill got in us is also the way it leaves us, mostly intact. University of Alberta researchers found that most vitamin and mineral pills went through our systems (and into the toilet) fairly intact. On the way these “bathroom bullets” cause a great deal of stomach issues as you might expect, passing what for all intensive purposes are stones.
Milk or Not?
There is a better way!
Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium is a tasteless, odourless powder that can be mixed into any drink or soft food without changing the taste. Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium is calcium in its raw organic form. It is highly absorbable and bioavailable, without causing digestive difficulties.
Traditional calcium supplements are made of inorganic calcium (bone meal, calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, coral calcium, oyster calcium, etc) essentially powdered rock. In order for inorganic Calcium to be absorbed it must first be solubilized and ionized by stomach acid. For most people, ionization of inorganic calcium (the type most widely used in supplements) is a major problem and highly inefficient at best.
Studies show most of us are severely deficient in stomach acid. People with insufficient stomach acid can only absorb about 4% of calcium carbonate. Under ideal conditions, a person with normal stomach acid can only absorb 20% at best. Patients with low stomach acid need to use a form of calcium already in a soluble and ionized state, like those found in Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium. Since it is already bioavailable, people with impaired stomach acid can absorb organic calcium instead of excreting it as they do with the inorganic calcium they could not ionize.
Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium is highly absorbable, in part, because it is 100% soluble. Stomach acid is not needed to break it down. Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium enters your body in a completely soluble form ready for immediate absorption.
Many people are “deficient” in magnesium despite taking a “calcium / magnesium” supplement regularly. This is because traditional calcium supplements suppress your body’s ability to absorb magnesium. In the pH environment of the small intestine, inorganic minerals tend to attach themselves to one another and form precipitation. Once precipitated, the minerals fall out of solution together and become non-absorbable. As a result, inorganic calcium supplements dramatically reduce magnesium absorption.
This is why everyone needs to supplement magnesium if they use inorganic calcium. In effect you are just replacing the magnesium your inorganic calcium supplement robbed from your body. Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium doesn’t interact with other compounds thanks to its strong molecular structure and complete solubility. Therefore Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium will not affect magnesium absorption.
Prove it yourself
Test your current calcium supplement. See how soluble and absorbable it is (or is not), and how much of it (and your magnesium) precipitates out. Take your calcium and put 1 serving into a clear bottle with 500ml (2 cups) white vinegar. Let it sit for 1-2 minutes then mix well.
The vinegar is a weak acid solution designed to simulate our stomach acids (although not a perfect simulation, it will demonstrate the point). Leave the bottle with the vinegar and calcium for 1/2 hour. Look and see if the calcium has dissolved and how much of it has stayed in solution (not on the bottom of the bottle). Now try the same experiment with Easy Calcium comparing solubility and the amount of precipitation. Remember, when it comes to calcium, what doesn’t stay in solution doesn’t stay in you!
Its about absorption
When it comes to calcium its about the absorption. Why bother taking a supplement if you can’t absorb it? Its like flushing your money (along with your health) down the toilet. Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium has been formulated for optimal absorption regardless of your health or digestion. Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium uses easy to absorb organic forms of calcium mixed with the absorption enhancers vitamin D and FIBERrific.
Calcium is absorbed either at the beginning or end of the small intestine. In these areas there are both passive and active calcium transport sites. Active sites require vitamin D to transport calcium through them, while passive sites do not require vitamin D. It is worth noting that, while active sites are significantly larger than passive sites in size, there are over 10 times as many passive absorption sites as active absorption sites.
Inorganic forms of calcium (bone meal, carbonate, citrate, coral, oyster shell, etc.) are large molecules. They must rely on active transport sites because they simply cannot fit through the small size of passive sites. Thus, the absorption of inorganic calcium is limited as there are only a finite number of active sites at the beginning of the small intestine.
Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium, comprised entirely of small molecule organic calcium, is absorbed in its molecular form and doesn’t need vitamin D as a carrier to penetrate the mucous membrane. It takes advantage of both the active absorption sites and the independent passive diffusion sites in the more alkaline environment at the end of the small intestine. The passive sites allow absorption regardless of stomach acid levels, age, gender, nutrition or hormone status.
Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium is able to take advantage of both the active and passive transport sites for maximum absorption. Highly absorbable throughout the entire digestive tract, Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium is the soluble and extremely bioavailable form of calcium.
To further enhance the absorption of Easy Vitamins & Minerals Calcium we have also added FIBERrific (instant inulin). Inulin’s effects on calcium absorption have been widely studied. Researchers have found as much as a 42% increase in calcium absorption when calcium and inulin are taken simultaneously. This effect has been found in girls, women, men and seniors.
Health Canada License (NPN): 80015821
Storage: Easy Vitamins and Minerals Calcium should be stored tightly sealed in a cool, dry area until it is required.
Usage: Adults & children, take 1-2 teaspoons daily.
Safety Information: Keep out of the reach of children.