Updated: Jun 14, 2021
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Calcium Is The Concrete
Just as lime is necessary for strong concrete, calcium is needed for strong bones. Calcium is continually deposited into multiplying bone cells, like the cement that holds together the particles of stone and sand in a chunk of concrete. The stronger the bone development during childhood, the healthier those bones will be in adulthood. That is, the stronger the foundation, the sturdier the eventual building.
During adolescence bones grow rapidly, so teens need a lot of calcium in their diet. Once a person reaches full growth, calcium requirements stabilize, but there are periods when calcium needs increase, such as during menstruation, pregnancy, lactation, and healing from injuries, times of stress, etc. In old age, the bones begin to lose some of their sturdiness (this is called osteoporosis or “fragile bones”).
There are a variety of reasons for this, some hormonal and some related to the fact that calcium absorption lessens in the intestines of the elderly. Also, certain medications decrease the body’s ability to absorb calcium, including antacids. Older people need to be particularly conscious about the level of calcium in their diet and about which medications interfere with calcium absorption.
But waiting for a pronounced calcium deficiency to manifest is not the way it works. Building stronger bones with a calcium-rich diet and weight-bearing exercise in your twenties and thirties is more likely to prevent osteoporosis than preventive measures in your fifties. Although, of course, starting in your fifties is better than not starting at all.
Calcium and Magnesium Absorption
Calcium and magnesium work together and must be correctly balanced. In order for your body to use calcium efficiently, it needs to be in a 2:1 ratio with magnesium and another vitally important factor is the pH. It is important that the pH is correct and that is done with either apple cider vinegar or vitamin C. Failing to have the correct pH can result in calcium depositing where you don’t want it to such as in kidneys, joints, eyes, etc.
Disclaimer: Please note that we are not doctors. Should you have any illness or disease, please refer to your medical practitioner for the advice. The only advice we give is purely educational but we do recommend that you find yourself a practitioner who understands nutrition in relation to disease.