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Calcium 101 The Fundamentals of Calcium


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Calcium 101 The Fundamentals of Calcium

  1. 1. From the makers of Instant CalMag-C Calcium 101: The Basics A Mini Course and Guide to The Basics About Calcium and How to Use Instant CalMag-C to Help Create Health
  2. 2. On this mini course you will find out:  The purposes of calcium as used by the human body for  function of various systems  regulation of body processes  prevention of disease  The vital importance of calcium as a mineral  Calcium is so important it has its own regulating gland  It is the basic component of nearly every basic function  Factors that activate calcium for optimum use  Magnesium, calcium’s mineral counterpart  The parathyroid gland  The proper form of calcium  The exact ratio of calcium to other minerals  How Instant CalMag-C Is formulated parallel to these basic processes
  3. 3. The Parathyroid Gland: Calcium’s Regulator Though you may have heard that calcium is of the utmost importance, it may have escaped your attention that your body has a gland just to regulate calcium in the blood and control vital bodily functions. Called the “parathyroid” (meaning “beside the thyroid”), this gland governs the use of what calcium supply your body has, to ensure function of nervous, muscular and skeletal systems to name but a few.
  4. 4. 3 Main Functions of Calcium The 3 Main Body Systems Calcium Serves
  5. 5. The Nervous System The Nervous system could be called the electrical communication system of the body. Thousand of electrical impulses are required to send messages between organs to make them function. Calcium provides the means for electrical impulses to travel along nerves. This is conduction of electricity in fact and behaves just as electricity does outside the body.
  6. 6. The Muscular System The muscular system of the body supports structure and enables motion by alternately contracting and relaxing certain muscle groups in set patterns. Calcium use is two-fold in this system. Primarily, muscles require proper nerve conduction to operate. The nerves must carry messages from the brain to the muscles to tell them what to do. No less important is use in the contraction/relaxation process.
  7. 7. The Skeletal System Perhaps the body’s most important system for obvious reasons, the Skeletal System supports the structure of the entire body. Made of bones, these basic structural units require calcium for strength. While it is widely known that calcium “helps build strong bones and teeth”, bones additionally serve as a sort of “vault” to store surplus. Excess calcium can be stored in the bones much like a bank vault, and can be withdrawn later for use in times of need.
  8. 8. Additional Functions Dependent Upon Calcium  Blood Vessel Expansion/Contraction  Fighting  Glandular  Assisting Secretion of Hormones/Enzymes  Biochemical  Tolerance Reactions of Stress and Prevention of Various Diseases Other Minerals In Their Various Functions  Sleep  Mood
  9. 9. Calcium Alone Is Not Enough To Be Active in Body Processes, Calcium Has Several Other Requirements to Work in Tandem to Activate It
  10. 10. Necessary Reaction: Calcium and Magnesium  Major body functions require calcium and magnesium in tandem  Calcium produces contraction of muscles and nerve channels  Magnesium  Nerve produces relaxation of muscles and nerves impulses depend upon the contraction-relaxation process  Calcium and magnesium must be in precise 2:1 ratio  Combination requires an acid to activate their reaction
  11. 11. Magnesium’s Many Roles  Magnesium is also required for hundreds of biochemical reactions within the body. Such reactions account for things such as:  Heart Rhythm  Immune System Optimization  Regulation of Blood Sugar  Government of Blood Pressure
  12. 12. The Decline of Calcium’s Reputation Unfortunately calcium, to say nothing of magnesium, has been relegated from an essential mineral to “something you become deficient in with age” or a “supplement” that prevents osteoporosis or kidney stones. Evidenced by the existence of the parathyroid, calcium supersedes such repute. Calcium is one of the basic building blocks of the body and, though it may need supplement when deficient, calling it a supplement is like calling fresh air a luxury.
  13. 13. Chemistry: The Correct Form of Calcium Is Vital! There is one more technicality, however, for calcium to be of use: it must be the correct form of calcium. Calcium gluconate, the actual form needed, can often be confused with other forms of calcium. Most often, calcium carbonate is used in supplemental minerals, a form which is not useable by the body. Therefore persons taking calcium carbonate who believe they are “taking enough calcium” can actually end up in deficiency, or worse, with calcium deposits in joints, kidneys, etc. In point of fact, using one or the other form of calcium can account for, in a child for instance, the difference between susceptibility and resistance to fever-producing diseases, colds and even polio. No amount of calcium carbonate will stave off any of these maladies. Calcium gluconate, however, may be of service.
  14. 14. Price to Pay For the Wrong Form of Calcium  Symptoms of calcium deficiency abound. Choosing the wrong form (calcium carbonate over calcium gluconate) will still produce deficiency and symptoms include:  Numbness and tingling in the fingers  Depression, stress, insomnia  Tension, hyperactivity, inability to “switch off”  Muscle cramps, convulsions  Lethargy, poor appetite  Abnormal heart rhythm
  15. 15. Magnesium Deficiency  As magnesium is needed to balance calcium, its deficiency likewise can cause symptoms such as:  Loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting  Fatigue, weakness, numbness or tingling  Muscle contractions and cramps  Many others
  16. 16. Formula for Health Knowing About the Importance of Calcium and Its Role In Body Function Opens the Door to Health
  17. 17. Calcium In Balance and Overall Health Obviously, it is more than just a gland or single mineral that builds health and prevents disease or deficiency. A properly working parathyroid, coupled with a proper supply of calcium gluconate, in a precise, 2:1 ratio to its “partner mineral” magnesium, all balanced by an acid, is the formula for proper function. All elements present can make for the optimum body and condition.
  18. 18. Today’s presentation brought to you by Sunshine Vitamin Products an exclusive distributor of Instant CalMag-C Instant CalMag-C mineral supplement is scientifically formulated with a precise 2:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium, plus vitamin C to fulfill the necessity of a pH-balancing acid. It is designed according to the pattern of the parathyroid action in regulating calcium levels. Its instant-absorbing formula has accounted for some feeling effects within minutes and it is both useful and palatable for the entire family. Try Instant CalMag-C, a fast-absorbing easyto-mix drink to help avoid or alleviate any conditions caused by low or imbalanced calcium/magnesium levels.